Canadian Experiences Fund

The Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) provides $58.5 million ($6 million in Atlantic Canada) over two years to support communities across Canada as they create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences.



The CEF is part of the Government of Canada’s renewed efforts to support the tourism sector, which includes Creating Middle Class Jobs: a Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. The Fund will see investments made in the types of products and experiences that showcase Canada’s strengths, while also growing tourism beyond major cities and the summer season.

The fund is currently committed; however, we encourage you to contact your Program Officer to discuss your needs.

Categories and Criteria

Investments made through the CEF will focus on five categories:

Project proposals that also meet asset criteria may be given preference. These criteria pertain to skills development, job creation, economic sustainability as well as environmental sustainability.


The CEF is open to a wide-variety of organizations, including not-for-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, industry associations as well as local or Indigenous governments. Provincial and federal government organisations are not eligible.

Eligible projects will support the growth and diversification of the tourism sector. These activities may include:

More information

Contact us for additional information regarding the Canadian Experiences Fund.

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