Come Wander

His is a story of success –a story of triumph. He’s spent his life working hard, never succumbing to circumstance, but instead pushing forward and altering his environment to prevail.

Justin Beaver is a true Canadian. To many, he is a symbol of national identity, a unifying force akin to the maple leaf or a good ol’ hockey game. He achieved stardom at a young age and is well known for the unique music he makes with his tail, as well as the trails he blazes.

With a growing fan base, Justin searches for moments of privacy to be with his family and has created two homes away from the masses in Haliburton County. He and his family spend many of the colder months at their winter home on Beaver Bay, and vacation at their summer home built under the dock at Sunny Rock B&B when water levels drop. He’s implemented security measures to keep both fans and foes at a reasonable distance, establishing private underwater entrances for both homes.

In true Canadian fashion, Justin takes the winter months in stride, even embracing a few ‘polar dips,’ but is quick to throw off the thick coat and bask in the sunlight at the early signs of warmer weather. He makes time to slow down and enjoy the warm summer months outside of his studio, often swimming laps, or enjoying the warm sun on his belly while he lounges on his back and indulges in a feast of local ferns.

Not one for a strict schedule, Justin often hosts surprise performances for visitors to Sunny Rock B&B while they bask in the sunshine on one of the property’s many decks, enjoying the feeling of warmth on their skin, the fresh breeze rolling off the lake, and the natural entertainment.

Visiting Sunny Rock B&B, it’s easy to understand why Justin has chosen to retreat to such a secluded spot as this hidden gem feels a world away from it all. This is a place where one can easily disconnect from the everyday, watch sunlight sparkle against the water as they enjoy their morning coffee, curl up with a good book, indulge in savoury delights, and rest in true comfort.


Shine at Giving this Holiday Season

Today’s craft markets are full of fresh, hip products made by creative and talented makers. This holiday season, go above and beyond by picking up handmade items with a story to tell at one of these Ontario holiday markets.

Discover Historic Accommodations in Ontario

Spend the night in historic accommodations to take yourself to way-back-when, and get into the spirit of the community you’re visiting. These inns have stories to tell of the people who lived and breathed inside their walls.

Expert Tips to Catching Fish

As an angler who is passionate about exploring new waters, I’m grateful to live in a region that has endless options! Whether you’re shore fishing, venturing out by boat, kayak, or canoe, there are bass fishing opportunities for everyone here in the Ontario’s Highlands region. I’ve put together a list of my five favourite bass […]

An Ode to Poutine

Discover these chip trucks and their classic dishes, located throughout Ontario’s Highlands.

The Great Pizza-Off

Chow down on artisan wood-fired pizza at any of these gems across Ontario’s Highlands.

Perfect Picnic Spots Near Ottawa

Discover these perfect picnic spots throughout the Ottawa Valley and Lanark County on your next road trip just outside of Ottawa.

The Perfect Scoop

Discover these top ice cream stops across Ontario’s Highlands to keep cool this summer on your road trip.

Buffalo Thrills

Discover good food and great memories at the Ontario Water Buffalo Company.

Summer Music Festivals

From rock to folk, these Ontario’s Highlands summer music festivals will keep you coming back year after year.

Art in the Summer

Celebrate creativity at art festivals across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

Unique Festivals & Events

Embrace the incredible spirit and wonderfully ‘different’ themes at events across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

3 Cheers for Mom

Discover ways to give a mom a Mother’s Day to remember, with gift ideas that go above and beyond.

An Escape into Nature

Find your connection with nature and each other during a cabin getaway at Deacon Escarpment in Renfrew County.

Pause for Pi Day

Celebrate PI Day with the best pie at these bakeries in Ontario’s Highlands.

A Winter’s Break

Sometimes what we need is a little technology detox to spend a little less time with the screens in our lives and a little more time with the people who matter most.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Treat that special someone this Valentine’s Day to a gift of sweets at one of these top places.

New Year, New You

Winter events across Ontario’s Highlands that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

Hit the Slopes This Winter

Discover the ski and snowboard hills in Ontario’s Highlands that both beginners and pros will appreciate.

Winter? Bring it!

Discover your love for the season with a classic Ottawa Valley winter.

The Best Baked Goods

Discover some of the best bakeries in Ontario’s Highlands and their tasty treats.

Where Am I?

Visit Winterdance in Ontario’s Highlands and discover a love of winter from some of its biggest fans.

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Discover Calabogie Peaks Resort, a well-known gem, through new eyes.

Concerts with a Community

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Stand tall and marvel at the views from the top of historical attraction, the Dorset Lookout Tower.

Where Am I?

Step back into nature at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve to celebrate sustainability in this unique place.

The Memory Maker

I’m a Memory Maker. I wander to celebrate traditions with loved ones and create lasting memories. I enjoy visiting the same place, annual festival, or seasonal tradition year after year.

Where Am I

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Where Am I?

Mazinaw Rock, a hidden gem in Ontario that’s ironically, hard to miss.

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Where Am I?

Make memories as you discover one of the Province’s most intimate hidden gems, The Haliburton Forest Festival.

Finding Imperfect Moments

Sometimes it is the imperfect moments that matter the most. Become inspired to roam without the burden of worrying about everything going according to plan.

A Different Kind of Detour

Take the road less traveled through Ontario’s Highlands to these unique festivals that are sure to leave a lasting impression.