Our Kawarthas Northumberland Social Media Accounts:

 Kawarthas Northumberland      Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour    TSWTrailTowns

Perfectwknds                                  Buttertarttour

Perfectwknds                                 Buttertarttour                                                              tswtrailtowns

Kawarthasnorthumberland         Kawarthas Northumberland

Keep up to date on industry events, workshops and media Opportunities. Follow our industry social media accounts.

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ExprienceKN      FoodKN      ArtsKN                  TSWTrailTowns       TSTTPaddleArt

Buttertarttour   FishKN        BoatKN                  TasteoftheTSW         FallRoutes                  ShareKN

External Resources

Travel Industry Council of Ontario

TICO licensing is required for any person or business that sells travel. This means that if you are offering an experience that includes accommodations, you need to be TICO certified. Download the guidelines for Special Interest Travel here.


Destination Canada

Destination Canada is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. Access some of their resources developed for Canada’s tourism industry.


Ontario by Bike

Ontario’s cycle tourism community has grown significantly over the last few years. Take initiative in attracting cyclists by becoming ‘Bicycle Friendly’ through Ontario By Bike. To learn more about this program, see the Ontario By Bike Cycling Toolkit.

Webinar: Ontario By Bike Webinar Presentation – Kawartha Lakes and PTBO (Nov 15 2017)


Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized as the umbrella organization for leading associations, destination marketing organizations, regional tourism organizations and businesses serving Ontario’s diverse tourism industry.


TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper. TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development.


Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA)

Bridging the gap between the food and travel industries, OCTA strengthens the links between the viticulture, agriculture, aquaculture sectors to the hospitality sector to promote the growth of food tourism. OCTA develops strong relationships between growers, chefs, processors, restaurateurs, accommodation providers, distributors, government and industry organizations. Acting as a leading voice to share Ontario’s culinary stories with passion and pride.

Food Tourism 101