CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET
Visitors to Nipigon are expected to get a panoramic view of Lake Superior and the distant countryside once a lookout tower is constructed in the community.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is providing $1 million for the project and other aspects of a tourism development plan, Northern Development minister Michael Gravelle announced Wednesday.
Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey said he expects the tower will boost tourism in the area.
“We’re gonna have a 360 degree view that will be looking into Greenstone,” he said.
“We’ll be looking probably almost over to Rossport. We’ll be seeing all the way out to St. Ignace Island, possibly right over to the American border. It’s gonna be an incredible view up there.”