The Great Waterway (RTO9)


Incorporated in October of 2010, the mandate of Region 9 is to establish and operate a not-for-profit corporation that will coordinate the diverse interests of the tourism industry within Region 9 in order to build and support a competitive tourism region through marketing and product development.  The vision for Region 9 is to achieve the highest growth of tourism visitation revenues and investment amongst Ontario’s tourism region by developing results driven product and investment development and marketing initiatives.

With the Organizations recent launch of their new identity, The Great Waterway has developed an outstanding media campaign and marketing strategy to move forward and achieve the goals of the organization.

Steeped in history, The Great Waterway offers something new for everyone to explore and enjoy. Inspired by the original Mohawk name ‘Kaniatarowanenneh’ (big water), this beautiful stretch of Ontario is entirely linked by water – from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and on to Belleville on the Bay of Quinte. In between, The Great Waterway is dotted by the Rideau Lakes and winds its way north along the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Heritage Route.



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