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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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The future of fishing: DNO Focused on Hooking New Anglers

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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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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Established RV Touring to Draw in more International Visitors to the North

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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For many Northern Ontario residents, the great outdoors can easily be taken for granted. The natural beauty and recreational opportunities available can be as close as the backyard or within a few hours’ drive. But for overseas tourists travelling in RVs, those scenic backdrops, along with cultural and recreational opportunities, are bucket list items just…

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