Treeosix Adventure Parks (formerly Eco-Adventures) was founded in 2010. Our first location, the Cypress Hills tour, is located in the heart of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in southwest Saskatchewan. At that moment in time, our company was one of the first three companies in Canada who were unleashing the joy of ziplining to visitors from all walks of life! As our popularity grew (and as we improved our experience), we embarked on a new adventure in northern Saskatchewan. Our second location, the Elk Ridge tour, brought some adrenaline to the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort in northern Saskatchewan in 2015.
Between our two award-winning locations, we offer over 6,000 linear feet of ziplines through the two most spectacular forest ecosystems that Saskatchewan has to offer; the boreal forest of northern saskatchewan and the lodgepole pine forest of the Cypress Hills! Pair that with our amazing ship’s ladders, rope ladder, heart-pumping sky bridges, parachute simulators (Cypress Hills), a giant swing (Elk Ridge), and the most experienced/hilarious zipline tour guide team in province and you’ve got a recipe for an adrenaline pumping, nature-loving, authentically Saskatchewanian good time!
From the very beginnning, this has been Treeosix’s mission:
To provide our guests with the opportunity to experience nature in a unique way while ensuring that our experience is sustainable, educational, and eco-friendly in order to preserve our outdoor playground for generations to come.
We’ve received numerous industry awards over the years (both provincially and nationally) and have earned a reputation as a tourism operation that takes pride in doing the little details that make a big difference. Since opening in 2010, we’ve hosted over 60,000 guests at our sites, refined our operations each year to stay on top of the latest international safety standards, and worked really hard to retain the best zipline guides in the province to ensure consistency in our adventures.
We’ve also developed a charitable arm, called the Eco-Adventures 306 Foundation Inc, whose sole purpose is to complete staff-driven projects in hopes of creating a healthier planet. Our foundation takes great pride in supporting the local areas in which we operate!
At the end of the day, it comes down to this: It’s all about having fun, pushing your boundaries, and finding your happy dance. That’s what we believe.
Formerly Eco-Adventures 306 Collective, we changed our name in 2017. This name change came about to clarify and reflect that we aren’t just a zipline tour (although our zipline tours are wicked fun) as our basecamps have developed a lot in the past six years, thanks to feedback from our customers. In reality, we are a true “adrenaline park” with many activities at our basecamps that are designed to push your boundaries and help you find your happy dance!
Here’s the skinny on our why we call ourselves; Treeosix Adventure Parks:
Although we always will have some “Eco-Adventures” in our hearts, we’d love it if you’d now call us Treeosix! :)
At each Treeosix location, guests are treated to great experiences with Saskatchewan’s best guide team.
With over 50+ seasons of combined experience on our zipline tours (and others around the world in the off season), it is Treeosix’s crew that make each experience a memorable one. They take great care of each guest and lighten the mood with some ridiculous jokes along the way!
In addition to our course specific mandatory training that we’ve been improving and developing with the help of a third-party zipline tour builder/inspector who is certified with the Association of Challenge Course Technology (the international governing body of all commercial zipline, challenge course, and aerial park operations), our guides also receive facilitation training in the areas of stress management, diversity, and hazard identification, which has enabled us to ensure you are safe and supported on every adventure you embark on with us!
We are most known for our two-hour long, guided zip line tours through the lodgepole pines of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. However, we have a sneaking suspicion that after you experience our tour through the boreal forest located at Elk Ridge Resort near Waskesiu Lake and Prince Albert National Park, you are going to have a whole new way to remember us!
Our tours are uniquely designed to blend in with their surroundings and have put smiles on the faces of thrill seekers and nature lovers alike since day one. What really brings them to life is our diverse group of zipline guides who put their hearts and souls into delivering memorable experiences to ensure you get the most out of your time with us. On top of that, our basecamp locations also feature a variety of awesome outdoor activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. At our Cypress Hills location, you will find a zipline tour, a high ropes course, a treetop drop, an outdoor climbing wall, a slackline park, a Spikeball court, and mini-zips for kids! At our Elk Ridge location, you will find a zipline tour, a giant swing, an outdoor climbing wall, a slackline park, and a Spikeball court.
