Tourism and Parks

Capital budget invests in tourism infrastructure (08/12/16)

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Dec. 16, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - A total of $4 million to revitalize some of the province's most important visitor attractions was announced Tuesday as part of the government's latest capital budget.

"This capital budget reflects the importance of the tourism sector to our provincial economy and to our overall goal of self-sufficiency," said Tourism and Parks Minister Stuart Jamieson. "Our government made a commitment to renewing provincially owned tourist attractions and parks. Today's announcement means that we will be able to continue to improve the products that we offer to our visitors so that their stay here in New Brunswick exceeds their expectations."

For fiscal 2009-10, the $4 million will be used to continue the improvements and upgrades begun in 2008-09 at important tourism sites, including the Village Historique Acadien, Kings Landing Historical Settlement and provincial parks.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Ashley Bursey, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-3515.