Tourism

The province is allocating $1 million toward investments in event-bid preparation and sponsorships to attract large-scale arts, culture, and sport events, and public conferences and exhibitions.
The funding includes $242,496 for a new washroom facility at Snaw-Naw-As Campground.
Eligible events include sport, arts and culture events, community celebrations, agricultural fairs, rodeos and exhibitions, according to the B.C. government.
The province said the games will result in significant economic benefits to the host regions and will bring together athletes, coaches, officials, spectators and volunteers over the four days of competition.
Qualicum Beach will receive $700,000 to expand its waterfront and Parksville will get $315,000 to improve the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Parksville Community Park.
The projects include $500,000 for construction of a new community arts centre on Hornby Island and a $485,662 expansion of an RV campground on the K’ómoks First Nation.
The provincial government has doubled its relief funding for tourism operators in B.C.
The provincial government will invest $53 million to help B.C.’s tourism industry recover from revenue lost due to the pandemic.
The B.C. Liberal party has promised to deliver emergency financing to businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, including the tourism industry.

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