Ontario offers endless discoveries sure to inspire storytellers around the world. Whether you’re a travel journalist, editor, producer, photographer or digital creator, Destination Ontario’s media relations team is available to assist.
Destination Ontario aims to offer the resources and services media need to tell inspiring and timely stories about Ontario’s exciting tourism opportunities. Our team of communications professionals understand your needs and deadlines and will work efficiently to provide you specific, timely and accurate information.
We service all journalistic platforms and can provide story inspirations, Ontario facts and background information, digital images to illustrate your piece, broadcast quality video and original content.
We work with our network of partners across the province to provide you with leads, arrange interviews, advise about relevant permits and make detailed arrangements for visiting media on familiarization/press tours.
A first-hand visit is the only way to truly experience the sights, sounds, aromas and textures of life in Ontario. Destination Ontario offers familiarization trips to qualified media on assignment or under commission, servicing our target markets (Canada, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Japan, South Korea).
Our media relations specialists will work with you to identify the best time to visit, places to see and things to do and assist with planning and preparing a detailed travel itinerary.
If you’re interested in organizing a visit, please send a written request well in advance of your desired travel dates (approximately two to three months depending on your region of origin). Contact the Global Media Specialist for your region (see list on right hand side) or send a general inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: At this time all media tours are postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Our online image and video library contains thousands of assets in a variety of formats showcasing Ontario destinations, experiences and attractions. Visit the site to register for a free account and gain access. Registrations are monitored daily, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST (excluding statutory holidays).
Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and offers the country’s most diverse range of experiences, cultures and landscapes. Home to the national capital, Ottawa; Canada’s largest city, Toronto; and an enduring Canadian icon, Niagara Falls, Ontario is a must-see destination for any visitor to Canada.
Ontario is Canada’s second largest province, covering more than 1 million square kilometres (415,000 square miles) – an area larger than France and Spain combined. A four-season destination, it’s where you’ll find the breathtaking scenery for which Canada is famous. Ontario has more than 250,000 lakes and more than 100,000 km of rivers, accounting for one-fifth of the world’s freshwater.
So many discoveries abound in Ontario, but for all its wealth and natural beauty Ontario’s greatest asset is its people who have come from all over the world to add their cuisines, traditions and textures to Ontario’s rich cultural tapestry and heritage.