Step into the Wolf Centre, a spacious 5,000 square foot sanctuary entirely indoors. Immerse yourself in self-guided, museum-style exhibits, unwind in the cinema and classroom, explore unique finds in the souvenir shop, and marvel at the vast indoor observatory—all meticulously designed to be wheelchair accessible.

The dedicated staff are always at your service, ready to answer any queries and enhance your experience. Through one-way glass, observe the majestic wolves as they roam in their natural habitat, providing a captivating encounter.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the observatory, where you might catch a glimpse of Haliburton Forest's esteemed wolf pack. These magnificent creatures have been integral members of Haliburton Forest since 1993, serving as permanent residents and captivating guests with their untamed grace.



The Minden Whitewater Preserve spans across 100 acres of pristine parkland, nestled adjacent to some of Canada's most exhilarating whitewater rapids, making it a haven for park'n play kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts. Privately owned and operated by Whitewater Ontario, the Preserve serves as a cherished retreat for its members and their guests.

Within the expansive Preserve, visitors can relish in the following amenities across its 100 acres:

  • 30 campsites complete with picnic tables and fire pits
  • Access to WiFi
  • Designated area for pull-in trailers (sans electrical or septic service)
  • Spacious picnic shelters, both large and small
  • A delightful playground tailored for young children's enjoyment
  • Indoor and outdoor washroom facilities with the convenience of hot and cold running water
  • Scenic 3km trails suitable for both hiking and biking enthusiasts

For hiking aficionados seeking adventure, the Minden Whitewater Preserve offers approximately 9km of trails to explore. These trails, comprising both double and single-track routes, are clearly marked with color-coded spray paint to denote their level of difficulty. Welcoming dogs and bikes, these trails wind through the Preserve's natural splendor, home to a diverse array of animal species. As you embark on your outdoor journey, please remember to cherish and respect this shared natural sanctuary, ensuring its enjoyment for generations to come.



Abbey Gardens sits on an illustrious heritage expanse nestled in the Haliburton Highlands. For decades, this sprawling 310-acre plot has served as a gravel pit, playing a pivotal role in facilitating growth and progress in Haliburton County. Today, our community unites to transform the site into a captivating visitor destination.

Within the picturesque landscape of the Haliburton Highlands, overlooking the serene Grass Lake, our gardens, winding hiking trails, Food Hub, and educational exhibits await exploration. Collaborating with local businesses, including a craft brewery, we invite visitors to immerse themselves in the charm of the region.

Experience the enchantment of our heritage breed ponies and chickens, peruse local delights at the Food Hub, dine al fresco on our restaurant's patio, embark on a guided tour of the grounds, or venture along our scenic trails. For a culinary delight, indulge in our array of seasonal sandwiches served on freshly baked buns, with both vegetarian and meat options available. Savor your meal on our newly constructed screened-in porch, soaking in the ambiance of Abbey Gardens.

7 Days A Week!Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm


Canopy Tours: A Guided Nature Hike in the Treetops

Canopy Tours

Embark on a 3.5 to 4-hour Canopy Tour for an unforgettable adventure:

  1. Begin with a scenic drive through our private forest.
  2. Paddle across a tranquil wilderness lake in a canoe.
  3. Enjoy a guided walk along the Pelaw River Rapids.
  4. Experience the highlight: a Canopy Tour among the treetops, offering stunning views of Haliburton Forest from above.


Visit Sir Sam's Ski / Ride for family adventures. Ski, bike, hike and visit the Eagle View Observation Tower! 

With a stunning view of Eagle Lake, Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride boasts over 23 kilometers of cross-country and downhill trails. These trails wind through open meadows and serene hardwood forests, offering a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts to explore.


The Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Located in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton, the Haliburton Sculpture Forest stands as a distinctive outdoor gallery showcasing sculptures crafted by Canadian and international artists.Traverse the trails within the Sculpture Forest, offering delightful walks and bike rides during spring, summer, and fall, while transforming into serene paths for walking, snowshoeing, and skiing during the winter months. Each season brings forth new perspectives of the forest and its captivating sculptures, creating an ever-changing tableau of art and nature.Perfect for families seeking an engaging outing, outdoor enthusiasts, and those in pursuit of a one-of-a-kind artistic encounter, the Sculpture Forest promises a memorable experience for all who wander its trails.