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Rainy River Resort To Offer Winter Tourism Opportunities

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Rainy River Resort To Offer Winter Tourism Opportunities

McGuinty Government Supports Job Creation In Northern Communities

A hunting and fishing resort on Lake of the Woods will now provide tourism opportunities in the winter - creating more jobs and strengthening the local economy.

Through support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Harris Hills Resort will now offer year round activities for tourists with the purchase of more land, winterized cabins and an expanded septic system. 

With a longer business season, the resort is expected to retain seven employees for the full year and create two new positions.

This funding is part of the Open Ontario plan to build a vibrant and healthy northern economy through job creation in the private sector. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is providing $147,544 to this project through the NOHFC's Enterprises North Job Creation Program.
  • Harris Hill Resort provides guests with guided hunting, bird watching, fishing and hiking tours.
  • Since 2005, over $101 million has been invested by the NOHFC to support job creation.

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“Year round jobs are important to the sustainability of any community. Supporting this resort not only provides the Rainy River economy with increased tourism but also saves and creates jobs essential to community growth.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and chair of the NOHFC

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