Come Wander
Canadian Canoe Route

The canoe is synonymous with Canada. Opening up our country, the First Nations people designed this sleek watercraft for transportation and, today, it has become an enjoyable way for wanderers of all ages to unwind, reconnect on the water, and explore the boundless wilderness in Ontario’s Highlands. There is so much to learn about our paddle culture – both past and present – and Creative Cruisers looking to immerse themselves in the history and story of the canoe can now do so with an easy, customizable itinerary called the Canadian Canoe Route. Learn about the trip – which you can customize from either Toronto or Ottawa – in this story.

By Celina Torruos from Far and Wide

Stories

Where Am I?

Visit the Petawawa Heritage Village, where you can step back in time and explore the lives of those who wandered long ago.

Where Am I?

Discover a rich history and an even richer geology at the Beryl Pit in the Ottawa Valley.

Where Am I?

Discover breathtaking beauty blasted from the Earth at Marmora Mine in Ontario’s Highlands.

3 Ways to See 5,000 Stars

Escape the city lights and venture into Ontario’s Highlands and pick one of these 3 of the stargazing locations in the region.

Where Am I?

Discover the story of the earth at the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.

Hidden Gems

Charming museums in Ontario’s Highlands.

Video: The Creative Cruiser

I’m a Creative Cruiser. I wander with a desire to feed my curiosity, to follow my passions, and to grow from my discoveries.

Locals Know Best: Art & Culture

When it comes to finding the best spots for satisfying your wandering mind and learning about the vibrant culture in Ontario’s Highlands, there’s no better way to uncover hidden gems than to turn to the locals.