Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

November 29, 2013 14:00 ET

Canada Economic Development Lends Financial Support to Parc regional Montagne du Diable

FERME-NEUVE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 29, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the organization responsible for overseeing Parc régional Montagne du Diable has been granted funding to expand the park's tourism offering.

"By supporting this Parc régional Montagne du Diable project in the Upper Laurentians, our Government is showing that tourism is at the very heart of its strategy for growth," said Minister Lebel.

Straddling the Municipality of Ferme-Neuve and the Town of Mont-Laurier, Parc régional Montagne du Diable is a popular site for outdoor enthusiasts. Accessible to the general public and a key tourist attraction in the region, the park offers visitors the opportunity to practice a wide array of open-air activities, from hiking and mountain biking to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and canoe-kayaking.

The funding from Canada Economic Development will enable the organization to move forward with, among other things, the construction of a reception pavilion and the development of a discovery site on the surrounding natural environment. Over the medium term, this project will lead to the creation of 10 jobs and allow numerous small and medium-sized businesses to improve their services as a result of the park's new infrastructure.

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This assistance, granted in the form of a $582,025 non-repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

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