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Ontario Supporting Tourism, Job Creation in Thunder Bay Region

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Ontario Supporting Tourism, Job Creation in Thunder Bay Region

Province Investing in Northern Economy

Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting tourism in the Thunder Bay region with an investment in six projects, creating 18 new full- and part-time jobs.

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced an investment of more than $1 million. Projects include:

  • $456,000 for SailSuperior.com Yacht Charter Adventures, a harbour tour operator in Thunder Bay, to purchase a catamaran to accommodate large groups.
  • $200,000 for North West Helicopters Inc. in Thunder Bay to establish an aerial tour and charter operation for visitors to the area.
  • $140,045 for the Town of Marathon to make waterfront upgrades, including the construction of three new docks and park improvements.
  • $114,126 for Seek Adventure & Tours Inc. to establish a business that provides walking tours in the Thunder Bay area.
  • $101,379 for the Coalition for Waverley Park in Thunder Bay to build a multi-use stage for outdoor events in the entertainment district.
  • $25,200 for the Township of Red Rock to study the feasibility of creating a new recreational vehicle camping park on the lakefront.

"Tourism is important to many communities across the north," said Minister Rickford. "With this investment, our government is strengthening the Thunder Bay region's economy, supporting the tourism sector, creating jobs and sending a strong signal that Northwestern Ontario is open for business."

Quick Facts

  • Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $59 million in 349 projects, creating or retaining over 621 jobs.

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