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About the OVTA

Become an OVTA Member
Your business grows when you become a member of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association. We are able to generate cost effective, professional, strategic marketing initiatives to enhance your marketing plans.

Find out more information on how the OVTA can offer support for your business.
Become a Member of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association
Our Organization
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is a non-profit organization designed to stimulate and promote tourism in Renfrew County.

Our goal is to create a presence in the tourism marketplace. In order to position the Ottawa Valley as an interesting and popular travel destination in the minds of travelers, a joint effort among tourism suppliers and OVTA’s dedicated tourism staff is required.
Alastair Baird
Helen Giroux
Melissa Marquardt
Lauren McIllfaterick
Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards
The Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards recognize those OVTA members that foster and further excellence in branding the Ottawa Valley as a destination and serve as exceptional ambassadors for the tourism industry.

The Award categories are:
Marilyn Alexander Tourism Champion Award
Special Event of the Year Award
Business of Distinction Award

The awards are presented annually at the Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM.

Our annual tourism conference and AGM brings together tourism operators, community development leaders and stakeholders from across the region to learn, network and share best practices about tourism development, growth and promotion for our rural destination.
Past Awards Recipients
2017 Award Nomination Applications
Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM
Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
The primary focus of the annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show is to educate frontline staff those who deal directly with customers) on the tourism experiences and products available in the Ottawa Valley. Frontline staff are the face of the Ottawa Valley. Armed with a little product knowledge, they are perfectly poised to be tourism ambassadors for the region.
OVTA hosts 2nd Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
Tourism Resources
Looking to increase your knowledge of the local, provincial and national tourism industry? Then look no further! The OVTA has gathered some of the most recent and relevant tourism information in one place.
Consumer Segments
Strategic Plans
In the News
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association has made the news! Following is a collection of stories mentioning the OVTA and it's accomplishments as reported by local media.
In the News