South Georgian Bay Tourism (SGB) is Ontario’s 4 Season (365 days) playground, unified by water, rugged landscape, adventurous people and stitched together by popular places including Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Creemore, Town of The Blue Mountains, Meaford and Thornbury. SGB has significant assets that are unique to the region, Ontario & Canada. These points of differentiation set it apart from other destinations.
What differentiates us is our efforts in consistent regional marketing. We are an association that brings regional partners together. SGBT is unique as it brings the 5 municipalities together to have collaboration between the areas.
If you would like to receive one-on-one guidance and tailored recommendations on how to make the most out of South Georgian Bay Tourism initiatives, consider booking an appointment with our Director of Regional Tourism.
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South Georgian Bay Tourism, previously known as Georgian Triangle Tourist Association and Visit South Georgian Bay, is an official In-Destination Education Organization for the Blue Mountains, Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford and Wasaga Beach.
Welcoming and introducing visitors to South Georgian Bay – Ontario’s Four Season Playground.
To contribute to economic prosperity in our communities in South Georgian Bay by encouraging tourism development and in-destination marketing.
We will undertake this by:
Gently nudge and guide visitors within the region to seize their day by discovering unique places, activities, experiences and people.
South Georgian Bay Tourism is an In-Destination Education Organization (IDEO) whose ROLE is to enhance the visitor experience through seamless connections between visitors and unique products and experiences
South Georgian Bay Tourism will perform this educational FUNCTION by:
Since the 1970’s, South Georgian Bay Tourism has acted as a key supporter and advocate of the South Georgian Bay region. Formally, the organization was known as the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association (GTTA) and Visit South Georgian Bay.
As of September 2019, South Georgian Bay Tourism officially went mobile. Our staff provide support to locals and visitors through our digital resources, such as our website and social media accounts, as well as over the phone, e-mail, at local events, and through our ambassador locations.
Tim Hendry is currently the Manager of Communications & Economic Development for The Town of Blue Mountains.
Meet Kevin Johnston, an outdoor guide and instructor, graduate of Algonquin College’s Outdoor Adventure Business and Leadership Program, outdoor community supporter, mentor and lifelong resident of the woods. Kevin’s experience is broad reaching and is passionate supporting our local tourism industry with large picture perspective.
His time sitting as an active member with several board of directors and owning/operating his own tourism based businesses – Collingwood Adventure Voyages/OSM Adventure Travel – allow him to provide authentic representation while participating within the local tourism community and Southern Georgian Bay Tourism’s board of directors.
He can be found locally either at the helm of his flagship “Solidsteel” on Georgian Bay, the trails and terrain of the Niagara Escarpment or sipping a pint or coffee at Gibson and Co. If you would like to connect with Kevin with concerns or feedback directed to South Georgian Bay Tourism you can contact him directly here – firstname.lastname@example.org.
John has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, gaining experience in restaurants, resorts, and hotels. As a seasoned host, he is passionate about advancing hospitality and tourism. In addition to Penny’s Motel & Apres. John owns John & Sons Oyster House, in downtown Toronto. John enjoys building businesses and brands in a systematized manner with a focus on achieving goals. Outside of the office, John enjoys spending time with his family, and being active outside.