Thursday, February 25, 2021

Tourism Prince Rupert to receive Provincial funding for signage program; North Pacific Cannery Historical Site gains funds for preservation work

Once the North Coast gets to welcoming visitors once again to scenic vistas and attractions of the region, that welcome could very well involve some new signage.

Earlier today North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice relayed word of Provincial funding totalling $239,126 destined for Tourism Prince Rupert, which has been targeted towards a new Prince Rupert Welcome Sign as well as way finding signs for around the community.

The money for Prince Rupert among a number of projects announced today as the province awarded close to 20 million dollars across British Columbia.

Other areas of the Northwest to receive funding today included:

Smithers Mountain Bike Association -- $596,000 
Upgrade of trails and chairlift

Burns Lake 
Burns Lake and Area Tourism --  $149,125 
Wayfinding signs, information kiosk and banners

Nass Valley 
Nisga'a Lisims Government -- $141,875
Accessibility and COVID safety upgrades, conference and tour space improvements

Stewart Boardwalk rehabilitation -- $100,000
Rehabilitation and replacement of boardwalk

Haida Gwaii
Haida Heritage Centre -- $472,770
Infrastructure improvements including COVID-19 safety measures

Gitga'at First Nation
Gitga'at Development Corporation  -- $456,000
Building Energy efficiency and accessibility  upgrades for Prince Rupert structure 

You can review how the province plans to distribute the rest of the twenty million dollars here.

The background information towards the funding can be reviewed here.

Earlier this week, the province announced that the North Pacific Cannery Historical Site in Port Edward would receive funding as well, with $273,870 to be directed towards preservation interventions at the Historical site.

It's been a busy week for handing over funding, as we noted on Tuesday, the City of Prince Rupert received 1 million dollars towards their plans to relocated the Airport Ferry dock  to the Kwinitsa station area, as well as other rejuvenation plans for the area. 

Learn more about Tourism Prince Rupert here.

For more tourism related notes see our archive page here.

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