Minister Boissonnault proclaims investments for tourism experiences throughout Saskatchewan

Minister Boissonnault proclaims investments for tourism experiences throughout Saskatchewan

Over $5.8 million for initiatives that encourage residents and guests to discover vibrant locations throughout Saskatchewan

REGINA, SK, March 16, 2023 /CNW/ – There are extra causes than ever to discover Saskatchewan. From distinctive outside adventures and full of life city experiences to alternatives to be taught in regards to the historical past, tradition and custom of Indigenous Peoples who name Saskatchewan dwelling; there are year-round prospects to find within the land of dwelling skies.

Right now, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Affiliate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, introduced a federal funding of $5,814,879 for 14 Saskatchewan tourism operators to create or improve tourism experiences throughout Saskatchewan.

Right now’s funding will help a powerful tourism sector and generate important income and employment in rural, city and Indigenous communities all through Saskatchewan.


Saskatchewan is a good place to reside and go to. Vibrant cities, down-to-earth communities and distinctive vacationer locations share the province’s wealthy tradition and pure magnificence with guests from close to and much. With these investments from PrairiesCan, we’re selling tourism throughout Saskatchewan and supporting neighborhood vitality and financial prosperity.”
–The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan

“As we transfer previous the acute part of the pandemic, Canada’s tourism sector is displaying sturdy indicators of progress. The Authorities of Canada’s investments in tourism over the past two years targeted on the survival of our customer financial system. As we transfer to revival and the expansion of the sector, we proceed to offer focused help to Saskatchewan tourism companies to allow them to hold delivering unforgettable experiences. A totally recovered and sturdy tourism sector is vital to our authorities’s ongoing work in constructing an financial system that works for all Saskatchewanians and Canadians.”
–The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Affiliate Minister of Finance

“Tourism Saskatchewan appreciates these investments in our trade. The help will assist construct a stronger, extra resilient tourism sector and a sturdy customer financial system. It can help Saskatchewan to be a extra aggressive vacation spot – one which sees vital will increase in enterprise journey and large-scale occasions, and welcomes extra guests from throughout Canada and around the globe.”
–Jonathan Potts, CEO, Tourism Saskatchewan

“In Regina, the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic have been broadly seen all through the tourism and hospitality sector, although the impacts are nonetheless being felt by enterprise, help from nationwide our bodies continues to be a cornerstone in restoration. As soon as restrictions have been lifted in 2021, tourism spending has reached to $306 million in Regina. Collectively, transferring ahead with tourism being a core sector in Regina’s long-term success, there may be nice alternative in enhancing, and constructing on momentum of sector strengths. We at Tourism Regina and REAL are grateful for his or her help.”
–Tim Reid, CEO, Regina Exhibition Affiliation Ltd. (REAL) and Tourism Regina

“The Globe Theatre is grateful for the monetary help from the Tourism Reduction Fund in direction of the renovation of the heritage Prince Edward Constructing. As a vacation spot web site in Regina and a part of the bigger revitalization of the downtown, the newly renovated Globe Theatre will act as a driver to draw extra native and home guests. The brand new constructing will modernize and improve the choices that Globe will supply to the general public, drawing in new audiences to the Globe in addition to to the downtown.”
–Jaime Boldt, Government Director, Globe Theatre

“Funding via the Tourism Reduction Fund enabled the Saskatchewan Science Centre to host Indigenous Ingenuity, an exhibit showcasing the improvements present in Indigenous cultures and sharing information amongst communities. This was a place to begin for our group’s journey in direction of, and dedication to, Reality and Reconciliation. Sharing the tales of Indigenous improvements has created a singular expertise for our guests. We’re grateful for the chance.”
–Sandy Baumgartner, CEO, Saskatchewan Science Centre

Fast details

  • Tourism is a key participant in Saskatchewan’s financial system, producing over $2 billion in annual journey spending and using nearly 70,000 Saskatchewan residents in full- and part-time positions.
  • The Tourism Reduction Fund (TRF) is run in Saskatchewan by Prairies Financial Growth Canada (PrairiesCan). It has a finances of $500 million over two years, together with $50 million particularly devoted to Indigenous tourism initiatives and $15 million for nationwide initiatives.


PrairiesCan is offering over $5.8 million to help 14 tourism initiatives situated in communities throughout Saskatchewan.

These investments will assist Saskatchewan tourism operators’ entry the sources wanted to increase or improve vacationer points of interest. This advantages residents and guests, and helps native economies.

Tourism Reduction Program (TRF) – Funding of $5,814,879

The TRF helps tourism organizations to adapt their operations whereas investing in services and products to facilitate their future progress. This fund helps place Canada as a vacation spot of selection as home and worldwide journey rebounds. Right now, 14 Saskatchewan TRF initiatives acquired funding via PrairiesCan:

  • Tourism Saskatchewan ($2,000,000)
    Present help to Saskatchewan tourism organizations to develop new merchandise and experiences.
  • MLTC Program Companies Inc. ($500,000)
    Create an Indigenous-led advertising and marketing and administration group to coordinate and implement the Meadow Lake Tribal Council tourism motion plan. The undertaking can even present coaching and mentoring to current Indigenous tourism operators within the area.
  • Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve Affiliation Inc. ($500,000)
    Develop a four-season anchor vacation spot that features distinctive eco-tourism lodging and an interpretation centre.
  • Globe Theatre Society ($500,000)
    Enhance security and accessibility of the Prince Edward Constructing, a heritage constructing in downtown Regina that homes the Globe Theatre.
  • The Saskatoon Customer & Conference Bureau Inc. ($498,000)
    Implement a vacation spot improvement and tourism technique with an emphasis on Indigenous and culinary experiences.
  • Saskatchewan Science Centre Inc. ($343,000)
    Develop an Indigenous outreach technique by introducing new reveals and creating programming and occasions that showcase the innovation and ingenuity of Indigenous Peoples in Saskatchewan.
  • Newsask Neighborhood Futures Growth Company ($299,500)
    Present enterprise help to tourism operators and communities in east central Saskatchewan and develop the area as a year-round vacationer vacation spot.
  • The Regina Exhibition Affiliation Restricted ($297,000)
    Create a central hub and customary area within the REAL District, a tourism hub that pulls hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly.
  • Saskatoon Fireworks Pageant Inc. ($250,000)
    Develop a creative lighting initiative for the WinterShines pageant in downtown Saskatoon.
  • Western Growth Museum ($228,106)
    Develop and improve Indigenous reveals, interpretive and academic applications.
  • Smoky Burn Outfitting ($99,999)
    Create a conveyable camp to increase tourism choices into experiences that concentrate on outside life and eco-tourism.
  • Métis Nation Saskatchewan Secretariat Inc. ($99,999)
    Plan and develop the Louis Riel Métis path as a cornerstone for Métis tourism within the West.
  • Champêtre County Wild West Resort Inc. ($99,775)
    Modernize and winterize the power to increase year-round tourism choices.
  • Buffalo Pound Eco Lodge Inc. ($99,500)
    Develop Indigenous glamping experiences in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park.

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Minister Boissonnault proclaims investments for tourism experiences throughout Saskatchewan

For additional data: Kyle Allen, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Workplace of the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan, and Minister accountable for the Canadian Northern Financial Growth Company, [email protected]; Craig Henry, Communications Supervisor, Prairies Financial Growth Canada, [email protected]