Our reservation system makes it easy to book our tours at your leisure, yet we offer other ways to reserve your experience if that isn’t your bag. Our cancellation and payment policies are fair and customer-minded. Our guides refer to you by your name and they pay attention to you emotionally while on our tours. We also try give back to the environment and local area in ways that help create a healthy planet and preserve our outdoor playground for generations to come.
We are firm believers that parks and outdoor spaces are here for people to experience. With that said, we understand that we share sensitive spaces with mother nature and are aware that as with any outdoor activity, we leave a footprint. That’s why we developed a list of priorities to ensure our organization leads the way from an environmental standpoint in our industry.
The following priorities ensure we are supporting organizations that strive to achieve the same environmental goals and that all operational decisions we make take the environment into account, first and foremost. Here they are:
Make sure you take some time to look around during your next visit to one of our locations. You’ll definitely see the above priorities in action! Here are a few examples:
See below for some more of our environmental initiatives!
Treeosix Adventure Parks donate 1% of their annual sales to the Eco-Adventures 306 Foundation Inc.; our non-profit arm which is driven by staff recommended initiatives.
Our non-profit arm (The Eco-Adventures 306 Foundation Inc.) was founded in February of 2015 with a very simple mission: to create a healthier planet. To work towards this goal, our foundation identifies local, regional, and provincial causes or organizations that are dedicated to making a difference and seeks out ways to assist; whether it be financial support or items for auctions.
Treeosix Adventure Parks is bullfrogpowered® with 100% green electricity.
This means Bullfrog Power’s generators inject clean, renewable electricity onto our regional grid to match the amount of power we use. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program—instead of from polluting sources or large hydro. By choosing green electricity (50% of which is provided from Saskatchewan sources), we are reducing our organization’s impact on the environment, supporting the development of new renewable generation in Canada and helping to create a cleaner world. Ask us how you can do this for your home and/or office!
In addition to the above efforts, we encourage our staff to reduce their environmental impact each day and be an ambassador for green initiatives. As of May 1st, 2012, all staff members living within the Cypress Hills Core Area or Elk Ridge Resort Area for the summer are required to walk or bike from their accommodations to our basecamp for work each day. For staff living outside those boundaries, we encourage carpooling whenever possible and purposefully set work schedules to try and maximize this. All the little things count and we encourage you to do the same when you visit us at Cypress Hills and/or Elk Ridge Resort!
We believe in keeping our area clean for you, our visitors, but most importantly for Mother Nature! Our tidiness is a reflection of our commitment to the high standard of guest satisfaction and respect for the environment that we strive to achieve. Litter containers and recycle bins are carefully and generously placed around the property to encourage patrons to help us keep our grounds as neat and clean as possible, so please make use of them. We recycle everything reasonable and donate all the proceeds.
We are proud of the memberships and partnerships we have formed and celebrate the fact that we share common values with companies in a variety of other industries! Below are a few of the organizations that we support through joint collaboration and similar goals!
Elk Ridge Resort
The Resort at Cypress Hills
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Bullfrog Power – Canada’s Green Energy Source!
Cypress Hills Destination Area
Easter Seals Saskatchewan
Eco-Adventures 306 Foundation Inc.
