Dog Sledding at Haliburton Forest
Dec
30
to Mar 17

Dog Sledding at Haliburton Forest

As this experience is in high demand, advance booking is highly recommended. We are happy to book this for you if it helps, or you can book directly by calling 705 754 2195 or emailing reservations@haliburtonforest.com.

Dog Sledding at its Best!

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd consists of 80.000 acres of forested, rolling hills interspersed with more than 50 lakes and hundreds of wetlands. Winding through the forest are more than 300 kilometers of groomed trails making this a dogsledder's paradise. Hidden along the trails are a number of small camps and shelters providing scenic locations to have a snack, warm up or stay overnight.

 

The Dogs

One hundred and fifty Siberian Huskies, known for their exuberant friendliness, await your arrival. Docile and lovable, these dogs enjoy a run and work-out pulling sleighs. Once harnessed up and on the trail there is nothing that compares to experiencing winter with the sound of snow rustling under the runners of your sleigh and the panting of your dogs.

The Trails

Over the last 40 years Haliburton Forest has prided itself in creating one of the best trail systems in Canada - and our dogsled trails are no exception. With state-of-the-art grooming equipment, professional staff and a location on the Algonquin Dome, we can guarantee incredible winter conditions.

To participate in our tours, guests will not require prior dog sledding experience. Our professional guides will introduce you to the basics of dog sledding in order to ensure that you will have a safe and enjoyable dog sledding experience. While dog sledding does require physical participation, guests do not have to be in excellent physical condition, but should bring along an attitude of adventure.

Dogsledding Pricing

Introductory Tours (Double Sleds Only):

Weekday: Only available for groups of 6 or more people
$115 per adult (age 16 and older)
$75 per child (age 4-15) accompanied by an adult

Weekends & Holidays:
$145 per adult (age 16 and older)
$95 per child (age 4-15) accompanied by an adult

Half-Day Tours:

Weekday:
$145 per adult (age 16 and older)
$95 per child (age 6-15) accompanied by an adult

Weekends & Holidays:
$200 per adult (age 16 and older)
$115 per child (age 6-15) accompanied by an adult

Full-Day Tours: Available for groups of 2 adults or more people

Weekday:
$325 per adult (age 16 plus only)

Weekends & Holidays:
$360 per adult (age 16 plus only)
Full Day tours are not offered on Saturdays.

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Ice Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park
Dec
30
to Mar 24

Ice Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Ontario’s best kept secret…might not be a secret anymore. The Ice Trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park has graduated from local folklore, to becoming a mainstay in Muskoka’s winter season! Opened in 2012 on a whim and a vision, the Ice Skating Trail has become one of the region’s most popular winter attractions, and one of the province’s most sought after winter ‘bucket list’ experiences.

The 1.3 km Ice Skating trail winds through the thick Muskoka forest and is a winter experience like no other. If you get to skate the loop after a fluffy snowfall, consider yourself in luck. Being surrounded on all sides by snow-covered evergreen trees is an absolutely stunning sight, and one that you won’t soon forget. Bring your family and watch your kids whip around the track with the perfect backdrop, or surprise your loved one with a romantic ‘hand-holding’ skate through the forest.

Weather permitting throughout the winter, the Arrowhead Provincial Park hosts Fire & Ice nights at the Ice Skating Trail on select Saturday nights in January and February. As if a skating trail through the forest wasn’t awesome enough, this is an experience you have to try first hand! Once the sun goes down and the stars come out, the Ice Skating Trail is illuminated by hundreds of tiki torches lighting your way as you carve through Muskoka’s beautiful evergreens.

Based on long-range weather forecasts and previous year opening dates, our best guess is the Arrowhead Ice Skating Trail will be open during the Christmas break. This is an estimate only, and is subject to weather conditions.

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Sleigh Bells Ring!
Dec
30
to Mar 17

Sleigh Bells Ring!

