County welcomes GWTA riders to the Simcoe County trail system

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 1:45 p.m., the County of Simcoe and Tourism Simcoe County are pleased to welcome representatives from the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA) riders as we celebrate the launch of a new connecting trail system in Simcoe County. Media and residents are invited to cheer […]

Tourism Destination Development Action Plan underway in Simcoe County

The County is partnering with its member municipalities, residents, tourism operators, and stakeholders to create a Destination Development action plan focused on promoting Simcoe County as a first-class travel destination. This plan will steer the County of Simcoe’s tourism role and responsibilities for the next three to five years. “Tourism is a vital part of […]

Festival of the Bay returns to Midland next week

Brookside Music Association - Festival of the Bay

Following two years of pandemic restrictions, Brookside Music Association is pleased to be presenting a full summer festival of music that is sure to have something for everyone. Last summer the organization presented an all-outdoor festival, which drew large and appreciative audiences, and this year the festival will be a combination of free outdoor events, […]

Simcoe County entrepreneurs awarded grants and mentorships to support new tourism ideas

Three finalists who made winning pitches for the Simcoe County “Spark” Program were each awarded a $3,000 seed grant and mentorship to help them get started with their new tourism ideas. The Simcoe County “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program is a collaborative partnership initiative between Tourism Simcoe County, Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7) and the […]

Festival du loup returns to Lafontaine Park

It has been almost three years since the annual Festival du loup gathering in Lafontaine Park to celebrate Francophone heritage, culture and music. In the three years since the last live edition, the program has undergone a revamping. The festival now takes place over a two day period. It’s high time we all got together […]

Georgian Legacy calls Penetanguishene Harbour home

Landmark Cruises Penetanguishene

The Town of Penetanguishene is excited to welcome the “Georgian Legacy” to the Town Harbour. In December 2021, the Town accepted Landmark Cruises’ proposal to bring the historical ship to the community after the Town issued a Request for Proposals. The ship, once known as the “Tobermory Legacy” and the “Miss Midland” was renamed by […]

County awards 2022 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Funding

The County of Simcoe has approved 87 successful applications totalling more than $485,000 through the 2022 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund. The program aims to enhance existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County. “In spite of the challenges that it faced during COVID, Simcoe County has a strong tourism, culture and sports […]

Simcoe County “Spark” Program Launch

Whether you are an individual, a start-up or an established small business or non-profit organization, there can be many challenges and barriers to bringing a new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition. The “Spark” Program will match selected candidates with a tourism mentor and provide a source of financial support to help take your […]