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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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We’re Hiring – Marketing and Communications Coordinator (contract)

At Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8), better known as Kawarthas Northumberland, we strive to support and enhance our beautiful and diverse region as a competitive tourism destination. We have a passion for the sights, sounds, flavours, and unique experiences that our region has to offer. We build relationships and provide support to our tourism partners. […]


Press Release: Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award Winners Announced February 1, 2017 (Peterborough, ON)–Kawarthas Northumberland is pleased to announce the winning entries to the Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award submissions. Not-for-profit organizations were invited to submit projects aimed at pursuing trail town related experiential tourism development initiatives associated with the […]

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