The federal government has provided a $100,000 grant to allow for the upgrading and improvement of the Temagami Outpost Lodge in Markstay-Warren.
The funding was announced Tuesday by Nickel Belt MP Marc G. Serré on behalf of FedNor minister Patty Hajdu, said a news release. FedNor is Northern Ontario's federally funded economic development agency.
The funding was provided through the federal Tourism Relief Fund (TRF).
FedNor said the investment has helped repair and upgrade the dock, cabins, and main lodge, including adding a new common area and screened porch. It also helped the Temagami Outpost complete electrical, solar and water system upgrades, construct a shared washroom facility with four private showers and build a three-bedroom cabin with a bathroom and kitchen.
Located roughly 90 kilometres east of Sudbury, the Temagami Outpost is an off-grid outfitter and lodge in the Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park. Situated on Lake Maskinonge, the facility is a well-known outfitter for canoeing, fishing and outdoor adventure trips.
FedNor said the goal of the project is to attract more guests and diversify the client base. The project will also support trail and pathway enhancements so that Temagami Outpost can offer guided hikes and eco-tourism experiences, said FedNor.