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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

Explore the Whitewater Capital of Canada and experience a world of adventure as you 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.

Frontenac County

Frontenac County

Explore the land by foot, snowshoe, or cross country ski; or snowmobile through wooded trails and wild places. Wander in small villages and sway to live music alongside tasty eats. No matter the adventure you’re seeking, find it #inFrontenac.

Lennox & Addington County

Lennox & Addington County

Strap on snowshoes or skis and set off on a backcountry adventure on the trails in Lennox & Addington. Delight in the  small towns, rural countrysides, and the quiet serenity of the night sky beneath a winter moon.

Warm up in front of a cozy fire.

Warm Up Your Winter

Don’t settle for the fireplace channel to warm you up this winter; hold out for the real thing. Warm up your winter in Ontario’s Highlands with a getaway to one of these snug inns where sitting in front of a crackling wood fire can be the highlight of your adventure. 

Hit the slopes in Ontario's Highlands.

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. Beat the crowds this winter at one of these three hills.

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