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NWT Host Contest Celebrates Upcoming Tourism Week

YELLOWKNIFE (May 17, 2018) – Do you know someone in the Northwest Territories (NWT) who is a great host? The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is celebrating Tourism Week by recognizing – and rewarding – NWT residents whose actions and initiatives embody our northern spirit and make visitors feel welcome. The NWT Host Contest invites participants to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201816 Views

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Better camping, more tourism in Castle parks

New family campsites, improved rustic backcountry camping and a new tourism campaign will encourage more Albertans to visit the Castle region this summer. Albertans will have more opportunities for adventure this year as the province invests $3 million in capital upgrades in the Castle parks. Improvements will include new and improved family-friendly camping opportunities, trails, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201816 Views

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Riding Mountain National Park ready for the season – Brandon Sun

Riding Mountain National Park is open for the season just in time for the May long weekend, with a slew of upcoming events. National Indigenous Peoples Day will be held June 21, and on June 23 it’s free entry day for National Indigenous Peoples weekend. On July 1, there will be an annual Canada Day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201828 Views

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Explore Your Yukon tourism campaign returns

May 05, 2018 Yukoners are encouraged to explore businesses and attractions throughout the territory during this year’s Explore Your Yukon tourism campaign which begins today and runs until June 17. Over 55 participating businesses, historic sites, museums and First Nation cultural centres in 12 communities will offer Yukoners and early season visitors a special incentive […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201822 Views

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Fort Walsh National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

From: Parks Canada News release Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018 Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201823 Views

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Terra Nova National Park officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 17, 2018           Terra Nova National Park, NL      Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201827 Views

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Groups recommend area along Manitoba Ontario boundary as World Heritage site – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba has taken another step toward getting international recognition for a large section of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary. The province has worked for 13 years with Ontario in the hope of getting the area known as Pimachiowin Aki named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201821 Views

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Fort Chambly National Historic Site officially opens and Grand Opening of the “Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition”

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                   Montréal, Quebec            Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201827 Views

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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                       Halifax, NS                 Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201825 Views

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Fort Malden National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                  Amherstburg, Ontario         Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201815 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Kouchibouguac National Park

Ongoing investments are improving roads and enhancing conservation efforts May 16, 2018       Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick    Parks Canada Agency The Government is committed to protecting our national parks, while providing opportunities for Canadians to discover and connect with nature. The Government of Canada is investing approximately $7.5 million in federal infrastructure funding in Kouchibouguac National […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201823 Views

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HMCS Haida National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                      Hamilton, Ontario              Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201820 Views

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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

From: Parks Canada Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 14, 2018                  Longview, Alberta                Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201828 Views

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Minister Chagger highlights Canada’s best tourism year ever at Rendez-vous Canada 2018

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Unveils report on year-one progress toward goals and action items in Canada’s Tourism Vision May 14, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia In 2017, Canada had its best year ever for international visits, welcoming 20.8 million visitors from around the world. Tourism puts Canada on the map and creates good […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201826 Views

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New cultural gathering centre to help preserve Métis heritage and encourage regional tourism

From: Infrastructure Canada Smoky Lake, Alberta, May 14, 2018—Investing in cultural infrastructure plays an important role in developing dynamic communities, promoting tourism and preserving Canada’s heritage, including the history and experiences of the Métis. Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was joined by Colin Piquette, Member of the Legislative Assembly for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201833 Views

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Thousand Islands National Park officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 14, 2018         Mallorytown Landing, Ontario      Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201822 Views

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Province and Travel Manitoba Announce Seven New Star Attractions

May 8, 2018 The Manitoba government along with Travel Manitoba has designated seven new Star Attractions, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, and Travel Manitoba president and CEO Colin Ferguson announced today. “Manitoba is home to many unique and vibrant tourism attractions in all regions of the province,” said Pedersen.  “They offer incredible experiences […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201826 Views

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10 winners of the 2018 “Exploring a World of Sustainable Destinations” grants announced!

