Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

January 28, 2011 10:00 ET

Chalets du bout du monde Inc. Receives $160,000 in Funding From Government of Canada

GASPE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2011) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for Canada Economic Development, today announced the awarding of $160,000 in repayable funding to Chalets du bout du monde Inc. Granted through the Community Diversification program, this assistance has allowed the lodging facility to add four new eco-tourism cabins to its existing three along the banks of Gaspé's Saint-Jean river. Necessitating an overall investment of more than $474,000, this project will encourage tourists to extend their stay in the region.

"This Chalets du bout du monde project enhances the supply and quality of lodging in Gaspésie, thus bolstering the region's ability to draw tourists from here and abroad. By lending its financial support to this establishment, the Government of Canada is once again showing proof of its determination to foster the growth and development of regional tourism," explained Mr. Lebel.

Built from top-of-the-line materials and designed for high energy efficiency, these six-person cottages are equipped with every modern convenience. The project, part of the company's development plan, answers the growing demand for this type of lodging. The establishment welcomes tourists year-round, attracting families during peak season, snowmobilers in the winter months and fishing enthusiasts during the spring. Nearly 2.7 million person-trips to Quebec cottages and vacation homes were recorded in 2008. 

Tourism development is a priority for the Government of Canada. In its economic action plan adopted in 2009, the government set aside $40 million over two years to support the Canadian Tourism Commission in its efforts to successfully promote the country's industry on national and international markets.

For more on Chalets du bout du monde Inc., visit www.chaletsduboutdumonde.com.

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Contact Information

  • Canada Economic Development
    Karina Gagnon
    Communications
    418-368-6048 or 1-866-368-6048
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    or
    Canada Economic Development
    Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
    Benoit Fortin - Special Assistant, Communications
    819-997-3732
    benoit.fortin@dec-ced.gc.ca