Your Summertime Adventure Starts Here
Ontario's Highlands is a natural playground, a place to satisfy your thirst for adventure as you explore the trails, rapids, cliffs and skies. At the end of the day it's also where you come to breathe deep and reconnect with nature, yourself, and your people.
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.
15 Cutest Small Towns
What do you get when you combine cute shops and restaurants housed in heritage buildings with enticing waterfront or a dash of strollable parks? You get totally adorable small towns that make the perfect road trip destination.
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.
Chris the Wandering Caveman
When I wander somewhere, I want to see the trails, and the maps, and the caves are the perfect place to use as your launchpad for the area.
Wander Sustainably means supporting our natural environment and local communities. It means supporting divevrsity and inclusivity, giving back to the land and people, reducing our impact and making the region sustainable for years to come.
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.