It's where you are...

Here. It’s where you are: a landscape stretching from Muskoka, eastward through the Haliburton Highlands and south to the lakes of the Kawarthas.

It’s Ontario’s cottage country – reimagined and revitalized.

Central Ontario is experiencing the fastest growth since Confederation. A population of former city dwellers – educated, travelled, skilled and savvy – is making its way north, escaping the physical and mental confines of city life to find something new, something better beyond the concrete highways and glass towers – Here.

Here is dotted with resort towns and former industrial towns. It’s infused with natural assets – lakes, hills, rivers and forests; peopled by industrious, storied locals and those who have joined them to explore and invest in small-town life. It’s a region brimming with opportunities to embrace and enjoy the New Rural Lifestyle – nothing less than a more real, more fulfilling and happier way of life.

The New Rural Lifestyle is what happens when you add thousands of new, capable people to established, small country communities. It’s entrepreneurial. It’s real. It involves shifting the focus from oneself to what’s around you, fully engaging with the people and landscape of one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Here is the standard bearer of the New Rural Lifestyle. Here shows newcomers how to settle, connect, grow and make a difference. Here gives them the tools and information they need to make the most of rural life, and the most of life itself.

Here is where they are. Here is where you need to be.

Simon Payn

... and we're here too!


Reach one of the highest value markets in Canada


Here is about:

  • Building homes that reflect values of quality, durability, sustainability and responsibility;
  • How towns are revitalizing and reinventing themselves;
  • Setting up successful professional practices, businesses, shops and workshops;
  • Engaging in volunteer opportunities;
  • Solving problems and building communities;
  • Enjoying the outdoors and nature;
    Living an authentic life.

Here connects you with one of the highest value markets in Canada. Our readership has sold their city homes – often with huge profits. They need new homes, renovations and everything those involve. Here readers are high consumers of recreational equipment, travel, dining, watercraft, sustainable building products, alternative energy systems and energy-efficient appliances. They have the income and wealth of city dwellers, without huge mortgages and other expenses that limit their disposable income. Here readers are all-in, full-time, and you have the opportunity to help them settle and grow.

On any given day, Here readers are buying and leasing commercial properties to start businesses; looking at better ways to heat their homes; considering the right vehicle for tougher winters and country roads; thinking about local adventure activities and distant adventure vacations; hosting friends and family; taking up new sports; managing their income and investments; starting new hobbies and pursuing old ones; optimizing their lives with technology, from internet services to smart homes.

Here is where they are. Here is where you need to be.


20,000 copies
4 times a year

Here is a full-colour glossy magazine that celebrates the communities of Haliburton, Minden, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, North Kawartha and Bancroft with a readership of 50,000 each issue.

Here will be available free of charge at a wide variety of events, venues and retailers across the region.


Reach the new generation of Cottage Country residents by contacting:


Michele Guite

Dawn Poissant

Editorial Calendar

Give your advertising message more reach and shelf life by contacting:


Michele Guite

Dawn Poissant