Meet the 2018 Headwaters Tourism Award Winners

Every year Headwaters Tourism celebrates excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry during our regional Headwaters Tourism Awards ceremony.

The winners were announced on Tuesday, January 16th at the Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, following the first annual provincial Rural Tourism Symposium, hosted by Headwaters Tourism.

So, without further ado, meet the winners of the 2018 Headwaters Tourism Awards! These exemplary businesses showcase the best of the best in the Headwaters region.


Best ARTS & HERITAGE Visitor Experience 
sponsored by the Town of Orangeville


Best FRESH & LOCAL Visitor Experience
sponsored by the Town of Erin


Best FUN & FESTIVE Visitor Experience (tie)  

  • Caribfest (Soulyve), Orangeville
  • Mud Hero Toronto North, Caledon

Best NATURE & LEISURE Visitor Experience   

  • Seven Bridges Run (Orangeville Lions Club), Orangeville

Best HORSE & COUNTRY Visitor Experience 
sponsored by the Town of Shelburne

  • Grand River RAM Rodeo, Grand Valley

Best SEE, SHOP & STAY Visitor Experience (tie)
sponsored by BDO Canada LLP   


Best NEW Tourism Business 
sponsored by Humber College


Tourism INNOVATOR of the Year   
sponsored by County of Dufferin   


Tourism PARTNERSHIP Award 
sponsored by the Dufferin Board of Trade


Tourism CHAMPION of the Year 
sponsored by Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre  


The 2018 Headwaters Tourism Awards were presented in partnership with Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre. Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre is locally owned and operated by Bill Gillam (2017 Dufferin County Business Citizen of the Year), and is a shining example of community philanthropy, local business development and exceptional customer service, and truly embodies all that it means to be “Where Ontario Gets Real”.

Less than an hour north of Toronto sits Headwaters: the communities of Erin, Caledon, Dufferin County, Mono and Shelburne, and their authentic country tastes, treasures, and unspoiled nature.

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