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

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 sustainable tourism approach

Community Alignment

An OHTO Success Story

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

Success Story: TRIP funding brings together three brands on the Ontario Water Trail

Bringing business together and encouraging partnerships is one of the hallmarks of the Tourism Innovation and Recovery Program (TRIP), and nowhere is this more evident than with a recent TRIP project that brought together three renowned water experience brands: OWL Rafting,  Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC), and Le Boat.

It was in early 2021 that the folks from OWL (in Renfrew County), Le Boat (in Lanark County) and MKC (in Hastings County) began looking for a way to maximize exposure and assist with the recovery from the shortened season in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And so the Ontario Water Trail was born.

Claudia Van Wijk, co-owner of OWL Rafting, explained the Ontario Water Trail was a domestic alternative to the previously successful Canadian Canoe...