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Le Défi des Pirates / The Pirate Challenge Ropes Course

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Arrrrr.... Have you heard the tale of the new adventure at Safari Dix30? Best start believing in those old tales of pirates adventuring in the Caribbean, because you're about to join one!

Fifteen feet above our Caribbean village and lagoons at our Safari Quartier Dix30 location in Brossard, QC, you'll find a concept that is especially unique - an indoor ropes course and zipline for children and adults alike! Climb and adventure through several obstacles, all culminating in a 76-foot zipline that will leave you exhilarated.


Years in the making, we're incredibly excited to welcome guests to swashbuckle their way through our course. Are you brave enough to take on The Pirate Challenge? Then book your experience directly below, and PLEASE be sure to read our rules and policies to make sure your visit is a smooth one.


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How long will it take to complete the course?

It really depends! On average, it will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete the course once around. However, some adventurers need more time to overcome their fears, and we have had some adventurers take 45 minutes or longer. This can cause delays on the course as well (which is fine by us, as we're there to help!).

Usually, if an adventurer is younger, it will take them longer to complete the course. The older they get, the more agile they are, and the more they are aware of how to maneuver obstacles with their body - the easier the course will be.

If someone is scared of heights, it will take them longer. It is very tough to say how long it will take someone to complete the course. You just have to come try the challenge for yourself!

How long is the course?

The pirates only had limited space to work with when they built the course, but they still built a thrilling course with 6 obstacles, and a 76' zipline. It traverses the perimeter of our Caribbean port, starting at our castle, along the beach, the pirate ship, skull waterfall, and along the village to round out your adventure.

What pulley/support system does this course have? Do adventurers need to detach from the lifeline at any point?

Our course is equipped with SafeRoller pulleys that roll along our lifeline the entire length of the course. They never need to detach from one obstacle to the next, and are always secured to the lifeline from beginning to end. It is one of the safest and most intuitive systems out there. They are also secured with a harness, and their pulley is attached to them with a locking carabiner that can only be unlocked by key.

We have taken every measure to make sure this is the safest course it can be. If you have any further concerns, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Does a ropes course guide accompany my child along the course?

Normally, we let adventurers do the course by themselves and do not accompany them the whole way. We are always there to help if they get stuck or scared.

I am a parent/guardian of a young child (5-6 years old) who wants to try the course. Do I need to go with them?

No matter your age, or your child's age, we encourage families to do this course together if possible. It helps children overcome their fears, gives them encouragement, and provides a fun family memory as well!

It is strongly recommended that children from the ages of 5 to 6 be accompanied by an adult, especially if they're small for their age. If a child has a known fear of heights, we recommend an adult going with them as well. Once a child has shown that they are capable of doing the course once, they do not need to be accompanied on future turns.

I am a parent/guardian, and I am unable to accompany my child. Can a ropes course guide help them through the course?

Under certain circumstances, we can. Please come early in the morning so we can best accommodate your child.

Can we split an unlimited hour between two children? Such that one child does a half hour, and the other does a half hour? Or one adult accompanies the children during part of the unlimited hour, and another does the other part of the hour?

Unlimited hours are non-transferable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Who is this course operated by?

The course is owned and operated by Safari, with training to our staff provided by The Trekking Group, which is the company who built and co-designed the course, and operates Arbre en Arbre & Arbraska locations across Quebec & Ontario.

Rules, policies, and important notes:

Bookings should be done in advance while we are in our testing phase. If you do show up without a booking, we may not be able to accommodate you.

Prices for ONE LOOP around the ropes course are as follows:

$12.99 for all children, and adults doing the course without a child

$9.99 for any adult who is accompanying a child 10 years old or younger. An adult must accompany children younger than 7 years-old.

An additional loop around the course, regardless of age, is $5.

Minimum age: 5 years old and up. If a child is 5 or 6 years old, we will ask that an adult participate with them at a reduced entry fee as noted above.

Maximum weight to participate: 250lb. This is set by our engineers and manufacturers behind our ropes course and equipment, and is for the safety of all our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please be sure to bring a pair of shoes that are clean, dry, closed toe, and secured with laces or velcro straps. This is for your own safety, but also the safety of our guests and guides below in the store who are not on the course.

Please make sure to empty your pockets of all loose items when participating on the ropes course. That means no phones, wallets, keys, or anything else that could drop below. Lockers are available free of charge, or you can leave your items with someone in your party who is not taking part in this adventure.

We also recommend removing any large pieces of jewelry such as oversized earrings or necklaces.

Expectant mothers are not allowed to participate in this adventure.

Please tie back all long hair in a ponytail or bun for this adventure.

No eating, chewing gum, drinking, smoking, or vaping is permitted on the course.

You will be equipped with a helmet, harness, lanyard rope and Saferoller pulley system. Please do not adjust the equipment at any time without the help of a guide. The Saferoller pulley will keep you attached to the course at all times, with no need to detach at any point.

The maximum number of participants per game/obstacle is 1, with it also being 1 participant allowed on the zipline at a time. The maximum number of participants per platform is 3.

When you are about to use the zipline, please wait for the guide's signal to launch.

If you require any assistance, please make it known to a guide, or someone who can alert a guide for you.


We are so excited for you to adventure with us aboard the Pirate Challenge! We can assure you that this is just the beginning of the adventures that Safari has in store!

Other questions? Reach out to us at boutique@safaripetcenter.com


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