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Discover Tourism in Kawartha Lakes

Embark on the captivating world of tourism in Kawartha Lakes, a cornerstone of our vibrant local landscape. Positioned as one of the largest industries, tourism serves as a dynamic force, fostering economic diversification and stability while creating a plethora of local job opportunities and business prospects.

The infusion of tourism spending not only injects new life into our economy but also plays a pivotal role in expanding the tax base. Beyond financial impacts, tourism serves as a catalyst for attracting new businesses and services, further bolstering the infrastructure supporting this thriving industry.

The ripple effects extend to the community, as tourism supports vital services and facilities that might otherwise remain undeveloped, enriching the lives of residents. It fosters civic involvement, instills pride, and facilitates cultural exchange between hosts and guests. Moreover, tourism acts as a driving force for community beautification, revitalization, and the preservation of our natural, cultural, and historical resources.





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"When we first contacted Economic Development, we got just the best reception of any Economic Development Department that we've ever worked with "

- Stephanie Jukes, Saucy Willow Inn

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Laurie McCarthy

Economic Development Officer - Tourism
705-324-9411 extension 1233



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