PARTNERS AND INDUSTRY LINKS
Below are a number of organizations that are grouped into various segments that generally make up the Tourism Industry in Ontario. There are a few Federal organizations that are integral to the hierarchy. The links provided on this page are some of the more streamlined Tourism organizations that are good resource for businesses and consumers alike.
This ministry oversees the activities and accountabilities of attractions and agencies that promote tourism, economic growth and job creation and offer a wide range of educational, recreational, cultural and entertainment programs.
MNRF is working to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and to conserve biodiversity. Tourism in Northern Ontario is largely nature based and MNRF provides support and guidance in many respects that allows nature based tourism to take place without adversely affecting the natural resources of the province.
Destination Canada: Destination Canada believes that tourism enhances the quality of life of Canadians and enriches the lives of visitors. Their mission is to influence supply and build demand for the benefit of locals, communities and visitors through leading research, alignment with public and private sectors, and marketing Canada nationally and abroad.
Destination Ontario: Destination Ontario's mission is to grow Ontario’s tourism sector year-round by stimulating increased consumer spending and visits, and by generating greater partnership participation. The Corporation works strategically, proactively and collaboratively with the tourism industry to market Ontario’s tourism experiences, and leverage multi-year marketing opportunities and investments in key markets. Destination Ontario's website is quite comprehensive with an excellent site map that provides essential information with regards to things to do, family fun, places to go, travel tools and resources.
Destination Northern Ontario: Originally named Tourism Northern Ontario, Destination Northern Ontario is an organization formed at the direction of the northern Ontario tourism industry and funded by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. There was a clear message from tourism businesses in the North that a pan-northern organization was needed to lead economic growth in tourism for the region. Destination Northern Ontario is one of 13 regional tourism organizations and operates in the area north of the French River, west of the Ottawa River to the Manitoba border, and north to the salt water coast.
Planning your Trip to Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario Travel: This consumer marketing site is specifically geared to market northern Ontario. It is driven by northerners and contains a significant amount of information if you are looking to tap into the vast nature and outdoor tourism offered in this region.
SummerFunGuide.ca is a comprehensive directory of all things fun, exciting and interesting in Ontario. Targeted at Ontario residents and visitors alike, it is a well-organized site filled with useful information.
Northern Ontario Travel Associations
Industry Associations and Representatives
Human Resource Development
Tourism and Hospitality Programs