There’s ALWAYS something fun to do at the Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre:
Take a Tour!
Have one of our knowledgeable staff guide you through the various features that make the HFHC unique.
You’ll start with our Ontario Record Fish wall where, you’ll learn about the angling opportunities that our great province has to offer, before heading into our rustic trapper’s cabin. Here you’ll find an array of antique decoys and fishing lures, hands-on pelt table, along with a strong sense of our shared outdoor heritage. After learning about the ways we protect nature against poaching and the spread of invasive species, you will visit some of Canada’s most distinct habitats including the Ontario Mixedwood Plains, the Canadian Shield, the West Coast, and finally the Tundra and High Arctic, before arriving at our Get Outdoors Classroom, where your guide will be happy to answer any questions.
*Want more? Ask for one of our HFHC Scavenger Hunts!
*Call ahead to book a large group: 705-748-6324 ext. 100
Try our Archery and Airgun Ranges!
Take aim any season on our indoor Excalibur Archery and Stoeger Airgun ranges. First time? No problem! Our experienced and qualified staff will provide all safety and instruction for you and your loved-ones to get a taste of these important heritage skills. Take your airgun target home and show off to friends! Only $10 per participant.
*Access to our ranges is dependent on prior bookings. Call ahead to avoid disappointment: 705-748-6324 ext. 100
*For information on full range rentals click HERE.
Watch a Live Animal Feeding!
Anglers spend a long time on the water, but it’s not often they get the opportunity to watch from beneath the waves as their favourite sportfish chase down their prey! Our 9000L aquarium is home to 7 fish species native to the Otonabee River watershed. Come in and see what they can do! Or, get an up-close look at one of Ontario’s most important contributors to vermin control, as our Eastern garter snakes, Scales & Tails, chow down on their weekly meal!
*Fish feedings happen Weekdays at 1:45pm
*Garter snake feedings happen Fridays at 3pm
Take in a Nature Film!
Come in, sit back and relax while learning about wildlife conservation in Ontario, Canada, and across the world in the HFHC’s immersive high definition amphitheatre! Showings begin every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily.
*Showing times are subject to prior bookings. Call ahead to avoid disappointment: 705-748-6324 ext. 100
Go Fishing on TackleShare Fridays!
On Fridays between July 1st and Labour Day from 10am to 12pm drop by for some FREE fishing at our Shimano Fish Pond! We supply all bait and equipment, you supply the anglers. Our pond is stocked with Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and some BIG Bass! For more information on free fishing opportunities at the HFHC and throughout Ontario, visit tackleshare.com.