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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Karen W
Whitby, Canada
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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Karen W
Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Peggy G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What went well: Our sled leader was phenomenal. She was very patient, clear, and diligent. She gave good instructions and gave us confidence on the sleds. The view through the forest was beautiful and the experience was unique. What could be improved: After arrival you are asked to head out to the dogs 10 min before start time. But they... More 

Thank AdventurSeeker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Super cool experience at the Wolf center, Marena our guide did a fabulous job explaining the wolves and taking us on a hike to do the wolf howl. We were surprised nearly 200 people showed up so come early wear good shoes and enjoy the sounds

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We drove over an hour and half out of our way just to come see the wolves. Imagine our surprise when we arrive and the gate is locked! The website said the center was open daily until 5:00. Apparently they decided to only open on weekends this fall. It would have been nice to know this. Can't SOMEONE update the... More 

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HermanT_HF, Webmaster at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Pam, We are really sorry that you drove so far without being able to see the wolves. I assume you tried to visit us recently? Our opening times are exactly as stated on the Wolf Centre page on our website: "The Wolf Centre is open from Victoria Day (May long weekend) until the end of the Thanksgiving weekend seven... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is our second visit in 2 years and we still found it very interesting. I actually learned a new fact regarding our wolves. Recommend this reserve to see wild wolves doing what they do naturally. We will be back again as nature can be always interesting. We visited the Wolf Centre for 3 days and was never bored watching... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. The wolves we awesome. The staff very knowledgeable and friendly. The displays very educational. There is a restaurant on the site.

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