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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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Press Release | Butter Tart Taste-Off | September 24th, 2016

KAWARTHAS NORTHUMBERLAND BUTTER TART TASTE-OFF BRINGS SWEET COMPETITION TO PETERBOROUGH FARMERS’ MARKET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Peterborough, Ontario— The 4th Annual  award-winning Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour culminates in an all-out competition to see who really makes the best butter tarts. Support your favourite bakeries from 9am – 1pm on Saturday September 24th inside the Morrow Building […]

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