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.

Northern Ontario Tourism Training Week is an event in lieu of our traditional summit to engage with industry across the North. We look forward to continue on building new partnerships, new opportunities and exciting developments together.

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) is a partnered initiative designed to identify specific workforce labour gaps, train up to 300 potential employees and match them with available job opportunities within Northern Ontario’s tourism sector.

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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Destination Northern Ontario wins EDCO’S Award Of Excellence For Tourism

By Destination Northern Ontario February 23, 2024
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The Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) is the leading provincial organization providing support and leadership for economic development in Ontario.  Each year they provide an award to select members that develop key initiatives that are extraordinarily successful and contribute to the economic growth and well-being of the province.  Announced at the annual EDCO conference this…

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Need Money to Buy Your Dream Cottage Resort? A CFDC Can Help

By Sara Dekker October 11, 2023
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In the Destination: Northern Ontario podcast series, we’ve featured southerners who bought a cottage resort in Northern Ontario and have no regrets. After listening to these episodes, maybe you’re ready to make the leap, in theory, but the actual dollars and cents are holding you back.  If that’s the case, tune in to Episode 5,…

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