Enjoying And Preserving Northern Ontario's Natural Wonders
McGuinty Government Supports Northern Businesses
Ontario is supporting new tourism investments that embrace an adage well known to nature lovers - take only pictures, leave only footprints.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has approved total funding of almost $40,000 to help launch a new eco-tourism business in Kenora and to help an established fishing lodge tap environmentally-friendly energy solutions.
- Wild Access will receive up to $24,650 to purchase equipment to start a year-round tourism business focused on eco-friendly activities such as snowshoeing, birding, as well as catch-and-release fishing. Funding is from NOHFC's Young Entrepreneur Program.
- Crow Rock Lodge will receive $15,000 to purchase and install a solar system that will power a remote island chalet on Lake of the Woods. Funding is from NOHFC's Northern Energy Program.
- From October 2003 to present the NOHFC has approved more than $364 million to more than 1,800 projects in Northern Ontario.
- According to the Small Business Enterprise Centre it is important to do research, have a comprehensive business plan and gather valid data before launching a business.
“The McGuinty government is proud to support tourism ventures that showcase and preserve the natural wonders found in Northern Ontario”