In the regions of Mauricie and Lanaudière, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions finances 16 organizations. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and quad trail maintenance funding to help attract winter sports enthusiasts from around the world. In these unpredictable times, the Canadian government is eager to support recreational, cultural, and sports ventures that benefit tourism and the local economy.
The investments announced today are designed to help upgrade and prepare the post-COVID-19 recovery facilities. Both Canadians and ultimately visitors from around the world will benefit from these initiatives.
The Winter Tourism Initiative aims to boost the number of people participating in winter trail activities and sports, as well as the economic benefits that come with it. It assists organizations in obtaining equipment and pursuing maintenance programs to ensure the safety of cross-country ski, snowmobile, and quad trails. The Quebec Economic Development Program, which began with a budget of $10 million over two years, has since been increased to nearly $13 million.