Backgrounder: Eastern Nova Scotia will benefit from new and modernized tourism offerings to help attract more visitors to the region

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in 13 projects to support the tourism sector on Cape Breton Island and in Guysborough County. 

CLIENT NAME PROJECT TOTAL MEDIA
CONTACT
Inverness Beach Village and Cottages Limited Inverness Beach Village is modernizing 20 of its cottages, with upgrades to kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, roofing, siding and windows. The project will help the resort attract new travellers with a higher end experience. $500,000
Repayable
Alistair MacLeod
Inverness Beach Village
902-258-5646
inn@macleods.com
Northeast Cove Geodomes Ltd. Northeast Cove Geodomes in Mabou is constructing four sustainable luxury domes with kitchenettes, bathrooms and Wi-Fi. The project supports a new all-seasons business as it will eventually create a unique tourism experience to attract travellers to the area throughout the year. $100,000
Non-repayable
Danny MacDonald
President
Northeast Cove Geodomes
902-984-1160
Danny@northeastcove.com
4327451 Nova Scotia Limited
(Duck Cove Inn)
Duck Cove Inn of Margaree Harbour is soundproofing and winterizing all rooms and adding new paint, bedding, TVs and flooring. The Inn will also add heat pumps and new furniture, as well as renovate bathrooms. The improved accommodations will enable the Inn to offer year-round accommodations.

$100,000

Non-repayable

Vince Kar Tat Kwan
Owner/Operator
Duck Cove Inn
902-235-2658
902-322-2678 (cell)
kowsinn@gmail.com
Point of View Suites & RV Park Limited
(North Star)
North Star in Louisbourg is modernizing 18 of its main lodge rooms with modern décor, fixtures and furnishings, adding two additional rooms, improving laundry facilities, updating its kitchen and dining room and creating a central gathering space. The revitalization will help create a unique destination experience for travellers, attracting new visitors to the region. $100,000
Non-repayable
Justin Ryan
Director
North Star
902-733-2080
902-537-1697 (cell)
twoboyzmedia@yahoo.co.uk
Seawind Landing Country Inn Ltd. Seawind Landing Country Inn in Charlos Cove is building an accessible year-round en plein air type experience and event center, including an outdoor cooking and fire pit area, electric vehicle chargers and power generators for full power backup. The project will enable Seawind Landing to provide a wider range of experiences for guests. $100,000
Non-repayable

David de Jongh
President
Seawind Landing Country Inn
902-525-2108
innkeepers@seawindlanding.ca

 

Laurie’s Motel Limited
(Laurie’s Inn)
Laurie’s Inn in Chéticamp is becoming more accessible by paving its motorcoach parking and entrance areas. The Inn is also improving guest comfort and reducing heating costs with new heating and air conditioning and bathroom updates. $75,000
Non-repayable

Salama Kagzi

Owner/Manager

Laurie’s Inn

902-224-2400 lauriesmotel@gmail.com

 

Dundee Resort & Golf Club ULC Dundee Resort Club in West Bay is upgrading its tennis courts, hotel sitting areas and water sport area, as well as enhancing the playground with additional family friendly amenities.  The upgrades will expand the activities available to guests, enticing families of those who golf at the resort to come and stay as well. $70,000
Non-repayable
Sandippal Singh Grewal
President
Dundee Resort & Golf Club
902-345-2649
713-894-5314 (cell)
sonny@dundeeresort.com
3314781 Nova Scotia Limited 
(The Clairestone Inn)
The Clairestone Inn in Arichat is renovating bathrooms as well as updating furniture and décor. The project will modernize accommodations, strengthen the Inn’s reputation and increase bookings. $70,000
Non-repayable
Shauna Austin
Owner/Operator
The Clairestone Inn
902-226-2200
hello@theclairestoneinn.com
Catch and Dine Lobster Tours Ltd. (Gillis Lobster Tours & Charter) Catch and Dine Lobster Tours in Judique is enhancing its new, larger vessel with engine and transmission upgrades, bow thrusters and controls, emergency systems, audiovisual equipment, safety equipment, benches, canopy and a hydraulic lift. The project will help the business host larger groups and improve visitor experience. $70,000
Non-repayable

Daniel Gillis

Owner

Catch and Dine Lobster Tours

902-631-1935 (cell)

catchanddine@gmail.com

 

3310175 Nova Scotia Limited (Fortress Inn Louisbourg) Fortress Inn Louisbourg is adding a new roof, siding, flooring, as well as replacing 45 windows. The project will improve the motel’s appearance, energy efficiency and visitor experience. $60,000
Non-repayable

Emmanuel Isaac

Owner

Fortress Inn Louisbourg

519-859-4056

ringawing@rogers.com

 

B.P. Fraser Developments Inc.(Valley View Chalets) Valley View Chalets in Margaree Valley is constructing a 350 square foot chalet adjacent to existing lodging. The additional unit will add capacity and build on growing seasonal tourism in the area. $50,000
Non-repayable
Kody Fraser
Treasurer
Valley View Chalets
902-258-5621
Kody_Fraser@hotmail.com
Jesslyn Anne Brown
(Swallow Bank Cottages)
Swallow Bank Cottages in Margaree Centre is upgrading all its units with new metal roofs and gutters, updated furnishings, doors and bathrooms. The project will modernize the accommodations to help the business attract new travellers. $21,420
Non-repayable

Jesslyn Brown

Owner

Swallow Bank Cottages

902-248-2021

902-258-7466 (cell)

office@swallowbankcottages.ca

 

 

Breton Air Inc. Breton Air, a helicopter charter and utility aviation company based in Sydney, will acquire noise-cancelling headphones and updated communications technology headsets for their helicopters to improve passenger experience. $10,000
Non-repayable
Matthew Wallace
President
Breton Air
902-789-2169
mw@bretonair.com
Total    $1,326,420  

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

Lauren Sinclair
Director of Communications
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
782-641-6365
Lauren.Sinclair@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

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