Tourism

Industries - Tourism

Quick Facts

119K
Highest average household income in GTA

8M
Potential number of visitors within a 1 hour drive

4.5M
Average number of visitors to Halton for same-day or overnight stays

1.2M
Visitors participated in outdoor recreational activities or visited local attractions and events throughout the Region

280M
What Halton visitors spent annually in 2012

Halton Region: ripe for tourism investment

With its lush natural surroundings, 25 km of waterfront along Lake Ontario and convenient location between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Halton Region is truly positioned for tourism investment. Approximately 8 million residents are within a one-hour drive of the region's parks, conservation areas and outdoor recreational activities. Whether they are nature lovers, adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, or people who just enjoy small-town charm, visitors and residents take pleasure in the choices Halton offers for leisure and entertainment.

Tourism investment opportunities

A feasibility study for Halton examined regional demand for outdoor tourism products to support Halton's best natural assets. This included:

  • Analysis of the market
  • Review and evaluation of investment opportunities
  • Available properties
  • Steps required for developing products

The study confirmed investment potential in the outdoor recreation market and also identified several tourism investment concepts that would flourish in Halton.

Learn more about Halton Region's tourism market profile and investment opportunities

To request copies of the Tourism Investment Packages for Woodlands Adventure Park, Outdoor Spa and Eco Adventure Park please contact Stephaine Mazhari, Economic Development Officer - Investment.

Easy access for Halton visitors

For businesses that want to take advantage of tourism opportunities and investment potential, Halton Region has so much going for it. Close to international airports and the U.S. border, the region is only 30 minutes from downtown Toronto and easily accessible via major highways and transit. Local residents and visitors alike rave about the natural settings, spectacular views, cultural attractions, leisurely pursuits, and outdoor sports or arts festivals.

Major attractions

Top attractions for tourists and residents include a diversified mix of sports and recreational pursuits, rural experience, shopping ventures and events. These include

Tourism investment support

Halton's tourism businesses benefit from Halton Region's partnership with the Hamilton-Halton-Brant Regional Tourism Association (external link), an independent, non-profit industry organization. Funded by the Province of Ontario, the association helps to support and promote tourism-related businesses.

Halton Region supports and develops food tourism and agritourism through the Agritourism Action Plan (PDF file). Please contact us if your business is interested in getting involved with the plan.

Tourism funding programs for business

Halton’s Economic Development team supports tourism

For more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities, contact us.