Construction Underway to Revitalize Corner Brook Tourism Site
Federal and provincial governments invest more than $613,000 in Eltoq Developments Inc.
August 28, 2018 – Corner Brook (NL) – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Last year was the best year ever for tourism in Canada, as we welcomed a record of 20.8 million international visitors to our shores. The tourism industry is an important economic driver in our communities, as one in 10 jobs in Canada is associated with the visitor economy. Investing in tourism projects in both big cities and small towns throughout Atlantic Canada is essential to growing this important economic sector for Canadians. By investing in our tourism sector, we attract new visitors, grow businesses and create new ones, generating economic growth for the middle class.
Thanks to investments of more than $613,000 from the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, Appalachian Chalets and RV, operated by Eltoq Developments Inc., is upgrading an existing Corner Brook recreational vehicle (RV) park and adding new accommodations to attract more visitors to the region.
Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today announced a repayable investment of $365,000 from ACOA’s Business Development Program for this expansion project. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, announced a repayable contribution of $218,476 through the department’s Business Investment Program for the project.
Construction is currently underway to build six chalets and upgrade the RV park. Appalachian Chalets and RV is in a prime location for visitors to Corner Brook, with the site near snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails, cross country and downhill skiing, as well as a variety of festivals and events which take place throughout the year.
The provincial department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation also supported Appalachian Chalets and RV with a non-repayable $30,275 contribution through the Business Development Support program for marketing plan development. This funding will assist in the development and implementation of a three-year marketing strategy to reach target markets of out-of-province guests.
These investments build on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping the region’s tourism industry attract more visitors and create new jobs across the region. This bold new approach is in line with Canada’s Tourism Vision, which seeks to make Canada a top-ten global tourism destination by 2025.
Support for the tourism industry also delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.
“Our government remains committed to working with tourism operators such as Eltoq Developments Inc. to bring in more visitors, create more jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry. This investment supports a vibrant and growing tourism industry in the Corner Brook region.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Corner Brook is well-known for offering a range of outdoor activities every season of the year, which appeal to visitors from around the world. Tourism is an important sector in our region and it’s great to see Eltoq Developments revitalizing the local RV park with upgraded facilities and high quality accommodations to enhance visitor experiences and create new economic opportunities.”
- Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains
“This announcement aligns well with The Way Forward’s Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan and our support for the Western Destination Management Organization. Investing in Eltoq Developments will expand the offerings in the region, and will provide numerous benefits through business development, partnership development and new employment for the area. Supporting a strong private sector is fundamental to a sustainable and dynamic economy.”
- The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
“Corner Brook and the surrounding area make for an ideal destination for tourists and campers. I’m pleased to see our federal and provincial governments come together to fund Appalachian Chalets and RV. The expansion of this recreation site will be a welcome addition and enable more people to enjoy everything western Newfoundland has to offer.”
- The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources and MHA of Corner Brook
“It is exciting to be embarking on this development. Corner Brook and the surrounding area has so much to offer people visiting the west coast of the province. We are delighted to work with others in the local tourism sector to develop an exceptional product by offering guests a unique accommodation experience.”
- Allan Kendall, President, Eltoq Developments Inc.
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