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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

#4 of 25 things to do in Haliburton Features Animals
1095 Redkenn Rd, Haliburton, Ontario K0M1S0, Canada
+1 705-754-2198
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Had a blast!

What a great experience! We went doggsledding in February and there was beautiful scenery and... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Charlene D
Niagara Falls

I went here with a few girlfriends. the staff was caring and very knowledgeable. it was a great... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Oshawa, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“canopy tour” (28 reviews)
“wolf center” (15 reviews)
“the reserve” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1095 Redkenn Rd, Haliburton, Ontario K0M1S0, Canada
+1 705-754-2198
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

What a great experience! We went doggsledding in February and there was beautiful scenery and trails. The dogs were awesome and well trained. I would definitely go back again.

Thank Charlene D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I went here with a few girlfriends. the staff was caring and very knowledgeable. it was a great trip and cant wait to go back!!!

Thank redisblue
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely spectacular time spent at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve. My wife and I participated in the 1/2 day dog sledding event and were thrilled with the experience. It is a bucket list worthy experience. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and snow...More

Thank RichB1
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Highly recommend this place for dog sledding but don't recommend staying in the cabins. We had a great guide, the dogs were wonderful, beautiful trails and just great winter fun!! We hit the wolf reserve and watched the wolf pack from behind the one way...More

Thank schippy12
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

Thank Dayvees
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Marc T
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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.

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...More

Thank venisonking
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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....More

Thank Monty M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Karen W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I read on the Haliburton Forest website that winter permits are $50, then activities are on top of this. Firstly is this per person or per car and secondly, if we just want to visit the wolf centre, I assume we won't have to pay this permit? Thanks for any advice!
8 January 2016|
Response from OutdoorExpGirl |
Hello tlr519, Thank you for your question! The $49.00 permit refers to the snowmobile pass per person. In the winter only snowmobiles and atvs can us our trails and roads. The Wolf Centre is separate from this open... More
Debra N
closest hotel
20 September 2015|
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Response from Michelle F | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Bonnie View which was fine and about a 40 minute drive from the forest and 8 min from Haliburton. The Pinestone is about 30 minutes away and probably nicer. They both have activities to do there. You can... More
Can you just see the wolves and sled dogs instead of the whole package and how much?
23 July 2015|
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Response from Michelle F | Reviewed this property |
You can see the sled dogs for free but only from 4-4;30