Ontario’s Highlands is the perfect playground for motorcycle enthusiasts. Through thick forests and around crystal blue waters, the roads of the region provide a winding path of smooth pavement that fuels your desire to ride. To learn more about riding in the region, check out ridethehighlands.ca.
Enjoy the thrill of navigating the rapids of the Ottawa River, where 400 years ago the Voyageurs paddled both up and down these same rapids trading furs for pots, guns and blankets. There are as many ways to enjoy a canoe excursion in the region as there are lakes and rivers.
Take a trip inside the many caves throughout Ontario’s Highlands. Surround yourself with limestone walls that encase ancient fossils of coral and sea creatures from a time long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. From July through September, you can turn your trip at Bonnechere Caves into a Fossil Hunting Supper, in conjunction with nearby Frisco’s Grill.
Learn to read the rocks and you’ll uncover the true history of Ontario’s Highlands, which features one of the most unusual, rich and diverse geological settings in Canada. You will discover such wonders as the Ordovician fossil capital of Canada, a chance to dig for a real gemstone, discern a taste of Ontario’s best maple syrup, and experience the wild side of its inhabitants.