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Deep inside all of us is a wanderer. It's the little voice that tells us to follow our own path, trust in ourselves and embrace the unknown. Follow that voice to Ontario’s Highlands, a place where your imagination and authentic sense of discovery are the only compass you need. Ontario’s Highlands is only 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half an hour west of Ottawa, but a world away from it all.
Hold tight and paddle hard in the Whitewater Capital of Canada as you experience a world of adventure and discover the unique heritage behind it all.
Indulge in moments of true sweetness during a visit to the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario as you discover urban inspired eateries, small town festivals, and community theatres.
Explore a land rich with natural beauty and a community filled with artists and friendly locals, who welcome you as family.
Uncover the unique geology beneath the surface and discover a rich history of mining and agriculture, set against a backdrop of natural beauty.
Embrace a slower pace as you discover Indigenous pictographs, cast a line and hook you perfect catch, or wander trails through rolling farmland and small towns.
Are you a Creative Cruiser, eager to get your hands dirty; a Memory Maker, embracing traditions; a Rustic Roamer, searching for authentic connections; a Serenity Seeker, looking to slow the pace and recharge; or a Freedom Finder, intrigued by the chance to make fresh tracks? Visit FindYourInnerWanderer.ca to discover your inner wanderer and enter for a chance to win one of five wandering getaways.
Can you imagine what it must have felt like as town bells chimed, rifles rang out, and canons boomed across the land on July 1, 1867, announcing the newly formed country of Canada? With 2017 marking 150 years since Confederation, we recommend embracing history by travelling back to that first year.