Funding for Cape Breton tourism initiatives

In partnership with the Municipality of the County of Inverness, the Municipality of the County of Victoria will receive a $1,102,375 non-repayable contribution, through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund, to carry out tourism infrastructure improvements on Nova Scotia’s iconic Cabot Trail. Project activities include a business façade improvement program as well as streetscape upgrades such as new gateway signage and viewscape development. Both of the municipalities are supporting the project with a $20,000 investment each, and Cabot Trail businesses are providing $675,000 through the business façade program.

A $300,000 non-repayable investment, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, will support the marketing activities of Golf Cape Breton as it works to further promote Cape Breton Island as a golf tourism destination. The Government of Nova Scotia is providing a total of $30,000 towards this project through Tourism Nova Scotia and local golf clubs* are contributing $90,000.