Improved signage is going to be helping visitors find their way in Northern Ontario.

Sault Ste. Marie MP Terry Sheehan, on behalf of Minister of Innovation and FedNor representative Navdeep Bains, announced on Thursday a coordinated program designed to help travellers find tourist attractions and services.

Between 20 and 30 northern communities will benefit from the program and the $390,000 investment over three years that is being made by the Government of Canada.

The initiative is being implemented by non-profit organization Tourism Northern Ontario, whose Executive Director David MacLachlan says this initiative will benefit people, businesses and communities as a whole in Northern Ontario.

MacLachlan says by putting Northern Ontario attractions on the map, so to speak, they expect to increase tourism visitation.

The three-year funding will now enable TNO to guide the development, design, and installment of 1500 bilingual tourism signs across the north.