Centre Vacances Nature can improve Auberge Éva's accommodation units to meet client needs

Government of Canada awards $150,000 in financial assistance to the Lac-Bouchette tourism facility in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

LAC-BOUCHETTE, QC, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - [Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)] - Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic diversification at the national and regional levels. The Government of Canada's investment in tourism projects is an effective way to help generate economic benefits and to create jobs and opportunities for the middle class.

Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Centre Vacances Nature – Auberge Éva has been granted $150,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a repayable contribution, to increase its accommodation capacity by improving Auberge Éva's units.

Centre Vacances Nature – Auberge Éva is a tourism site that has been providing accommodation in rooms, chalets and alternative dwellings for five years. Having earned a three-star rating from the Corporation de l'industrie touristique du Québec, it wants to be able to accommodate more clients at a time. The funding awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will make it possible to renovate the washrooms and change the flooring, insulation, doors, windows and balconies. The funding will also be used to renovate common areas, including the hall and elevator, and install new alarm and water supply systems.

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"By investing in tourism businesses like the Centre Vacances Nature, the Government of Canada is helping Quebec develop its tourist destination supply on foreign markets. With this support, the Government of Canada is reiterating its commitment to promoting Quebec's tourism regions, which has a positive impact on the province's economy."

Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

"By investing in the improvement of Auberge Éva's facilities, the Government of Canada is standing by its commitments. We are helping businesses expand, innovate and stimulate tourism so that they can create high-quality jobs, strengthen the regions and ensure the prosperity of the Canadian economy."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Centre Vacances Nature – Auberge Éva can currently accommodate around 86 people. With these renovations, we will have room for 106 people on the site and can welcome groups who arrive in buses, thus giving more tourists a chance to appreciate the beauty of Lac-Bouchette. I am very pleased about the Government of Canada's assistance, without which this project could not be completed."

Patric Bourgault, President of Auberge Éva

Quick facts

  • CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
  • For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
  • Through its New Tourism Vision, the Government is taking action to improve Canadian tourism marketing, access and product—all with the clear goal of increasing the total number of visitors to Canada.

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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