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Shining A Spotlight On The Bruce Coast Lighthouses

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Shining A Spotlight On The Bruce Coast Lighthouses

McGuinty Government Helping Promote Local Tourism

Bruce County is growing local tourism by marketing the Bruce Coast as the "Lighthouse Destination in Great Lakes Canada."

Through the Rural Economic Development Program, Ontario is helping Bruce County to:

  • upgrade, preserve and promote the historic lighthouses of Bruce County
  • preserve marine heritage along the Bruce Coast
  • produce brochures, exhibits and interactive displays
  • renovate the Cabot Head Fog Horn Building
  • refurbish the Flowerpot Lighthouse Museum
  • commemorate the 150th anniversary of Point Clark and Chantry Island Lighthouses
  • educate visitors about the importance of lighthouses to marine traffic through history

Quick Facts

  • Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and the Bruce Coast Lighthouse Partners are receiving up to $67,500 through the Rural Economic Development Program.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $83.1 million in 251 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.

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“Our marine history is part of the wonderful fabric of this province. By promoting the Bruce Coast world-class marine heritage lighthouse tours, we are encouraging tourists, from Canada and around the world, to discover what makes this part of Ontario a great vacation destination.”

Monique Smith

Minister of Tourism

“This project will build economic stimulus for Bruce County by promoting the region's rich history and natural beauty. Investments that preserve our heritage help us tell our story to future generations.”

Carol Mitchell

Member of Provincial Parliament, Huron-Bruce

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the province on this initiative. More people are exploring their own backyard when choosing travel options and the Bruce Coast has plenty to offer.”

Betty McKillop

Project Co-ordinator, Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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