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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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Become a Regional Ambassador.

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For Immediate Release Tuesday 16 May, 2017 CANADIANA COLLECTION OF BUTTER TARTS LAUNCHED BY CANOE PETERBOROUGH, ON – The quintessentially Canadian butter tart just got even more Canadian. This morning, members of the media got an exclusive taste-test of some of the new flavours in the Canadiana Collection. The Trudeau, Rick Mercer, the Nanaimo Bar, […]


OCTA | Do Something Delicious Newsletter | April 20th, 2017

Read the full OCTA Newsletter here. — Perfect Weekend: Lakefield to Buckhorn Posted by: Nalisha Sankreacha Date Published: April 20, 2017 Haven’t heard of Selwyn township? You should have. This pretty little place is a township in the Kawarthas with Lakefield at its heart. It’s water-lovers paradise. From lazy rivers to paddling to lakeside walks, […]

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