Meet Ontario’s Newest Signature Experiences

The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) has released the inaugural list of Ontario Signature Experiences (OSE). These destinations and activities showcase the best of what Ontario has to offer to its many visitors, and highlight the province’s unique landscape (both edible and not!).

This portfolio was launched to promote and market must-see travel experiences that will appeal to global target markets. It also acts as a stepping stone for Ontario tourism operators who aspire to be included in Canada�s international marketing and to highlight the diversity of Ontario experiences.

For all of us stricken with hungerlust, here are three edible adventures to book in 2015:

  1. The Apple Pie Trail & Pedal and Paddle Adventure, Blue Mountains
    Begin your journey in the Village and take the scenic gondola (equipped to carry bikes) to the top of the mountain. From there cycle 35km through beautiful countryside before arriving in the village of Heathcote for a country picnic at Blackbird Pie Co. After lunch enjoy a 1 hour gentle paddle down the Beaver River with Free Spirit Tours and return to the Village via the Georgian Trail along the shores of Georgian Bay. Find out more here.
  2. Waring House, Prince Edward County
    With two popular restaurants –The Barley Room and Amelia�s Garden, beautiful gardens and large banquet hall, it’s no wonder The Waring House is a sought after destination. Their cookery school gives guests and locals alike a chance to learn tips and tricks used by professional chefs. Find out more here.
  3. WindsorEats: Drinks of Walkerville, Windsor
    Quickly becoming a patron favourite, this tour will guide you through the history and drinks (with tastings!) that make Old Walkerville famous. Guests jaunt through historic Old Walkerville, the town that Canadian Club built, and learn about its architecture as well as some well known and not so well known tales and folklore associated with the neighbourhood, including its rich rum running history and visits by Al Capone.  Find out more here.

For a full list of this years Ontario’s Signature Experiences, visit: tourismpartners.com

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