NDP MLA Jennifer Rice says funding will support tourism in Prince Rupert

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PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is announcing provincial funding to support projects for building and upkeep of tourism infrastructure across B.C., including in Prince Rupert.

“Prince Rupert and the surrounding areas are home to some of the most spectacular plants, animals, and landscapes”, says Jennifer Rice, MLA for the North Coast. “While we live in a nature wonderland, ingress to trails and paths that allow us to maximize these benefits are limited. The Cloudberry Trail will make it so local people and tourists alike can access all the gifts Prince Rupert has to offer. I can’t wait to see this project take off.”

The Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society received $500,000 for phase one of the Cloudberry Trail.

Today’s investment is a $30 million investment on top of the already $15 million allocated to tourism infrastructure projects for 2023, to continue our government’s support for a strong, diverse tourism industry throughout B.C.

This funding will help support a more sustainable year-round tourism economy for B.C. that attracts people from all over the globe. The over 90 projects funded provincially are shovel-ready and will be able to hit the ground running thanks to this funding.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28635