This adventure will have you dashing through the snow on a two horse open sleigh ride. Local character Irvin Holland and his horses will take you through forest and field and a maple sugar bush. You will also meet Jack and Ginnie and their son Oliver - the resident donkey family who always love treats and attention.

The following dates have been scheduled for this event: Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, Feb. 4, 9, 20, 24, Mar. 3, 11, 13, 15, 17. 

For more details, and/or to book this experience, please call 705 754 3436 or visit http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/sleigh-bells-ring.  Spots fill up quickly so, early booking is advised!

 

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New Year's 2018 - Celebration Package
Dec
30
to Jan 2

New Year's 2018 - Celebration Package

What better way to bring in the New Year than by indulging your palate and relaxing n our lakeside lodge, surrounded by the natural beauty of the great outdoors!  

This 2-night package includes 2 nights in the room/suite of your choice, 2 full breakfasts, 2 savoury dinners (1 extra special 4-course meal for New Year's Eve), plus a glass of champagne (or another beverage of your choice) and some nibblies to bring in the New Year.  

Prices range from $250-$275 +hst/ person (based on double occupancy) for this entire New Year's package depending on whether you stay in a room or a suite. Select the room/suite of your choice on our website and simply note in your booking that you would like to upgrade to the New Year's package.  We'll adjust things our end and send you a confirmation email with the final price.

Please note, if you are only planning on dining with us one night, there will be a fixed price menu on New Year's Eve for $65/person + tax & gratuity. 

 

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Play Locally with Your Outdoors
Dec
30
to Dec 31

Play Locally with Your Outdoors

A variety of experiences involving outdoor adventures, art classes and local beer samplings, (to name a few).  Barrie Martin, of Yours Outdoors, is somewhat of a local celebrity and is a master at creating excursions that will suit your time table and peak your interest.

Check out his calendar of events at http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/calendar and/or give him a call at 705 754 3436. He's sure to have something for you to try!

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Ski Like a Canadian
Dec
31
to Mar 10

Ski Like a Canadian

 

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you the basics in either skate or classic style and guide you along scenic trails that are suited to your level of ability. If you have skied before let us help you refine your technique and take you through some rugged and beautiful terrain. You will find your stride under the guidance of an expert ski instructor. The Haliburton Highlands is known as one of Ontario’s best x-country ski destinations, and boasts more than 100 km of groomed nordic trails. This experience is offered in cooperation with the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association.

This adventure is suitable for beginners and those looking to improve. Bring your own skis or rent them.  Scheduled times include Dec. 31, Jan. 4, 21, Feb. 3, 17, 25, Mar. 1, 10.  If these dates don't work for you, contact Barrie at the number below. Other dates can be arranged with advance notice. Times to be confirmed!

Other options include a full day of skiing or a multi-day ski package (we will transport you luggage from lodge to lodge!). Night skiing and backcountry skiing are other possibilities. We can customize a skiing adventure just for you and your group.

For more details and/or to book this experience, please call 705 754 3436 or visit http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/ski-canadian

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Snowshoe Like a Canadian
Jan
2
to Mar 13

Snowshoe Like a Canadian

Snowshoeing is both a traditional and popular modern way of winter travel for Canadians.  This snowshoe adventure will feature exceptional leaders who will help you explore the ecology, heritage, and culture of the Haliburton Highlands.   Snowshoe  rentals are available.  Scheduled times include Jan. 2, 7, 22, 31, Feb. 14, 20, 27, and Mar. 13.

 If the above dates don't work for you, contact Barrie and see what he can do.

Time to be confirmed!

For more information and/or to book this experience, please contact 705 754 3436 or visit www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/snowshoe-canadian .

