Over the last decade, treetop adventure parks have exploded in North American forests. Formerly a niche pastime mostly practiced by teenagers at summer camps, these facilities are now bringing millions up into the canopy.
Walking a fine line between zen and excitement, these parks help develop balance, strength, and confidence in a safe, controlled, and inspirational environment.
Features include ziplines, balance logs, cable traverses, hammock nets, wooden bridges, and Tarzan swings suspended high in the canopy.
In 2001, Treetop Trekking founder Jean-Marie Bévillard arrived in Quebec from France. Shortly after his arrival he enrolled in an entrepreneurial course at Université de Montréal taught by Stéphane Vachon, a leading consultant in sustainable operations and development. During the course Stéphane asked his students to prepare a business plan for a dream business that they would one day like to own. Hailing from Grenoble, France, Jean-Marie decided to prepare his plan for a treetop adventure park, similar to one that was successful back in Grenoble. Impressed by the idea, Stéphane ultimately decided to partner with Jean-Marie to make this dream a reality.
Treetop Trekking launched in Rawdon, Quebec in June of 2002 , in the Lanaudière region near Montreal. Under the company name Arbraska, it became the pioneer in treetop adventure parks in Quebec.