Local tourism gets provincial boost

Provincial funding for $71,600 going to regional communities to tourism related projects


Six local communities are eligible to receive a total of $71,600 for projects that help grow tourism. The funding comes from our government’s Community Tourism Opportunities (CTO) program administered by regional destination marketing organizations. In all six communities it is administered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.

The community of Okanagan Falls and Similkameen Country will both benefit from the provincial funding.

Okanagan Falls will receive a total of $4,000 for the following:

– Visitor Guide/Map ($1,000)

–  Interpretive Map/Guide ($1,000)

–  Website enhancements ($1,000)

– Image bank ($1,000)

The Similkameen Valley  will receive $23,000 for the following initiative:

-Branding ($23,000)

Other communities benefitting from the funding include the Boundary Alliance, Oliver, Osoyoos, and Summerland.