Learn the skills to grow your business, your community, and tourism across Northern Ontario

Tourism Excellence North (TEN) provides tourism operators, communities, and destinations with the knowledge, connections and training they need to grow and strengthen tourism across Northern Ontario.

Learn at your own pace, online or in-person

Courses and resources for tourism business owners and operators

As a resort owner, every tourism tool that I’ve taken through TEN has taken me to a new level. I think it’s an opportunity that every business should take.

Pat Peterson, Owner

Bruce Bay Cottages and Lighthouse

Best for: Accommodation providers, Operators, Tourism business owners, Tourism experience providers

Courses and tools for destinations, communities, and tourism regions

We came away with some great ideas about who we could target in the community, to work together to actually get a program launched.

Kathleen McGill, Office Manager

Whitesquall Paddling Centre

Current Training Opportunities


2024 Destination Bike: Welcoming Cyclists Webinars

As part of Ontario By Bike’s mission to increase awareness of its bicycle friendly business certification network and program renewal for participating regions, a number of cycle tourism development webinars are hosted across the province. With an increasing popularity in local cycle tourism activities, these 60-minute long webinars are a great opportunity to be updated on the program, get familiarized with the cycle tourism market, future market trends, and find out how welcoming cyclists can be good for businesses. Ontario By Bike has put together the following overview to reach out to partners and stakeholders to share relevant information about upcoming webinars. For more information on future workshops/webinars, dates and registrations, please visit ontariobybike.ca/workshops.


Experience Fishing

Experience Fishing is a Northern Ontario industry-led initiative that provides participating operators with the tools and resources needed to offer a standardized, safe, and unique fishing experience at operations to non-angler visitors who are new to the experience of fishing.


Experiential Travel Tourism Micro-Credential

Created in partnership with Tourism Excellence North (TEN) and Destination Northern Ontario (DNO), the Experiential Travel Tourism micro-credential is for learners interested in the theory, practice, and design of Experiential Tourism Development within the unique Northern Ontario setting.


OPTIS/NOPTIS Micro-Credential

The Ontario Professional Tourism Industry Specialist (OPTIS) / Northern Ontario Professional Tourism Industry Specialist (NOPTIS) micro-credential programs are designed to empower existing employees by enhancing your skills within your current roles.

At TEN, our goal is to

Strengthen Northern Ontario tourism as a whole

Give tourism operators the skills they need to grow

Create connections between the community partners and destinations