ALMAGUIN — The province is investing nearly $191,000 into two tourism and economic development related projects in Almaguin, Friday parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller announced, Dec 7.
The first project may be the launch of Missing Link Adventure Tours and Santosha Farm in the Burk’s Falls area that will get a $144,000 boost from the national government.
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The all-season tourism and agri-food business will offer you retreat packages for cyclists, family winter pursuits like cross-country meals and skiing made out of its fresh produce. The investment can help construct a multi-use guest and facility accommodations.
The province can be providing $46,890 to the Village of Burk’s Falls to aid the Almaguin Regional Economic Development Plan. The strategic plan can help municipalities in the Almaguin Highlands align their economic promotion and development efforts.
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“Ontario is very happy to spend money on Missing Link Adventure Tours, which can only help attract people to our region,” said Miller. “We commend the Village of Burk’s Falls for dealing with other Almaguin Highlands municipalities to attain common goals that benefit the neighborhood economy.”
“We welcome this investment from the province inside our regional economic development plan, that could not need gone without this support forward,” said Burk’s Falls reeve Cathy Still. “The communities in the Almaguin Highlands area focus on diversifying our economies and we have been glad that the NOHFC is buying the launch of a fresh business.”
Robert Edmonstone, co-owner of Santosha and MLAT Farm, thanked the province because of their assistance in the continuing business launch.
“Experiential tourism, including cycling retreats, has seen a substantial upsurge in demand. We have been confident that visitors shall benefit from the recreational, cultural and culinary experiences you can expect, during their stay static in our beautiful region,” he concluded.