Infrastructure enhancements will contribute to a quality experience for locals and visitors.
Annapolis Royal, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency - Investing in rural community infrastructure enhances the quality of life for residents and contributes to economic success by better positioning communities to host tourism attractions. This is certainly the case for the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders market, which draws over 30,000 visitors each season and is one of the largest outdoor markets in Atlantic Canada. New renovations will enable the market to provide a consistent and quality shopping experience to customers regardless of rain or shine.
A new permanent roof structure over the Farmers Market will protect shoppers and vendors from the outdoor elements, leading to fewer cancellations and extending the tourism season. Complete interior and exterior upgrades to a former bus garage will house amenities including a comfort station and an extension of the Market. These changes will provide an enhanced experience to all market-goers and will facilitate continued growth through its strengthened tourist facilities.
Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, announced federal support for this project on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
The Government of Canada is making smart investments that will create good, middle class jobs in our country. It is helping small and medium-sized businesses to start-up, expand or modernize and supporting not-for-profit organizations to fuel business growth. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to achieve its Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region.
The Government of Nova Scotia is also supporting this project through a $110,000 investment via the Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program, which focuses on revitalizing Nova Scotia’s most competitive tourism icons. The Bay of Fundy, including Annapolis Royal, is one of five iconic sites with a high level of recognition nationally and internationally, ultimately helping motivate travel to the province.Source : Government of Canada