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 7

Health and Physical Education
Living Skills
1.1- use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2- use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate in a wide variety of program activities, according to their capabilities
A1.2 - demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to their personal enjoyment of being active
A1.3 - demonstrate an understanding of the factors that motivate or impede participation in physical activity every day
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others
A3.2 - demonstrate an understanding of procedures for anticipating and responding to hazards that may lead to injury or ailments while participating in physical activity outdoors

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of locomotor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.3 - send, receive, and retain a variety of objects, while taking into account their position and motion in relation to others, equipment, and boundaries, while applying basic principles of movement
B2.1 - demonstrate an understanding of the components of a range of physical, and apply this understanding as they participate in a variety of physical activities in indoor and outdoor environments