Tourism sector takes spotlight during Tourism Week

May 25, 2020
By Kevin Lajoie and Amy Malyon

Cornwall Ontario – The week of May 24th to 31st marks Tourism Week in Canada – and it couldn’t come at a more critical time.

Cornwall Tourism

Canada’s tourism sector looks quite different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many tourism businesses are facing a particularly difficult time and travel has slowed due to physical distancing and travel restrictions in effect in Canada and jurisdictions around the world.

Despite the uncertainty in the world, the tourism sector is eager to come back as soon as possible – and stronger than ever.

Tourism Week is a great opportunity to showcase the importance of this sector and remind everyone – visitors and locals alike – of what we have to offer and how we can lend our support during this challenging time.

The Local Picture

Tourism is an important part of the economy in Cornwall and SDG Counties. From amazing attractions and accommodations to authentic outdoor experiences and unique restaurants and shops, our region has plenty to offer visitors.

Cornwall Tourism will be highlighting some of these great tourism businesses throughout the week. Follow Cornwall Tourism’s social media channels for featured videos and articles on some tourist favorites. Become a tourists in your own town this week and show your support.

#TourismMatters Video Series

Cornwall Tourism is using Tourism Week to highlight some important tourism businesses through a series of videos.

Part 1: Local accommodations are adopting new measures and cleaning standards for the benefit of guests and staff alike.

Part 2: Archie’s is a mainstay for residents and visitors alike. Learn about the new measures the landmark Cornwall business has put in place and hear how owner Carol Ann Baxter played a key role in developing the protocols for the safe reopening of Ontario’s golf industry.

Part 3: Chesley’s Inn in Downtown Cornwall has been named the Best Bicycle Friendly Business in Eastern Ontario by Ontario By Bike. Innkeeper Robert Prowse tells us why this Downtown Cornwall establishment is so popular with cyclists from around the world.

About Cornwall Tourism

Cornwall Tourism is responsible for marketing Cornwall to attract new visitors. The office maintains a visitor information centre year-round at the Civic Complex. is an online resource that provides current tourism news as well as a comprehensive calendar of events.

You can follow Cornwall Tourism online:


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