A fifth-generation Pontiac resident, Pure Life Adventures’ owner, Ray Breztloff, stays loyal to his homestead, leading outdoor excursions among the untouched natural surroundings of the Pontiac region and Ottawa Valley. Breztloff and his team of guides train in topics such as canoe instruction, swift-water rescue, and Leave No Trace camping, in which humans depart each campsite as if only a bear had built a fire there. Whether teaching courses or leading expeditions, they help their charges safely enjoy the wilderness with activities such as map-and-compass navigation courses, canoeing trips, and summertime dogsled rides. To make the most of long winters, explorers can strap on snowshoes and trek through the frozen woods or hone their outdoor-survival skills by knitting pine needles into tents on camping trips.
Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.
Among Galaxie Bowling?s 24 gleaming lanes?including 12 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes?the wooden crash of felled pins and jubilant whoops from victorious players fills the air. The brightly lit space beckons players of all ages to partake in pin pummelling throughout the day, and mirror-ball-illuminated Rock ?n? Bowl sessions on select evenings enable orb lobbers to show off their disco-inspired backswings. Affable libation specialists bustle about the bar ensuring that no glass reaches a state of emptiness while staffers manning the on-site snack bar proffer munchables that recharge the batteries of players and nacho-powered cyborgs alike. To further bolster their entertaining ambience, Galaxie maintains a fleet of 15 video-poker terminals for arms exhausted from extensive turkey tossing.
While standing in Altitude Gym, it’s easy to forget that you aren’t outside. Life-like rock walls tower over guests, brandishing footholds that climbers use to scale up to 45 feet in the air. Climbers of all skill levels put their limbs to the test with the gym’s 50 lead climbs, 50 top ropes, 1,800 square feet of bouldering space, and 17,000 square feet of climbable surfaces. In addition to open gym time, the center also hosts introductory climbing lessons led by expert instructors, 10-week adult boot camps, climbing clubs for ages 5–7, and self-defense classes for climbers who encounter territorial mountain goats.
Dedicated to fostering imaginative playtime for children, Midway Family Fun Park?s 50,000-square-foot space bustles with young adventurers with climbing, jumping, and riding on a slew of indoor attractions. Well-trained employees oversee the indoor kiddie train and helm two 25-foot rock-climbing walls to ensure the safety of all scalers; young sprouts can also hone flexibility and balance amid the jungle gym?s ball pit and slides. Outfitted with a number of entertaining and challenging obstacles, the nine-hole black light mini-golf course grants clubbers a chance to show off their putting prowess on scaled-down greens.
Guests also have access to the bustling arcade, which requires tokens for play, or can stop for sustenance such as a speciality pizza at Max's Bistro. Midway Family Fun Park also offers full-service party planning for birthdays and other special events. Staff swoop in to take care of everything from set-up and activities to cake and goodie bags, allowing parents to shoot home movies and stage bloopers for the DVD extras.
A laser-tag arena, a miniature bowling alley, and a jungle gym. These dissimilar locales, as well as a slew of other interactive attractions, come together at Funhaven. Webs of neon-green lasers fill the confines of Laser Frenzy, where players solve an ever-changing puzzle amid glow-in-the-dark decor. Similarly, the laser-tag arena encloses warring squadrons in a stylized jungle filled with walls, leaves, and actors researching roles as Tarzan. Back under normal lighting, double-redundant auto-belay systems help climbers creep up a 20-foot climbing wall, and a three-storey jungle gym features Ballocity cannons. Funhaven also boasts an array of video and prize games, simulators, bumper cars, and more. The center hosts birthday and group events, and serves up fresh-baked pizza and other treats?such as 10 flavours of frozen yogurt with more than 50 topping options?at an on-site restaurant.