Mont Farlagne has sent skiers, snowboarders, and tubers soaring down its sides for more than four decades. At first, only four trails sliced through the pine and birch forests, but Mont Farlagne has since grown to feature 22 trails, 13 of which remain open during evening hours. From December through March—when the snow is swept up and packed into coolers for the summer—visitors challenge themselves on hills rated at four different levels of difficulty, taking breaks between runs to browse through the pro shop, refuel in the cafeteria, or warm up with daily drink specials at Avalanche Pub.
Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.
For more than 30 years, the guides at Irish Creek Outfitters have explored Ottawa's local waterways and woods in search of trophy fish and game birds. During guided fishing trips along the Ottawa River trip leaders equip anglers with necessary equipment and hard-earned techniques for catching wall-worthy catches. In addition to using digital maps and Aqua-Vu underwater video cameras, fishing experts select lures that resemble seasonal food sources such as bugs, minnows, or limited-edition rib sandwiches. During the winter, they duck the chill wind inside portable shelters with propane heaters while wrestling and winning finned fighters such as walleye, northern pike, and lake trout.