Tourism initiatives top priority in Northern British Columbia

Vanderhoof is eligible to receive funding to help grow tourism in the area.

Christina Millington

Omineca Express

Vanderhoof is eligible to receive funding to help grow tourism in the area.

Funding includes such initiatives as social enhancement and marketing programs, social media marketing, tourism brochures, geocaching program and GPS inventory.

Tourism has become a key componenet for communities to take opportunities such as this to beautify their communities seeing as they’re what attract tourists initially.

The program is administered by the province’s six regional marketing organizations which receive the funding through the Minitry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation.

The government is providing over one million dollars shared among 307 grassroots projects and more than 100 communities all over the province have projects that are eligible for funding.

“There is so much to do and so much natural beauty here in Nechako Lakes,” said MLA John Rustad.

“I really hope these initiatives help people explore our region a little more.

The Community Tourism Opportunities program provides implementation-level cooperative marketing support for communities that have identified specific tactics for moving their local tourism industry forward.

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