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Oshawa and Whitby visitors have a new tool to help them discover area attractions.

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Economic Development and Tourism Department recently launched the new 2011 Discovery Guide, highlighting the region’s eight local area municipalities, and their unique tourist destinations and attractions.

The guide features an extensive calendar of events and detailed sections, including Durham destinations and heritage; accommodations and conferences; bed and breakfasts; arts and culture; spectator sports; dining and shopping. The publication also offers a seasonal itinerary outlining family friendly activities in Durham Region through spring, summer, fall or winter.

“The new Discovery Guide is a useful resource for visitors to Durham Region, as well as residents looking for adventure in their own backyard,” said Regional Councillor Don Mitchell, Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee. “This travel guide illustrates the scope of the region’s tourism assets and encourages investment in the local economy.”

Businesses and tourism operators are reminded that they can submit events for free at as listings on Durham Tourism’s event calendar. Submissions are considered to be published as part of the monthly e-newsletter sent out to more than 19,000 subscribers, and included in the annual publication of the Discovery Guide.

“The 2011 Discovery Guide is an insider’s guide to discovering all Durham Region has to offer,” said Kerri King, Manager of Tourism for Durham Region. “Again this year, we are very proud that the guide has been produced and printed locally; featuring local models and photography. We feel this is important to Durham’s local economy and the environment.”

To order a copy of the 2011 Discovery Guide, or any additional tourism resources, please visit, or contact Durham Tourism at 1-800-413-0017 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . An electronic version of the Discovery Guide is also available online at