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Government of Canada announces new investments in Parks Canada sites in Southern New Brunswick
January 17, 2016 – Saint John, NB – Parks Canada Agency
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced investments totalling more than $21 million in several Parks Canada sites across southern New Brunswick.
This major investment includes significant rehabilitation work on Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site; recapitalization and rehabilitation of numerous visitor facilities and campground service buildings in Fundy National Park; as well as recapitalization work of over 40km of trails.
These projects are among the significant investments being made by the Government of Canada in national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
- Carleton Martello Tower dates from the War of 1812 and played a pivotal role in conflicts up until the Second World War. The site, which offers a breathtaking view of the city of Saint John, features a restored powder magazine, a restored barracks room, and period-rich exhibits in the tower and in the Visitor Centre.
Fundy National Park of Canada encompasses stunning vistas overlooking the mighty Bay of Fundy and boasts an exciting network of trails for mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts of all abilities.
Last year, more than 21 million visits were made to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. In southern New Brunswick, Fundy National Park and Carleton Martello Tower welcomed more than 300,000 visitors combined.
Parks Canada is present in hundreds of communities across Canada and contributes approximately $3 billion dollars to the Canadian economy every year. Parks Canada’s overall contribution to the Canadian economy is responsible for more than 40,000 jobs from coast to coast to coast.
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
“With these projects, our government is both creating jobs locally and taking action to ensure our treasured places are protected and preserved for future generations. Through these infrastructure investments we are ensuring continued support for local economies, while preserving our historic places and national parks across the country”-The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada
- Parks Canada: www.pc.gc.ca
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