Giant treetop trail opens in Quebec this summer — here’s what it will look like

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A new trail through the forest canopy of the Laurentians is scheduled to open north of Montreal in the summer of 2022. First announced in April 2021, the Treetop Walk Laurentians will include a 1,250-meter elevated wooden path that will end in a winding 40 meters. tower with a 360 degree view of the mountain range surrounding the town of Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré.

The developers say it will be the first of its kind in North America, but as Narcity Quebec reported, the construction company EAK has already built several similar structures in Europe. They offer a glimpse of what is to come.

Treetop trails in Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia include features such as multi-story slides, integrated trailside activities, and nighttime lighting.

Raised wooden pathway leading to a spiral tower.Erlebnis Akademie AG

Slide down the middle of the spiral tower trail.Slide down the middle of the spiral tower trail.Erlebnis Akademie AG

Trackside activity.Trackside activity.Erlebnis Akademie AG

Illuminated wooden path through a forest.Illuminated wooden path through a forest.Erlebnis Akademie AG

The Laurentides trail will have a maximum slope of 6%. On its website, EAK highlights the accessibility of its projects.

Adult and child walking on an elevated wooden path.Adult and child walking on an elevated wooden path.Erlebnis Akademie AG

Person in a wheelchair on a wooden path.Person in a wheelchair on a wooden path.Erlebnis Akademie AG

It’s unclear what the Laurentians Treetop Trail in Quebec will include, but in 2021 Press releasethe MRC des Laurentides has promised “educational stations and a few thrilling modules for the more adventurous”, in addition to a restaurant and a shop in a separate main building.

Organizers hope the site “will represent a unique environmental and nature-focused excursion destination in Canada.”

Major work would have started in the fall of 2021. La Randonnée des cimes Laurentides website says he is still aiming for a grand opening in early summer.

The cover image of this article was used for illustrative purposes only.

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