Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Highlands

Adventure awaits in Haliburton Highlands. From the Haliburton Forest and Algonquin Provincial Park, the Highlands are an outdoor wonderland of rivers, lakes and woodlands.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find countless opportunities to go snowmobiling, dogsledding, camping, fishing, hiking, nature viewing and paddling.

The region is also home to unique art galleries, gardens, museums, shopping and the award-winning Hike Haliburton Festival, the largest event of its kind in Canada.

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Where is Haliburton Highlands?

Located just south of Algonquin Park, Haliburton Highlands is located approximately 280 kilometres west of the city of Ottawa and 220 kilometres northeast of the Greater Toronto Area. The area is best explored by car or motorcycle.

The region is also serviced by Stanhope Municipal Airport, which provides community airport services and is operated by the Township of Algonquin Highlands.

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Things to do in Haliburton Highlands

A resort for all seasons

Head out of the city and immerse in nature at Minden’s Ogopogo Resort. The resort is open year-round with opportunities to ice-skate, swim, fish or hike the Haliburton Forest.

Go dogsledding

Book a Winterdance Dogsled Tour and learn how to drive a team of Siberian Huskies as you whisk along Haliburton’s snowy trails. For some added excitement, try the moonlight tour.

Take a walk in the clouds

Enjoy beautiful views of the Haliburton Forest as you traverse the world’s longest canopy boardwalk, 10–20 metres above the ground on a canopy tour at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve.

Find a new fishing spot

Just north of Silent Lake Provincial Park, Paudash Lake is famous for bass and yellow perch. Cottage rentals are available nearby. 

Climb a lookout tower

Reaching 30 metres into the air, the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower offers incredible views of the forest canopy. The tower can be found off Highway 35, north of the village of Dorset.

Discover outdoor sculptures

Hike, bike or even snowshoe in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest and admire an outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists. Admission is free year-round.

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Last updated: April 11, 2024

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