Quebec spends for Nunavik tourism projects

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Last week, Quebec handed out money to several projects designed to lure more tourists to Nunavik.

Pierre Corbeil, the minister responsible for northern Quebec, announced $366,270 would go to eight projects in Nunavik. The money, which comes from an agreement on tourism development, includes:

$100,000 to the Nunaturlik Landholding Corporation of Kangiqsujuaq for a hotel project in Kangiqsujuaq;
$100,000 to the Auberge Kuujjuaq Inn for improvements;
$13,485 to Wolf Lake Camp outfitting camp for improvements;
$52,465 to Makivik Corporation’s Cruise North Expedition Inc. for developing its cruise line;
$50,000 to Pourvoirie Puunik Camp (Safari Nordik) Ltd. for expansion of its facilities;
$30,000 to Makivik Corporation developing the Ivakkak dog sled race;
$10,000 to the Puvirnituq Snow Festival;
$10,000 to Kuujjuaq’s Aqpik Jam Music Festival.
“These projects do a fine job of ensuring the continuity of the actions taken to maximize the development of the region’s tourist industry. In particular, they will make it possible to improve and strengthen the tourist products already offered,” Corbeil said.

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