Taking Care of Business

Would your company or organization benefit from a different approach to team development and staff recognition? Yours Outdoors will work with you to design a unique program that meets your objectives and delivers the benefits of shared experiences for your staff and colleagues.  Ice climbing, glassblowing, rockhounding, wild edibles and many more distinctive experiences. We also have offer a wide variety of more traditional team building activities led by highly competent and engaging experience leaders. 

Barrie Martin, Experience Broker  - 705-457-7557  barrie@yoursoutdoors.ca 

Here are some ideas for your corporate adventure: 

HALF DAY  

A Walk in the Clouds

Walk the canopy trail at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve Ltd. Over half a kilometer long the suspended boardwalk winds through the treetops some 10‐20 meters above the forest floor. A platform suspended from the treetops above, becomes the gathering place where you can enjoy a leisurely snack and a spectacular view across the lakes and forests. Your tour will also include a visit to the Wolf Centre. 

Gems Beneath Your Boots 

Discover the Earth’s secrets. Explore amazing undisturbed mineral deposits including fluorichterite,orthoclase, tremolite, actinolite. apatite, and quartz at Greenmantle Farm. You will hike approximately 4 km over a 3 hour period. This is a non‐collecting tour ‐ cameras are welcome but hammers are not.

Rock Hounding 

Home to unique geological formations and rich mineral deposits, Haliburton County is a must-visit destination for rock hounds from near and far. Situated on the Canadian Shield within the unique Highland landscape, Haliburton County is bursting with rocks and minerals to tempt all - beginners to the most seasoned collectors! Join us for a half day or full day of collecting with a local collector.

Haliburton on the Fly

Join outdoor writer and humourist, Steve Galea, for a fly fishing adventure. You will learn the basics offly fishing and, with a bit of practice, try to get the attention of mighty large and small mouth bass.

High on your Horse

Saddle up with South Algonquin Trails for a horseback ride into the wilds of Algonquin Park, Canada’sbest known provincial park

All is Well

Rejuvenate with a yoga session by Blue Sky Studios and a spa treatment

Where it’s Art

Explore the world of art in the Haliburton Highlands including a walk through the Sculpture Forest, a visit to local art galleries and studios, and a tour of the School of the Arts.

Bike it!

Try mountain biking at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill where you will find 13 km of cross country trails and 9 km downhill trails suitable for all level of riders. Special features include a covered surface lift (first in Canada), BMX pump track, and panoramic views over Eagle and Moose lakes .

Getting High in the Highlands

There is fun and adventure at the Medeba Adventure Learning Centre. You will do some zip‐lining and individual and group challenges on a high ropes course.

Tastes of Haliburton 

Join us for a home‐grown taste tour of the Haliburton Highlands. Start your day with an informative wild edibles hike and some wild tea tasting in the company of a knowledgeable local guide. Next it is on to the Wintergreen Maple Syrup and Pancake Barn for a tasty lunch. Just up the road we will visit a family run organic farm, Waverly Brook Farms, for four seasons of flavour. You then finish off the day with a behind the scenes tour of Moon Shadows Estate Winery, a unique winemaker who uses maple syrup and fruit to produce some incredibly tasty wine. Tour includes lots of samples and items to take home!

Wild Edibles

Come forage the woods, wetlands and roadsides of the Haliburton Highlands. Learn how to identify and when to harvest the choicest parts of wild edibles. Returning to Windfall Food Forest we’ll preserve a part of our harvest drawing on the ancient art of fermentation. Then we’ll gather around the long trestle table nestled among the pines overlooking the lake to savour some local and wild fare.  

A Natural Work of Art

Find out “where its art” in the scenic village of Haliburton. You will take a short stroll through the Haliburton Sculpture Forest; tour the Haliburton School of the Arts, visit the Rail’s End Art Gallery and Haliburton Highlands Museum, and drop into the studios of several local artists. You will enjoy a tasty lunch at a local eatery and the sweet sounds of a local musician.

SUP au Natural

You will paddle a quiet secluded lake on a stand‐up paddle board to discover the natural wonders of lakes and shorelines. An expert instructor from SUP North will introduce you to SUP basics, improving your balance and coordination strength for a fun and safe paddle. You will then join an expert naturalist to explore the wild things that inhabit the edge between lake and land.Paddle a quiet secluded lake on a stand‐up paddle board to discover the natural wonders of lakes and shorelines. Your adventure ends with a tasty lunch at a local eatery

Crests of Kennisis

Discover why we call it the Haliburton Highlands on this 5 km hike along a ridge high above the Kennisis River. Your hike with an expert naturalist starts with very tasty lunch at Oakview Lodge and ends at a historic log chute.

