Category Industry News

The future of fishing: DNO Focused on Hooking New Anglers

If you were on any one of the many lakes or rivers in northern Ontario this past summer, you may have witnessed a new angler having their first fishing experience. This Canadian tradition may have been making a memory for a new Canadian, a couple on a weekend getaway, or for a family with children…

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Wayfinding Strategy to be a Key to Tourism Success in the North

Despite all the GPS technology available to travellers, there’s nothing like wayfinding signage to assure you of your destination. Or that you’re heading in the correct direction. It can also provide a sense of security. And for residents, signage can instill a sense of pride in the community and sometimes even raise their awareness as…

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Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO) First Strategic Plan is Released

(TCTO) The Trans Canada Trail Ontario Strategic Plan is a new approach which will make the organization more inclusive, responsive, relevant and meaningful. TCTO will be more involved and engaging with the local communities by providing programs and projects that will have long term benefits. Create the best, most memorable and positive trail experience that is possible across…

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Destination Northern Ontario’s Statement on COVID-19

As an organization, Destination Northern Ontario takes the outbreak of COVID-19 very seriously and has put the following measures in place to do our part in slowing the spread and working towards positive solutions for the Northern Tourism Industry.  Protect staff and support government recommendations by working remotely.  Collecting and sharing information. …

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Tourism Excellence North Launches New Online Self-Assessment Tools

Destination Northern Ontario’s (DNO), Tourism Excellence North (TEN) program is excited to announce the launch of the new FREE online Self-Assessment Tools! The Self-Assessment Tools are hosted on the TEN website and can be used at any time by anyone – such as tourism business operators, communities, organizations and destinations. New TEN Self-Assessment Tools Angling Tourism Self-Assessment Tool…

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A Message from our friends at Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

(WSPS) – The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s (MLTSD) has listed the top 10 violations they regularly see during their visits to organizations. Inform Yourself: Know what legal requirements your workplace needs to comply with. Ensure someone within your company has responsibility for health and safety. Health and safety requirements are designed to prevent injuries. …

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Fast Track to Success Program

TEN’s Fast Track to Success (FTS) Program provides personalized one-on-one coaching and recommendations for Northern Ontario tourism businesses. The Fast Track to Success Program can improve the quality of tourism operations, enhance the visitor experience and strengthen the bottom line. The FTS program is beneficial for many types of operations, including: Tourism operations that want…

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The World’s Best Snowmobile Destination Project

As Northern Ontario continues to dominate the Ontario snowmobile scene with consistent snow, low temperatures, high quality grooming and trail side hospitality, there are efforts underway to make it even better. The World’s Best Snowmobile Destination project began in 2015 as a collaborative way to firmly cement Northeastern Ontario as a leading snowmobile destination.  Destination Northern…

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Experience Fishing Continues to Reel in New Anglers and Operators

With the success and growth achieved in its inaugural year, the Experience Fishing pilot program is off to a great start and is gearing up for an exciting second year working with even more operators and stakeholders to increase participation, attract new markets and increase guest stays in the region. Highlights from the 2019 season…

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