My name is Jori Kirk. As a farm kid, born and raised in Climax, Saskatchewan, I honestly thought that I’d just be taking over the family farm. However, my parents were pretty clear to me when they said that he’d like me to find my own path and pursue something that I was passionate about.
I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2008 with a degree in Marketing and Tourism which provided me with the tools from a hypothetical standpoint to consider a path in business. I loved the outdoors but by no means would I consider myself a woodsman. With those things in mind, I put together five different business plans and ran them through a feasibility study that I had created while in university (after dreaming up ideas for hours on end on the air seeder I might add). The best idea seemed to just seemed to fall into my lap and so it began; my new career as an entrepreneur.
I founded Treeosix Adventure Parks (formerly Eco-Adventures) on November 15th, 2010. My first location, the Cypress Hills tour, is located in the heart of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in southwest Saskatchewan. At that moment in time, my company was one of the first three companies in Canada who were unleashing the joy of zip lining to visitors from all walks of life! As that location’s popularity grew (which coincided with a refining of our key adventures), I embarked on a new adventure in northern Saskatchewan. My second location, the Elk Ridge tour, brought some adrenaline to the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort in northern Saskatchewan in 2015.
As of today, with the help of an amazing crew of people, we offer over 6,000+ linear feet of zip lines through the two most spectacular forest ecosystems that Saskatchewan has to offer. Pair that with our amazing ship’s ladders, rope ladders, heart-pumping sky bridges, high ropes courses, parachute simulators (Cypress Hills), giant swings (Elk Ridge), frisbee golf, slackline parks, spikeball courts, and the most experienced/hilarious zip line tour guide team in province and you’ve got a recipe for an adrenaline pumping, nature-loving, authentically Saskatchewanian good time!
One thing is for certain, it’s been a real joy to see how our locations have changed people’s lives for the better over the years. We’ve brought friends and families closer to one another through adventure. We’ve empowered so many of our guests who range in age from 6 years to 86 years. We’ve encouraged people to have fun, push their boundaries, and find their happy dance; all while experiencing the outdoors in a unique way. It’s pretty special when you sit down and take a moment to drink it all in.
If you are ever in our beautiful province during the months of May through September, please stop in and say hello! We’d love to show you a Saskatchewan that you didn’t know existed! ~ J
AUTHOR: Jori Kirk, President, CEO, & Founder, Treeosix Adventure Parks