Get acquainted with the Ottawa Valley this winter with a visit to Calabogie Peaks Resort, south eastern Ontario’s supreme mountain, lake and wilderness destination. A winter getaway experience at Calabogie is defined by its pristine surrounding landscape: cradled in a valley dotted with heritage towns perfect for perusing on a lazy Saturday, and rolling hills laying out uninhabited landscapes waiting to be discovered.
Crowds head to the Resort every weekend in winter to soar down Ontario’s highest public ski hill vertical drop, and to explore the surrounding hidden gem of a region.
Start the getaway indulging in hours of downhill excitement with 22 runs, two terrain parks, and a winter tubing park to keep you busy. After sufficient rest in a fireside suit at Dickson Manor or in one of three modern and comfortable condominiums, grab a pair of cross country skis or snowshoes and head out to investigate some of the Ottawa Valley’s most scenic Nordic trails and lookouts.
Glide through the snow with ease as you twist and turn through old logging routes and 18th century settlement sites; try the Manitou Mountain trail, a 9 km medium level snowshoeing trail located on thousands of acres of virgin Crown land, passing by three pristine mountain top vistas including Eagles Nest, Manitou Mountain and Red Arrow Rock.
Your spirits will be enlightened by the serenity of standing atop panoramic look outs, and the vigorous rush of outdoor active adventures. The experience will only get better when you return to the comfort of the resort’s indoor salt water pool and outdoor hot tub, finished off with a feast at Canthooks, the fine dining restaurant led by four diamond trained chef Andrea Leduc.
Don’t stop once you’ve had your fill with Calabogie, but head to Ottawa Valley Tourism for more ideas on what to do when visiting the renowned region of rolling hills, located just 30 minutes from the National Capital.