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

Backgrounder

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.
$399,980

The Village of Port Clements
Upgrade Port Clements Community Park in the Village of Port Clements.  
$101,205

Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society
Design and Construction of Cloudberry Trail in Prince Rupert.
$500,000

Nuxalk Nation
Redevelop Kimsquit Traditional Resource Trail network in Bella Coola.
$500,000

Gitxaala Nation
Construct outdoor community infrastructure.
$445,500

The Village of Hazelton
Upgrade the Bastion Community Park in Hazelton. 
$30,000

The Village of Telkwa 
Replace BBQ grounds bleachers to meet safety and accessibility requirements in Telkwa, BC.
$225,000

Smithers Skate Park Society  
Complete the Phase I expansion of the Smithers Skate Park.
$462,346

Tourism Relief Fund

The Moresby Explorers Ltd.  
Build staff housing to scale-up tourism activities in Haida Gwaii.  
$99,999

Spirit Bear Adventures Ltd. 
Upgrade the lodge in Great Bear Rainforest to meet COVID protocols. 
$99,999

Bear Enterprises Ltd. 
Renovate and upgrade the Burnie Glacier Chalet.
$99,999

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Contacts

Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Pacific Economic Development
haley.hodgson@international.gc.ca

Jillian Glover
Communications Manager
Pacific Economic Development Canada
jillian.glover@pacifican.gc.ca

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