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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

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Address: 1095 Redken Rd., Haliburton, Ontario K0M1S0, Canada
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+1 705-754-2198
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ontario's hidden outdoor recreation, education and entertainment...

Ontario's hidden outdoor recreation, education and entertainment gem.Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd., or simply Haliburton Forest, is a unique, privately owned forest located on 70,000 acres of rolling hardwood forests, beautiful lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands in the Haliburton Highlands of central Ontario, 3 hours north of Toronto.An outdoor lover's paradise, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd, features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dog sledding, fishing, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodations, and an array of educational programs.

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An awesome experience

This past weekend we went up to HFWLR to take part in the half-day dogsledding experience and what a great time it was. The overall area is beautiful but what really separates... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This past weekend we went up to HFWLR to take part in the half-day dogsledding experience and what a great time it was. The overall area is beautiful but what really separates itself are the kind staff and such a unique experience. When we got there we were greeted by one of the handlers and introduced to the dogs as... More 

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Lansdowne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre on a snowy Weekend in February and we were not disappointed. It's located a short 30km drive from Haliburton. The Centre wasn't very busy so the interpreter was able to answer our questions while we watched the wolves for about an hour through the one way glass. We were told that winter is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked dog sledding for the first time, and was not quite sure what to expect. it was a great experience, we had fun the people were great and the dogs are beautiful. would definitely do it again, and recommend to all.

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Thank Marty S
TORONTO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had have the world dog sled championship so we decided to go check it out. Alot of nice trails. The actual dog sled event was disappointing, we thought there would be more food choices, but all they had was a buffet at the Cookhouse which was pricey for what you were getting. And one vendor sold chilli for $5.... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Renting is for most of us is the only option. Renting from Halliburton Forest is by far the best option. As they are located on the dome, or crest of the Ontario water shed it is consistently colder and thus they have great sledding conditions. Prices are fair, equipment is always in excellent shape, very fast sleds, extremely exciting. The... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never knew of this place even with driving past it but found out about it on the internet. We took a group of 24 there and well worth the visit. The fellow working that day was so very knowledgeable, answering our many questions. We were lucky that day as most of the 13 wolves they have in the reserve were... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

It was an awesome experience. Staff is very professional and give you all the information and the safety talk before start. When you register, they send you the recommend dressing and packing list. It is incredible but they know all the dogs by name. As they had lots of snow the day before, the trail was like a beautiful movie.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited the Wolf Centre as a family on Jan. 4th. It was a really snowy day and the road in from hwy 118 is fairly hilly. At times we drove through white outs but we were still glad we went. You can see the wolves through one way glass so they cannot see you but they can hear and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Family of 4 went for 2 hour dog sledding. It was absolutely awesome. After the tour, we got to hang out with 60+ friendly, attention loving dogs (a highlight for me!)

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I discovered the Forest/Reserve during my research when planning a family get away for this past holiday season. What an absolute "diamond in the rough". Our family of 14 all participated in dog sledding, snow sledding and just pulling the "wee ones" through the property on a sled. Throughout the day everyone enjoyed the good food and beverage happily served... More 

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