Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017
Scott Simms who is the Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Nortre Dame and the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, Christopher Mitchelmore, along with other dignitaries have declared the funding for Phase 1 of the town’s Exploits River tourism strategy on Thursday.
This strategy hopes to improve the appeal of the area to the tourists who are looking forward for a promising year in terms of tourism growth.
The Phase1 of this project includes the construction of the slipway as well as the parking lot on Station Road and also a new boat launch at the Fallsview Park. The project’s initial phase also requires the town to develop the Trestle View Interpretation Park that is a viewing area for tourists that would be illuminated every night, as per the strategy that is available on the website of the town.
There would also be a kayak or canoe launch in the park.
Overall, the park aims to build a ‘diversified adventure on the Exploits River’. Funding for this project is expected to come from three levels. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has declared today that the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) would contribute $536,977 for this project.
Mayor Hobbs has also mentioned that the Town of Bishop’s Falls will also contribute $393,488 to this project.