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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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Partnership Allocation Program.

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What's New


The New UNWTO 2nd Report on Food Tourism Report is Out!

The new UNWTO 2nd Report on Food Tourism report is out, and we are excited to share it. The Culinary Tourism Alliance is proud to have contributed two chapters to the report, ensuring our member regions are recognized on a global scale for their efforts in building food tourism in Ontario.   We urge you […]


TICO June 1st Industry Newsletter

Tourism Week 2017 – Harnessing Canada’s Competitive Edge (TIAC) During Tourism Week, a time to celebrate Tourism’s relevance as an economic driver and job creator, TIAC calls on government to support this $91.6 billion industry by implementing initiatives that trigger industry growth and can propel Canada towards global top ten ranking in international arrivals. As 2017 unfolds, […]

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