Minister Boissonnault announces support for tourism innovation and growth in Yukon

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Whitehorse, Yukon – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Tourism operators and organizations across the North and Arctic continue to work hard to innovate and grow. In the Yukon, operators are finding new ways to attract visitors and expanding their operations to deliver tourism services and experiences that continue to help make the Yukon such a great place to visit.

Today, while in Whitehorse, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, that the Government of Canada is investing over $87,000 towards a one-year project by Yukon Motorcycle Park Inc. to renovate and expand the Yukon Motorcycle Park. This funding through CanNor’s Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) program, supports enhancements to a campground designed exclusively for the long-distance motorcycle rider. The motorcycle park will undergo an expansion and upgrade that will increase accommodation capacity and improve on-site infrastructure, including laundry facilities and the establishment of a do-it-yourself repair shop. CanNor’s funding supports the project by helping with the purchase of supplies and materials needed for the site improvements.

As a result of this project, it is anticipated that five new jobs will be created during the construction phase, and two additional jobs will be maintained and expanded once the Yukon Motorcycle Park’s renovations are completed.

CanNor supports Yukon’s tourism sector

This investment demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting the tourism sector and ensuring that entrepreneurs and small businesses get the support they need to adapt, grow and thrive. This project supports Yukon Motorcycle Park Inc. as they strive to offer more services and innovate to be well-prepared to welcome visitors.

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