Snow Country Fun in the Haliburton Highlands

Escape the city and embrace winter in Ontario’s Highlands
Winter is truly a magical season in Canada and this 3-day excursion lets you explore the ice and snow in the great outdoors. During the day, take part in some quintessentially Canadian winter adventures, such as dog sledding and ice fishing, and then rejuvenate as you savour the stillness of the snow-covered forest on a guided walk or try some winter yoga. In the evenings, warm up by a crackling wood fire and experience the incredible dark night sky. With cozy accommodations and meals included, you'll enjoy the best of winter on this snowy adventure in the Haliburton Highlands
2 Nights/3 Days - $1099 CAD/person

Primary Location

Minden and Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

Departures

Seasonality is from any Friday to Sunday from December 28 - March 15

Included:

  • 2 nights of accommodation at Bonnyview Inn or similar based on double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Entry fee to all experiences and services of additional instructors/team leaders as required per the itinerary
  • Outfitting of all outdoor equipment to participate in activities per the itinerary
  • All services & gratuities

Not Included:

  • Ontario Fishing Licence
  • 13% HST
  • Anything of a personal nature or not stated above

Pricing Details

Please send us a request with your preferred dates
*Take advantage of Ontario’s 2022 Staycation Tax Rebate, up to 20%*

  • This is a sample itinerary - the exact program is tailored to the preferences of the group and weather conditions
  • Group size is for 2 to 4 participants (larger groups are on request)
  • The minimum age for children is 14 years old
  • The order of the activities may change (midweek is also possible with some changes to the itinerary)
  • Ice climbing could be switched with other activities such as cross country skiing
  • Guided activities are dependent on weather, ice, and snow conditions permitting
  • For self-drive guests snow tires are a requirement for safe travel

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade your package to include all transfers with a driver and full-day services with a tour guide

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WINTER IN ONTARIO'S SNOW COUNTRY

Head north to snow country in the Haliburton Highlands. Arrive at Abbey Gardens for the 'Snowshoe like a Canadian' experience that involves an introduction to snowshoeing and a guided forest therapy hike to connect you to the winter woods. Transfer to your B&B to check-in and settle in. After a welcome orientation, maintain that snowshoe glow by taking it easy or explore nearby trails or communities. After dinner, enjoy the dark sky and the sparkling stars from a cozy campfire. Warm-up with a hot beverage and snack.

DAY 2: ICE CLIMBING IN THE HIGHLANDS

After breakfast, head to the tranquil Haliburton Forest to try your hand (and legs) at ice climbing. No experience is required. The knowledgeable and engaging guide will introduce you to the basics, help you try on equipment, and teach you the safety rules before guiding you up an amazing wall of ice. After climbing enjoy a hot lunch at The Cookhouse. Your next adventure is an introduction to dogsledding. After meeting your team of huskies and learning the fundamentals, you will follow your guide and embark on a ride along scenic forest trails. Transfer back to your B&B for dinner and evening of rest and relaxation after a fun and active day.

DAY 3: ICE FISHING IN HALIBURTON

After breakfast, you'll learn the gentle art and science of ice fishing. Starting with an orientation, you'll soon be outfitted with ice fishing equipment and ready to head out on the ice. You'll be guided to the ice hut out on a serene lake where you'll try your hand at catching fish. Your well-earned lunch today will be at Molly’s Bistro, Suwan’s Thai Restaurant or the Dominion Hotel. Fuel up for the drive home after three great days of winter adventure.

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