Guided Adventure Tours Gaining Momentum in the Haliburton Highlands

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Back Country Tours, a new and exciting business in Ontario, introduces all-inclusive guided adventure tours of Haliburton's extensive wilderness trail systems on ATV's (All Terrain Vehicles), snowmobiles, and Military H-1 Hummers.

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Back Country Tours (http://www.backcountrytours.ca), a new and exciting business in Ontario, introduces all-inclusive guided adventure tours of Haliburton's extensive wilderness trail systems on ATV's (All Terrain Vehicles), snowmobiles, and Military H-1 Hummers.

Over the last several years, a new trend has been emerging in the Ontario resort and tourism industry--adventure tourism--and it is growing by leaps and bounds. Adventure tourists come to an area to take part in a particular event, activity, or experience. In the past, vacationers were content to just sit back and live the cottage lifestyle offered by the many small to mid-size resort and cottage resort properties that dominate Ontario's vacation resort industry. However, today's vacationer is looking for unique experiences to add to their Ontario getaway.

In the Haliburton Highlands tourist region of Ontario, a new and exciting area business is creating quite a buzz by offering all-inclusive guided adventure tours of Haliburton's extensive wilderness trail systems on ATV's (All Terrain Vehicles), snowmobiles, and Military H-1 Hummers. Haliburton's Back Country Tours, Inc. (http://www.backcountrytours.ca) offers a wide variety of custom adventures designed to appeal to beginners and experts alike. Partnering with area restaurants and resorts, Back Country Tours offers several package options including those especially designed for corporate team building sessions. From ATV and Hummer rentals to fully guided tours and overnight safaris, guests are fully outfitted to enjoy the Haliburton wilderness.

"Back Country Tours' 'You Drive Adventures' was created to promote tourism in the beautiful region of Haliburton and Muskoka by encouraging people to head out of the city and explore all the natural attractions that Ontario has to offer on an all terrain vehicle," states Dudley Hookong, Owner of Back Country Tours, Inc.

"Haliburton's rugged terrain and scenic natural wilderness combine to make the region an ideal location for our guided ATV and Hummer trail adventures, ATV rentals, and even our winter snowmobile tours for winter adventurers. Many of our clients have told us that they will be returning again to the Haliburton area because they have had such an amazing adventure with us. Businesses like ours definitely help the economy of the area by bringing in tourists that may not have otherwise come. Our clients have come from across Canada, and from all over the world, to experience an outdoor adventure in Ontario's Canadian Shield," adds Dudley.

Long regarded as an unspoiled and beautiful wilderness area and a sportsman's rugged playground paradise, the Haliburton Highlands is slowly gaining prominence as a true adventure tourism destination resort area with world-class attractions and tourist-based activities. Haliburton is home to the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve with its popular tourist attractions such as the Wolf Centre and Walk in the Clouds canopy tour as well as the world-renowned Algonquin Provincial Park with its multitude of tourist-based attractions. The Haliburton Highlands has over 1,700 kilometres of outstanding ATV trails that extend into the Muskoka, Kawartha, and Madawaska regions as well as extensive snowmobile and Nordic ski trails. The growth in adventure tourism places the Haliburton Highlands in an especially attractive position. With the addition of businesses such as Back Country Tours, Inc. offering popular adventure tourism packages, Haliburton will continue to attract its share of adventure tourist to the area.

Back Country Tours, Inc. is an outdoor adventure tour company located 2 hours north of Toronto in the Village of Haliburton, Ontario. "You Drive Adventures" was created to promote tourism in the beautiful region of Haliburton and Muskoka by encouraging people to head out of the city and explore the natural attractions Ontario has to offer in all terrain vehicles! For more information, please visit http://www.backcountrytours.ca or call Dudley at 705-457-7046.

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