Staff with the City of Kenora are focusing their efforts to strengthen the city’s year-round tourism economy, opposed to focusing on the summer months.

Tourism Kenora’s Josh Nelson says that tourism plans for 2019’s winter season are already in motion.

“For 2019, one of the main things that we’re looking for is winter tourism. Getting out on Mount Evergreen, getting out ice fishing, skating under the Whitecap Pavilion, bringing tourists here in the winter season and focusing on the season more is important to us.”

“Lake of the Woods sells itself in the summer time to the summer tourists, but we really need to start focusing on the winter season. We’re looking to improve on the winter aspects, and to help other organizations attract more people and to improve their product.”

Nelson added that 2018’s tourism numbers were slightly above 2017’s, and he noted that businesses in the downtown core also reported seeing the increase.

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