Federal investments support tourism industry and experiences across Manitoba


The Government of Canada’s investments in these eight projects will build new winter tourism attractions, develop new winter trails, enhance visitor experiences, and build outdoor infrastructure in Manitoba for everyone to enjoy. The announcement includes eight Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) projects.

Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) – Investment of $3,066,721

The TRF supports organizations and businesses in the tourism sector adapt their operations and offer new or enhanced products and services to help the sector attract more domestic and international visitors and prepare for future growth. Projects announced today include:

  • Travel Manitoba ($1,650,000)
    Focus on tourism development into key rural and Northern destinations across the province
  • Pinawa Unplugged ($49,100)
    Upgrade its guest rental equipment facility and develop cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and e-bike packages to begin offering tours and equipment rentals in the winter and shoulder seasons
  • Hill Valley Enterprises Limited o/a Bakers Narrow Lodge ($99,999)
    Winterize 15 log cabins, construct an aurora pod for Northern Lights viewing, hire new staff to support marketing and the growing number of guests during the winter season
  • Manitoba Museum ($465,624)
    Extend their marketing and communications outreach, enhance business tourism, enrich and expand the visitor experience, modernize operations, attract new domestic visitors, and create an online sales service
  • Frontiers North ($99,999)
    Launch a zero carbon, silent touring experience in Churchill by incorporating a new, electric-powered Tundra Buggy into its fleet
  • Elkhorn Ranch and Resort ($500,000)
    Develop a world-class, four-season Nordic Spa next to a National Park to provide a unique year-round tourism experience for domestic and international tourists
  • Provincial Exhibition ($102,000)
    Undertake enhancements to Brandon's ''Dome Building'' and outdoor grounds to launch new, visitor-attracting events at the site
  • Festival du Voyageur ($99,999)
    Enhance its winter festival by creating snow attractions in the downtown core of Winnipeg

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Kyle Allen
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Chris Minaker
Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
Prairies Economic Development Canada

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