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Winterdance Dog Sledding

I vibrate with the sounds of excited barking at the first signs of snow. My four-legged family members are a blur of fur as they run around my winter wonderland, working as a team and guiding visitors through the season’s beauty. Where am I?

Join the team and take in the solitude and beauty of the wilderness in Haliburton Highlands from a unique perspective.

…I am Winterdance Dogsled Tours

Discover the friendly nature, competitive spirit, and amazing teamwork of Siberian Huskies during a dogsledding tour with Winterdance. As part of the family, these sled dogs have a special place within the owners’ hearts, each with a unique personality and a whole lot of energy.

Take in the beauty of the sparkling snow around you as your team pulls you through the winter wonderland that exists on 2200 acres of private wilderness between Haliburton Lake and Algonquin Park. Let the huskies’ excitement for the season and drive to explore inspire you to embrace winter in all its glory, and take a moment to listen to nothing but your sled runners gliding beneath and your team trotting happily ahead of you.

With both kennel tours and dogsled tours offered, you can get up close and personal with more than your own team of dogs and have your picture taken with your new best friends; or go all out and take in the beauty of the land from above with heli-dogsledding. Truly unique, this Canadian Signature Experience is a chance to skip the traffic with a helicopter as your mode of transportation to and from Toronto. Let the beauty of the rugged wilderness take your breath away with panoramic views from above before exploring the grounds yourself.

A day with these friendly working dogs will have your heart melting – no matter the temperature – as you walk away with memories of tail wagging excitement, warm breath against cool air, and the feel of crisp snow mixed with soft fur.
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Ontario’s Highlands Insiders

Knowledgeable in uncovering hidden gems, making fresh tracks, embracing new perspectives, and disconnecting from the everyday, this group of experts is happy to share their wisdom with you. With a passion for local stories, a love of delicious food, and a thirst for unrehearsed days, this team is made up of creative minds and wandering souls.

Stories

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.

Where Am I?

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

Alight in the Night

Discover the best Christmas lights and celebrations across Ontario’s Highlands that make this season the most wonderful.

Concerts with a Community

In September each year, the spirit of community comes alive all across Ontario’s Highlands when the Festival of Small Halls rolls in.

Buffalo Thrills

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

Where Am I?

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

Autumn Jubilee

Celebrate fall with these can’t-miss festivals and events in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Step back into nature at Haliburton Forest and celebrate sustainability in this unique place.

Quirky Festivals & Events

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

Video: 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.

Fun with Music Festivals

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

Where Am I

Explore the sweet moments and ageless beauty of Perth, Ontario.

New Year, New You

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

Where Am I?

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

Parks Worth the Admission

Visit these 8 Ontario Parks’ campgrounds in Ontario’s Highlands and discover why they are worth the admission.

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.