Northern B.C. witnesses completion of multiple tourism projects in 2021

 Thursday, January 13, 2022 


Northern B.C. witnessed the completion of multiple tourism projects in 2021.

The Northern BC Tourism Association listed a couple of accomplishments, including accessible washrooms, trail upgrades and new signage, which were completed with the help of BC’s Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiative Fund.

“I am very pleased to see the progress on these accessibility and Indigenous culture focused projects in the Northern region, especially during these very challenging times,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

The Tumbler Ridge pump track became one of the tourism projects to be completed last year, and it opened in July for the community.

This looped and bermed paved track is the first of its kind in Northeast BC which supports the ongoing development of world-class mountain biking in Tumbler Ridge, according to the tourism association.

“This project was three years in the making and has had a tremendous impact on Tumbler Ridge in its short existence. Tumbler Ridge has seen visitors at the track from every community within the North, and many communities from around BC and Alberta,” said Jane Butters, president of the Tumbler Ridge Mountain Bike Association.

An accessible pit toilet was also installed at Buckinghorse River Provincial Park along the Alaska Highway.

Numerous accessibilities and infrastructure upgrades to trails around the region are also in progress.

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