Come Wander
Live Theatre Performances

There’s something special about going to a live show, and it can’t be narrowed down to one specific thing. It’s a combination of moments: the feeling of awe at the talent in front of you; the buzz and excitement of the audience around you; and the journey you’re taken on for a couple of hours as your mind leaves the theatre and is transported into another world.

Whether it’s a musical that makes your toes tap, a performance that brings you to tears, or an act filled with pure joy and momentous occasions, there is nothing quite like it. Grab tickets to a performance from one of the groups below, then sit back and let them take you on an incredible journey.

Classic Theatre Festival

Performances June – September

Witness the incredible talent of some of Canada’s top theatre artists during a performance by Classic Theatre Festival as you travel back in time to the golden age of western theatre – the 1970s – with this professional theatre company in Perth. Laugh out loud as you explore the excitement of WWII-era New York City; follow along with twists and turns as a formerly successful playwright takes on a deadly game to steal a script; get outside the theatre to stretch your legs and expand your mind during a theatrical walking tour; and more this summer.

Highlands Opera Studio

Performances July & August

Be amazed by the talent and strength of some of Canada’s best young voices as you take in a powerful performance that fills the intimate space around you. As a professional training program and performing arts organization, Highlands Opera Studio brings the incredible world of opera to the Haliburton Highlands. Let the beauty of the human voice take you on a journey during one of three Masterclasses with Richard Margison, five operatic and musical Concerts, or a production of Puccini’s opera Suor Angelica as part of Women in Opera: Then & Now, and Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.

Tweed & Company Theatre

Performances Year Round

Enjoy an evening filled with laughter, entrancing storytelling, and irresistible, toe-tappingly good music with Tweed and Company Theatre – a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre in Hastings County. Sway to the powerhouse vocals of Jessica Wilson performing hit songs and original tunes; laugh at the hilarity and unexpectedly touching moments that arise when a distinctly rural Canadian prenuptial tradition goes a little awry; indulge in a harvest dinner as cabaret notes fill the building; satisfy a curious mind while participating in a musical mystery dinner theatre; and more during their 2019 season.

Stone Fence Theatre

Performances July & August

Travel back in time with this Ottawa Valley theatre group who highlight the heritage and history of the Ottawa Valley through theatre, music, dance, and comedy. This summer, laugh along with the hilarious memories depicted during Up at Fred’s – Allons-y! Get swept away in a musical journey into history to explore the story of Fred Meilleur, his family, guests, and the remarkable Hotel Chapeau, located in the little town of Chapeau, with a unique mix of locals: half French, half Irish (no one said English), and almost all intermarried.

Stories

The Artist’s Way

Who says art can only be found in big galleries or urban showrooms? To find fantastic local and Canadian art you need to head to the places that inspire artists to create, and Ontario’s Highlands is among the most beautiful places in Ontario (in our humble opinion). Beyond the inspiration found in the rugged hills […]

Big Attractions in Ontario

Are you the type to pull over when you see a comically large roadside attraction, or a picture-perfect spot to snap a few shots? Amateur photographers and Instagrammers alike can agree that a giant ice cream cone, a massive mural adorning the side of a building, or a full-size replica of a jet plane are […]

Ground to Glass

Discover how four craft drink makers harness Mother Nature’s flavours to elevate their beverages in Ontario’s Highlands.

With Love, to the Ottawa Valley

From the rushing waters of the Petawawa, Madawaska and Ottawa rivers to the unspoiled woodlands of Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley is a sultry enchantress, enticing us with adventure. Renowned as a world-class whitewater destination and for the challenges found in its rugged hills and lush dales, the Valley pushes us to do more, live […]

With Love, to Lennox & Addington

Known for its pristine wilderness, incredible views and rugged natural spaces, the majestic beauty of Lennox & Addington speaks to the wanderer inside us all. From the craggy peak of Mazinaw Rock at Bon Echo Provincial Park to the starry skies overhead, there is wonder waiting to be discovered here, a vivid reminder of how our […]

Hello Summer! Your Guide to COVID-19 Safe Travel in Ontario’s Highlands

We are happy to see that summer is in full swing here in Ontario’s Highlands, and even happier now that we have seen the lifting of many restrictions here in Ontario. After months of staying home we are eager to get out and stretch out legs and imaginations in a region made for discovery. This […]

Dark Skies, Starry Nights

Have you ever wondered about the mysterious realm outside our planet? Maybe you’ve wanted to roam the galaxy, travel among the stars, and get a new perspective on the universe. For now, stargazing is as close to it as us ‘average humans’ can get! Luckily there are still places to getaway, where the view of […]

Get in Step

April Verch, fiddler, singer-songwriter and step dancer extraordinaire teaches the basics of stepdancing.

Exhale and Unwind

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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.

Where Am I

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Hidden Gems

Seven charming museums in Ontario’s Highlands.

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.

Where Am I?

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

Locals Know Best: Art & Culture

Discover the best spots to learn about the vibrant culture and hidden gems in Ontario’s Highlands through the locals themselves.