NDP MLAs say funding will support tourism in the Tri-Cities

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COQUITLAM – New Democrat MLAs Fin Donnelly and Selina Robinson are announcing provincial funding to support projects for building and upkeep of tourism infrastructure across B.C., including in the Tri-Cities.

“Local businesses and public art can go hand-in hand to make our community more vibrant and welcoming to residents and visitors alike” said Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville. “By supporting art installations around the city, we’re supporting our local economy and artists in making this a more beautiful, exciting place to live and to visit.”

In the Tri-Cities, Coquitlam received $435,000 for mobile art installations and the Tri-Cities Off Road Cycling Association received $31,000 for Eagle Mountain Trail improvements.

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.

“Eagle Mountain trails are beautiful to bike, hike, walk or run, with one of the best views in Coquitlam,” says Fin Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam – Burke Mountain. “Trail improvements mean people will get to enjoy this trail with friends, family and neighbours for years to come.”

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