In the Haliburton Highlands we love the Winter Season. Sure, we might be biased, but we think you’ll find there’s no better place to have a ball this winter.

Winter in the Highlands is jam-packed with amazing and unusual experiences. Get your true Canadian on — gather your warm and woollies, bundle up and embrace the chill! Get up, get out and fall in love with winter.

Whether you’re a little laid back or all-in active, wild and wonderful snow-filled experiences abound.

We’re just itching to share a few with you…


Ski like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski. 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. You will find your stride under the guidance of an expert ski instructor. <<Learn more or book now>>


Go Skijoring

Ski-what? Skijoring – the wildly popular Scandanavian pastime you may have never heard of. Strap on your cross country skis, harness up your dog — a little teamwork and off you go. (who knew!) Imagine racing across the fresh snow with your favourite furry friend. This just might become your favourite new winter romp. <<Learn more or book now>>


Guided Ice Fishing in Haliburton Forest

Jamie Sala of Haliburton Forest will work with you to plan an adventure of a lifetime including what species to target, what lakes to visit and what routes to take. Half and full day outings are available. The full day option includes a hearty shore lunch. A hearty and nutritious hot lunch prepared and served directly on the ice, if all goes well the lunch may feature the fish you have caught that morning.   <<Learn more or book now>>


Igloo Building 

In its simplicity of form, in its efficient use of a renewable resource, in its method of construction, and above all, in its unequalled insulating properties, the igloo is a marvel of indigenous ingenuity which permitted the Inuit to survive and thrive in the most inhospitable and challenging environment humans have ever inhabited in a shelter that is safe, lasting, comfortable, and which, to this day, puts other snow shelters and modern 4-season tents to shame.  <<Learn more or book now>>


Try It – Ice Climbing 

Try It is a half day adventure geared towards getting a taste of what this sport has to offer. No experience, no problem, you will learn the basics and get in your first swings! You’ll learn safety first, have a short lesson, then lots of climbing!  <<Learn more or book now>>

More Experience Providers

Dogsled Tours

The Winterdance dogsled tours are run on their own 2200 acres of private wilderness located between Haliburton Lake and the doorstep of Algonquin Park. This is a unique opportunity to experience the solitude, remoteness and picturesque beauty of a part of Ontario that few people will ever see.  <<Learn more or book now>>


Guided Snowshoe Hikes 

Deep Roots Adventure’s guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required & snowshoes are available.
<<Learn more or book now>>



Guided Snowmobile Tours

At Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve they offer fully guided snowmobiling trips on their groomed snowmobile trails within 100,000 acres of private forest. Includes the snowmobiles, guides, helmets, and fun! Snowmobiles are Skidoo ACE Grand Touring two-seater snowmobiles.  <<Learn more or book now>>

Winter Camping & More 

Algonquin Yeti Paddling Hot-tent curious? Find out about this comfortable way to winter camp. They also offer bushcraft workshops and guided snowshoe hikes into South Algonquin. AYP guides will set you up for a positive fun winter night experience!  <<Learn more or book now>>