It was back in 2001 when Jean-Marie Bévillard arrived in Quebec from France. Shortly after his arrival, he enrolled in an entrepreneurial course taught by Stéphane Vachon in Montreal. During the course, Stéphane asked his students to prepare a business plan for a dream business that they would one day like to own. Being from Grenoble, France, Jean-Marie immediately decided to prepare his business plan for a treetop adventure park, similar to one that was very successful back in Grenoble, knowing that nothing like this existed in Canada. Impressed by the idea Stéphane decided to partner with Jean-Marie to make his dream a reality!
Treetop Trekking’s Quebec division opened its doors in Rawdon, Quebec in June of 2002 , in Québec’s Lanaudière region near Montreal. Under the company name Arbraska, it became the pioneer in treetop adventure parks in Quebec.
Arbraska opens its second park at Rigaud, Quebec.
Arbraska expands to the Ontario market and adopts the name Treetop Trekking for its Ontario operations. Treetop Trekking Horseshoe Inc. near Barrie opens as the first adventure park in Ontario.
Arbraska opens its Mont St-Gregoire park south of Montreal.
Arbraska Rawdon wins a gold medal for being the best Adventure Tourism Business in Quebec!
Treetop Trekking opens its second park, Ganaraska near Port Hope in April, and third park, Huntsville in June.
Arbraska opens a franchise park at Duchesnay near Quebec City.
Treetop Trekking enters into a partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and opens its fourth Ontario location in Brampton at Heart Lake Conservation Area on August 1st.
Arbraska purchases an existing adventure park in Val-Des Monts, Quebec, completes significant upgrades, and re-brands it as Arbraska Lafleche.
Treetop Trekking opens its fifth Ontario park in Stouffville at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Authority (TRCA).
The Arbraska/ Treetop Trekking family sadly says goodbye to co-founder Jean-Marie Bévillard, who loses his battle with Cancer.
Treetop Trekking introduces a new adventure park for kids called Treewalk Village at its Stouffville location.
Treetop Trekking operates the Ontario Celebration Zone zip line on the Toronto waterfront during the Pan-Am Games.
The Treetop Trekking/ Arbraska name is now over 15 years old and is proud to be the leader in treetop challenge game and zip line adventures in Eastern Canada.
Treetop Trekking opens a constructions division in the United States (Treetop Trekking USA), with acclaimed builder Jean-Mi Sarrazin.
Treetop Trekking builds Skywood Eco-Adventure Park, to be operated by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.
Treetop Trekking is voted Ontario’s Top Outdoor Attractions in the Attractions Ontario, Peoples Choice Awards.
Arbraska opens two Treewalk Village kids parks at its Rawdon and Rigaud locations, under the name Village Arbre-en-Ciel.
At Treetop Trekking we are proud to be North America’s leader in the operation and construction of adventure parks.
We are proud of our humble beginnings in Quebec, and excited for what the future has in store for our small and growing company. We operate ten adventure parks in Canada (5 in Ontario, 5 in Quebec), and have a long list of satisfied customers for whom we have built adventure parks and other unique nature attractions around the world.
Our company is made up of passionate and energetic individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds who all have the same goal – to help create lasting memories through outdoor fun, exciting physical activity and life changing personal growth.