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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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Snowmobiling in Northeastern Ontario recently received a huge boost of support with the successful funding requests from both FedNor’s Canada Experience Fund and Ontario’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for the World’s Best Snowmobile Destination Project. With the funding now secured over three-years, the pilot project is ready to be implemented with support from community…

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Special Projects – M. Wozny The Lake Huron North Channel – Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Cycling Route/Trans Canada Trail is a Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) led project in partnership with Waterfront Regeneration Trust (a provincial cycling coordination association). The Lake Huron North Channel Cycling Route portion now encompasses over 25 communities, including First Nations, along…

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Indigenous tourism has been growing rapidly in Canada over the past few years, increasing by 24% from 2014 to 2017. Recognizing that Indigenous foodways are an intrinsic part of Canadian food identities—and tourism experiences that celebrate Indigenous food histories and heritage are one way for visitors to learn about, appreciate, and experience Indigenous foods and…

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 It’s that time of year again! Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) is currently conducting a survey of fixed roof accommodation operator performance in Northern Ontario. This survey will have many benefits to this organization and for tourism in the North. As you know, accommodation performance data published through Statistics Canada is usually three years behind, and only collected from the traveller’s…

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Canada is an international tourism destination that is seeing tremendous growth from overseas markets. Destination Canada’s Northstar initiative, supported by Destination Ontario, is looking to increase the number of international visitors to Canada to 25 million by 2025. Northern Ontario, with its iconic natural assets and robust tourism industry, has not achieved its full potential…

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Brand launches at Northern Ontario Tourism Summit in Sault Ste. Marie.   Previously known as Tourism Northern Ontario, Regional Tourism Organization 13 is excited to announce the rebranding of their organization as Destination Northern Ontario. Destination Northern Ontario is one of 13 regional tourism organizations and operates in the area north of the French River,…

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Despite a busy forest fire season, Tourism Northern Ontario is reminding visitors that it is business as usual for tourism operators in Northern Ontario. Although the affected areas in Northeastern Ontario only make up for one percent of the region’s geography, tourism operators have noted challenges as a result of the perceived danger of the…

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