Meet The Crew

Featured Members

Our Focus:

The North Channel Marine Tourism Council (NCMTC) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes tourism and marine related activities of one of the most spectacular cruising grounds in the world – North Channel and Manitoulin Island.

The council works towards maintaining the natural beauty of the North Channel and Manitoulin Island as well as promoting the vast opportunities that the area offers boaters and visitors alike.


Your Team 2019/2020:

Chair – Little Current – Stan Ferguson
Vice Chair – Blind River – Karen Bittner

Director – Sault Ste. Marie – Rick Borean                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director – Western Channel Area – Vacant Position                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Director – Richards Landing – Carol Trainor
Director – Gore Bay –  Diane Newlands

Director – Little Current – Michael Erskine
Director – Little Current – Roy Eaton
Director – Killarney – Barbara Ann Haitse


We work to highlight communities and support local talent along the North Channel.  The North Channel Marine Tourism Council is committed to continuously creating initiatives that support our Members, businesses, local artisans, and creators in order to promote an economically prosperous locale.  We will integrally assign membership revenues to train and develop our business model.

Why should you become a member?

  1. We are Committed to creating ongoing activities to boost spending in Northern Ontario
  2. Listing on the new North Channel Website
  3. Promotional materials and bags distributed to hundreds of boaters
  4. Event Advertising on our website
  5. Annual AGM invitations to learn, collect, and participate!
  6. Professional waterfront marketing tools to encourage boating and playing on the water