Regional Development Corporation / Tourism and Parks

Improvements made at Sugarloaf Provincial Park (10/02/22)

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Feb. 22, 2010

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ATHOLVILLE (CNB) - The newly renovated kitchen and restaurant officially opened at Sugarloaf Provincial Park on Saturday, Feb. 20.

"Visitors to Sugarloaf Provincial Park will be able to experience enhanced service year round at this important tourism attraction," said Wellness, Culture and Sport Hédard Albert, who is also acting minister of tourism and parks.

Joining him was Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also minister responsible for the Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative. The provincial government has invested $320,000 in this project.

"Enhancing the visitor experience by making investments in key iconic tourist infrastructure such as Sugarloaf Provincial Park is one objective identified in An Action Plan for Self-Sufficiency in Northern New Brunswick 2010-2013," said Arseneault.

Open year-round, Sugarloaf Provincial Park, located in Atholville, has 12 Alpine-ski trails with a vertical drop of 155 m. The trails range from beginner to expert, and there are a double chairlift, t-bars and a pony lift. There are also 22 km of cross-country ski trails and 32 km of snowmobile trails The park has, moreover, marked snowshoeing trails, a sliding hill and ice skating on the lighted natural pond.

During the summer, the park has more than 25 km of hiking and biking trails, with the Terry Fox Trail winding around the base of the mountain over four km.

A 76-site, wooded campground, with playground, tennis, volleyball and basketball, paddleboat rental and Atlantic Canada's only lift-service mountain-bike trail are all on-site.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Paul Harpelle, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454, paul.harpelle@gnb.ca; Bruce Macfarlane, Regional Development Corporation, bruce.macfarlane@gnb.ca, 506-444-4606.

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