Canada and British Columbia invest in 57 infrastructure projects across the province to create inclusive, resilient communities

Backgrounder

Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 57 projects across British Columbia. Projects include new and upgraded community, cultural, and recreational spaces, active transportation infrastructure, and wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The Government of Canada is investing over $56.8 million towards these projects through the Community Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, the Green Infrastructure Stream, and the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of British Columbia is contributing over $53.4 million. Recipients are contributing over $27.1 million to these projects.

Project Information:

Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream

Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nation/ Municipal/ Other Funding

Anmore

Anmore Community Hub

Construct a new community centre including a large, divisible, multi-purpose space, several smaller multi-purpose rooms, and other amenities

$1,022,774

$1,477,227

$909,246

Castlegar

Millennium Park Phase 3

Install a castle play structure and create an accessible gravel walking trail around Millennium Park

$654,400

$545,279

$436,321

Central Saanich

Centennial Park Multi Use Sport Box Project

Replace an old lacrosse box with a multi-use, covered, all-weather sport box facility including new boards, benches, lighting, and other amenities

$823,500

$1,189,409

$732,091

Columbia Shuswap, Regional District

Eagle Bay Community Park

Construct a park in Eagle Bay with a playground, outdoor fitness equipment, multipurpose sport courts, picnic shelter, and other related work

$191,947

$159,940

$127,982

Cowichan Valley,Regional District

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Expansion

Upgrade the Performing Arts Centre, including a convertible orchestra pit for extra seating, a new concession and lounge area, expanded public washrooms, and other accessibility features

$362,000

$301,637

$241,363

Elkford

Elkford Community Hub

Rehabilitate the old municipal office into a multi-use community space, including rentable office space, flex-space, and programming spaces

$224,000

$186,648

$149,352

Golden

Mount 7 Rec Plex Gym Floor Renewal

Replace the gymnasium's hardwood floor and install a new spring system and new sport lines

$103,360

$86,125

$68,915

Kent

District of Kent Aquatic Centre

Replace the seasonal outdoor pool in Agassiz with a new year-round indoor aquatic facility with a 6-lane pool, leisure, and whirl pools, sauna, and other amenities

$454,112

$9,545,888

$3,636,983

Kimberley

Kimberley Nordic Club Kiosk Upgrade

Build a permanent welcome centre at the Kimberley Nordic Club, complete with support services and equipment rentals

$94,634

$59,146

$82,805

Kitselas First Nation

Kitselas Community Recreation Centre*

Construct a two-storey community recreation centre near Terrace, including a theatre, multi-purpose rooms, fitness room, gym, and commercial kitchen

$3,900,000

$0

$1,300,000

Logan Lake

Logan Lake Recreation Centre Ice Plant Replacement

Replace the ice plant in the Logan Lake Arena with a more efficient model and perform related electrical work

$279,751

$730,830

$376,547

McLeod Lake Indian Band First Nation

McLeod Lake Indian Band Community Centre

Construct a new community centre including a gym, fitness room, multi-purpose rooms, lobby with cultural display, outdoor gathering spaces, and other amenities

$3,063,525

$0

$1,021,175

Nadleh Whut'en First Nation

Nadleh Whut'en Community Skating Rink*

Build an all-season outdoor recreational facility that will be used as a floor hockey arena, basketball court, and mini-soccer fields in the summer and an ice rink in the winter

$3,548,447

$0

$1,182,816

Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation

Multigenerational Multi-Use Park: Skatepark and Multi-Use Ball Park*

Construct an "all wheels access" skatepark with assistive technology for wheelchair motocross riders, individuals with low or impaired vision, and aid-assisted riders

$562,500

$0

$187,500

Nanaimo, City of

Artificial Turf Field at Harewood Centennial Park

Install two synthetic turf fields, field lights, and covered areas for spectators and players at Harewood Centennial Park

$750,737

$2,528,091

$1,192,504

Port Moody

Inlet Park Sports Field Redevelopment

Replace the existing field with a new all-weather artificial turf surface, install related field equipment, two playgrounds, a walking path, and associated environmental enhancements

$206,415

$4,339,052

$1,653,178

qathet, regional district

Lund Community Centre Expansion/Upgrade

Construct an approximately 6,900 square foot addition to the Lund Community Centre including a half court gym and a stage with seating and upgrade the kitchen

$849,625

$3,349,457

$1,527,200

Quesnel

West Fraser Timber Park Trails*

Perform upgrades to approximately 2.6 km of trail in the West Fraser Timber Park trail network, including realignments and installation of point of interest markers and signage

$109,135

$90,937

$72,766

Richmond

Minoru Place Activity Centre Conversion to Arts Centre

Convert an existing building into a community arts facility with art and dance studios and other multi-purpose program rooms

$133,000

$2,110,898

$816,102

Saanich

Rutledge Park Playground, Splash Pad & Washroom

Upgrade Rutledge Park and playground and build a new splash pad, washrooms, and change facilities

$370,650

$535,342

$329,508

Stewart

Stewart Community Hall

Build an approximately 9,500 square foot, one level, accessible community hall, including flex space, a commercial kitchen, and public washrooms

$199,452

$1,263,127

$531,937

Lower Stl'atl'imx

Lower Stl'atl'imx Outdoor Recreation Improvement

Install three new outdoor multi-sport courts in three Stl'atl'imx Nation communities including court fencing and associated equipment like netting

$111,160

$0

$37,053

Stz'uminus First Nation

Long House Renovation and Expansion*

Upgrade the Long House and replace the kitchen and dining hall with a new Cultural Hall, separate from the building

$3,075,000

$0

$1,025,000

Summerland

Giant's Head Mountain Trails Project Phases 3 & 4*

Complete trail redevelopment in Giant's Head Mountain, including construction of trails, public washroom, crib steps on steep trail sections for environmental protection, new signage, split-rail fencing, park road improvements, and fire hazard remediation work

$673,113

$560,871

$448,798

Sunshine Valley

Celebration Park

Build an outdoor recreational space including a learning playground, splash pad that will double as an ice rink in the winter, gazebo, landscaping, and other amenities

$125,712

$78,570

$109,999

Vancouver

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House Society- Interior Renovation

Renovate and expand the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House to include an industrial kitchen and rooms for programming and storage

$259,921

$162,451

$227,431

Vancouver

B.C. Artscape Society - 825 Pacific: Affordable Space for Cultural Production

Complete interior construction of a building 221A Artist Run Centre including studio space for cultural organizations and artistic practices

$569,200

$355,750

$498,050

Vernon

Lakeview Wading Pool Revitalization

Construct a new splash pad, wading pool with zero-depth entry, and amenity building to replace the "Peanut Pool"

$772,225

$1,115,351

$686,508

Victoria

Topaz Park Artificial Turf Field

Realign and replace the existing turf field at Topaz Park, add an artificial turf practice field, install bleachers, covered shelters for players, pedestrian routes, and other amenities

$941,460

$1,458,541

$872,877

Whistler

Geosite Infrastructure & Interpretation

Improve the Whistler Global Geological site (Geosite) park through new viewing platforms and interpretive signage for four sites of global geological significance, new trails, and increased parking spaces

$614,000

$511,615

$409,385

Xeni Gwet'in First Nation

Xeni Gwet'in Community Centre*

Construct a community care centre in the Nemaiah Valley, including a gathering space, meeting rooms, kitchen, solar farm, and other amenities

$4,166,250

$833,250

$555,500

Yunesit'in Government First Nation

Arena Roof and Changeroom*

Add a roof structure over the outdoor rink and build changerooms, washrooms, and bleachers in the rink area

$300,000

$0

$100,000

*For projects marked by an asterisk, federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and environmental assessment.

Green Infrastructure Stream

Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nation/ Municipal/ Other Funding

Colwood

Galloping Goose Overpass

Connect the Galloping Goose Trail through the construction of a pedestrian and cycling overpass crossing the Island Highway

$1,997,200

$1,664,167

$1,331,633

Langley, Township of

Yorkson Lowlands Stormwater Management and Ecological Restoration*

Construct a series of stormwater management wetlands, remove existing stormwater infrastructure, install an access trail and signage, and revegetate the area with native plant species

$692,744

$577,228

$461,888

Port Alberni

Connect the Quays Multi-Modal Pathway*

Construct a 3.5km multi-modal asphalt pathway connecting the Victoria Quay to Harbour Quay

$962,220

$1,539,433

$909,847

Vancouver (Metro)

Widgeon Marsh Regional Park*

Establish a 10 km trail network, improve existing trails, decommission the Stewart Creek Road, and perform hydrotechnical and geotechnical risk abatement

$1,405,200

$1,170,883

$936,917

*For projects marked by an asterisk, federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and environmental assessment.

Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream

Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nation/ Municipal/ Other Funding

100 Mile House

Horse Lake Road Bridge Replacement

Replace the timber Horse Lake Bridge with a two-lane steel and concrete bridge with a single sidewalk and bike path

$1,048,800

$699,200

$0

Alert Bay

Town Square Revitalization

Rehabilitate the town square, construct a redesigned hard surface plaza space, and a pedestrian corridor, and complete work on a sea wall

$787,304

$524,869

$0

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Loftus Lake Fen Universal Trail*

Construct 1.34km of universal accessible trail in a park adjacent to Loftus Lake Fen

$31,500

$108,000

$15,500

Doig River First Nation

Tsaa? che ne Dane Cultural Education Centre

Construct an accessible cultural education building that can accommodate in-person and distance learning

$1,753,125

$0

$584,375

Enderby

Outdoor Pool

Replace an existing pool with a new facility, including a 5-lane lap pool, leisure pool with zero-entry access, lazy river, hot tub and other amenities

$2,000,000

$3,000,000

$0

Fernie

Skatepark Redevelopment

Replace the skate park with a modern all-wheel park with accessible viewing areas, a water station, pathway connections, and a parking lot

$712,540

$570,032

$142,508

Fort St. James

Fort Forum Arena Revitalization

Retrofit the Fort Forum Arena including accessibility and operational enhancements

$1,199,760

$1,799,640

$0

Hazelton

River Road Active Transportation Upgrades and Road Works

Reconstruct approximately 500m of River Road, construct a bike lane and new sidewalk, and rehabilitate stormwater infrastructure

$784,724

$1,177,087

$0

Houston

Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre Society: New Facility Project

Replace the Friendship Centre with a new accessible facility, including a community kitchen, playground, and storage

$3,430,389

$1,143,463

$0

Kimberley

Centre 64 Arts Centre Roof and Truss Upgrades

Replace the roof structure of Centre 64 to protect theatre seating, artwork in the community and cultural space, and the building itself

$205,550

$164,440

$41,110

Kootenay Boundary Regional District

Christina Lake Water System Upgrades

Perform various treatment upgrades to the Christina Lake Water System such as the construction and installation of new pipes, disinfecting systems, and connections to the existing structures

$1,068,330

$712,220

$0

Nanaimo

Whiskey Creek Water Supply Upgrade

Construct a transmission main, install new distribution pumps, and a back-up generator, and perform related civil, mechanical and electrical works to Whiskey Creek's water supply

$372,400

$558,600

$0

Pemberton

Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Hub

Develop a multi-modal transportation hub including charging receptacles, parking lot, covered bike storage, appropriate signage, and other amenities

$742,688

$1,114,033

$0

Salt Spring Island

Grow Together

Expand two community gardens with new raised beds, an orchard, and a traditional perennial food garden, and install irrigation and filtration systems

$31,000

$15,500

$15,500

Shawinigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake Historical Society - The Expansion of the Shawnigan Lake Museum

Expand the Shawnigan Lake Museum including gallery space, archival and research space, kitchen, and multi-purpose rooms

$718,602

$359,301

$359,301

 Skuppah Indian Band

Skuppah Indian Band Food Security Centre*

Construct a Food Security Centre with kitchen, food storage, indoor and outdoor preparation areas, and space to accommodate traditional food preparation training and practice

$2,086,387

$0

$695,463

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast - Woodcreek Park Wastewater Treatment Plant System Upgrade

Repair, reconfigure, and replace piping, tanks, and other systems and equipment pertinent to the Woodcreek Park Wastewater Treatment Plant

$461,400

$307,600

$0

Tahsis

Community Pier and Dock*

Construct a new multi-purpose community pier and dock that can accommodate both marine and air crafts

$1,176,419

$1,299,128

$0

Terrace

Eby Street Staircase Construction

Construct an all-season staircase with a bike rail to connect upper and lower Terrace

$360,725

$288,580

$72,146

T'exelcemc First Nation

Williams Lake First Nation Community Playground*

Rehabilitate the playground, replace gravel with a rubberized surface, and install ramps

$191,477

$0

$63,826

Tla'amin Nation

¿¿ms ¿ay¿ (Our House) – Cultural Facility*

Build a cultural centre including a community kitchen and indoor and outdoor traditional cooking areas, museum space, smokehouse, playground, food and medicine gardens, pathways, bike trails, and a parking lot

$3,159,508

$1,053,169

$0

*For projects marked by an asterisk, federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and environmental assessment.

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