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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Tourism Growth Program

Tourism is important to Atlantic Canada’s economy and long-term prosperity. It generates economic benefits across the region, in communities large and small, in major centres, and in rural and remote areas.

The Tourism Growth Program (TGP) aims to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, small and medium-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations to develop local tourism products and experiences that position Canada as an all-seasons destination of choice for domestic and international travellers.

Delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies, the TGP provides $108 million, over 3 years, directly to businesses and organizations to help diversify regional economies by investing in tourism products and experiences that will encourage visitation to and within Canada.

The TGP contributes to the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, which charts a course for long-term growth, investment and stability in Canada’s tourism industry, from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

$10.6 million for Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry

Tourism drives economic development and diversification for many communities across Atlantic Canada. Through the Tourism Growth Program, ACOA will provide support to help grow and develop the region’s tourism industry.

ACOA will work in collaboration with provincial governments and tourism partners to ensure the program is complementary to other supports for Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry.