Valemount Receives Over $50K in Tourism Funding
Valemount, B.C. – Valemount is receiving just over $54,000 from the provincial government’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) to support its tourism industry.
Since 2007, Valemount has received over $541,000 through the Province’s RMI which has helped it fund such projects as the Cranberry Marsh Trail Loop and boardwalk.
The RMI provides $10.5 million each year to help eligible resort-oriented municipalities to develop and enhance their tourism infrastructure and amenities.
Other RMI communities include Whistler, Fernie, Kimberley, Golden, Harrison Hot Springs, Invermere, Osoyoos, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Rossland, Sun Peaks, Tofino, and Ucluelet.
The funding coincides with an upswing in tourism in B.C. The provincial government says last year alone; 4.9 million international visitors came to B.C. – a 7.9% increase compared to 2014.