Events | Ontario Highlands Tourism

Ongoing Events

2017 Sleddog Sports Winter World Championship
Starts: Jan 24th, 2017 8:00 am
Ends: Feb 1st, 2017 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Jan 21

Robbie Burns Night

Haliburton Legion Branch 129
719 Mountain Street
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Jan 21st, 2017 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Where: Haliburton Legion Branch 129
Details: Doors open at 6:30p.m. Entertainment starts at 7:00p.m. Don your kilt and join us for an evening of pipes and drums, Scottish dancing and music, haggis toss and a full buffet meal. There will be a 'night cap' Scotch tasting to boot! A great family event - all ages welcome! Tickets available at the door.

Cost: $15.00

For more information, contact:
Dan Collings
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(705) 457-9428

Jan 28

Hardwater Festival

West Guilford Community Centre
1061 Kennisis Lake RdMunicipality of Dysart et al, ON, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Jan 28th, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

dysartetal.ca/hardwaterfestival

Festivals & Events Winter Adventure

This inaugural winter celebration is presented by Explore our Lakes, a project of the Municipality of Dysart et al. Join us for a “very cool” fun filled family event! Activities will take place in and around the West Guilford Community Centre throughout the day including: • Ice Safety Information sessions • Working & Playing On Ice safety course offered by Highlands Wilderness Training Institute** • Ice Climbing** – get high at Medeba Adventure Learning Centre • Ice fishing – it’s catching on! • Skating – on the outdoor rink • Ice sculpture demonstration • Hot lunch* – chili (vegetarian option), Chili dogs and hotdogs, hot chocolate • Ecology of ice/lakes in winter - Abbey Garden • Ice crafts and play for kids • Ice Movies - There is Something in the Water, Frozen and more • Broomball on the outdoor rink – BYOT (bring your own team!) • Snow tagging – the latest snowshoe craze in Canadian National Parks! – Abbey Garden Register for the Hardwater Festival here so that we can plan accordingly and update you as the program develops. Registration is encouraged but not required. * = $ ** = Preregistration

Cost: Mostly free - some fees apply

For more information, contact:
Barrie Martin
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(705) 754-3436

Jan 28

Working & Playing On Ice safety course

West Guilford Community Centre
1061 Kennisis Lake RdMunicipality of Dysart et al, ON, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Jan 28th, 2017 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Festivals & Events The Hardwater Festival is pleased to partner with Highlands Wilderness Training Institute to offer a Working & Playing On Ice safety course. This course is for individuals or small groups that are required to work or choose to play on bodies of ice covered water. The working on ice program has been created with the emphasis on assessment and “being safe” while working around, or on frozen bodies of water. The goal of the course is to give people practical assessment and decision making skills to determine safe versus non-safe ice coverings. The course includes: • Half Day In Classroom at West Guilford Community Centre • Half Day Outside On Local Ice Surface in West Guilford • Required Equipment: Drysuit, Floater Suit, Survival Suit, or Thick (5mm+) Wetsuit PFD The course is being offered on the day of the Festival, January 28th from 10:00-4:30 for a discounted rate of $125 + HST (regularly $145 + HST). A limited number of subsidies are available please contact Andrea Mueller at 705-457-1740 x. 35 for further assistance. Preregistration is required. All participants must complete both the Waiver of Liability Form and the Medical Information Form found on the registration page. Participants must bring these forms with them on the day of the course. To register, click on the link below, scroll down to the Upcoming Courses section, select the Working & Playing On Ice - Hardwater Festival option and click on the Enroll Now button. Register http://www.safetytrainingontario.com/course-dates-registration.

Cost: $125 + HST

For more information, contact:
Barrie Martin
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(705) 754-3436

Jan-Feb 24-01

2017 Sleddog Sports Winter World Championship

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Jan 24th, 2017 8:00 am
Ends: Feb 1st, 2017 8:00 pm

worlddogsleddingchampionships.ca

Festivals & Events Winter Adventure

To ring in Canada’s 150th Birthday Haliburton Forest will be hosting a world wide dog sledding event. Over nine days our world-renowned trail system will see 22 different classes, with over 20 countries represented! Please visit their website for more information. The world is coming to #MyHaliburtonHighlands - join in the fun!

Cost: The event is free for spectators. Price to be determined for parking and shuttle service to the venue.

