There is no end to the theming possibilities of ropes courses. Case in point: the latest adventure park creation by TreeGo Canada, which links two ships by a series of high rope adventures. Think “Pirates of the Caribbean” battle scene, staged in dry dock. Designed by TreeGo sister company, Outplay Adventures of Quebec, the Voile en Voile (“sail in sail”) Pirate Ship Adventure Park is located, appropriately, at the Old Port in Montreal. The two ships host five aerial courses, two zip lines, and more than 61 different challenges, from climbing walls and labyrinths to swings and inflatable playgrounds. Don’t look now, but is that Captain Jack Sparrow on the yardarm? •
Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.