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Tourism and Visitors

There is so much to experience, explore and try in Kawartha Lakes. For all your needs to plan a trip, visit the Explore Kawartha Lakes tourism website. Here you will find information on our towns and villages, places to stay and eat, and great activities to enjoy our community year round.

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If you are a tourism operator, visit the Economic Development section of our website for information on how you can get involved and grow your business.

Kawartha Lakes Signature Experience Program

Through funding support from the Canadian Experiences Fund the Economic Development Division is creating a new Kawartha Lakes Signature Experience Program set to launch in Spring 2021. 

The Kawartha Lakes Signature Experience Program is an experiential tourism training and recognition program that leverages being different, and teaches tourism operators how to make and share memorable moments of travel.

What is a Signature Experience? 

Defining something as “signature” implies that it is part of a group and is one of the best items offered.  A signature experience is a highly anticipated, highly memorable activity or activities delivered by a skilled and knowledgeable person with a direct connection to the local community it takes place in.

For more information on the Kawartha Lakes Signature Experience Program Initiative contact Laurie McCarthy, Economic Development Officer - Tourism at lmccarthy@kawarthalakes.ca

Growing Food Tourism in Kawartha Lakes

Growing Food Tourism in Kawartha Lakes was developed for the City of Kawartha Lakes to leverage the region's local heritage and culture through its unique food and drink offerings. This strategy supports the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Strategy and the City of Kawartha Lakes Agricultural Action Plan and is the outcome of a highly collaborative process that brought together stakeholders from across the region.

Food Tourism Vision:  "Kawartha Lakes has many distinct communities that are working as one to become the top rural food tourism destination for visitors from the GTA and beyond."

View the Growing Food Tourism in Kawartha Lakes Strategy

 

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