Building a strong tourism industry in the north.
Destination Northern Ontario is the largest of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs) funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. We coordinate, align, and invest in sub-regional programs and lead in identified pan-northern management functions.
Just like you, we are passionate about exploring Northern Ontario. Please do your part now, so we can all continue to discover Northern Ontario soon. Please follow the advice of health authorities. We all have a role to play to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
For tourism industry news and updates about COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 resources page.
Building on 80+ years of successful fall conferences for the outfitting sector, the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit was developed as a partnership event between Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario and Destination Northern Ontario to bring together tourism businesses, organizations and suppliers as well as all levels of government at a single event to find solutions to challenges facing the industry.
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Northern Ontario Border Working Group In response to the closing of the border for tourists due to COVID-19 over two years ago, Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) took the lead and together with Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario (NOTO) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), formed the Northern Ontario Border Working Group (NOBWG). The…Read More
On October 26, 2022, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) hosted the annual Ontario Tourism Resiliency Awards at Deerhurst Resort, in Huntsville Ontario. As part of the TIAO Tourism Summit, the Ontario Tourism Resilience Awards were held to celebrate Sustainability, Innovation and Collaboration in the tourism sector. Northern Ontario showed up in multiple award…Read More