Whats in Highlands East

Welcome to Highlands East, a beautiful four season community offering recreation, municipal facilities, and services for both residents and visitors.

Facilities and amenities

Municipal offices

Our main municipal office is located at 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce. Gooderham is home to our Building Department office at 1032 Gooderham Street.


The Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce offers skating and hockey and is available to rent for private parties. Wilberforce also boasts a Curling Club.

Community centres

Our four community centres are also available to rent for a variety of occasions and offer free Wi-Fi.

Fire halls

Highlands East has five fire halls througout the municipality:

  • Station 1, Cardiff (2747 Monck Road)
  • Station 2, Highland Grove (1014 Meteorite Road)
  • Station 3, Gooderham (1043 Community Centre Road)
  • Station 4, Wilberforce (2259 Loop Road)
  • Station 6, Paudash (26538 Highway 28 and Lagoon Road)


Highlands East is home to two schools: Wilberforce Elementary School and Cardiff Elementary School.


There are four libraries throughout the municipality that all offer free Wi-Fi.


Churches past and present are located on this map. You can also view the Church listings in the business directory.

Affordable housing

Maple View is a non-profit housing complex in Wilberforce that has 24 apartments and 10 town houses, with rent-geared-to-income units and market rent units. Places for People operates a property in Cardiff

Landfills and recycling

Landfill and waste disposal sites are for the use of full time and seasonal residents. Visitors can obtain access with a cottage kit.

Visitor information

The Visitor Information Centre is open from the May Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.


Wilberforce has a grocery store, general store and LCBO outlet. Cardiff has a general store/LCBO outlet/restaurant. Gooderham also has a general store and LCBO outlet. More shops and boutiques to meet all your needs can be located in our shopping listing.

Outdoor play

We offer lots of opportunities to play outside at public beaches, the Cardiff pool and parks and playgrounds. Our facilities map shows the locations of tennis courts, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, horse shoe pits and outdoor Ice rinks.

Explore our lakes with 30 water access points for fishing, boating, and paddling.

Whether you're heading out as a family, or looking for a solo activity, you can enjoy geocachingmineral collecting, or explore our scenic trails.

More activities

We have two museums: Kidd School House Museum in Highland Grove and the Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House Museum. Take a self-guided tour through our ghost towns and visit our art installations.

Events such as the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair and Highlands East Studio Tour are listed on our community calendar.

Find more things to do in the Activities and Entertainment listing.

Find more in our Business Directory