Details from the BC Government Release below:
Repairs to the dome at Science World and other tourism infrastructure throughout B.C. will receive a $50-million boost to keep building the province as a world-class tourism destination.
The Province is investing $20 million in Science World to support priority infrastructure repairs and improvements to its dome and other parts of the building. Updates will include new electrical energy efficiencies and other critical infrastructure upgrades.
“The past three years have been incredibly difficult for people in the tourism industry,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “Our government is proud to invest in the tourism sector to support the people who work in it and to support its sustained recovery. By supporting Science World, we are ensuring families throughout B.C. and all our visitors can continue to create lifelong memories together.”
The Province is also providing $30 million to enhance existing tourism infrastructure throughout the province, foster globally competitive destinations, strengthen a year-round visitor economy, and to support sustainability, accessibility and inclusion. Projects include new tourism attractions, campground developments, incorporating Indigenous culture and language, accessibility improvements, and climate change adaptations. This new funding builds on the $15 million previously allocated for 2023 and helps create more vibrant communities for residents and visitors.
The $45-million tourism infrastructure fund supports 90 shovel-ready, tourism-development projects throughout the province, such as:
Read the full release from the BC Government here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023TACS0020-000583
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
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