Experience everything about art and it’s fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality with packages that offer informative and entertaining activities led by local experts, naturalists and artisans with programs from Yours Outdoors in Haliburton. The Haliburton School of the Arts offers programs that spans the different ages and skill levels. With an extensive variety of courses offered at a range of skill levels, there’s something for everyone!
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Experience the stunning nature, awe inspiring art, fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality of Haliburton County. Yours Outdoors experience packages offer a rich variety of experiential, informative, active, and entertaining activities led by professional guides and involving local experts, naturalists, artisans, and personalities.
Packages are scheduled year round or by request. Check the Calendar for upcoming experiences.
Gone to Pot: Adventures in Clay
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. An inspiring day filled with great experiences, fun and food! Check website for rates.
Pedal Your Arts
Visit the studios of Haliburton County artists while enjoying the beauty of the Highlands from your bike. Yours Outdoors offers three cycling packages to suit your pace: 10k, 35k, and 65k rides. These fully supported tours will take you on a breathtaking (literally!) adventure along scenic back roads and through small villages and hamlets. Visit local art studios and explore natural and cultural features along the way.
Some Like It Hot
Put a little sizzle in your life. Warm up to the art in you with an introduction to glassblowing by artists inspired by nature. Choose from our deluxe package 3-day Some Like it Hot package to a half-day package of your choice that will “blow” you away. Check website for rates.
Huronia Museum is located in Midland, Ontario, Canada. It features a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.
The museum also features an exhibit gallery featuring tens of thousands of historic artifacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven, and others.
The MacLaren Art Centre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery.
The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,408 works of art and presents a year-round programme of contemporary art exhibitions, education activities and special events. Features like free self-guided activities for families, free exhibition tours, gallery guides for adults and children in French and English, and interactive iPads in the galleries that expand on the exhibitions are just a handful of reasons the MacLaren is an ideal tourist destination for all seasons. The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie. This architectural landmark combines a renovated Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. The complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, Gallery Café and Gallery Shop. The MacLaren is a visual arts centre that adds to the social, creative and economic fabric of this community; it is a central meeting place, a destination for visitors from across the province, and a catalyst for downtown revitalization, contributing to the success and vitality of Barrie.