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Ontario Supporting Tourism, Job Growth in the North

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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.

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