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Fur and Flintlock
Jan
6
to Mar 17

Fur and Flintlock

Discover the fascinating world of Canada’s and Haliburton County’s oldest industry – the fur trade. This intriguing, thought provoking adventure takes you back into history with an 18th century fur trader. On snowshoes, follow Mike Buss to a trading post, a log cabin along Ten Mile Creek. You will hear stories of the fur trade as it was conducted in the late 18th century, and observe and handle reproduction trade goods. Mike will also demonstrate the use of some of these artifacts including flint and steel fire making, flintlock firearms, and traps. The biology and ecology of fur bearing animals is interpreted in light of Native technologies and lifestyles and the European economy.

Enjoy a traditional lunch of baked beans, bannock, wild rice and hot rum toddies.

The round trip snowshoe hike is approximately 2 km. The total experience is 6 hours.

And the rest is history.

Scheduled dates include: Jan. 6, 12, 13, 20 and 24. Other dates available with advance notice.

Time to be confirmed on booking.

For more information and/or to book this experience, please call 705 754 3436 or visit http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/fur-and-flintlock. 

 

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Making Moccasins
Jan
10
to Mar 14

Making Moccasins

Ready to learn a new skill? Join Lois Foster for a full day workshop to learn the art of moccasin making! Lois participated in a program called Katimavik, where she travelled to different regions of Canada, working and volunteering in a wide variety of community programs. While in Northern Ontario, she learned to make moccasins from the Native people of that region. Lois has made many pairs of moccasins and mukluks, for indoor and outdoor use, summer and winter wear, small and large sizes, fur-cuffed and beaded. She has been instructing since the mid 1980’s. Now, mostly retired from her teaching career, she is doing workshops, working with homeschool groups in outdoor education, sharing her gifts and talents, and, surprise, surprise, learning new skills!

This is for basic moccasin making, a prerequisite for mukluks, lined, fur-cuffed, or beaded moccasin making. Classes will be held for 2-10 students at a cost of $150/person for the day. Included: tanned hide for moccasin body, leather lacing, pattern making, needles and sinew for stitching, all instruction and assistance to complete the project in one day. Bring your own lunch. (Oakview can arrange this for you!)

Scheduled dates include Jan. 10, 13, 15, Feb. 10, 12, Mar. 10, 12 and 14.

For more information and/or to book this experience, please call 705 754 3436 or visit http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/making-moccasins .

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Sip, Swill and Savour
Jan
12
to Mar 31

Sip, Swill and Savour

Tingle your taste buds on this guided tour of the craft breweries and winery located along Highway 118 between Haliburton and Carnarvon. An entertaining guide will be your designated driver as you step behind the scenes to meet the beer and wine places and personalities of the Haliburton Highlands. You will enjoy great tastes, the stories, and some special surprises.

Scheduled dates include Jan. 12, 24, Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 9, 17, 31.  Additional dates possible with advance notice.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Barrie Martin at 705-754-3436 or visit http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/sip-swill-and-savour

 

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High on Ice
Jan
18
to Mar 7

High on Ice

Scale new heights with this exhilarating introduction to ice climbing. This fun and safe adventure will test your limits.  You will climb a 15 metre man made wall that presents two faces offering different challenges.  All climbing equipment, a warm hut, snacks and hot beverages are provided. Suitable for beginners and experienced climbers who want to get ready for other climbs.  

Schedules dates include: Jan. 18, 20, Feb. 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 28, Mar. 3 and 7.  Other dates may be available with advance notice.

Time to be confirmed!

For more information and/or to book this experience, please call 705 754 3436 or visit  www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/high-ice .

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Some Like it Hot!
Jan
26
to Mar 17

Some Like it Hot!

Put a little sizzle in your life. Warm up to the art in you with a full day introduction to glassblowing by artists inspired by the nature of the Haliburton Highlands. You will create several pieces of glass art. Throw in some spicy cuisine and warm hospitality and you have a very hot arts adventure.  Terry Craig and Jennifer Wanless Craig are well known glassblowers who exhibit and sell across North America.  In 2014 they were invited to the Emmy's to supply the celebrities with funky glassware. 

Scheduled dates include: Jan. 26, Feb. 16, 23, 24, Mar. 3, 9 and 17. Other dates may be available with advance notice.  Time to be confirmed!

