WHAT IS THE FUNDING FOR?
- The Province, through Destination BC, has provided the CCCTA with $200,000. As the lead for tourism development in the region, we appreciate the opportunity to support local tourism planning and tourism destination development projects.
- We will work in collaboration with affected communities and the Regional Operations Staff in the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to determine what tourism investments will have the greatest impact.
- The funding will support tourism development planning and destination development projects in rural communities affected by indefinite and permanent mill closures and those communities experiencing economic challenges. The overall purpose of this one-time funding is to elevate tourism opportunities and aid in mid to longer-term economic diversification and recovery in these affected communities through tourism destination development.
Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiatives
On December 8th 2020, the BC Government announced that the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast will receive $2.3 million to invest in regional tourism development. The projects that will be funded through the Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiatives must be of regional scope, implementable within two years (2021 -2023) and align with the identified objectives and priorities in the Destination Development Strategies (Gold Rush Trail, Chilcotin Central Coast, Interlakes and Cariboo Chilcotin Coast). Project selection will consider all previous consultations and surveys (destination development, communities in transition, covid impact) and include your input as noted below.
Regional Trails Strategy
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) is requesting the submission of Proposals from qualified consultants (“Proponents”) with proven experience and expertise in regional trail strategy development, public consultation, data collection and analysis to lead the development of a comprehensive Regional Trail Strategy. The final Regional Trails Strategy will provide the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast (CCC) Region with a framework to guide strategic development of trails within the region for a period of ten years aligning with the Regional and Planning Area Destination Development Strategies.
Gold Rush Trail Planning for Rest stops, Washrooms and Visitor Amenities
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Marketing Association (CCCTMA) is requesting the submission of Proposals from qualified consultants (“Proponents”) with proven experience and expertise in consultation to set priorities for new and existing Rest Stops, Washrooms and Visitor Amenities along Highways 1 & 97 (Gold Rush Trail). The Rest stops, Washrooms and Visitor Amenities plan will provide the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast (CCC) Region with a priority list of existing rest stops needing an upgrade and new rest stops that need to be constructed, washrooms, garbage receptacles, view points and amenities (e-charging stations) along Highways 1 & 97 along the Gold Rush Trail aligning with the Gold Rush Trail Destination Development Strategy.