Backgrounder: Communities throughout northern British Columbia receive funding to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences


Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of over $2.6 million through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for eight projects, and $297,498 through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) for three projects, all located throughout northern British Columbia.

The projects announced today include:

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw
Construct hiking trails in Nisga'a community of Gitwinksihlkw.

The Village of Port Clements
Upgrade Port Clements Community Park in the Village of Port Clements.  

Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society
Design and Construction of Cloudberry Trail in Prince Rupert.

Nuxalk Nation
Redevelop Kimsquit Traditional Resource Trail network in Bella Coola.

Gitxaala Nation
Construct outdoor community infrastructure.

The Village of Hazelton
Upgrade the Bastion Community Park in Hazelton. 

The Village of Telkwa 
Replace BBQ grounds bleachers to meet safety and accessibility requirements in Telkwa, BC.

Smithers Skate Park Society  
Complete the Phase I expansion of the Smithers Skate Park.

Tourism Relief Fund

The Moresby Explorers Ltd.  
Build staff housing to scale-up tourism activities in Haida Gwaii.  

Spirit Bear Adventures Ltd. 
Upgrade the lodge in Great Bear Rainforest to meet COVID protocols. 

Bear Enterprises Ltd. 
Renovate and upgrade the Burnie Glacier Chalet.

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Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Pacific Economic Development

Jillian Glover
Communications Manager
Pacific Economic Development Canada

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