Real Headwaters

Your guide to Rural Enjoyment and Authentic Living


Headwaters is…

… where arctic swans and hungry travellers both stop on their way home

… where the evening brings out warm salamanders, cold craft beers and a billion stars

… where mayors bake pies, streams run under houses, and art lovers, hikers, cyclists and wanderers find heaven

Headwaters is a 2,534-square-kilometre quilt of genuine Ontario country, named for being the source of some of Ontario’s biggest rivers, and where the air’s clearer and crisper, because we’re at Ontario’s highest elevation.

We’ve put together some of the best of what’s waiting up here, just 45 minutes north of Toronto. Get to know our people, bring home unique fresh finds, and above all, keep it real:


Explore our ruggedly beautiful Nature & Leisure attractions

Experience Ontario’s best Fresh & Local food

Get a kick out of our true country Fun & Festive events

Discover one of Ontario’s richest Arts & Heritage regions

Saddle up and explore our Horse & Country world

Tour, shop and wander our historic villages and towns


Headwaters is where Ontario gets natural, gets unplugged, gets real. We invite you to do the same.