A total of $10.5 million was announced Thursday to help promote tourism in the 14 Resort Municipalites across BC.
$105,000 has been allocated to the City of Kimberley.
Economic Development Officer Kevin Wilson says the money will fund projects identified through consultation with local tourism stakeholders.
This will include operating their winter ski shuttle, upgrading trails on Bootleg Mountain and creating community signage.
Wilson explains trails are the fatest growing element of Kimberley’s visitor economy.
As we reported earlier, 13,000 trail maps were handed out from the local Visitor’s Centre this summer.
Wilson says with the shuttle, the City wants to get people up to the Kimberley Alpine Ski resort but since much of the accommodations are already up on the hill, they also want to focus on moving visitors off the resort to patron local businesses.
The City of Fernie is receiving $270,000 this year from the RMI, down from the 300 thousand they saw last year.
The RMI is a provincial funding program that provides funding for tourism infrastructure to the resort municipalities.
– Kimberley Economic Development Officer Kevin Wilson