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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.

Maple sap being poured on snow to make maple taffy

Celebrate a 'New You' this Winter

New Year, new you —that’s what we all say, right? A new year means a fresh start, a clean slate, and a chance to improve, but sometimes resolutions can be hard to keep. Discover festivals and events across Ontario’s Highlands this winter that will help you:

  1. Be more active
  2. Take better care of yourself
  3. Spend more time with family
  4. Learn a new skill
  5. Be a better partner
Skiers at Calabogie Peaks posing for a selfie

Hit the Slopes

Whether you prefer strapping on two skis or donning a single snowboard, you can feel the rush of making fresh tracks in the snow as you fly down one of the ski hills in Ontario’s Highlands.

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