The practice of winter trail activities contributes to Quebec’s regional vitality. In the context of a global pandemic, several regions have been impacted by the temporary absence of international tourists. Outdoor activities have nonetheless enabled local people to enjoy themselves and take advantage of Canada’s natural beauty and richness, while also helping to diversify the economies of our communities.
To showcase more broadly the unparalleled attractions around Quebec’s regions and to enable businesses and organizations offering winter trail activities to be ready for the next season, we must continue to invest in trail maintenance and provide an optimal experience to tourists from home and abroad.
Enhancing the experience of future winter seasons
With this in mind, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, today announced financial support totalling $1,399,211 for the Club Quad du Cuivre Rouyn-Noranda, the Club de moto-neige de Lebel sur Quévillon, the Club d’auto neige Chibougamau, the Club de moto-neige de Malartic, the Club de motoneige d’Amos, the Club Motoneigiste M.R.C. Rouyn-Noranda and the Club Moto-neige Matagami through the Winter Tourism Initiative.