Join about 300 Marketing Partners who collaborate annually with Norfolk County’s Tourism & Economic Development office to help promote their businesses and investment in the community as a whole. By working together, this innovative marketing partnership has won provincial and national marketing awards.
Want your information listed on this website and in our Experience Guide? Become a Partner. Only $150 per year, plus HST.
Partners can now submit their own events via norfolktourism.ca/event-submission/. Any non-profit organization can also submit events for posting on the Norfolk Tourism events calendar, as long as the event is of interest to tourists from outside Norfolk County and there is enough capacity to handle larger numbers. Events must be 7 days or less in length. Please do not submit an event that is restricted to private members. Businesses must become a Tourism Partner before they can post their events. Events, when approved, will appear at norfolktourism.ca/events/. Norfolk County reserves the right to edit or delete events.
Check out the latest news for the tourism industry on the Tourism Industry News page.
2014-15 Advertising Opportunities
Experience Guide – Deadline December 31, 2013
40,000 copies of the 2014-15 edition of the Norfolk County (Ontario’s South Coast) Experience Guide are now in distribution. This full-colour guidebook is distributed in key target markets across Ontario and U.S. border states, through direct mail, information centres, hotel information kiosks, and highway information centres. There are listings for Tourism Partners, who are also featured on www.norfolktourism.ca. To participate in next year’s edition, contact Ted Willey at (519) 426-5870 ext 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Web Banner Advertising
Opportunities are available on this website. Contact Ted Willey for more info. Download Web Banner Ad Contract.
55,000 copies of the 2014 edition of Norfolk County’s Official Map & Local Food Guide have been published and are now in distribution. This popular full-colour map includes a large map of Norfolk County, plus inset maps of urban areas and hamlets. There are listings for Agriculture Partners, who are also featured on www.norfolkfarms.com. To be listed in 2014 Map, contact email@example.com.
Marketing Plan 2013
The 2013 marketing plan for Norfolk County’s Tourism and Economic Development Division contains detailed information about the approach the municipality and its private-sector marketing partners take to promote investment attraction, agriculture and tourism. Download Marketing Plan PDF.
Norfolk County marketing partners are welcome to take advantage of the Tourism & Agriculture Directional Signage Program. For a fee, Norfolk County will produce and install directional signage along the roads to help customers find their way to your business.
Facade Improvement Program & Other Incentives
You can learn more about the Norfolk County Facade Improvement Program and other incentives and programs that are available to any eligible business property owner in Norfolk County. They include:
- Facade Improvement Program for Commercial Properties
- Tax Increment Program for Brownfields and Derelict Properties
- Environmental Assessment Grant Program (info to come)
Advisory Board Opportunities
Norfolk County provides opportunities for local residents and businesses to become involved in the tourism and agricultural issues. Positions open in September of each year. For more information, visit the Boards and Committee page of norfolkcounty.ca.
Friends of Tourism
Our entry-level website listing program allows tourist operators to list their company name, town and phone number, free of charge on our website. More info here.