Town of Chance Cove enhances hiking trail to help fuel tourism opportunities

News release

Government investments will boost economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador community

June 28, 2022 · Chance Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadians continue to turn to outdoor and recreational activities to keep their families active and healthy. Parks, trails, beaches and other community spaces are important to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities and can help create economic opportunities. The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are helping the Town of Chance Cove improve the local coastal hiking trail and increase the area’s tourism potential.

Support for trail infrastructure

Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA; and the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, announced a combined contribution of $82,736 to the Town of Chance Cove.

This investment helped the town make the Chance Cove Coastal Hiking Trail a safer attraction by removing tripping hazards, filling in areas of the walking surface and improving drainage to prevent washouts. The project also supported the replacement and installation of new boardwalks and steps along the trail and the addition of interpretative signage for hikers.

Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to support initiatives that build the economies and vibrancy of Atlantic Canadian communities.

Quotes

“Our government understands that developing assets in Atlantic Canadian communities creates significant benefits for the local economy and enhances the quality of life for residents. With these improvements to the Chance Cove Coastal Hiking Trail, we are strengthening the tourism sector in Newfoundland and Labrador and growing future economic opportunities in the region.”

-   The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA


“The Chance Cove Coastal Hiking Trail is a beautiful trail that visitors and residents have enjoyed for years. As with anything that is well-loved, it needed maintenance and with the Government of Canada’s support, the trail has taken on a new life. The enhancements made by the Town of Chance Cove have improved the safety of the trail and made it even more appealing. This project means great things for the Town of Chance Cove and its residents as well as visitors from the entire region.”

- Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity


“A frequently used hiking trail and a popular area for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, the Chance Cove Hiking Trail offers beautiful ocean views of Trinity Bay and Chance Cove, as well as access to hidden beaches, lookout points and secluded caves. Through our funding, we want to support a fun and safe experience for all trail users, while providing an economic boost to the local community of Chance Cove and the surrounding areas.”

- The Honorable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
 

“This coastal trail means the world to the Chance Cove community. With support from the federal and provincial governments, we were able to make necessary upgrades to increase its safety. The trail not only provides a healthy recreational activity for our community members, but it also draws visitors from all over and provides local businesses with essential revenue. The Town of Chance Cove looks forward to many more years of enjoyment and success from our beloved trail.”

- Mayor Edgar Crann, Town of Chance Cove

Quick facts

  • The Chance Cove Coastal Hiking Trail winds through the forest touching down at the far end of Chance Cove Beach; it is about 3.2 kilometres long, including return. The trail offers spectacular views of the coastline and provides access to hidden beaches, countless lookout points and secluded caves.

  • The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) is providing a non-repayable contribution of $59,753 to the project.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing $22,983.

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Contacts

Marianne Blondin

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Marianne.Blondin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca


Paul McGrath

Director of Communications

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

709-689-5731

Paul.mcgrath@acoa-apeca.gc.ca


Adrienne Luther

Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

709-729-4819, 730-2953

adrienneluther@gov.nl.ca


Edgar Crann

Mayor

Town of Chance Cove

709-427-3377

townofchancecove1998@gmail.com

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