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.
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Richard (Dick) Watson Sr. first introduced his daughter, Betty to Pine Portage Lodge when she was only 19 days old. In this quiet moment, Watson was able to share with her a dream and a business he would nurture to success for his family in years to come. A native to the nearby Northern Ontario…Read More
Access to accommodations for travellers in the rural north could become more difficult to find due to a growing tourism industry and rising occupancy rates across the region. According to an article published by Destination Northern Ontario, rural occupancy rates and revenue generated for Northern Ontario accommodations have jumped 15 and 28 percent points year over…Read More