Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

April 26, 2010 13:45 ET

CanNor Supports Planning for Yukon Adventure Parks

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) - Two proposed adventure parks will receive an investment from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) that will benefit tourism in Yukon.

Senator Daniel Lang made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

"Outdoor adventure facilities build on Yukon's reputation as a great destination for paddlers, skiers and other sport enthusiasts. CanNor's investment will bring two new tourism infrastructure projects closer to reality," said Senator Lang.

"Our government knows that tourism is a major economic driver for Yukon, and is committed to investing in its development," said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister Responsible for the North and Minister of Health." These two projects will strengthen the tourism industry, leading to more jobs and revenue for local residents and businesses."

CanNor will provide the following investments:

  • $49,000 to the Great Northern Ski Society for feasibility planning of Mount Sima Adventure Park
  • $15,000 to the City of Whitehorse for planning of the proposed Rock the River white water adventure park on the Yukon River.

The investments are made possible through CanNor's Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program, which focuses on long-term economic growth, economic diversification and capacity building in the three territories.

SINED is on of several economic development programs within CanNor, which is responsible for coordinating and delivering Canada's economic development activities across the North, and for related policy development, research and advocacy.

For copies of CanNor news releases, visit: http://www.cannor.gc.ca.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit and for more information on Canada's Northern Strategy, visit www.northernstrategy.ca/index-eng.asp.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    Michelle Yao
    Press Secretary
    819-997-0002
    or
    Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
    Christine Carnaffan
    Communications Advisor
    613-992-5041