The Cookhouse Restaurant

Located at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd., The Cookhouse is open year round – closed only on Christmas Day. Operating as a licensed restaurant by A.G.C.O. (the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario). Over the years, The Cookhouse has catered to a wide array of customers, including visitors to the Forest and participants of our group experiences.

New this year! Pop-up hot lunch service will be available at some of our shelter cabins this winter on select dates. Warm up and grab a bite to eat without having the get off the trails! Cash only.

The Cookhouse is also very experienced in hosting special events such as celebrations for special occasions and weddings. Whatever your culinary needs are, The Cookhouse will meet and exceed your expectations.

Let us plan your next special occasion for you.


  • Wedding Receptions
  • School Groups
  • Elderhostel Groups
  • Corporate Groups
  • Hog Roasts
  • Christmas Celebrations
  • Birthday Parties
  • Outdoor Barbeques
  • Benefit Dinners
  • Halloween Parties
  • Special Events
  • Thanksgiving Dinners

Hours of Operation

Peak Winter and Summer Hours: Open seven days a week  serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sunday- Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Closed 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm daily.

Off Season Hours: Please note that in the spring and fall hours are reduced. When in doubt please call ahead.

As of September 14, 2019:

Sunday-Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

If you are interested in hosting an event at The Cookhouse or catering services for your group please contact us by one of the methods below.


The Cookhouse at Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0

Phone: 800-631-2198
Out of Country Phone: 1-705-754-1729