The rolling hills and remarkable landscape of the Haliburton Highlands is just 2.5 hours north east of Toronto. Hundreds of fresh, clear lakes and a handful of great towns dot the fabulous Canadian Shield.
Both leisure and business thrive here and if you’re looking for a great sense of ‘place’ away from the hubbub of the big city, then the Highlands is for you. Join award winning firms whose employees get to live and play in paradise. Our successful Community Futures organization and thriving Business Incubator can give you a leg up, providing valuable mentoring and support services to entrepreneurial businesses. The Chamber of Commerce and many service clubs provide a welcoming business environment for hanging out your shingle.
We’re rich with year-round activities for visitor and local folks alike. From physical and educational activities through to arts and cultural experiences there’s always something fun to do, see, enjoy and cherish.
Take a course at Fleming College or explore your artistic side at the School of the Arts.
Walk in the Clouds, howl with the wolves or visit the logging museum at the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve.
Dig out your GPS and go high-tech treasure hunting in Canada's Geocaching Capital.
Challenge yourself at Sir Sam's Ski & Bike with skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.
Explore our spectacular landscape on hundreds of trails dedicated to each of cross country skiing, dogsledding, ATVing and snowmobiling. Camp in the award-winning Water Trails or ride our rolling ribbons of highway by bike – motorized or not!
In the Highlands, there’s a photo op around every corner and the fish are always biting.
We respect and preserve our heritage through art, galleries, museums and international icons like the Dorset Fire Tower and the Hawk Lake Log Chute.
Take a hike, do 18 before breakfast and soak in the fall colours.
Or … just sit at the dock or the café and watch the world go by.
Whether you want to move your business here, start a new one or come on by to unwind, you’ll soon understand why we call ourselves 'A Natural Work of Art!'
Warden, Haliburton County