Some Like it Hot

Fire up the kiln at Artech Studios in Tory Hill for an introduction to the fine art of glassblowing. Inspired by the amazing work of these two talented artists, you will create your own unique pieces of glass art.

Play with Clay

Join Earth and Fire Pottery for their Play to experience instruction in both wheel work and hand‐building techniques with porcelain and stoneware clay. Choose from their signature glazes and experiment with decoration techniques. Listening to the Hairy Potter's corny jokes is complimentary as are refreshment breaks of coffee, tea and yummy snacks. Participants will make several pottery items  to be shown off to envious friends.

 

FULL DAY  

Haliburton Rocks!

The Haliburton Highlands really does “rock” in so many ways. Explore the rich minerals deposits, unique geological features, and rugged autumn landscapes of the area while enjoying the great hospitality and fine folk of the Highlands. This one day adventure includes a hike led by geologist to world classundisturbed sites of unique minerals and crystals, a tasty lunch, and mineral collecting at the Bear Lake Occurrence and other sites.

Path of the Paddle

Carve a paddle through the still waters on Margaret, Dan, Horse, and McEwen Lakes. On this full day guided canoe trip you will discover the backcountry beauty of the Highlands, practice your paddle strokes, feast on bush lunch, portage a canoe, learn some canoe tripping tips and visit a canoe builder who has recently built a 34 foot birch bark canoe.

Wilderness Ways

Learn and practice techniques for finding your way in the wilderness. You will hike the rugged landscapes of the Haliburton Highlands, learn the basics of map, compass, and GPS, build a fire, prepare a bush lunch, and pick up some tips for wilderness survival.

Pedal your Arts

Discover the world of art in Haliburton Village on a bicycle. This bicycle tour (approximately 12 km) explores a variety of art attractions including Sculpture Forest, a visit to local art galleries and studios, and a tour of the School of the Arts. You will eat lunch in a heritage log home. 35 and 55 km tours are also available

Whitewater!!

A full day of adventure on the water combining a morning of learning basic skills and how to roll a kayak and an excitement filled afternoon spent learning how to kayak through rapids.

Hook, Line, and Sinker

The Haliburton Highlands is a land of lakes with lots of fish. On this adventure you will try your hand at catching an elusive lake trout or a feisty bass. You will gain insights into lake ecology by collecting and testing water samples and measuring water temperatures, and you will visit a fish hatchery where fish are raised and released into local lakes.

Some like it Hot

Fire up the kiln at Artech Studios in Tory Hill for an introduction to the fine art of glassblowing. Inspired by the amazing work of these two talented artists, you will create your own unique pieces of glass art

Gone to Pot

In the Haliburton Highlands, famous for its world class studio tour, you will find potters practicing many styles and forms of ceramics. Join us for a day of discovery in the world of clay. On wheel and slab you will shape your own pottery creations, observe and try different techniques, and visit several pottery studios. You will even meet Hairy Potter. An inspiring day filled with great experiences, fun and food

Tastes of Haliburton

Join us for a home‐grown taste tour of the Haliburton Highlands. Start your day with an informative wild edibles hike and some wild tea tasting in the company of a knowledgeable local guide. Next it is on to the Wintergreen Maple Syrup and Pancake Barn for a tasty lunch. Just up the road we will visit a family run organic farm, Waverly Brook Farms, for four seasons of flavour. You then finish off the day with a behind the scenes tour of Moon Shadows Estate Winery, a unique winemaker who uses maple syrup and fruit to produce some incredibly tasty wine. Tour includes lots of samples and items to take home!

A Natural Work of Art

Find out “where its art” in the scenic village of Haliburton. You will take a short stroll through the Haliburton Sculpture Forest; tour the Haliburton School of the Arts, visit the Rail’s End Art Gallery and Haliburton Highlands Museum, and drop into the studios of several local artists. You will enjoy a tasty lunch at the Heritage House Cafe (it is said to be haunted) and the sweet sounds of a local musician.

For multi-day adventures, more options or to custom design an adventure contact Barrie Martin 705‐754‐3436, 705‐457‐7557 (cell) or barrie@yoursoutdoors.ca