BEST WESTERN PLUS PARKSIDE INN & SPA, THE WHITE HOUSE
An inn to get away, unwind, come together and re-connect.
The Best Western Perth Parkside Inn & Spa is a full-service, locally owned boutique inn & spa in downtown Perth, just one hour west of Ottawa, features 56 luxury rooms attractively appointed whereby guests immediately feel relaxed and able to unwind. The White House is a charming heritage inn, recently renovated with seven spacious rooms located directly beside the hotel overlooking Stewart Park. Since 2012, the Parkside Inn & Spa is a subsidiary of the Best Western Plus brand and strives to deliver the highest standards of customer service and hospitality as well as adhere to the new health and safety protocols set out by Best Western’s ‘WE CARE CLEAN Program’.
BEST WESTERN PEMBROKE INN &
Full service hotel with modern, spacious rooms in the heart of the Ottawa Valley!
Newly renovated, features 88 spacious, modern guest rooms, conference space for group & corporate tours, weddings, hosting special events or simply a visit to dine on seasonal, local fare at the Westwinds Restaurant. Facilities also include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and indoor salt water pool. Friendly, knowledgeable staff are pleased to assist guests throughout their stay and share the warmth of Ottawa Valley hospitality in planning local adventures to fully appreciate the Valley’s natural beauty, heritage and cultural charm.
Hospitality of the Valley!
Ontario’s Natural Underground Wonder!
At Bonnechere Caves step back 450-500 million years to the Ordovician period dominated by pre-vertebrate marine life that tells an incredible story embedded on the cave’s walls. A guided tour meanders through caves formed during the last glaciation retreat. Open mid-May to mid- October, no reservations required, special tour operator rates available. Bring a flashlight, sweater, low heeled shoes and a camera! Located in the picturesque town of Eganville just 90 minutes from Ottawa or Algonquin.
BONNIE VIEW INN
Where Memories Begin
A landmark resort since 1924, Bonnie View was given it's name by a Scottish lady of the Haliburton Highlands enraptured with the resort's scenery and view. The Bonnie View Inn has matured into a contemporary 28-room, family owned and operated country inn with big resort amenities with southern exposure on Lake Kashagawig-amog, the Indigenous word for 'long winding waters'. A four-season resort offering exceptional cuisine, indoor/outdoor dining, well- appointed rooms with outdoor recreational opportunities and nature trails designed for families, small groups and FIT.
COUNTY OF HALIBURTON
Art, Heritage & Culture, Culinary & Outdoor All-In-One!
The Haliburton Highlands connects visitors from Toronto to Algonquin Park but also offers a vibrant mix of artisan’s studios, galleries and heritage attractions such as the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower and Haliburton’s School of the Fine Arts.
Just two hours from Toronto, Haliburton Highlands’ four seasons offer guided or self-directed recreation with an extensive scenic hiking trail system, cycling routes, mountain bike trails, gem and mineral collecting, geocaching sites, snowshoe, cross country trails and the world’s best dog sledding!
All Season, Family Cottage Resort in the Kawarthas
The Elmhirst family offers their guests an authentic escape from the everyday with an Ontario cottage resort retreat on the beautiful shores of Rice Lake, 20 minutes from Peterborough and just 90 minutes east of Toronto. Elmhirst Resort experience is deeply rooted in family tradition, down-to-earth, and inspired by its surrounding. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and environmental sustainability, we raise our own beef and grow much of what we serve in our lakefront dining room truly creating farm to table.
HALIBURTON FOREST &
WILD LIFE RESERVE
Explore, Discover, Experience the ‘Living Forest’!
Haliburton Forest spans over 30,000 hectares of mixed old/new growth forest in three watersheds adjoining Algonquin’s southwest boundary. Haliburton Forest offers year round, fully integrated, experiential programs for groups, SIT, FIT, half or multi-day packages such as must do’s Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour & Wolf Centre. Rustic accommodations offer a range of house-keeping lodging, dormitory style rooms or outpost Eco-Log Lodge on a private lake. The Cookhouse Restaurant serves homemade fare and provides group catering.
Re-connect with your Wildside!
Hastings County straddles the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands between Toronto and Ottawa. In the north, Bancroft, the Gem & Mineral Capital of Canada is surrounded by dense forests, clean freshwater lakes and rivers with extensive outdoor recreational pursuits offered year round. In the south, a fertile agricultural belt anchors a growing arts and crafts hub.
Escape, Explore, Relax in Country Style
Hollowbrook Highlands Country Experiences are nestled in the picturesque hills of Kawartha Lakes, situated just one hour east of Toronto. A heritage, 70 acre farmstead features a restored century barn and iconic tiled silo, vintage grand chandeliers, wood fired stone pizza oven with two licensed bars, a spectacular live edged fully stocked bar and a rustic open air cocktail bar. Offering intimate and special event dining settings, spring throughout fall, with year round authentic experiences. Stunning flower gardens and the presence of free-range chickens, goats and majestic Highland cattle help guests connect with rural Ontario farm life. Hike our winding trails through rolling fields and forest or sit by the spring fed pond to take in a deep breath of nature.
