NDP MLA says funding will support tourism near Vedder Mountain               

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CULTUS LAKE– New Democrat MLA Kelli Paddon is announcing provincial funding to support projects for building and upkeep of tourism infrastructure across B.C., including a project on Vedder Mountain.

“There are so many great things to do and see here in Chilliwack and Kent, and we get people from all over coming to bike at Vedder Mountain,” said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent. “When we support tourism infrastructure, we’re helping bring joy to visitors, in addition to creating jobs across the province that stimulate local economies. It’s a win-win.”

The Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association will receive a $100,000 grant for trail network development on Vedder Mountain.

Today’s investment is a $30 million investment on top of the already $15 million allocated to over 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/releases/2023TACS0020-000583