Come Wander
Bon Echo Park Canadian Artists

With breathtaking lakes, incredible lookouts and trails that lead to “OMG” panoramas, it’s no surprise that the Group of Seven – a community of Canadian landscape artists from the 1920s and 1930s – found so much inspiration in Ontario’s Highlands. And you can, too!

Walk (or paddle) in their footsteps to discover the places that became the vision for some of our nation’s most notable art, like the A.Y. Jackson Trail, Bon Echo Provincial Park or the 100-metre high Mazinaw Rock, and feel a little more connected to our environment, our culture and our artistic identity.

Check out the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley Discovery Route for a reference point of “must hit” spots in the Ottawa Valley. Or take advice from The Wanderer and begin by exploring Bon Echo Provincial Park – click on the video below to see her journey of discovering this one-of-a-kind Group of Seven landmark.

Stories

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.