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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Want to Run a Tourism Business in Northern Ontario? Start Here

By Sara Dekker July 18, 2023
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If you came across a real estate listing for a hundred-year-old small bakery in a small northern town, or an affordable cottage resort deep in the boreal forest, would you be tempted to buy it? If the answer is yes, then the new Destination: Northern Ontario podcast is for you. By the end of this…

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Destination Northern Ontario and Partners Plan for a Big Impact at Rendez-vous Canada 2023

By Sara Dekker May 29, 2023
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RVC 2023 | MAY 30 – JUNE 2 2023 | QUEBEC CITY A team of Northern Ontario partners, led by Destination Northern Ontario, are well prepared to showcase Northern Ontario at Rendez-vous Canada 2023 in Quebec City ensuring that Northern Ontario market-ready product is at the forefront of buyers’ minds. Established in 1976, Rendez-vous Canada is…

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