Almaguin Highlands Region in Ontario is a vast area that covers approximately 8000 square kms (3000 square miles), larger than some small European Countries, and stretching northward from the District of Muskoka to Lake Nipissing.
The eastern part of the Highlands border on Algonquin Park, Ontario's largest and oldest Provincial Park, featuring several world renowned water access points along with convenient facilities so the visitor can enjoy camping and canoeing at their lesiure.
To the West lies the rugged shoreline of the Georgian Bay Biosphere along with its 'Thousand Islands', and the thriving town of Parry Sound.
The Almaguin Highlands Region is made up of 18 distinctive Municipalities that encompass many small towns, villages and hamlets. From Novar to Callander, from Port Loring to Kearney, this region of Northern Ontario presents to the visitor, the majestic landscape of the Canadian Shield, enhanced by the history and the charm of its many rural communities. With its wide open spaces of mixed woodlands, rolling hills and rocky crags, with hundreds of unspoiled lakes and rivers, the Almaguin Highlands is a paradise for hunters and fishers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
Only 2 1/2 hours drive from the 'Golden Horseshoe', the Highlands still offer room to stretch and grow, or an affordable place to retire! This is a region where ‘Development' goes hand in hand with the protection of our environment, where maintaining our 'Quality of Life' is as important as the economic growth we promote through our Almaguin Highlands Economic Development Partnership (AHED) and the prosperity we are building for our future.