New EAK Treetop Trail to Open in Quebec


The Treetop Walk Laurentides, a new tourist attraction from EAK, will open this summer in Mont-Blanc, just a few minutes drive from Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. The attraction will include a restaurant and store in a separate building, and aims to “offer holiday guests, day visitors and locals of all ages unique views and perspectives as well as an outstanding nature experience.”

Built on the heritage site of a former fish farm, The Treetop Walk Laurentides will have 1,250 meter long wooden path—up to 18 meters above the forest floor at its highest point—that connects to a 40 meter tall observation tower. The observation tower will offer a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape and the Laurentian mountains, and learning and experience stations with balancing elements positioned along the attraction will provide education and some thrills for visitors.

The walkway and the observation tower are designed to be accessible and family-friendly. A maximum gradient of 6 percent allows access with a wheelchair and pushchair. And the wooden construction of the treetop trail aims to blend with nature. 

Developers have billed it the first of its kind in North America. Construction firm EAK has already built several similar structures in Europe. Treetop trails in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia include features such as multistorey slides, built-in trailside climbing and balancing activities and nighttime illumination.

Construction is currently underway, and the park is slated to open Summer 2022. 


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Katie Brinton is a PSIA-E Development Team member and a staff trainer at Okemo Mountain Resort, Vt., where she grew up. She was named to the 2017 “10 Under 30” class for Adventure Park Insider's sister publication SAM (Ski Area Management). She is a freelance writer, and has written frequently for Adventure Park Insider and sister publication, SAM. Katie is currently a Master’s student at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.

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