Come Wander with Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization

It’s no secret to anyone who lives, works, or has ever stepped foot in Ontario’s Highlands that this region is an incredible place to visit. Many of us believe this region to be one of the best kept secrets in the province and are eager to shout from the rooftops and promote everything we have to offer.

Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) collaborates with our partners in tourism to unite our industry, stay ahead of the curve with our best consumers and build momentum for becoming the most talked about region in Ontario.

If you are involved in the tourism industry in the Ontario’s Highlands region, you are eligible for OHTO membership (and it’s free!). Learn about the benefits of membership and come wander with us!

How Can We Help?

“As an OHTO member, I was eligible for financial support through the TRIP - Skills Development funding program. As a new business, this helped immensely with the support that I wouldn’t otherwise have afforded at this stage of development. This has resulted in feeling more confident, organized, and professional moving into the year ahead and having a clear understanding of where to focus my time and attention in order to be successful in my business endeavours.”

Courtney, OHTO Member
@CourtOutdoors

Wander Sustainably with OHTO

At OHTO, we work with our partners in tourism to support a responsible tourism approach that will actively engage our thriving industry and build a stronger, resilient future for our communities.

Learn more about our Responsible Tourism Approach

Inclusivity
Community Alignment
Sustainability

An OHTO Success Story

Featuring member and regional success stories in Ontario's Highlands.

Success Story: Kings Mill Cider gets creative on mitigating COVID impacts, keeping staff employed

If there are any traits that all successful business owners tend to possess, it’s creativity and flexibility, two characteristics made even more valuable since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Kings Mill Cider, business owners Kees Morsink and Margaret Van Helvoort have both of these in spades.

The couple opened Kings Mill Cider in 2018 and have been slowly establishing themselves in the cider industry, relying on their excellent, high-quality products as their key selling feature. Before the pandemic the cidery sold cider at local farmers’ markets and offered on-site tastings and sales, but when both those markets dried up in 2020, Kees and Margaret knew they needed to find other sources of revenue.

“We really had to expand because of COVID,”...