Leave No Trace Canada
Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan In Motion
Tourism Saskatoon’s Green Stem Initiative
Waskesiu Wilderness Region
2016 TripAdvisor – #1 Rated Outdoor Adventure Activity in All of Saskatchewan (EREA)
2015 TripAdvisor – #1 Rated Outdoor Adventure Activity in All of Saskatchewan (EREA)
2015 PAnow – Best Place to Get into the Swing of Things (EREA)
2014 Tourism Industry Association of Canada – Hilton Worldwide Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award (CHEA)
2014 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Business of the Year Award Finalist (under 20 employees) (CHEA)
2014 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Service Excellence Finalist (CHEA)
2013 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Business of the Year Award (under 50 employees) (CHEA)
2013 Best Guided Tour in Saskatchewan – Readers of Prairies North Magazine (CHEA)
2013 Small Business Champion – Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CHEA)
2013 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Online Marketing Award (CHEA)
2013 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Service Excellence Finalist (CHEA)
2012 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Fred Heal Tourism Ambassador Award (CHEA)
2012 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Service Excellence Award (Individual) (CHEA)
2012 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Business of the Year Finalist (under 50 employees) (CHEA)
2011 Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence – Rookie of the Year Award (CHEA)
Never fear! We will work with you in a timely manner so that you have everything you need to make your life easier! Hi-res photos needed? Not a problem. We’ve got you covered.
If you would like to contact someone in the organization to help with this, here is the guy you are looking for:
President/CEO & Founder
Treeosix Adventure Parks
The Ultimate Summer Guide To Canadian Adventures (Flight Network)
Sask Zip Line Expands; Stays True to It’s Roots – by Megan Lacelle
Behind the Smile: Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Ltd. (Rezgo blog)
Fotaflo Client Wins National Tourism Award
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Named Best Small to Medium-Sized Tourism Business in Canada
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Wins Canadian Tourism Award (Tourism Saskatchewan)
IF YOU HAVE TIME:
Blog about CHEA and it’s low environmental footprint by EcoFriendlySask
Rookie of the Year Award Winner follow-up by Elisabeth Dowson (SW Booster)
Rookie of the Year Award Winner follow-up by Matthew Leibenberg (Prairie Post)
Blog about a family adventure visit to our site
CBC Saskatchewan talks to us about our adventures in Cypress Hills
Southwest Booster talks with us about the Rookie of the Year Award
Business is zipping along in Cypress Hills (SaskatchewanNOW Newsletter)
Awesome video of the first Saskatchewanderer flying through the trees with us!
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Announced as a finalist in the Canadian Tourism Awards
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Saluted with Small Biz Award (The Vanguard, Nova Scotia)
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Enjoys Double Win at Sask Tourism Awards (Cape Breton Post, Nova Scotia)
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures President/CEO named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 under 40
Tourism in Saskatchewan attracts the Attention of Lonely Planet
New Zip Lining Course Planned Near Waskesiu
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Once Again Nominated for the Sask Tourism Awards of Excellence
"Wanted to thank you for all your assistance on locating different sites at and around Cypress Hills. Its great to know that you not only provide a fantastic zip line experience but also know and understand other attractions in the area and how to find them. Nice to know that we have a zip line in this province that is well ran and fun." ∼ Weyburn, SK
"Just wanted to give you guys a big THANKS from the Apex Group for our tour on Friday, everyone had a blast! We really enjoyed the guides and staff that helped make our branch function a success! You will most definitely be seeing some of us again! Thanks again and keep up the good work!!" ∼ Medicine Hat, AB
"I just wanted to extend our thanks from everyone for last Saturdays tour. Kerry/Maureen, Elle, Noelle, Stephen/Shawna, and Kathleen/Jarett. We all had a great time. The three of you provided a most enjoyable afternoon and we all appreciated the patience and humour demonstrated by you all. We will be back next year for sure....Now, If I can help in any way by providing any sort of testimonial about your business, don't hesitate to call anytime. Best regards." ∼ Edmonton, AB
"I just wanted to thank you both for an awesome time on the zip line tour! I really think you guys should know that you do a fantastic job with the tours. Your enthusiasm and encouragement made it completely worth the trip out there. Chelsea and I talked about it most of the day and I have already told everyone else about it. Also, thanks Jori for the info about camping, directions, and such prior to us coming out there. Honestly, heading to Cypress was more of a thought than an actual plan until I heard from you. You just made it sound fun and relaxed... and it was! Much needed. Well, no need to reply to this, guys! I'm sure you're busy people. I just wanted to give y'all some positive feedback about the great jobs you're doing!" ∼ Swift Current, SK