Federal government supports tourism in the southeast
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, announced an investment of $500,000 (repayable) to Magic Mountain to expand and upgrade park features.
The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
This contribution helped Magic Mountain create four new professionally designed 9-hole mini-golf courses, replacing the older, existing courses. The funding also supported the addition of new attractions including bumper boats and an arcade style shooting gallery.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting Canadian jobs and helping business owners, so that our economy can come roaring back.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the tremendous value of the tourism industry in Atlantic Canada. We are proud to assist businesses like Magic Mountain that are helping boost local tourism and position Atlantic Canada as a destination of choice.”
– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Magic Mountain is a huge draw for tourists and local residents, creating unforgettable summer memories and generating economic benefits to our region. I am pleased that the Government of Canada provided support to help make this project come to life.”
– The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
“This expansion is a real catalyst for our future growth here at Magic Mountain. The addition of the Blaster Boats to our FunZone ride package significantly helps to provide a more complete offering for older children and adults. The entire Prospector’s Peak complex, with four 9-hole miniature golf courses, gemstone mining and the themed arcade, adds several options to increase length of stay. By continuing to invest in new attractions, we maintain our position as a family fun destination and a key tourism draw to Moncton and New Brunswick as a whole.”
– John Jelley, Owner, President and General Manager – Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain is a family owned and operated local business that has been part of the Moncton landscape for over three decades. The facility is a key tourist destination as part of Moncton’s Magnetic Hill Park.
The improvements will help attract tourists, increase revenue opportunities and support the park’s more than 200 employees during the summer season.
The funding announced today is provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program.
One of the key measures in Budget 2021 includes revitalizing Canada’s tourism sector through $1 billion to help tourism businesses recover and support festivals and cultural events that provide jobs and growth in many of our cities and communities.