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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News & Updates »
What’s ahead for Northern Ontario’s 2023/2024 tourist season and a look back at the Staycation Tax Credit
Destination Northern Ontario provides an update on the tourism industry in Northern Ontario. Tourism is one of the major economic drivers in Northern Ontario with receipts ranking higher per capita than those of other regions in the province and many other provinces in the country. In fact, tourism is the largest employer of young workers…Read More
Destination Northern Ontario Product Development Initiative Recognized
Destination Northern Ontario was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Economic Developers Council Of Ontario (EDCO) Awards of Excellence, Tourist Attraction & Tourism Product Development Urban Award category during the EDCO President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Toronto, Ontario. This award was for the “Northern Ontario Cycling Route/Trail Expansion Initiative”. This project builds upon the…Read More