Whistler is to receive $6,610,547 from the British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) to support it’s tourism industry. The RMI provides $10.5 million each year to help eligible resort-oriented municipalities to develop and enhance their tourism infrastructure and amenities.

West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy says ““Whistler welcomes local, national and international visitors every day, injecting significant revenue into our local and provincial economy. I am pleased to see this funding once again granted to Whistler, and I know it will be well invested in ensuring an even better guest experience.”

To date Whistler has received a total of $74,218,753 through the Province’s RMI. Funded projects include: trail development, cultural celebrations and events such as Tough Mudder, Whistler Ironman and the Whistler Children’s Festival. Other projects include the construction of an outdoor ice rink, a BMX track, an Olympic Games legacy art piece and a unique Cultural Connector route linking six distinctive cultural properties to explore in Whistler.

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden says the community sees 2.7 million people per year and that new parks, trails and arts have elevated the experience of visiting the community.

The Province says tourism provides a job for roughly 1 out of every 15 people employed in British Columbia.

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