Start Date: May 2024
End Date: February 2025

Over the last few years, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout has led exciting studies to unlock our tourism potential, support local Tourism Outfitters with new revenue streams, and boost visitor traffic through sports tourism initiatives like tournaments. As we roll out our Sport Tourism Strategy, we’re diving deep into market insights, capacity reviews, and building a solid business case for sport tourism infrastructure investments. These key investments will attract visitors and residents, strengthening our labor force and community.

To complete the Tourism Diversification Infrastructure Enhancement Study, which includes a Community Pool Feasibility Study, we’re engaging the community on:

  • Needs of potential users of the pool and/or recreation hub facility.
  • Demographics of those most interested in the facility.
  • A high-level understanding of willingness to pay for specific facility features.
  • Finding synergistic opportunities for sport tourism and recreation.
  • Establishing any current gaps in community programming or the sport tourism strategy.
  • Incorporating feedback on downtown core improvements, potentially integrating sports and recreation elements in Centennial Park. (See the Downtown Revitalization page.)
  • Understanding our community's priorities for investments that will best support quality of life.

The Municipality is collaborating with Deloitte to integrate all research, data, and feedback from the community and other sources to complete the project.

In addition to stakeholder interviews and focus groups, Deloitte will host a virtual open house on July 18th at 6:30 pm via Microsoft Teams. You can join the meeting by visiting

Staff will also be available in person at the Sunset Inn banquet room for those who prefer to attend on site.

More details will be coming soon.