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Taking the "NO" out of NOVEMBER

Temperatures are dropping, the world is slowing down a bit, but that doesn't mean that the adventures need to stop. If anything, one of our favourite adventure seasons is just getting started! 

Historically, November has been known as a “shoulder season.” The buzz of bright colours have dulled, the warmth of the sunshine has been replaced with a crisp breeze, we are wedged between spectacular summer and wonderful winter, right in the middle of NOvember. 

Our awards

We are very pleased to have won the following awards over the years 

2017 Sustainable Tourism Award - Yours Outdoors is very honoured to take home this award presented at the 2017 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence in Niagara Falls. We strive to “live” the principles and practices of sustainable and green tourism. Read more 

Our COVID Response

Yours Outdoors is very pleased to be re-opening but we will do so slowly and with much care for your safety. We are working with our experience providers, leaders and guides to develop the appropriate COVID protocols to insure your adventures will be safe. Most of our adventures are outside and involve small group activities. They are also well suited social circles, family units, friend bubbles, couples, and solo travelers. We will be following the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario Government, and various adventure organizations.

5 Really Great Reasons to Explore Winter Camping

Winter camping. Two words that can cause the most seasoned summer camper to cringe. You might be surprised to learn that more and more people think winter camping is even better than summer camping.

Whether hot camping or cold camping, with the right gear, the right knowledge and thoughtful planning it’s nothing short of magic.

Here are 5 good reasons to give it a try:

3 Experiences to Create Handmade Gifts You Just Might Want to Keep Yourself

If you're like us, you can feel Christmas coming on. The heady excitement of the holidays is building. The joy of timeworn traditions -- trimming the tree, a warm crackling fire, and festive cheer with friends and family. 

It's a wonderful time of gathering and giving. Still, the hustle and bustle of the season can be a little overwhelming, with its seemingly endless list of things to do.

Like figuring out what to get that someone special.

Psst...5 Pretty Cool Things to do in the Haliburton Highlands this Winter

We get a little giddy here at Yours Outdoors when the first snow flies. Sure, we might be biased, but we think you'll find there's no better place to have a ball this winter.

Winter in the Highlands is jam-packed with amazing and unusual experiences (can you say Snowga?!) Get your true Canadian on -- gather your warm and woollies, bundle up and embrace the chill! Get up, get out and fall in love with winter.

Whether you’re a little laid back or all-in active, wild and wonderful snow-filled experiences abound.

We're just itching to share a few with you... 

5 things to do in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario this spring

Here at Yours Outdoors we LOVE spring. As the snow melts and native Haliburtonians put away their snowshoes and skis, we welcome the warmth, the new growth, (and yes the mud!) of the spring months. There’s so many things to do both outdoors and indoors that a little rain or black flies shouldn’t hold you back from enjoying all the hidden gems this area has to offer. So jump in your car, put on your rain boots and your bug jackets, and enhance your next weekend road trip adventure with one of our amazing spring experiences .

Top 5 November Adventures in the Haliburton Highlands

There is adventure in November. Sure, it might be quite cool and a snow flurry is possible. And the days are shorter, the breezes may blow and there are 50 shades of gray but the sun does shine. There is nothing sweeter than a sunny day in November. The weather is unpredictable but with a little wardrobe planning you will be prepared for what Mother Nature delivers. Don’t forget that old adage that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”. And, of course, there are inside adventures. Inside or out there is a lot to do in the Haliburton Highlands.

'Tis the Season for Tradition

Tradition. One simple little word we all know that carries some warming connotations this time of year. The music, the tree, the smells of pine needles and cookies in the oven. Whatever our traditions may be, the one thing they all have in common is that they seem to stick. Have you ever taken a step back to think about where these traditions came from? Traditions can begin at any time.