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Our Vision Is

To transform the region comprised of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas & Northumberland County into a prime vacation destination for the Greater Toronto Area.

Why Kawarthas Northumberland?

RTO8 exists to support a competitive and sustainable regional tourism industry, attract visitors, generate economic activity and create jobs. We work with industry partners to build up the Kawarthas Northumberland region through experience development, investment, marketing, and workforce development.

How can you get involved?

Support regional tourism businesses, bring us a partnership idea, take part in experiential product development, and train your staff in the regional ambassador program. Build up your business, build up Kawarthas Northumberland.

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Lets Talk Tourism | 2018 Newsletter

Click Here to read the full RTO8 Newsletter. Regional Ambassador Program – Next Session Date is March 28th, 2018! Request for Services – Blog & Social Media Content Creation Team Red Tape Challenge – Check in to improve regulations affecting tourism! Partnership Allocation program launches for 2018-19 Save the Date – Our Annual Partner Meeting is […]


The Butter Tart Tour Introduces Arts ‘N Tarts!

Things are getting artsy on Ontario’s biggest Butter Tart Tour. Last year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th, the bakers put together a signature line of Canadiana Collection butter tarts, including combinations of legendary (and controversial) proportions like the Nanaimo Butter Tart, the S’more Butter Tart, and the Trudeau Butter Tart. With all these creativity happening in […]

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