QUÉBEC, May 4, 2018 – Village Monde and its partners, Air Canada, Lojiq, Karavaniers, the Caisse populaire Desjardins de Charlesbourg, OFQJ and the Service de coopération et d’action culturelle of the Consulate General of France in Québec announced earlier this week the 10 winners of the “Exploring a World of Sustainable Destinations” grants. These winners will travel […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201837 Views

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Parks Canada and Adventure Canada Offer Incredible Highlights of Nunavut

Into the Northwest Passage expedition cruise features visit to HMS Erebus wreck site with Inuit Guardians May 4, 2018      Iqaluit, Nunavut      Parks Canada Agency Building on last year’s successful collaboration, Parks Canada and Adventure Canada will be showcasing some of the spectacular Parks Canada’s places in Nunavut in 2018. As part of the sold out Into the Northwest Passage expedition cruise, passengers […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201830 Views

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New learning program launched to strengthen competitiveness of tourism sector across Canada’s North

May 03, 2018 The three Canadian territories are launching a new Business, Market and Trade Ready Learning Program to help northern tourism suppliers increase their global competitiveness when selling their products and experiences. The program outlines tourism sector standards for the three levels of readiness (business, market and trade) and provides insights, explanations and examples […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201831 Views

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Extraordinary’ Cree couple runs culture camp, hidden away in Quebec – CBC

The camp is a March break spot for group of students from the U.S. for the past 10 years Apr 27, 2018 For Anna Bosum, her family’s Cree culture camp is about sharing her traditions and getting down to the work of reconciliation — Indigenous and non-Indigenous people learning to work together. Anna and her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201838 Views

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Membertou hopes to bring tourists to its heritage park in Sydney – The Chronicle Herald

April 26, 2018 MEMBERTOU — The Membertou First Nation band council has applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to amend its motor carrier licence to transport cruise ship passengers to its Membertou Heritage Park. The application notes that the band plans to use a 28-passenger bus to pick up passengers from Sydney’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201827 Views

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As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism – Surrey Now-Leader

Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence Apr. 23, 2018 In the Okanagan Valley, conversations inevitably return to the one subject everyone here, or any visitor who has ever been here, is eager to wax on about: the farmland. It is abundant, picturesque, inviting, and vital. Approximately 200 kilometres […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201858 Views

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Tour of ancient Indigenous village offers unique B.C. vacation opportunity – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 16, 2018 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS BAMFIELD, B.C. _ Surrounded by old-growth rainforest against the rocky shoreline on the southwest edge of Vancouver Island lies a centuries-old Indigenous village where traditional longhouses accessible only by foot remain undisturbed. The Huu-ay-aht First Nation began offering tours of the ancient capital Kiixin […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201861 Views

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Wansuskewin and SIGA receive tourism awards – MBC Network Radio

Apr 12, 2018 Several tourism awards were handed out in Regina Thursday night with a few Indigenous organizations honoured for their contributions. The Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala is the province’s largest gathering of tourism operators, representatives and stakeholders. During the event, 12 organizations were honoured in 12 different categories. More than 300 gathered […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2018120 Views

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Manitoba Signs New Multilateral Housing Partnership Framework

April 9, 2018 Federal Framework will Help Support New Provincial Housing Strategy: Fielding TORONTO—The Manitoba government has endorsed a multilateral Housing Partnership Framework at a meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial ministers in Toronto, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced here today. “By signing onto this framework, it will guide the way Manitoba works with […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201850 Views

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Record-setting year for Alberta tourism

April 05, 2018 The province’s tourism sector performed exceptionally well in 2016 with tourism spending reaching the highest level ever recorded. Based on newly released data from Statistics Canada, tourism spending totalled $8.5 billion, an increase of 4.7 per cent over 2015. Almost 35 million visits were made to the province, an increase of 2.1 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201860 Views

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AB Government: New program to boost tourism sector

