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.
Office of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages/
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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