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Destination Elliot Lake Expands

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Destination Elliot Lake Expands

McGuinty Government Supports Third Phase Of Tourism Initiative

Visitors and residents will enjoy enhanced tourist attractions in Elliot Lake highlighted by increased access to natural areas and an improved Miner's Monument site at Horne Lake.

The community is implementing the third phase of its Destination Elliot Lake project aimed at developing, packaging and promoting tourist attractions and opportunities in the area.  This project includes improving amenities for snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and cycling enthusiasts.  In addition, the City will construct pedestrian walkways adjacent to Horne Lake, home to the Miner's Monument.

Quick Facts

  • The NOHFC is investing $380,000 in this project. In 2005, it announced a $321,400 contribution for the installation of a miners’ monument, development of a park and renovation of the Fire-Tower Lookout cabin.
  • Elliot Lake’s Horne Lake Monument site includes a mining-focused sculpture to honour the area’s miners as well as a Memorial Park, which overlooks the Horne Lake escarpment and provides access to scenic trails and picnic facilities.

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“By investing in Destination Elliot Lake, we are helping grow the area’s tourism sector and enhancing the community’s appeal.”

Mike Brown

MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin

“Our government recognizes the importance of the tourism industry in the North and through investments such as this one, we are helping tap new opportunities that strengthen local business and create jobs.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines and chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

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