March 29, 2018 The Tourism Growth Innovation Fund will help communities and non-profit tourism organizations create jobs and memorable travel experiences. The Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF) will provide $1 million to support economic growth by helping expand Alberta’s tourism offerings, with a focus on winter and shoulder-season tourism development, rural projects and Indigenous cultural […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201879 Views

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VIU Professor Awarded Connection Grant for Important Work in Northern Canada

March 23, 2018 Students benefit from funding and participate in polar tourism conference Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Suzanne de la Barre has been awarded a $23,485 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection grant in support of her work on the sixth International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) conference and community tour. De la […]

by aanationtalk on March 26, 201856 Views

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Province strengthens and protects tourism in B.C.

March 09, 2018 KELOWNA – Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare announced a new marketing campaign to support B.C. wine and food tourism, and the creation of a new Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council today. “Swift and meaningful action must be taken to support the thousands of British Columbians who rely on tourism for jobs […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201876 Views

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Province transfers land to Simpcw First Nation as part of resort approval – Government of BC

March 7, 2018 VALEMOUNT – The Province is transferring 185 hectares of Crown land in the Tete Jaune Cache and Valemount areas to the Simpcw First Nation, as part of accommodation for the Valemount Glacier Destination resort approval, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson has announced. “We’re pleased to support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018147 Views

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Ontario Boosting Tourism through Festivals and Events

Province Supporting Over 300 Festivals and Events, Creating Jobs and Vibrant Communities March 7, 2018 8:23 A.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is investing in a record number of festivals and events to boost the growing tourism sector, create jobs and offer residents and tourists more reasons to discover and explore the province. Daiene Vernile, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201873 Views

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NWT Parks Enjoy Another Record-Breaking Year

YELLOWKNIFE (February 28, 2018) — Northwest Territories (NWT) Parks have enjoyed another record-setting year with overnight visits to NWT Parks totaling 35,050 — an increase of more than 20% over 2016’s showing; more than 32% higher than the five-year average. Overnight visits in NWT parks surpassed the five-year average in all regions, with most experiencing […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201890 Views

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2018 tourism marketing aims to continue record-breaking momentum – Government of PE

Creating jobs for Islanders – The 2018 tourism marketing campaign will seek to maintain the industry’s incredible pace after four-straight record years for operators across the province. “The tourism industry has delivered major returns for Islanders over the last number of years and it’s crucial that we build on that strength into the coming season,” […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201876 Views

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2017 marks an impressive year for tourism in British Columbia – BC Government

VICTORIA – People from around the world are choosing British Columbia as their destination for business and leisure travel. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show a 3% increase in visitor arrivals in December 2017 over the same month in 2016, resulting in 11,869 more visitors arriving in British Columbia. In total, over 5.7 million […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201870 Views

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Minister Chagger celebrates Canada’s best tourism year ever

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada New Canadian record for international arrivals set in 2017 February 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON Canadian tourism is booming. It is our largest service export, supports more than 1.8 million jobs and more than 200,000 businesses, and it is the largest employer of youth. Today, the Honourable Bardish […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201846 Views

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Promoting tourism, trade and investment during Olympics – Government of AB

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman and Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda will promote Alberta tourism, trade and investment opportunities at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. They will also join the City of Calgary’s fact-finding mission at the Olympics. The Deputy Premier will visit Seoul, Gangneung City and PyeongChang County, South Korea, with Calgary Mayor […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2018123 Views

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Ontario Supports Major Expansion at Thunder Bay’s Waterfront Park

Projects Include New Gallery Spotlighting Indigenous and Northwestern Ontario Artists January 31, 2018 Ontario is helping to make Thunder Bay’s award-winning waterfront more vibrant and attractive, with support for three projects that will improve public space, pay tribute to the city’s history and provide a high-profile showcase for Indigenous and Northwestern Ontario artists. Premier Kathleen […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2018100 Views

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Aboriginal Tourism in BC got a big boost from Canadian government – Richmond News

