Funding for businesses helps extend tourism season

A new funding program is available for tourism businesses to invest in ways that will help extend the tourism season on Prince Edward Island. 

The Tourism Seasonal Extension Program will provide a grant for tourism operators that meet the eligibility requirements. Funding will be given to operators who have not previously been open on a multi-season basis, or are introducing a new product that will be offered outside of their traditional peak operating season, or are expanding their business to extend their operating season. 

The minimum grant is $2,500 and the maximum is $50,000.

“This program aligns with the industry’s strategy of growing the tourism season into a multi-season, year-round destination for visitors. Much of Prince Edward Island’s opportunity lies in a change in mindset of what tourism on the Island has always been, to what it can be. This program encourages businesses to get creative and reimagine a new vision for tourism in our province.”

- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Bloyce Thompson

The program will be administered through a partnership between Tourism PEI and the Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs), including:

  • CBDC Western PEI
  • CBDC Central PEI
  • CBDC PEI East
To learn more about the program, visit: Tourism Seasonal Extension Program. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, January 23 at 12 p.m.

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

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