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. Since then four other Arbraska parks have opened in Rigaud (2004), Mont St-Gregoire (2007), Duchesnay (2012), Lafleche (2013). Arbraska Rawdon won a gold medal in 2010 for being the best Adventure Tourism Business in Quebec!
Arbraska branched out into the Ontario market in 2006 when it opened Treetop Trekking Horseshoe Inc. near Barrie, Ontario. The Treetop Trekking brand was quickly on its way to becoming the premier treetop adventure company in Ontario. Treetop Trekking is now proud to have 4 parks in Ontario, located in Barrie (2006), Huntsville and the Ganaraska Forest near Port Hope (2012), Brampton (2013), and Stouffville (2014). In 2015 Treetop Trekking proudly introduced a new adventure park for kids in Stouffville called Treewalk Village.
The Treetop Trekking/ Arbraska name is now over 10 years old and is proud to be the leader in treetop challenge game and zip line adventures in Eastern Canada.