Boosting Tourism in Greater Sudbury
Ontario Creating Jobs, Strengthening Northern Economy
The Ontario government is strengthening the northern tourism sector and helping attract visitors to Sudbury.
With $500,000 in support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Science North has developed its Arctic Voices travelling exhibit. The new 5,000‑square-foot exhibit takes visitors to the fascinating and changing world of the Arctic through interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations. The exhibit will also showcase live feeds of the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat.
Supporting tourism infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $897 million in more than 5,900 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining nearly 23,000 jobs.
- In Sudbury since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $136 million in 794 projects, creating or sustaining more than 2,400 jobs.
“Science North continues to produce amazing exhibits that attract visitors and tourists to Sudbury and help generate significant revenue for the centre as they tour North American cities. I am very pleased that the NOHFC is helping enhance the centre’s visitor experience.”
“Science North is one of the North’s major attractions and our investments are helping it sustain and grow its standing as a premiere tourist destination. By supporting this newest traveling exhibit we are enhancing Greater Sudbury’s tourism and educational activities.”
“Travelling exhibitions are important to Northern Ontario, attracting tourists to the North. They also provide a significant element of change at our science centres. This is critical to our success. We’re thankful for the province’s support on this exciting project and are looking forward to also working with the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat. The opportunity to work together to develop exhibits for that facility, as well as programming which benefits both our centres, translates into solid economic benefits for both of our communities and the North.”