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 9

Health
Physical Activity
SE.MSP1 – use and combine movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.MSP4 – demonstrate improvement in their skill
SE.SR1 – demonstrate understanding of specific rules and guidelines for participation in recreation and sport including team, group, dual, and individual activities
SE.SR2 – identify the requirements, including basic equipment standards, preparation, and specific safety issues that maximize performance and participation in recreation and sport activities

Active Living
SE.AP1 – participate regularly in physical activities, choosing a wide range of activities
SE.AP2 – demonstrate positive, responsible personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.S1 – apply guidelines and procedures related to safe participation in physical activity
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others

Geography: Academic and Applied
Geographic Foundations
SE.BKU1 – explain the terms and concepts associated with regions
SE.BKU4 - outline the criteria used to define selected Canadian ecozones and describe the process and interactions that shape those ecozones

Human Environment Interactions
SE.BKU1 – explain how human activities affect, or are affected by, the environment
SP.BKU2 – describe how natural systems influence cultural and economic activities