Canopy Tour

Canopy TourHaliburton Forest is known for being a very creative and innovative place. The Canopy Tour is definitely the most unique way to learn about and experience the forest first hand. Students will be equiped with safety gear and instruction and then guided along a series of 26 suspended bridges, from tree to tree, equalling 550 meters in length rangeing from 20 to 65 feet in height.

Students will experience a group paddle on a short canoe trip across Pelaw Lake in 24 foot voyaguer canoes (optional), then see the forest from the floor to the tree tops as they hike up "Huff and Puff Hill", and then through the canopy across a series of bridges and belay cables. Students will be engaged in different styles of interpretive conversation, including: the history of Haliburton Forest, the modern Haliburton Forest, sustainability, resource management, responsible stewardship, eco-tourism, tree and plant identification, animal tracking and much more. This is a perfect half day activity for students to be actively engaged within the living forest. Partner this activity with leadership activities, low-ropes, or wilderness survival to make the most of your stay at Haliburton Forest. 

For more information please view the Canopy Tours page.

Please contact our facilitation staff for inquires and pricing information at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Canopy Tour: A view from below

Expectations for Grade 11

Geography: The Americas
Human-Environmental Interaction
SE.DPS1 – analyse the short-term and long-term social, environmental, and economic effects of natural hazards on selected regions in the Americas (e.g. tornadoes)

Geographics: The Geographers Tool Kit
Human-Environment Interactions
SE.BKU4 – describe the role of geo-technologies in outdoor recreation

Geography: Travel and Tourism – A regional Geographic Perspective
Foundations: Space and Systems
SE.DPS3 – analyse the effects of human systems on travel and tourism

Human-Environment Interactions
SE.BKU1 – indentify the natural resources on which tourism is based and justify the need for sustainable development
SE.DPS1 – compare the positive and negative effects of tourism on people and the environment in selected sites or regions
SE.DPS2 – analyse specific examples of how tourist activities can threaten fragile environments or species
SE.LTA1 – evaluate the criteria used to designate a location as a natural or cultural tourist destination

Science: Workplace
Human Impact on the Environment
SE.UBC1 - analyse interactions between the environment and human activities

Healthy Active Living Education
Physical Activity
SE.MS1 – demonstrate the development of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.SR1 – apply the specific rules and guidelines for participation in recreational and sports activities, including team, group, dual, and individual activities
SE.SR2 – explain factors that affect performance and participation in recreational and sports activities
SE.SR3 – use ethical strategies and tactics to enhance their performance in specific situations and conditions

Active Living
SE.AP2 – demonstrate personal improvement in their performance of a variety of physical activities
SE.SP4 - describe strategies that will affect their choice of activities and encourage lifelong participation and enjoyment
SE.SP5 – demonstrate positive, responsible personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.SP6 – demonstrate leadership
SE.S1 – apply appropriate guidelines and procedures for safe participation in physical activities
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others

Living Skills
SE.DM1 – describe their understanding of what constitutes healthy active living
SE.SM1 – describe the positive and negative effects of stresses that are part of daily life