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Market hungry for Indigenous food tourism – Northern Ontario Business

Northern Ontario strategy identifies opportunities for growth in Indigenous culinary experiences

As travelling foodies eat up culinary experiences across Canada, Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is working on a strategy to ensure Northern Ontario businesses have the recipe for success.

“There’s a real hunger here for Indigenous food tourism,” explained Kevin Eshkawkogan, CEO of ITO.

“Food is a great way to tell that story in a way that everyone is comfortable.”

Eshkawkogan’s first taste of food tourism happened organically in his previous role as CEO of the Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT) on Manitoulin Island. It was around 2006, and they were looking for new ways to engage travellers.

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