Expanding Red Rock's Marina Centre
Ontario Government Investing in Tourism Infrastructure on Lake Superior’s North Shore
Ontario is continuing to invest in Red Rock's waterfront development to enrich the experience of visitors and residents, and create permanent and seasonal jobs.
With an investment of $324,540 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Township of Red Rock will design and install innovative exhibits in the Waterfront Centre to showcase the region's rich history, distinctive geology and boreal forest. Red Rock is located on the north shore of Lake Superior near the mouth of the Nipigon River and is known for its marina, growing tourism industry and annual folk music festival.
Supporting Red Rock's marina centre expansion is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic business climate.
- Red Rock’s enhanced marina centre officially opened on Aug. 9, 2013, and provides a restaurant as well as docking, shower, laundry and washroom facilities for marina users and overnight campers.
- New exhibits will include the story of Camp R, the prisoner-of-war camp that operated near Red Rock from July 1940 to October 1941.
- Ontario has previously invested $1.35 million through the NOHFC to expand and improve the capacity at the Red Rock Marina.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $930 million in 6,055 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 23,400 jobs.
“Red Rock has worked hard to draw and delight tourists from all over the world who seek to experience Lake Superior’s magnificent north shore by water or road. I’m very pleased that the NOHFC is investing in this initiative that will help strengthen the area’s tourism sector and create new employment opportunities for northerners.”
“I’m very proud of the way our community is transforming itself, and I certainly thank the province for continuing to believe and invest in the economic opportunities that Red Rock is creating. This latest support from the province is extremely important and greatly appreciated.”