Burk's Falls will get nearly $191,000 for two projects to enhance tourism in the area.
The launch of Missing Link Adventure Tours (MLAT) and Santosha Farm in the Burk's Falls area will share $144,000. The all-season tourism and agri-food business will offer retreat packages for cyclists, family winter activities like cross-country skiing, and meals made with its own fresh produce. The money will help build a multi-use facility and guest accommodations.
The province is also providing $46,890 to the Village of Burk's Falls to support the Almaguin Regional Economic Development Plan. The strategic plan will help municipalities in the Almaguin Highlands align their economic development and promotion efforts.
"Ontario is pleased to invest in Missing Link Adventure Tours, which will help attract visitors to our region," said MPP Norman Miller.
"We welcome this investment from the province in our regional economic development plan, which could not have gone forward without this support," said Cathy Still, Reeve of Burk's Falls. "The communities in the Almaguin Highlands area are dedicated to diversifying our economies and we are glad that the NOHFC is investing in the launch of a new business."
"Experiential tourism, including cycling retreats, has seen a significant increase in demand," said Robert Edmonstone, co-owner of MLAT and Santosha Farm. "We are confident that visitors will enjoy the recreational, culinary and cultural experiences we offer, during their stay in our beautiful region."