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I am a rugged, mysterious landscape with a welcoming atmosphere. A day spent wandering my trails, exploring my towns, and laughing with my locals is as close to perfect a day as one can get. Where am I?

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Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley


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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.

Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley sub-regions

Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley

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.

Lanark County

Lanark County

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.

Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Highlands

Explore a land rich with natural beauty and a community filled with artists and friendly locals, who welcome you as family.

Hastings County

Hastings County

Uncover the unique geology beneath the surface and discover a rich history of mining and agriculture, set against a backdrop of natural beauty.

Land O'Lakes

Land O'Lakes

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.

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Sun's Out, Fun's Out

The spring sun’s inviting rays make us want to shed our jackets, breathe in the fresh air, and get our blood flowing a little faster – and we can’t be the only ones. If you’re looking for ways to get outside to tap your toes, paddle hard, stretch your legs, and satisfy a need for speed this spring, check out a high-energy events taking place across Ontario’s Highlands.

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Bike

There is nothing quite like a bike ride for recharging in the warm weather and feeling your passions come to life. Whether you’re looking for a little serenity in a beautiful setting, or an opportunity to challenge yourself in the back country, discover a bike trip in Ontario’s Highlands that will satisfy your craving for memorable outdoor adventure. 

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