For more details and/or to book this event, please call 705 754 3436 or visit www.yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/some-it-hot.

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Haliburton County Folk Society Presents 'Homemade Stew' ​
Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Haliburton County Folk Society Presents 'Homemade Stew' ​

Come and join the celebration of music of local artists. The evening is filled with local artists showcasing their talents. You will come away with an appreciation of the musical ability of people who live in the Haliburton Highlands.

Lineup is yet to be announced. This is the 5th year running and it is expected that the lineup will once again have no repeat performances: a true testament to the talent in the Haliburton Highlands! 

Location: Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

Visit http://haliburtonfolk.com

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Haliburton Forest Snowmobile/ATV Poker Run
Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Haliburton Forest Snowmobile/ATV Poker Run

Please join us to support a great cause!

This popular fundraising event is now in its 29th year and has raised close to $200,000 for local charities. 

Participants ride the trails from shelter cabin to shelter cabin collecting token cards along the way. These shelters, serving as check-points, provide an opportunity to warm up, share a story or have a coffee, hot chocolate or even a plate of pancakes provided by local businesses. At the end of the day the tokens collected are exchanged for a draw of a Poker hand. 

All proceeds will go to the Haliburton Firefighters Association. 

Fee: $70.00 per person plus HST

Included: Day pass to the Haliburton Forest snowmobile/ATV trails

For more information, please visit www.haliburtonforest.com

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Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival

Mark your calendar for February 16 & 17, 2018!
Always the 3rd Saturday in February!

Come and join the fun at the 28th annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival! Snowball hosts a bevy of winter activities such as a pancake breakfast, skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, Snow snake games (you have to attend to find out what they are!), hockey shoot-out, kids vs adult hockey game, Hockey Night in Dorset and more! 

Visit www.dorsetsnowball.com

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Polar Bear Challenge
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Polar Bear Challenge

Jump in yourself or cheer others on!

An event at the Haliburton Frost Festival, Registration at 10:00 am -12:00 pm  &  Event starts at 1:00 pm. Pledge forms available at Cranberry Cottage, Haliburton Foodland, West Guildford Shopping Centre, Todd’s Independent or    http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/haliburtonon/index.php

Prizes awarded to the top individual pledge dollars and top team pledge dollars and also the best costumes. For more information, contact Lion Jim Frost at 705 457-4031

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Tree Identification
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Tree Identification

Tree Identification        Saturday September 16, 10:00 am to noon

 

Have you ever wondered how to tell a balsam from a spruce?  You can learn to identify the trees of Haliburton County from expert Peter McElwain. Spend some time on the trails at the Haliburton Museum and hone your tree ID skills.

Cost: By donation

Location: Haliburton Museum

Leader: Peter McElwain

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Special Exhibit: Algonquin Park in the 1910s - A Tom Thomson Perspective
Jul
1
to Sep 4

Special Exhibit: Algonquin Park in the 1910s - A Tom Thomson Perspective

This special exhibit, presented by The Friends of Algonquin Park and Ontario Parks, will take you back in time, and focus on the Algonquin Park that Tom Thomson, the famous Canadian artist would have known between the years of 1912 - 1917. Various themes will be presented that pertinent to the era. Get a sense of what visitors would have experienced in Algonquin Park 100 years ago through this interactive special exhibit. This Celebrating Tom Thomson Exhibit runs until September 4, 2017.

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Abbey Gardens: Brewing Workshop
Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

Abbey Gardens: Brewing Workshop

Join Haliburton Highlands Brewing for an overview of the brewing process. Explore the malts and hops that make up your favourite brews. Workshop includes a guided tasting and souvenir glass to take home. $25 per person. Pair this workshop with the morning snowshoe & lunch offering for a full-day outing! For more information or to register contact Cara at cara@abbeygardens.ca  or 705 754 4769.

Workshop also running on March 25, 2017.

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