ON – Located just 2.5 hours east of Toronto and 30
minutes west of Ottawa, Ontario's Highlands offers unique and memorable
winter experiences for travellers seeking to escape the city and
embrace all that is great about this frosty season.
With some of the
deepest snowfalls in the province, thousands of kilometres of untouched
wilderness and friendly rural charm unmatched anywhere else in Ontario,
the region is a premier winter destination for relaxation, adventure and
the ultimate in cold-weather bragging rights.
can glide through the region’s endless snowmobile trails, or, with
Calabogie Peaks, Madawaska Mountain, Sir Sam’s and Mount Pakenham all in
your backyard, you don’t have to go far to experience a true snow day
on the ski slopes.
In Ontario’s Highlands, every twist, loop and bend of
the landscape is seen through the blur of foggy goggles; every hill is
experienced within the serene backdrop of white-covered tree tops; every
carve is accompanied by excited breaths of fresh, crisp air and every
brag-worthy moment begins in a cloud of white fluffy dust that only
settles once you conquer the thrill of flying.
square kilometres of winter awesomeness and over 7,000 frozen lakes to
explore, Ontario’s Highlands offers unparalleled opportunities for
story-worthy moments and unforgettable weekend getaways.
Reel in trophy
game walleye and pike from the serene comfort of a heated ice hut or
experience the exhilaration of being drawn into the wilderness by a pack
of Siberian Huskies. Leave fresh tracks while snowshoeing through the
sparkling outdoors or conquer a challenging ice wall with the help of a
You can also show your Canadian pride by venturing to
the region’s many warm and picturesque small-town communities like the
Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario (Lanark) or Haliburton for the Canadian
National Pond Hockey Championships.
Between January 6, 2014 and
February 16, 2014, fans of winter will have the opportunity to gear up
for a trip to Ontario’s Highlands with a chance to win a $1,000 gift
card from Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Simply cast your vote for your
favourite winter activity by visiting the Ontario's Highlands Facebook
page or www.likewinter.ca. FAM trips are available to media by
About the OHTO The Ontario's Highlands
Tourism Organization (OHTO) is a not-for-profit organization mandated by
the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of
Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and
Lennox and Addington. Find out more at www.ohto.ca