Boost announced for resort communities in BC

by Steve Randall25 Apr 2019

Several resort communities in British Columbia are to benefit from new support from the provincial government.

The Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) has been increased to fund more trail development, cultural events, and infrastructure development; which should make the 14 resorts that receive funding more attractive to second-home owners and vacation home investors.

“B.C.’s tourism industry creates opportunities for people to see shows and pursue recreation right in their own backyards, as well as providing good-paying jobs and economic development,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “We listened to industry feedback and have made changes that will better support communities in developing larger and more impactful tourism plans.”

The RMI’s three objectives are RMI's three objectives are: to enhance tourism infrastructure and amenities; to deliver remarkable visitor experiences; and to implement projects and initiatives that improve tourism sustainability.

The 14 resort municipalities that receive RMI funding are: Fernie, Golden, Harrison Hot Springs, Invermere, Kimberley, Osoyoos, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Rossland, Sun Peaks, Tofino, Ucluelet, Valemount and Whistler.

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