Established in 1932, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is a natural attraction offering year-round seasonal outdoor adventures for all ages. A tourism-award-winning travel experience, it is both a Canadian Signature Experience and an Ontario Signature Experience, designated by the Canadian Tourism Commission.
Nature, history, scenery and memorable adventures await the whole family at the most varied natural playground in Ontario.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Explore a self-guided trail of caves, caverns, and crevasses carved millions of years ago by glacial ice, and savour the breathtaking lookouts from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, set in one of Canada’s 16 UNESCO biosphere reserves. Learn about the First Nations’ Huron Petun tribe as you discover the mysterious places and hidden natural fortress which sheltered the native people from their enemies. Venture over Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge (420 feet), which offers spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Hitch a ride on Rocky the train, and enjoy the additional features such as: children’s adventure playground, pan for gemstones, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop. Please, no pets. Running or hiking shoes are required. Open 7 days per week, May to October.
Eco Adventure Tour
Experience treetop canopy walking and zip cable gliding! Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge offers the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside as you start your guided tour. Then climb high up the treetop canopy, 40 feet above the ground, where a web of platform decks are connected by cables and walkways that are a mere 10 inches wide. Leave the forest canopy by zipping down a 300-foot-long forest zip line. Explore the caves and caverns as you learn about the flora, fauna, and the area ecosystems in intimate groups. Finish the 3-hour guided trek by flying down the 1000-foot-long escarpment zip line. Reservations are required. For ages 10 and up; height and weight restrictions apply. Visit the website for spring/summer/fall operating schedule.
Thunderbird Twin Zip Adventure
The adrenaline really begins to pump in anticipation as you leave the 50-foot-high tower of the Thunderbird Nest. Soar for a half mile (in tandem with a friend), one of the longest twin zip spans in Ontario. Thunderbird’s new technology allows the rider to control their own speed and even stop and enjoy the views while suspended over the escarpment. On a clear day you’ll see Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach…even Christian Island and beyond! This adventure also includes access to the suspension bridge, with panoramic views of 10,000 square kilometers of beautiful countryside and the deep blue expanse of Georgian Bay over 300 metres below. For ages 10 and up; height/weight restrictions apply. Visit website for spring/summer/fall operating schedule.
Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures
With a unique location high atop Blue Mountain, the Nordic Centre sits amidst a 200-year-old forest, on 370 acres of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment. Glide along 27 km of cross-country ski trails professionally groomed daily for both classic and skate skiing. Snowshoe across Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge for spectacular views or explore the 10 km of pristine snowshoe trails. Warm up by a roaring fire in the rustic chalet serving delicious hot foods. Reserve a spot on the popular guided night snowshoe hikes. Also available: ski and snowshoe equipment rentals (including pulkas/baby gliders), waxing facilities, and lessons. Open daily December through March.