The Land Between Region is a place of rich and extraordinary cultural heritage.
This is Great Spirit Country!
A sacred journey from east to west from time immemorial. A meeting place and a place of ideas and perspectives. A spirit of survival and resilience.
The Mayans once said that the state of the Land is reflected in the state of the Mind and that the state of the Mind is reflected in the state of the Land. The landscape and its resources are the foundation for how people live and perceive themselves, and conversely our attitudes and behaviors affect the land.
Given the diversity and abundance of the nature in The Land Between, this place also has a very rich and extraordinary cultural heritage. The openness and navigability of the land made it a ready travel route: Indigenous Nations used it as key east-west corridor. Early visitors and settlers chose this route to travel from Lake Ontario to reach the Ottawa river such as those during the war of 1812, or like Champlain, who was lead by Mississauga leaders across the region from the Ottawa valley through Paudash Lake and south to the Black River towards Lake Huron. Learn more about Champlain here
Learn more about the Indigenous history in this part of Ontario (and beyond) here and
This ancient route is also an ancient and sacred journey that is marked by the Pictographs and Petroglyphs. These are the largest collection of glyphs in Canada. They communicate the sacred Teachings from the Creator. They communicate the walk or journey through life with Creator. They are living testimonies to the relationship that First Nations have held with Creator since time immemorial. These Teachings and this relationship with Creator are honored today.
The Land Between Documentary Series
Explore this spectacular region through The Land Between Documentary series, produced by the charity and the Ontario Visual Heritage Project, a not-for-profit promoting and preserving the history of Ontario's communities.
Great Gathering Places:
The Whetung Centre:
My First Shot - A Documentary
City Goes Hunting! Exploring Differences and Divides in The Land Between
The Land Between is a meeting place of Liberal and Conservative, of City and Country, of Settler and Indigenous, and of Non-hunter and Hunter.
Meet Erin Carmody. She is an has degrees in Environmental Science and Psychology, was a former vegan, grew up in Los Angeles and lives in Toronto. She cottages in The Land Between. We sent Erin hunting. Explore differences and also what unites us in our unscripted documentary.
Please note that the Land Between charity is an organization whose goals are to engage the public in connecting, caring and conserving nature. Therefore, while the landscape encompasses these Indigenous stories and spaces, while we have Indigenous representation on our Council, and while we undertake Indigenous focused projects, we do not represent any First Nations or their territories, nor do we speak for any First Nation. Instead, we hope to continue and expand our partnerships with First Nations, and our engagement and honouring of the Nations across this region, as we build capacity.