Explore Kawartha Lakes
Kawartha Lakes is the perfect destination to explore the natural beauty of Ontario while experiencing authentic food, culture, arts and entertainment. Home to over 250 lakes and rivers within the heart of the Trent-Severn Waterway, more than 600 kilometres of recreational trails and a unique Arts & Heritage Trail featuring over 50 memorable destinations, Kawartha Lakes offers endless opportunities for exploration. Welcome to Kawartha Lakes any season of the year, located just 90 minutes north east of Toronto.
Celebrate all things Maple!
Welcome to Lanark County, the celebrated Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario invites visitors to meet our producers on the sugar maple trail, taste our harvest at farmer’s markets and experience the cultural vibrancy of town & country life. Visitors can engage in traditional arts of syrup production, wool grading, cheese making, visit a textile mill, heritage buildings and museums in Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth and the UNESCO Rideau Canal at Smiths Falls.
MADAWASKA KANU CENTRE (MKC)
The Place to Learn your Paddling Strokes!
Internationally renowned 'place to learn your paddling strokes' in a canoe, kayak or raft! A wilderness retreat features attractive European-style chalet, buffet service dining room, cozy lounge, lodge accommodation, private cabanas and campsites with modern washhouse, hot showers, laundry facilities, sauna, yoga and massage therapy. MKC’s home-style cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients, Riverside Cafe and Outdoor Retail Shop provide everything a traveller needs. A new stop on the Canadian Canoe Route!
Best Ontario Road Trips and Suspension Bridge
Discover Northumberland County settled in the late 18th century by United Empire Loyalists who fled the British American colonies. The rolling hills of Northumberland, just one hour east of Toronto, give way to historic and architecturally attractive main streets for dining and shopping along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Travel inland and follow the Trent River taken by Samuel de Champlain in 1615 and view the river’s grandness at Ranney Gorge. Performing arts and music enrich the local culture and a visit to an open air venue housed in a barn surrounded by nature brings real Canadiana style to the countryside. Enjoy apple orchards, cideries, craft breweries and farm gates which add to the richness of Northumberland.
Big Nature, Big Experiences, Big Connection!
From breathtaking landscapes, waterways, biodiversity of wildlife to historical artifacts, Ontario’s parks protect these features to provide education, recreation and scientific research. Within Ontario’s Highlands, eighteen parks are easily accessible for fly-drive via RV, bus or car with use of a seasonal or day permit for multi-park visits. Services available: electrical campsites, flush toilets, showers, laundry, cottages, cabins and yurts. Each park offers interpretative programs, guided activities, canoe and kayak rentals.
G'DAY and WELCOME to the OTTAWA VALLEY!
Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Provincial Park, visitors to the Ottawa Valley offers a cultural blend of heritage and four-season outdoor recreation. Experience signature world-class whitewater rafting and paddling opportunities in the Whitewater Capital of Canada! Explore the mighty Ottawa River - Canada’s original highway and newest Heritage River - by raft, canoe, kayak, SUP or boat. Discover the story of our Earth through recreational geology experiences such as spelunking and rock hounding. Embrace winter like a true Canadian by trekking through the forest on dog sled, skis or snowshoes.
Raft, Surf, Ride - World famous Ottawa River!
OWL Rafting combines a descent of the twelve kilometre Rocher Fendu rapids with a return scenic cruise & BBQ aboard our Pontoon Boat. OWL’s Lakeside Resort features cabin accommodations, waterfront camping, buffet style cuisine, sandy beach with watercraft, disk golf course and pump-track. OWL’s High Adventure – 1-2 day packages, Soft Adventure – Family trips are available for group, SIT and FIT. Open mid-May to September, just 90 minutes northwest of Ottawa on the Canadian Canoe Route!
PETERBOROUGH & THE KAWARTHAS
Home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway!
Welcome to Peterborough & the Kawarthas, home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway, the Trent Severn, a 386 kilometre inland canal route between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. At the waterways heart is the picturesque City of Peterborough, the Otonabee River and famed Kawarthas cottage country, just 1.5 hour drive from Toronto and 3.5 hours from Ottawa.
RIDEAU CANAL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Explore the Rideau Heritage Route along
the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal
The Rideau Heritage Route offers recreational tours by water and land. The Rideau, a heritage slackwater canal system of 47 locks, 24 lock stations connects 202 kilometres of navigable waterway. Built 1826-32, the Rideau Canal was a critical trade route between Kingston and Ottawa. Today, the canal is managed by Parks Canada, May to October with scenic tours offering full, half day, 4 night/5 day all inclusive boat cruises, luxury cycling or paddling adventures inn to inn.
Discover the explorer in you!
