More than 50 new tourism projects throughout BC are receiving a total of $21.3 million for shovel-ready infrastructure projects. These projects are part of the second round of the 2021 Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program’s (CERIP) Destination Development stream.

Projects were chosen for their demonstrated tourism benefits to communities and British Columbians, along with new jobs, many of which will provide employment for apprentices, youth, new Canadians, women and Indigenous Peoples. Eligible applicants included local governments, First Nations and non-profit organizations.

Local successful grant applications include:

Friends of Pulpit Rock Society received $73,874 to help construct 4 trails, and directional and interpretive signs that will provide access to the whole mountain at the Whitewater Ski Resort.

Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association received $500,000 for infrastructure upgrades and repairs and accessibility improvements to the BC Southern Interior Excursion Loop Trail, specifically the Galena trail portion to replace the cable car to accommodate adapted mountain bike/wheelchair use.

Red Mountain Racers Society received $700,000 to expand the Race Centre at Red Mountain, including a new race centre building for 4 season event hosting, new lighting on the t-bar slope for night slalom races and an extension of the snowmaking system to include the ski cross course.

Government of BC