Ontario Supporting Tourism, Job Growth in the North
Through the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Ontario is investing more than $2.2 million in 14 projects that will revitalize, expand and increase accessibility in the province's Northern tourism sector.
- Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Centre in Thunder Bay received $400,000 to revitalize their existing facilities and expand their operations, with the construction of new staff accommodations, cooking facilities, a gazebo and other improvements.
- The City of Elliot Lake received $37,500 for upgrades to Mississagi Park, including improvements to the park's amphitheatre, new lighting, the installation of new playground equipment and renovations to the park's log cabins.
- Windy Point Lodge in Kabinakagami Lake received $28,250 to expand cooking facilities at the hunting and fishing operation's main lodge.
- The Little Mississagi in Iron Bridge received $39,452 to revitalize and improve a campground and trailer park which had been previously closed. Upgrades include the building of a new trading post, supplying power to some campsites, and new laundry shower and bathroom facilities.
- Larkin Lake Outfitters in Hornepayne received $163,950 to modernize and expand their existing operation with upgrades to the existing buildings, including installing a septic system, upgrading the water supply and purchasing new equipment.
- Northwood Campground & Cottage Rentals in Sesekinika Lake received $200,000 to establish the company which will provide accommodations such as cabins, a site to park trailers and a marina.
- TemagEco on Lake Temagami received $86,498 to establish the company and allow it to offer year-round accommodations in cabins, while offering fishing and excursions.
- Dunnright Outfitters on Lake Abitibi received $199,985 to build a lodge that will allow the company to offer fishing, hunting and outdoor excursions.
- Brace Lake Outfitters near Nakina received $10,750 to build new guest accommodations and make existing facilities more accessible.
- Pasha Lake Cabins in Jellicoe received $45,000 to perform upgrades that will allow existing facilities to operate year-round and allow them to be more accessible.
- Salisbury Cruises Ltd in Lake of the Woods received $840,000 to expand and upgrade their hunting, fishing and sightseeing operation, allowing them to offer additional amenities.
- Pine Sunset Lodge on Dinorwic Lake received $132,500 to expand its fishing and hunting lodge and install heating and cooling systems that would allow them to be open year-round.
- Wild Woods Hideaway in Keewatin received $75,595 to allow the company to operate year-round and to construct guest cabins and other essential facilities.
- Eabametoong First Nation received $15,591 to implement a hunting and fishing guide training program for community members interested in owning and operating a camp on traditional land.