Ontario' Champlain Tourism Route is based on Champlain’s 1615-1616 great expedition. It is built around experiences involving French/bilingual services that reflect the famous explorer’s adventures and his legacy. "Route Champlain" is an itinerary replete with products, experiences and attractions, including services in French for local and international tourists.
La Route touristique Champlain de l’Ontario s’inspire de la grande expédition que Samuel de Champlain a menée en 1615-1616. Elle s’articule autour d’expériences offrant des services en français ou bilingues qui se veulent un reflet des aventures de l’explorateur de renom et de son legs. ”La Route Champlain” propose aux visiteurs un itinéraire regroupant produits, expériences et attraits aux services bilingues, assurant ainsi un certain niveau de services dans leur langue aux touristes francophones d’ici et d’ailleurs.
The Champlain Route is developed by SÉO
La Route Champlain a été développée par SÉO
SPECTACLE LAKE LODGE
Making Memories Traditions
Owner Gladys Stoneham extends a warm welcome to guests at Spectacle Lake Lodge & The Lakeside Smokehouse Restaurant. Her vision for the four-season wilderness lodge, nestled in the trees on a small, serene lake... is to offer guests coming from near and far, young and old a place to enjoy a friendly ambience, engage in unforgettable outdoor experiences, relax and rest in newly appointed rooms, cabins and dine indoors or out with seasonal cuisine. Just 35
kilometres east of Algonquin Park's East Gate, the lodge features six lodge rooms, nine lakefront cottages with a panoramic view of the lake from the restaurant and surrounding trails.
SPIRIT OF THE WATERFALLS
Nature Empowers Healing
Spirit of the Waterfalls (SOW) is a series of seven Transformative Nature Experiences called ‘Shamanic Journeys’ which teach Journeyers how to energetically tune in, connect & co-create with the consciousness of Water through singing, drumming, chanting, meditating, reflecting & storytelling. Nature is a gateway & a sacred community, an untapped transformational collaborator that, when treated with honour, respect & gratitude, supports us in overcoming the chaos of these times. Each realm of Nature is our relative. Whether focusing on the energy of The Waterfalls, The Plants, The Trees, The Stones, The Crystals, The Ancient Ones, or The Fire, we say, “All my relations!” Nature empowers healing. Shamanic Teacher & Healer, Wild Ginger Namepin (a.k.a Karen Warner) empowers your journey! SOW is offered onsite at Gaia’s Den, a magical space to Be with Nature, located in Haliburton Highlands near the south entrance of Algonquin Park. SOW also offered at some resonant, off-site locations.
THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM
Stewards of Canoe Culture
A national heritage institution, explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada through an exceptional collection of canoes, kayaks and paddle watercraft in Peterborough. The Museum, open daily, offers visitors user-friendly, interactive galleries, custom handicraft workshops, a model building centre and unique displays. Through these engaging, authentic exhibits and programs we share the art & lore, culture and spirit of paddled watercraft with our communities.
VALLEY CYCLE TOURS
Explore the Rural Landscapes of the Ottawa Valley
Valley Cycle Tours owned and operated by Cindy Jamieson offers unique holiday tours throughout the idyllic Ottawa Valley. Cycle leisurely the scenic rural cycling routes with overnights at a mix of charming accommodations, guided or self-guided with van support to unique attractions.
WESTBEN CONCERT AT THE BARN
OPEN-AIR MUSICAL PERFORMANCE CENTRE & SOUNDSCAPE
Welcome to Westben at the Barn, renowned for its award-winning summer music festival of Concerts at The Barn held annually on the 50-acre century farm near the quaint town of Campbellford in Northumberland County, just two hours east of Toronto. The 6-week festival event schedule presents an array of genres ranging from classical to folk, fiddle, pop, rock, comedy and jazz, featuring national and international performing artists. Westben at the Barn’s setting features a custom-built timber-frame Barn, known for its intimacy, marvellous acoustics and rustic sophistication. Walls and doors roll away to allow music for easy listening that wafts over the surrounding meadowland. Birds and butterflies also enjoy concerts alongside Westben patrons!
THE WHITEWATER INN
Your Best Home Away from Home
The Whitewater Inn situated in Beachburg of the Ottawa Valley is a century old inn, recently renovated with landscaped grounds features five bedrooms tastefully appointed each with their own ensuite bathroom. Overnight stays are accompanied by a leisurely self-catered breakfast with optional catered dinners.
Connecting you with communities, culture &
‘Haliburton Rocks!’ an OSE is a must tour to exploring the wonders of the earth and “gems” beneath our feet! Authentic year round professional guided offerings include foraging, tasting of edible wilds, a day in the life of a fur trader, pottery & glass blowing workshops, themed cycling tours, canoeing instruction & tripping, maple syrup adventures, winter camping, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing & ice fishing. Yours Outdoors services can be customized for groups, SIT and FIT interests and needs.