HHP hosting virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Our top priority through this challenging time has always been protecting the health and well-being of Ontarians. Huronia Historical Parks is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff and visitors. As a key tourism destination in South Central Ontario, offering two historic attractions and hosting a number of unique special events, we […]

County awards 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grants

The County of Simcoe has approved 89 successful applications totalling more than $470,000 through the 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program to enhance existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County. “We know how anxious everyone is to get back to “normal” as soon as it is safe, including our outstanding tourism, culture […]

Apply for the Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

Tourism and travel businesses hard hit by the pandemic can now apply for a provincial grant to help with recovery efforts. Through the Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant, launched on May 13, eligible businesses can apply for a one-time payment of $10,000 to $20,000. It’s open to small tourism and travel businesses […]

New cruise ship coming to Midland – Georgian Spirit

Midland Spirit Cruises

A new cruise-and-dine ship, the Georgian Spirit, is set to make waves in Midland this summer as the spiritual successor to the famously-departed Miss Midland. Helmed by Captain Bill Thomson, owner of Stony Lake Cruises, the Georgian Spirit is his fifth cruise line business started since 1985. The 22-metre dinner excursion ship, purchased by Thomson […]

Tourism Marketing Assistant — Heart of Georgian Bay

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Heart of Georgian Bay is a Destination Marketing Organization for the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, and Tiny in the northern part of Simcoe County. Our mission is to attract new visitors to the area, entice them to stay longer and encourage them to return again with friends. The Tourism Marketing Assistant will be a […]

Stanton urges colleagues to keep historic ship in Port

Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton has made his bid to keep the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll. The long-time MP presented an e-petition in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon. The petition was signed by 1,585 residents with most living in Simcoe County. In his presentation, Stanton first outlined how the Keewatin was built in […]

Spring fever gives hope to Midland-area tourist industry

Heart of Georgian Bay

A little warm weather and sunshine has brought out the crowds at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, said executive director Mary Ann Milne. In fact, she’s already seen days when the parking lot was full. It’s a sign people want to get outdoors. “I would say our crowds are bigger — it’s always weather-driven, but […]

Tourism Content Creator — Heart of Georgian Bay

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Heart of Georgian Bay is a Destination Marketing Organization for the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, and Tiny in the northern part of Simcoe County. Our mission is to attract new visitors to the area, entice them to stay longer and encourage them to return again with friends. The Tourism Content Creator will be a […]

‘MCC is alive and well’: Midland Cultural Centre preparing for eventual reopening

Midland Cultural Centre

It has been a “long and arduous year” for staff at the Midland Cultural Centre, but they’ve persevered and are beginning preparations for an eventual reopening. “The MCC is alive and well and waiting for the opportunity to welcome back friends and supporters,” said Jared Jylha, promotions and marketing co-ordinator for the facility. Performing arts […]

Job Opportunity: Manager of Tourism

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The Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS) is hiring for a MANAGER OF TOURISM for the HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY. Located in the “Heart of Georgian Bay,” the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS) is a non-profit agency reporting to a Board of Directors and financially supported by the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, […]