Plan a Guys’ Weekend This Summer in Ontario’s Highlands | Ontario Highlands Tourism

Plan a Guys’ Weekend This Summer in Ontario’s Highlands

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This summer, round up the guys, pack up your things, and experience a weekend filled with fun, thrills and excitement, that simply cannot be had anywhere else. Ontario’s Highlands is home to a wealth of attractions, beautiful scenery and activities that promise a fun filled and memorable vacation for people of all ages. Below are a few examples of places to go, and things to do when doing a guys weekend this summer.

Visit the NHL Birthplace Museum

If you and your friends are avid hockey fans, make sure to visit Renfrew, Ontario, the birthplace of the NHL. Learn the league’s history from initial financing by Ambrose O’Brien in 1909, to an in depth analysis of the original National Hockey Association (NHA) and how it has evolved into the NHL, a 30-team league with teams across both the USA and Canada. As well, learn how the Montreal Canadiens became the very first team in the NHA and eventually the NHL. You’ll be greeted by Executive Director Raymond Dunbar who knows everything there is to know about the NHL, its history and hockey in general. He is probably one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, and he loves to chat and answer any questions you may have.

Go Whitewater Rafting

Maybe you aren’t too keen on checking out museums. That’s okay! What’s a better way to spend a guy’s weekend, than experiencing the thrill of a whitewater rafting trip? You’ve seen it in your favourite movies, so why not experience it for yourself alongside your best friends! The amazing cliff faces, beautiful trees, fresh summer air, the thrilling ride over the fast moving rapids, together create jaw-dropping experiences that simply cannot be had anywhere else. Choose between the gentle, adventurous or the extreme rafting experience, and push you and your friends to the limit down the fast and wandering Ottawa River.

Various packages are offered through Wilderness Tours that will have you and the guys set for a weekend rafting trip that will be talked about for many years to come. Return back home with stories, and experiences so thrilling, that you’ll be ready to plan your next white water rafting trip ASAP!

Try Bungee Jumping

To add to your White Water Rafting experience, why not add a bit of bungee jumping into the mix? Jump 150 feet over the Ottawa River and experience the thrill of a lifetime, and cross that item off your bucket list! Make sure to book this unforgettable experience alongside your white water rafting tour for extra savings. As well, take a look at Wilderness Tours schedule of events, and plan your guys weekend around a concert or specific event happening this summer to make the most of your stay!

Visit The Whitewater Brewing Company

As described by the company motto “Brewed By Friends, For Friends” you definitely have to check out the Whitewater Brewing Company and enjoy a few pints alongside the guys! This one of a kind brewery is known for its unique craft beers and its smooth flavours. Currently, they brew six different varieties of beer, with ingredients sourced locally within the Ottawa Valley and brewed from the waters of the Ottawa River itself! Whitewater Brewing Co. offers a wide variety of beers to taste and bring home with you as well. Their beers include the Farmers Daughter Blonde Ale, Whistling Paddler English Style Ale, Class V IPA, Midnight Stout Oatmeal Stout, Jack Frost’s Demise, and Jacked Rabbit Espresso IPA. Not only are the beers unique, but so are the bottles too! Enjoy some beers and bring home some bottles as the perfect souvenir for your guys weekend in the Ottawa Valley!

Go Fishing at Limerick Lake

Another fantastic way to spend a guys weekend in Ontario’s Highlands is by visiting Limerick Lake Lodge & Marina for some great fishing. Spend time with the guys on the water, and see who can reel in the biggest catch of the trip! From small and large mouth bass to lake trout, Limerick Lake offers some of the best fishing within Ontario’s Highlands! Spend a weekend at the lodge, rent powerboats, canoes or kayaks, or even bring your own ATVs to venture out onto the Hastings Heritage Trail. There is plenty of outdoor fun to be had at Limerick Lake, and memories to be made that will last a lifetime!

Visiting Ontario’s Highlands this summer will be one of the best decisions you’ll make. Spend a guy’s weekend at any of the above destinations, or up the ante and spend a week or more with the guys and tackle all these great destinations! Check out our site to see the many great activities offered throughout the region!

If you’re ready to plan your guy’s weekend contact us by phone at 1-855-629-6486 or by email at info@ohto.ca . We would be more than happy to assist you in booking a trip that you and your friends will be talking about for years, and never forget!


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