For more information, contact:
Tegan Legge - Project Manager
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1 (800) 631-2198

Feb 04

Madoc Snowmobile Drag

Moira Lake
13191 Hwy 62
Madoc, On , ON
South Hastings

Date: Feb 4th, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

https://facebook.com/MadocSnowmobil…

Festivals & Events Snowmobiling Winter Adventure

We want to see what your machine is made of! Show up, line up and as the light turns green, giv'r! Registration opens at 8:00a.m. Racing starts at 10:00a.m. & goes until the last checkered flag! There will be food & drink vendors on ice, 50/50 draw and plenty of fast fun for the whole family!


For more information, check out our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MadocSnowmobileDrags or call 613-922-5601

Cost: $10 entrance fee. Kids under 6 free!

For more information, contact:
Brad Freeman
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(613) 922-5601

Feb 11

28th Annual Poker Run

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Feb 11th, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

https://haliburtonforest.com/events…

Festivals & Events Participants ride the Forest trails via snowmobile or ATV from shelter cabin to shelter cabin, collecting tokens along the way. Refreshments will be available at each cabin. Before 5:00 pm participants turn in their tokens in order to draw a poker hand.

Cost: $70.00 per person, plus HST

For more information, contact:
Haliburton Forest Main Office
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1 (800) 631-2198

Feb 14

DINE with your VALENTINE

7109 Hwy 29 S
Mississippi Mills , ON

Date: Feb 14th, 2017 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

https://dinewithyourvalentine.event…

Book your reservation for Valentine's Day ~~choose 5 pm or 7 pm Romantic Music beside a Roaring Wood Fire surrounded by Candle Light sets the tone for your evening. Complimentary Welcome Cocktail Start with a cup of Butternut and Carrot Soup, Baby Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette and Bite Size Homemade Buns with Whipped Butter ~~~Main Course Beef Wellington, Duchess Potaotes, Glazed Carrots and Creamy Slaw OR Honey Dijon Salmon, Balsmic Rice, Garlic + Parsley Green Beans and Creamy Slaw OR Vegetarian Lasagna ~~~The Finale Sweetheart dessert platter; cheesecake with mixed berry coulis, buttertarts, chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate ganache Coffee or Tisane. Call 613-250-0417 to reserve ~~~ $85/couple.

Cost: $85 per couple

For more information, contact:
Julia Foley
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(613) 250-0417

Mar 13

March Break at the Wolf Centre

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Mar 13th, 2017 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

https://haliburtonforest.com/events…

Winter Adventure We invite families to join our staff at the Wolf Centre for an afternoon of fun and educational activities. Watch our hilarious puppet show, listen as Twig, our forest Nome tells stories, and create fun wolf arts and crafts. See website for prices.

Cost: Regular Wolf Centre Admission

For more information, contact:
Haliburton Forest Main Office
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(800) 631-2198

Mar 15

March Break at the Wolf Centre

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Mar 15th, 2017 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

https://haliburtonforest.com/events…

Winter Adventure We invite families to join our staff at the Wolf Centre for an afternoon of fun and educational activities. Watch our hilarious puppet show, listen as Twig, our forest Nome tells stories, and create fun wolf arts and crafts. See website for prices.

Cost: Regular Wolf Centre Admission

For more information, contact:
Haliburton Forest Main Office
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1 (800) 631-2198

Mar 17

March Break at the Wolf Centre

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Mar 17th, 2017 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

https://haliburtonforest.com/events…

Winter Adventure We invite families to join our staff at the Wolf Centre for an afternoon of fun and educational activities. Watch our hilarious puppet show, listen as Twig, our forest Nome tells stories, and create fun wolf arts and crafts. Refer to website for prices.

Cost: Regular Wolf Centre Admission

For more information, contact:
Haliburton Forest Main Office
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1 (800) 631-2198

Apr 01-02

Maple Weekend

Lanark County

Starts: Apr 1st, 2017 10:00 am
Ends: Apr 2nd, 2017 4:00 pm

mapleweekend.ca

Festivals & Events Come enjoy the sweetest time of the year! The Lanark and District Maple Producers Association will be hosting the 3rd Annual Maple Weekend on April 1 and 2, 2017, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Join us at a participating Maple Weekend sugar bush and explore how maple products are produced, from tree to table. A list of participating Maple Weekend maple syrup producers is available on the Maple Weekend website, along with further details about specials and activities for visitors. Activities range from pancake breakfasts to sugar bush trail adventures, sugar making demonstrations, taffy on snow, horse-drawn sleigh-rides and more! Taste why pure Ontario maple syrup has long been a favourite springtime treat and share in the fun of the sweetest time of the year!

Cost: Free!

For more information, contact:
Amy Hogue
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(613) 264-6107

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