Backgrounder: Northern B.C. communities receive over $2.4 million in 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 over $2.4 million in PacifiCan funding for ten projects throughout Northern B.C. This includes over $1.1 million for three projects funded through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and almost $1.3 million for seven projects funded through the Tourism Relief Fund.

The projects announced today include:

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

District of Kitimat
$499,000
Funding will go towards creating a public day use area in Minette Bay Park. Project activities will include landscaping, constructing a waterfront deck, floating dock and play area, and installing fire pits and park furniture

Quesnel Curling Club
$134,800
Funding will be used to replace the roof of the Quesnel Curling Centre to improve the integrity of the building and ensure the club remains an active gathering place for the community

Skidegate Band Council
$513,443
Funding will help revitalize Skidegate Waterfront Park playground by replacing aging structures with a new multi-age play facility. The project will include redesigning the park and installing new equipment.

Tourism Relief Fund

108 Golf Resort
$99,999
Funding will go towards upgrading and expanding resort facilities such as snowmobile and ski trails and RV campgrounds.

Kasiks Wilderness Resort
$99,999
Funding will support resort renovations and developing tourism experiences that reflect authentic Kitsumkalum Indigenous culture.

The Barkerville Heritage Trust
$62,000
Funding will go towards developing ten virtual heritage walking tours for exploring the community of Wells and the National Historic Site of Barkerville.

Kermodei Tourism Society
$249,000
Funding will be used to develop and implement a tourism plan that helps communities in the Terrace region plan for the future of tourism in the regio

Mackenzie Outdoor Route and Trail Association
$173,000
Funding will improve parking and road access to Morfee Mountain and support year-round trail use for Mackenzie residents and visitors.

Secretariat of the Haida Nation
$500,000
Funding will support modernizing and expanding visitor accommodations and cultural tourism programming on Haida Gwaii.

Wettstone Guest Ranch
$99,999
Funding will help build a new on-site lodge for workers and guests staying at the Wettstone Ranch in Lone Butte. 

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Contacts

Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development and Minister Responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
haley.hodgson@international.gc.ca

Jillian Glover
Communications Manager
PacifiCan
jillian.glover@pacifican.gc.ca

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