The Haliburton Highlands beg to be explored on foot so it makes perfect sense that the region is home to CANADA’S LARGEST and MOST INTERESTING hiking festival.  From September 17 to 20, 2015, the Hike Haliburton festival offers over 75 guided themed hikes for all ages, interests and abilities plus entertainment and local foods. Most hikes are FREE but registration is required as space is limited. Choose from easy (1 to 3 hour) ambles, moderate…
UPDATE:  Letter from Doug Temoin, Contest Winner from Delta B.C., to the Chronicle Journal Editor, August 18, 2015 I just returned from Thunder Bay. I was the North American winner of the Wabakimi Adventure into the Boreal Forest with bush craft expert Ray Mears, his instructor Dan Hume, and Becky Mason who is one of the world’s premier canoeists. Paul Pepe, tourism manager, and Stephanie Reid, digital travel and media officer for Thunder Bay, along…
Whitewater Lake is a paddler’s dream come true. This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Armstrong Station followed by an exciting float plane flight to Whitewater Lodge in Wabakimi Provincial Park.  Spend your days exploring the fish-rich waters by canoe and wildlife viewing in the boreal forest. Each evening return to your cabin for a good night sleep. There is plenty of something and nothing to do for everyone. Adventure Provider: Wilderness North Trip…
Adventure Provider: French River Adventures Trip Type: 3-day “Kraft Dinner No More” Canoe Getaway Length: 3 days When: June to October 2015 Trip Fee: $329 plus HST (based on double occupancy) Trip Rendezvous: The Lodge at Pine Cove, near Noelville This getaway at the luxurious Lodge at Pine Cove combines topnotch flat-water and white-water (optional) paddling on a Canadian Heritage River with a good night sleep in a comfortable bed and delicious gourmet meals. Each morning…
Paddle in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve With over 30,000 islands, Georgian Bay has some of the best sea kayak touring in the world.   Paddle through the rugged windswept beauty that inspired the famous landscape paintings by the Group of Seven. Explore a mosaic of open water, sheltered bays and coastal wetlands. Camp on smooth Canadian Shield and enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets.    In 2004, UNESCO designated 347,000 hectares along Georgian Bay’s eastern…