The Southview overlooks the raised bed garden, pastures and the sugar maple forest.
THE GARDENVIEWThe Southview overlooks the raised bed garden, pastures and the sugar maple forest.


Explore Ontario’s Highlands

Enjoy the grandeur of nature and follow in the steps of the indigenous peoples and the first Ottawa Valley settlers. Meet the people who make this land of towering forests, pristine lakes and tranquil moments their home today. Hands-on and interactive explorations lead visitors to novel, authentic and memorable experiences.

Ontario Footprints experiences are ideally designed for groups of 4 – 8 participants. Full programs include accommodations at The Deakins on Mountainview (Award Winning Bed and Breakfast). Contact us for a quote of fewer or more than 6 persons.

Participants provide their own transportation. All experiences are easily accessed along the Highway 60 corridor from Douglas to Algonquin Park with The Deakins Bed and Breakfast located conveniently between experience venues.

A minimum of thirty days notice is required for some experiences.


Live the magic that is maple syrup time - year round! While staying at The Deakins walk in the footsteps of a maple farmer for a half-day and make your own maple syrup.

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Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Join the Adventure

Ontario Footprints is excited to collaborate with local tourism partners to deliver exclusive Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures.  ONE DAY or TWO DAY group packages and customized itineraries will satisfy participants’ curiosity and desire for profoundly engaging experiences consisting of first-rate personal encounters, hands-on explorations and moments that forge unforgettable memories.

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1 Day/1 Night
Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Itinerary
2 Days/2 Nights
Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Itinerary

Along with The Deakins Authentic Canadian Experience, we are promoting other authentic Canadian experiences available within a fifty-minute drive of our bed and breakfast. The additional experiences described here have been chosen to complement the types of activities experiential travellers have told us they enjoy.

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