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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.

Quick Facts

  • 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.

Additional Resources


“The McGuinty government is proud to support tourism ventures that showcase and preserve the natural wonders found in Northern Ontario”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



Rural and North Travel and Recreation