Ottawa – Canadians looking for a great vacation should look no further than beautiful Northern Ontario was the message MP Carol Hughes brought to parliament today.

From the rugged shorelines of Huron and Superior to Canadian Shield forests speckled with lakes, visitors to the region will marvel at breathtaking scenery and rich cultural history as they travel in the footsteps of the Group of Seven,” said Hughes.

The MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing recalled the struggles to save the Chi Cheemaun ferry and passenger service on the Algoma Central Railway while encouraging Canadians to explore this unique part of the province.

“Visitors can explore thousands of lakes and rivers teaming with fish, canoers and kayakers can paddle Great Lakes’ tributaries. There are trails to walk or ride and countless ways to enjoy this culturally vibrant part of Ontario,” said Hughes.  “Everywhere you go there is something to do.  Pow-wows, festivals, and special events fill the summer.”

Hughes listed a number of community related attractions while promoting the top-notch amenities that tourists can enjoy.

“Museums, golf courses, outfitters, hotels, lodges, campgrounds, and fantastic restaurants are all waiting to serve you,” said Hughes. “So make this the summer you come up north to visit us – you just might leave your heart behind.”