Outdoor adventures in cottage country
Think “adventure,” and you might imagine exotic locales and death-defying stunts. Thankfully, though, there are plenty of perfectly hardcore activities closer to home—ones that take advantage of the province’s incredible...
Whitewater raft on the Ottawa River
Prepare to get your clothes wet and your blood pumping when you shoot down the rapids on the Ottawa River. Not for the faint of heart—or the scared-of-water—the river’s sport routes guarantee the best of dizzying climbs and...
Go rock climbing on the Niagara Escarpment
Defying gravity is the name of the game when you set out to tackle the jagged limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Stretching 725 kilometres from Tobermory to Niagara, the Escarpment’s sedimentary rock faces are a...
Zipline over the Elora Gorge
Superman’s got nothing on this high-flying adventure. Just 25 kilometres from Guelph, the Grand River cuts a jagged swath through dramatic limestone cliffs to form the Elora Gorge—and that’s where you’ll clip in and zip...
Tour the tree canaopy in the Haliburton Forest
Anyone can wander along the forest floor—but you get a whole new perspective when you can see the treetops up close. Haliburton Forest offers an up-in-the-air alternative to traditional trekking with its 500-metre boardwalk...
Ride horses in Muskoka
You don’t have to travel all the way to the badlands of Alberta to get high on a horse. Saddle up and untether your inner cowboy on 20 kilometres of Muskoka trails with majestic, well-mannered horses who are always up for a...
Scuba dive in Tobermory
Tropical fish and fine white sand are all fine and good—but scuba diving in Tobermory is all about shipwrecks. Home to Fathom Five National Marine Park—Canada’s first marine conservation area—the waters off of the very...
What’s new online with the June issue of Cottage Life
The June issue is mailed to subscribers May 23, and is on newsstands June 3.
In the June issue of Cottage Life:
Mmm! Our grill guide to smoked meat
Rental agreements done right
On Lake Winnipeg with director Guy Maddin