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Hear success stories, learn how to manage and develop your trail, and find out where Ontario Trails is headed.


Trails Tourism Forum

National trails tourism developers bring their expertise to Muskoka discussing techniques to maximize your return on trail tourism products and services.

This includes a thorough review of asset integration, trail inventory, trail providers, resort products, Signature Trail Product Reviews and provincial or national branding to certify your trail product and services as “Certifiably Canadian Trails.”

All these product and services recognitions drive customers and consumers to your natural assets, improving community visibility, supporting local business, promoting entrepreneurship and maintaining your trails as long-term business providers to your community.

Important Topics

Discover best practices, innovations and ideas from across the country.

Inspiring Speakers

Gain insights from a range of influential leaders and experts.

Networking & More

Exchange ideas with fellow attendees and those shaping the future of trails in Ontario.

Conference agenda

A glimpse of what’s in store.

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What We Mean by Economic Development and its Applicability to Recreational Trails


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An Economic Development Pathway for Trails – Building from the National Experience Destination Canada – A study of trails best practices in trails tourism from across the country profiling: The East Cost Greenway, New Brunswick Mills, Mines and Trails, The World Class Mountain Bike Experience of Carcross Taglish, with input from Banff National Park and Parks Canada Experiences Program.


The Georgian Bay Coast Trail Development Experience Lessons Learned


Explorer’s Edge – Providing Regionally Based Trails and Trails Tourism Products and Services (2010-2020)

  • Profile Trail Destinations and Experiences – 30 min
  • RTO 12 Tools and Tips for Industry Development – 30 min


Trails and Trail Activity - Local Product of National Importance

  • TCT Trail Completion, Hunters Bay Trail – 15 min
  • Ontario Parks– Parks Blogger and Algonquin speak to Trails – 15 min
  • Cycling and Trails Promotion – Ontario By Bike + GBCR - 30 min


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Trail Branding and Marketing

  • Representatives from Parry Sound, Algonquin Park, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville talk to their local and regional inputs to trail branding and marketing stratagies. Providing local uniqueness with 'Muskoka' impacts. - 10 minutes
  • The Signature and Trillium Recreational Trail Designations – 20 min


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THE VENUE - Muskoka Discovery Centre

Explore our one-of-a-kind museum that inspires curiosity and feeds the imagination for persons from 1 to 101 as you discover our history of steamships, wooden boats, resort hotels, aboriginal and early settlers through interactive exhibits, hands on experiences and our stories of life in and on the water.

Muskoka Discovery Centre

275 Steamship Bay Rd,
Gravenhurst, ON
P1P 1Z9



See current availability and make your reservation today – before rooms fill up!

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trailhead Ontario has great sponsorship opportunities available for companies looking to extend their brand within and beyond the trails community.

Your tax-deductible conference sponsorship is a great way to reach trail directors and decision-makers, showcase your organization, and support healthy communities.

Opportunities for sponsors include:

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