ACOA investments support jobs, growth and tourism opportunities  in Nova Scotia


The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is investing $3.5 million in 22 projects across Nova Scotia to help strengthen the tourism industry and position it for a strong recovery once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. 

Recent Nova Scotia tourism projects supported by ACOA

Atlantic Film Festival Association $175,000

Support the 2020 Atlantic Film Festival, the 40th anniversary of cultural and artistic event.

Ceilidh Trails Groomers Association  $54,241

Purchase a snow groomer to maintain trails.

Celtic Colours Festival Society  $1,200,000

Host the annual Celtic Colours International Festival for the next three years.

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Society $17,382

Upgrade e-commerce website and equipment in reaction to COVID-19.

Celtic Shores Coastal Trail Association $355,525

Upgrade trail infrastructure in western Cape Breton.

Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre Society $60,000

Support to host Jackalope Atlantic 2021.

Gaelic College Foundation $420,000

Promote KitchenFest! in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Highland Arts Theatre Association $80,000

Upgrade infrastructure and undertake training at the Highland Arts Theatre.

Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office $82,995

Implement Phase one of the Cultural Tourism Strategy for the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw.    

Meteghan Marina Association $57,500

Upgrade marina to grow tourism opportunities.

Municipality of the County of Annapolis $80,700

Establish a tourist comfort station.

Municipality of the District of Clare $84,675

Engage expertise to develop plans and designs for tourism infrastructure.

North Queens Board of Trade $46,000

Develop a plan to establish North Queens as a gateway community.

PBJ Design Society  $25,000

Build four warming huts along the Harvest Moon Trail in the Town of Kentville.

Sutherlands Lake Trail Groomer Association $110,000

Purchase a snow trail groomer.

Synergy Louisbourg Development Society $151,480

Create a welcoming environment for visitors on the Louisbourg waterfront.          

Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia $100,000

Develop resources and tools to assist the tourism sector to manage and rebuild after COVID-19.

Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia $43,700

Expand the TourismStrong Digital Hub to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

Town of Lockeport $140,235

Upgrade trestle trail to grow tourism experiences and adapt to rising sea levels.

Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity $120,000

Implement a regional tourism development and growth initiative.

Yarmouth Arts Regional Council $36,381

Implement energy efficient and modern performance equipment.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism Association $80,000

Help tourism businesses to improve their online presence and e-commerce capabilities.                


Alexander Cohen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages/

Cathy Thériault
Media Relations
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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