Indigenous businesses and communities around the province have just gotten a big boost from the Canadian government: This month, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced a $2,250,000 investment in Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC). AtBC has a multi-year plan called “Pulling Together” that maps out their strategy for drawing more and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201867 Views

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Yellowknife and Hay River families will benefit from improved community spaces for a better quality of life

$450,000 from the Government of Canada supports two projects January 29, 2018 – Yellowknife, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Yellowknife and Hay River families will benefit from essential infrastructure upgrades as well as the improvement and construction of safer places for their children and themselves to play, socialize and exercise as a result of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2018112 Views

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Share your thoughts on the Yukon Tourism Development Strategy

January 26, 2018 Yukoners are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how to sustainably grow tourism in the territory through a new public engagement process launched today by Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys. Minister Dendys was joined by Rich Thompson, co-chair of the Yukon Tourism Development Strategy Steering Committee, at […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201879 Views

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Aboriginal tourism gets $2.25M infusion from federal government – Times Colonist

January 23, 2018 A $2.25-million shot in the arm from the federal government is designed to expand the growing Aboriginal tourism sector, said the federal tourism minister. Bardish Chagger, who was in Victoria to take part in the Impact Sustainability Travel and Tourism Conference, said the money will help ensure Aboriginal tourism can grow and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201892 Views

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British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities to benefit from investment in cultural tourism

Funding supports Vancouver-based non-profit to enhance profile of Aboriginal tourism across B.C. January 22, 2018 – Victoria, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Indigenous businesses and communities in British Columbia will benefit from a Government of Canada investment of $2,250,000 towards the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC). This support will help operators […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2018128 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Chagger to make announcements in Victoria

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Victoria, British Columbia, January 19, 2018—As part of a three-day trip to British Columbia, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government of the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, will travel to Victoria on Monday, January 22. While there, she will deliver a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2018135 Views

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Gigantic and beautiful’: Eagle population attracts crowds to N.S. community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  By Aly Thomson THE CANADIAN PRESS SHEFFIELD MILLS, N.S. _ Dozens of eagles dot the branches of tall trees overlooking a snow-covered Nova Scotia farm field, a bitter wind cutting through their wings as they take turns leaving their perches to swoop through blue skies. A photographer snaps a photo […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2018146 Views

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada to announce essential skills training and employment opportunities for Indigenous people

From Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada will help Indigenous people find and keep good jobs. Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Rainy River, will join the Minister for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2018132 Views

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Ontario Wraps Up 150th Year with Legacy of Community Engagement

Province Celebrated Milestone Year with Over 2,000 Events and Initiatives December 28, 2017 Community engagement was at the heart of Ontario’s 150th anniversary celebrations, with more than 2,000 events and initiatives that built pride, celebrated inclusivity, promoted innovation and opportunity and boosted local economies. Throughout 2017, the province supported 698 community groups, municipalities, Indigenous communities […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 2018139 Views

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Driving traffic to Northern Ontario Tourism Attractions by eliminating barriers to growth

Enhanced directional signage helps visitors find their way in Northern Ontario with an investment of more than $390,000 by the Government of Canada December 21, 2017 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Between 20 to 30 communities in Northern Ontario will benefit from a coordinated program […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 201790 Views

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Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre Receives Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award

Cultural centre recognized at the recent TIAPEI Awards Gala December 15, 2017                        Charlottetown, PEI                  Parks Canada Agency The Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre celebrates the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq through interpretive displays, artifacts, photographs, and innovative sustainable product development. For their creativity and dedication to protecting the environment, the cultural centre was […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2017155 Views

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Tlicho Government: International Indigenous Tourism Conference

Tłı̨chǫ Government Staff, and Community Government Staff and Council from Behchokǫ̀, Whatì, and Gamètì, and Wekweètì, who are also members of the Tłı̨chǫ Regional Economic Development Working Group (TREDWG), attended the International Indigenous Tourism Conference (ITAC) brings together people interested and invested in creating and contributing towards the Indigenous tourism industry. The Indigenous Tourism Association […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201797 Views

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