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Emily is Back!

Hello Yours Outdoors Family!

Now that the dust has settled on some new beginnings with familiar faces, I can take the time to say a proper “hello”!

For those of you who I have not yet met, I’d like to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Emily, and I am a born and raised Haliburtonian. I left this community I called home right after high school, ready to take on the world and explore all there was to offer. After ten years of living across Canada, from Penticton British Columbia, to St. John’s Newfoundland, I came back to Haliburton.

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

Update  - January 13, 2021
As a result of the recent announcement from the provincial government we are currently in lockdown until and including February 11, 2021. We have cancelled all guided experiences and refunded clients.  We are taking bookings for dates after February 11 at this time.  If the lockdown is extended, we will reschedule your booking or provide a full refund.
Our Protocols 

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.