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

August 23, 2022 at 11:39 am  Federal, Politics

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 in Trail. 
$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 playground equipment at BBQ Grounds in Telkwa.
$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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