May 23, 2023 – Government of Canada: Over the past two years, Prince Edward Island’s tourism operators have adapted, modernized, and diversifed their offerings to strengthen Atlantic Canada as a destination of choice – spearheading 48 projects through the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund.
That work continues, and the ACOA is here to help businesses as they attract more visitors to the region and grow the industry with fresh approaches to delivering world-class tourism.
Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced close to $3 million in TRF support for 22 projects with businesses and organizations across PEI. This is in addition to $2.3 million in previously announced TRF contributions to 26 Island businesses since the program launched in July of 2021.
During a visit to the Rise & Climb Adventure Course, a previously announced TRF project, Minister Petitpas Taylor showcased four new projects from across the province that demonstrate the TRF’s focus on developing innovative tourism products for the growing market of active visitors looking for soft adventure experiences:
- $60,390 to Epic Electric Scooters, Inc. to increase its equipment inventory and expand its operations in Charlottetown, Summerside and Cavendish.
- $54,600 to Nellie’s Landing Marina to upgrade its facilities in Murray Harbour and add a fleet of E-bikes for guests staying at the on-water accommodations.
- $18,500 to PEI Cycling Tours, Inc. to modernize and enhance its storage facilities and create a viewing platform at the Mark Arendz Mountain Biking Park.
- $17,666 to Tranquility Cove Adventures to upgrade its experiential shellfish harvesting operation and add a new Spring and Fall Oyster Tonging tour experience.
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