Warm Up With Wild Winter Adventures

Winter in Canada is one of the best times to embrace the wonder and magic of snow's brilliance from the first snowfall to the last. Here in Ontario's Highlands we're known for our pristine winter trails, snow-covered hills, and deep, dark lakes covered by thick swathes of ice, where winter adventures lie around every turn in the snow-covered road. For those of you who have been dreaming of the first snowfall since spring, Ontario's Highlands is here for you.

Illustrated map of Ontario's Highlands region

Your Next Ontario's Highlands Adventure is Closer Than You Think

Ontario's Highlands is 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half an hour west of Ottawa, encompassing the Ottawa Valley, Lanark County, Frontenac County, Hastings County, Lennox & Addington and Haliburton Highlands.

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'Tis the Season: 5 Festive Small Town Shopping Escapes

Combine a festive getaway with small town holiday shopping.

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Meet the locals of Ontario’s Highlands

It is the people of Ontario's Highlands - their faces, stories and experiences - that create the backbone of this region and make us stand apart from the rest. We invite you to meet the interesting, friendly, and colourful people who live and wander here, and get an insider's perspective on the hidden gems in Ontario's Highlands.

Local Inspiration

Local's Take: A Winter Escape Somewhere in Calabogie

It's all outdoors, all the time, in Calabogie.

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Wander Sustainably

Wander Sustainably means supporting our natural environment and local communities. It means supporting diversity and inclusivity, giving back to the land and people, reducing our impact and making the region sustainable for years to come.

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Community Alignment

Get Inspired by Other Wanderers

The tourism region called “Ontario’s Highlands” is on traditional Algonquin territory and is acknowledged by Indigenous Peoples as unceded. To the southeast, Ontario’s Highlands is also on Mohawk territory. To the west/southwest, Ontario’s Highlands is on Ojibwe territory. We are grateful that Indigenous Peoples have been stewards of this land and beyond from time immemorial. We are called to treat this land, its waterways, plants, animals, stories and its Peoples, with honour and respect. All my relations.