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 12

Healthy Active Living Education
Physical Activity
SE.MS1 – develop and combine their movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.MS2 – apply movement principles to refine their movement skills
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 competence in a variety of physical activities
SE.AP3 – analyse the benefits of lifelong participation in different physical activities
SE.AP6 – demonstrate positive, responsible, personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.AP7 – demonstrate leadership in creating a positive climate that promotes participation and safety
SE.S1 – apply appropriate guidelines and procedures for safe participation in physical activity
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others

Recreation and Fitness Leadership
Facilitation of Recreation and Leisure
SE.PP1 – explain the personal, social, economic, and environmental benefits of recreation and leisure
SE.PP2 – describe motivational factors and potential barriers that affect lifelong participation in recreational and leisure activities

The Environment and Resource Management
Human-Environment Interaction
SE.LTS5 – estimate personal and class "ecological footprints"