As the tourism sector prepares to welcome visitors when public health measures are lifted, the Government of Canada continues to support businesses and organizations through investments that help draw visitors to our communities and rural areas. That is why the federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is investing to help Maplebrook Retreat develop a year-round luxury camping experience in Shediac Bridge.
Federal government invests in tourism project
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, today announced a repayable contribution of more than $190,000 to help construct domes and a reception building at the four-season glamping facility. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to support small- and medium-sized business owners and operators so the tourism sector, and the economy, can come roaring back.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the tremendous value of the tourism industry in Atlantic Canada. We are proud to support businesses like Maplebrook Retreat 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
“More than ever, travelers are looking for unique experiences to be able to fully immerse themselves in a place and its story. Congratulations to Maplebrook Retreat on opening a beautifully unique and luxurious vacation experience that highlights the best of what Southeast New Brunswick has to offer. I am pleased that the Government of Canada provided support to help make this project come to life.”
-The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour
“Maplebrook Retreat offers a unique tourism experience with its eight colourful bubbles nestled in the forest and its hobby farm. We are pleased that ACOA has supported us in the realization of this project which will allow us to showcase the beauty of our region.”
– Isabelle Iriarte, Co-Owner and Manager, Maplebrook Retreat
The Government of Canada is providing a repayable contribution of $194,506 to Maplebrook Retreat.
The funding announced today is provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.
Maplebrook Retreat offers eight bubble suites along with amenities such as a restaurant & bar, spa and picnic and campfire pit area.
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.