Canopy Tours Northwest
Zip Line Through the Forest!
Play the video – see what it’s like!
Canopy Tours Northwest is a fun-filled zip line tour through the trees of Camano Island.
Imagine hurtling through the trees of the Pacific Northwest, flying like a bird and getting a few of the forest once reserved only for birds! That’s what it’s like as experienced and careful guides show you through the zip line experience.
The zip line operates year-round, giving people a chance to experience the many moods of the forest.
- A ride in a historic Unimog forest vehicle
- 6 zip lines (the lines range from 150 to 660 feet)
- A log bridge
- 2 short trail walks
- A 47-foot final descent (uses a constant velocity device which does the work so you float down smoothly)
You’re flying through a spectacular forest located on the historic Kristoferson Farm, which has been operating on Camano Island for more than 100 years! This island treasure is, by itself, a reason to come visit.
To get to Canopy Tours Northwest:
Take I-5 north from Seattle/Everett or south from Bellingham/Vancouver B.C. Turn west at exit 212 on to SR-532. Travel 12 miles bearing left at Terry’s Corner to Kristofferson Farm and Canopy Tours NW.
Seattle visitors who have already made reservations can take a shuttle bus (Friday – Sunday) from various downtown Seattle hotels to the farm.
Thousands of visitors have donned helmets and soared through the canopy since Canopy Tours NW’s operation began. The farm part of the operation in 2014 won the Washington Association of Conservation Districts Wildlife Farm of the Year award for their conservation and wildlife habitat restorations.
Engineered for Safety
The zipline experience is engineered for safety and can be easily done by people who are a little out of shape, said Mona Campbell, who oversees the zipline and is part of the fourth generation of Kristofersons to own the farm since 1912.
“Ziplining takes you a little bit outside of your comfort zone,” she said, but added that it’s more than just an adventure. “We’re sharing our home here and we want to feature our sustainable timber and agriculture and highlight the beauty of Camano and the Pacific Northwest forest.”
She said the family has learned much more about the unique beauty of the area while working on the zipline project.
“We are just so fortunate to have this beautiful piece of property with diverse habitats. The tour takes you over a creek and into some more open areas. Each line is a little bit different.You sort of get this progressive experience, and that’s one of the things that I love about the tour.”
Along with amazing photos and videos, Campbell said she hopes that visitors will leave with a “real appreciation for the natural environment that we have here in the Pacific Northwest.”
“It’s such a unique place, there’s no way it couldn’t be a unique experience,” she said.