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Government of Canada invests in British Columbia

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Staff Writer | November 11, 2016
Jonathan Wilkinson
Parks   $21 million in funding

The Government of Canada is investing more than $38 million for various infrastructure projects at Parks Canada sites in coastal British Columbia.

Jonathan Wilkinson, member of Parliament for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, made the announcement on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna.

Wilkinson was joined by local Members of Parliament John Aldag and Joe Peschisolido.

As part of Budget 2016, $17.7 million is being invested in a new biking and walking trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This is part of the government’s $191 million investment in Parks Canada to improve tourism and highway assets in several of Canada’s national parks.

Additionally, $21 million in funding will support visitor services at Parks Canada sites in coastal British Columbia through the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.

This is part of the $3 billion invested by Parks Canada over five years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada.


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