NDP MLA Parmar says investment in tourism project in Jordan River will boost local economy

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JORDAN RIVER – New Democrat MLA Ravi Parmar says the provincial government’s support for a tourism project in Jordan River, in the Juan de Fuca region will bring more visitors to the community and strengthen the local economy.

“People come from all over the Island and beyond to discover our region’s mountain biking and dirt biking trails,” said Ravi Parmar, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. “By helping fund trail infrastructure upgrades, we can encourage more people to get out and enjoy the trails.”

In the region, the Vancouver Island Dirt Riders Association is receiving $112,000 for enhancement of the Tansky Recreation site through infrastructure upgrades and repairs to three bridge crossings, improvements to an access trail, and directional and interpretive trail signs.

Across the province thirty-one projects are benefitting from one-time Destination Development grant funding, which aims to make communities competitive destinations for tourism and strengthen local economies. Since 2022, the province has invested $60m in the Fund, to help continue to rebuild tourism levels to pre-2020 numbers by 2024. In its first year, the Fund supported 90 projects in B.C. communities.

These projects have been selected for funding as they demonstrate tourism benefits to communities, including sustainability, accessibility, and economic benefit. These projects are future-thinking, and will support communities for years to come, supporting the Province’s CleanBC Plan and Climate Preparedness Adaptation Strategy.

Learn more and find a list of projects at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29742