Ottawa investments in tourism

The pandemic is severely shaking the tourist industry. To promote its revival, the Canadian government will inject approximately $ 1.6 million into a few regional projects.



The entrance to the Moulin des Pionniers


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The entrance to the Moulin des Pionniers

The municipality of Péribonka will be entitled to the lion’s share. She will receive $ 1,050,000. This money will help develop “a tourist hub” on the spot. The project will include a central square and a permanent building.



The Municipality of Péribonka in summer


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The Municipality of Péribonka in summer

As for the Corporation du Moulin des Pionniers, of La Doré, it will receive $ 450,000 to improve its tourist offer by focusing on new infrastructures intended for families.

Finally, a sum of nearly $ 100,000 will be used to modify the swimming area at Village Vacances Petit-Saguenay by adding a heated section and relaxation areas.

The Canadian government maintains that these various projects will lead to the creation of three jobs in both Péribonka and La Doré. On the Petit-Saguenay side, Ottawa is planning to add two additional positions.



Mélanie Joly Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages


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Mélanie Joly Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

The Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, Mélanie Joly, emphasizes that the projects were selected with care.

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She mentions that they were chosen because they are not only “carriers», But also because of the fact that they enjoy solid support in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

This elected official is well aware that the tourism sector is currently at a standstill due to the pandemic.

On the other hand, in his opinion, it is important “to prepare for the recovery” right now.

«We must work on the development of attractions», Specifies Ms. Joly, with conviction.

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