The Minister for Prairies Economic Development Canada Dan Vandal recently announced federal investments toward Manitoba tourism projects through the Tourism Relief Fund.
Included was the funding of 99,999 dollars to Hill Valley Enterprises Limited Bakers Narrows Lodge to winterize 15 log cabins, construct an aurora pod for Northern Lights viewing, and hire new staff to support marketing and the growing number of guests during the winter season.
Frontier North will receive similar funding to launch a zero-carbon, silent touring experience in Churchill by incorporating a new electric-powered Tundra Buggy into its fleet and Tourism Manitoba will receive just over 1.6 million dollars to focus on tourism development into key rural and northern destinations across the province. Other destinations receiving funding include Pinawa Unplugged, Elkhorn Ranch and Resort and the Manitoba Museum.
A release states Manitoba is home to world-class tourism attractions year round however once winter arrives both residents and visitors alike embrace a season rich with events and activities that cannot be held at any other time of year.