Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

July 19, 2016 08:30 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Tourism in Gaspe With Nova Lumina

The project will enhance the current tourism offering in order to encourage tourists to stay in the region longer

CHANDLER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The city of Chandler, the Rocher-Percé RCM and Gaspésie will be able to maintain the assets and renew the tourism offering through the Nova Lumina project, which was officially launched in Chandler.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that the Corporation de développement économique du territoire du Rocher-Percé (CDE) has been awarded a non-refundable contribution of $700,000 for implementing Nova Lumina.

Created under the CDE's initiative in partnership with Moment Factory, Nova Lumina will enable visitors to discover Gaspé's history in a new way, especially the Rocher-Percé region, with a 1.6-km illuminated night path that pairs multimedia and lighting designed to capture the imagination. This route links three tourist sites, namely the Circuit des bâtisseurs, the Parc du Bourg de Pabos and the Base de plein air Bellefeuille

The financial support was awarded under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP). Its purpose is to establish new recreational/tourist infrastructures that should help attract tourists from outside Quebec.

Quotes

"We are proud to have been able to work together with key local and regional economic development partners in carrying out this unique, large-scale concept for the Gaspésie region, which will help expand the reputation of local tourist attractions beyond Quebec's borders."

- The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue

"Tourism is an excellent economic growth opportunity for the country. The Government of Canada is proud to support motivating, innovative and rallying projects, like Nova Lumina, that will most definitely result in substantial economic benefits and media coverage for Canada."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the control of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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For more information about the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html

Website of Nova Lumina: http://novalumina.com/

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