FedNor invests $100,000 to help modernize and expand the Temagami Outpost in Markstay-Warren

News release

Federal funding to support tourism and future growth across Northern Ontario 


July 18, 2023 – Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario – FedNor

Today, Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages, announced $100,000 to help the Temagami Outpost modernize and expand its facilities, create new tourism experiences and extend its operating season. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor.

Provided through the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), this targeted investment 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. With the goal attracting more guests and diversifying its client base, the project will also support trail and pathway enhancements so the Outpost can offer guided hikes and eco-tourism experiences. 


“There’s a good reason our Prime Minister named this Northern Ontario getaway one of his top 10 favourite swims in Canada, and it’s a great time to find out for yourself. Thanks to this $100,000 investment, the Temagami Outpost can accommodate more visitors and now features an array of new wilderness adventures and modern amenities that will appeal to a broader group of outdoor enthusiasts. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, there’s never been a better time to visit the Outpost or any one of Northern Ontario’s tourism gems.”

-       Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages

“Investing in the Temagami Outpost builds on our commitment to strengthen and grow tourism in Northern Ontario by helping operators modernize, expand and build for the future.  If you’re up for an adventure, join the more than 9.2 million people who visit Northern Ontario each year. Our region is powered by tourism, and visitors are in for a treat!"

-       The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor

“It’s time for Canada’s tourism sector to push past reviving all the way to thriving. Our government’s investments in tourism over the last three years focused on sustaining and rebuilding the tourism ecosystem, promoting what we have and designing for the future. A fully recovered and robust tourism sector is key to our government’s ongoing work to build an economy that works for everyone. Together, we can make sure that Canada’s tourism sector is something that visitors and Canadians alike will celebrate and enjoy for generations to come."

-       The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

“We’re excited to take our business to the next level and FedNor funding is helping us make it happen. As an iconically Canadian destination, our modern and expanded facilities will help us connect with a broader audience so more people can experience our piece of paradise. Join us at the Temagami Outpost to see what all the fuss is about. Everyone is welcome!”

-       Nico & Leo de Ruiter, Owners, Temagami Outpost

Quick facts

  • Located 90km east of Sudbury, the Temagami Outpost is an off-grid outfitter and lodge in the Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park. Situated on Lake Maskinonge, the Outpost can provide everything you need for your next canoe, fishing or outdoor getaway. 

  • Launched in July 2021, the Tourism Relief Fund was created to help organizations and businesses in the tourism sector adapt their operations to meet public health requirements, offer innovative products and services to visitors and prepare to welcome back travellers. Canada’s regional development agencies are delivering $485 million in Tourism Relief Fund support.

  • With an overall budget of $500 million, including $485 million for regional priorities administered by Canada’s regional development agencies and $15 million for the National Priorities Stream administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the Tourism Relief Fund is part of the billion dollars in tourism support announced in Budget 2021

  • A minimum of $50 million of the fund’s regional priorities budget has been earmarked for Indigenous tourism projects. Indigenous communities that rely heavily on tourism have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. 

Associated links


Zeus Eden

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu

Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor



Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

Media Relations

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