Extreme Outdoor Adventures in Ontario
Imagine how exhilarating it would be to experience some of the daredevil stunts and risky maneuvers from your favourite spy and action flicks. Here’s your chance to live out that fantasy (or face that fear head-on). Your summer mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find your adrenaline zen. You got this.
Skydiving & Edgewalking
Do your best Bond impression as you hurdle out of a flying plane and *try to* act as calm as 007 during the dramatic descent to the ground. Knock off parachuting from your bucket list with Skydiving Grand Bend, Skydive Wasaga Beach, Skydive Toronto, Skydive Gan(anoque) or Parachute School of Toronto. Take the jump either as a tandem or go solo. Either way, it’s sure to be one of the most memorable outdoor activities in Ontario.
Lean back into your harness as you circle the exposed top of the CN Tower in Toronto, there’s nothing but air in the 356 metres of space between you and ground on the thrilling EdgeWalk.
Ziplining, Treetop Trekking & Rope Swinging
Ontario’s adventure parks serve up a bucket full of white knuckle action. Niagara Falls boasts two adrenaline adventures; WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course offers thrilling tests of suspended obstacles and ziplines next to the world-famous Niagara whirlpool and Niagara Gorge in three varying obstacle courses. Experience the once in a lifetime rush as you soar high and fast towards Niagara Falls on WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls. Ride the Elora SkyRider Zipline with One Axe Pursuits that includes rappelling down into the Elora Grand River, or tackle the multiple rope courses, swings and ziplines at Boler Mountain Treetop Adventure Park just outside London. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood lets you take on the challenge of ziplining in Ontario as a twosome as you ride side by side on the Thunderbird Twin Zip Line. The longest twin zip line in Ontario gets the adrenaline pumping as you race above the Niagara Escarpment at speeds up to 70 km/h!
Long Point Eco-Adventures offers hair-raising fun in Norfolk County with spectacular aerial views from ziplines and suspension bridges. Or, glide through the forest via an 8-zipline course at Skywood Eco Adventure Park right off the Thousand Islands Parkway in Mallorytown.
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa offers courses for everyone from age three and up, including an elevated obstacle treetop course and select night climbs for the ultimate thrill seekers. Set out on a scenic four-hour tour of Haliburton from 20 metres above the ground on the Walk in the Clouds Canopy Boardwalk at Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, the longest canopy boardwalk in the world. Find high-stakes adventure at Treetop Trekking’s five aerial parks in Ontario. Travel in the trees or soar over water in Barrie, Ganaraska, Huntsville, Brampton and Stouffville. With only a headlamp to guide you, can you handle the extra heart-pumping thrill of ziplining in the dark on the Night Trek Adventure?
You’ll need a head for heights on these harrowing crossings. Dare to look down on Canada’s longest foot suspension bridge across Ouimet Canyon, outside of Thunder Bay. Eagle Canyon Adventures will get you on it; the next 182 metres is up to you. Got shaky legs? Instead of climbing down to the canyon floor, take an exhilarating 60 second ride on Canada’s longest, highest and fastest zipline. Feel the sway on Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, spanning 300 feet above the rushing Trent River in Campbellford. Scenic Caves challenges you to cross Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge – it’s 25 metres above the valley and flexible, so it sways with you and the wind as you cross. And if you look up from your buckling knees, the spectacular views of Georgian Bay and the surrounding countryside make it all worth it.
Last updated: April 12, 2022