The land we now call Ontario was originally inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples: the First Nations, the Inuit and the Metis; with the Cree Nation in the North, the Haudenosaunee in the South, and the Anishinabek Nation all around the Great Lakes region to the Cree Nation stretching to the shores of James Bay in the north.
Today we are grateful for the revitalizing, preserving and sharing of their cultures, offering opportunities to experience this land through the lens of its original inhabitants.
Indigenous experiences enrich Ontario’s tourism landscape by providing visitors the opportunity to learn about and experience the unique arts, cultures and cuisines of the Indigenous Peoples of the region.
Indigenous Tourism Ontario is focused on the growth of Indigenous tourism in the province by providing support for Indigenous people to tell their stories on their terms. In this way, we can offer high-quality, authentic experiences that are developed and delivered by Indigenous people and communities.
Explore their deep-rooted connection to the land by engaging with Indigenous people, tour operators and experience providers on guided nature tours and outdoor excursions. Learn about their cultures through artistic expression, traditional and contemporary cuisines and at festivals and celebrations. Search for Indigenous Experiences across Ontario by region or by activity.
Ready to explore Indigenous experiences in Ontario? Here are some things to consider.
Last updated: April 6, 2022