Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
August 28, 2018

Construction Underway to Revitalize Corner Brook Tourism Site

Thanks to investments of more than $613,000 from the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada, Appalachian Chalets and RV, operated by Eltoq Developments Inc., is upgrading an existing Corner Brook recreational vehicle (RV) park and adding new accommodations to attract more visitors to the region.

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a repayable contribution of $218,476 through the department’s Business Investment Program for the project. Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced a repayable investment of $365,000 from ACOA’s Business Development Program for this expansion project.

Construction is currently underway to build six chalets and upgrade the RV park. Appalachian Chalets and RV is in a prime location for visitors to Corner Brook, with the site near snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails, cross country and downhill skiing, as well as a variety of festivals and events which take place throughout the year.

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation also supported Appalachian Chalets and RV with a non-repayable contribution of $30,275 through the Business Development Support program for marketing plan development. This funding will assist Appalachian Chalets and RV in developing and implementing a three-year marketing strategy to reach its target market of out-of-province guests.

These investments build on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping the region’s tourism industry attract more visitors and create new jobs across the region. This bold new approach is in line with Canada’s Tourism Vision, which seeks to make Canada a top-10 global tourism destination by 2025.

Support for the tourism industry delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“This announcement aligns well with The Way Forward’s Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan and our support for the Western Destination Management Organization. Investing in Eltoq Developments will expand the offerings in the region, and will provide numerous benefits through business development, partnership development and new employment for the area. Supporting a strong private sector is fundamental to a sustainable and dynamic economy.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Our government remains committed to working with tourism operators such as Eltoq Developments Inc., to bring in more visitors, create more jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry. This investment supports a vibrant and growing tourism industry in the Corner Brook region.”
Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Corner Brook is well-known for offering a range of outdoor activities every season of the year, which appeal to visitors from around the world. Tourism is an important sector in our region and it’s great to see Eltoq Developments revitalizing the local RV park with upgraded facilities and high quality accommodations to enhance visitor experiences and create new economic opportunities.”
Gudie Hutchings
Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains

“Corner Brook and the surrounding area make for an ideal destination for tourists and campers. I’m pleased to see our federal and provincial governments come together to fund Appalachian Chalets and RV. The expansion of this recreation site will be a welcome addition and enable more people to enjoy everything western Newfoundland has to offer.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources and MHA for Corner Brook

“It is exciting to be embarking on this development. Corner Brook and the surrounding area has so much to offer people visiting the west coast of the province. We are delighted to work with others in the local tourism sector to develop an exceptional product by offering guests a unique accommodation experience.”
Allan Kendall
President, Eltoq Developments Inc.

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Learn More

Appalachian Chalets and RV - www.facebook.com/appalachianchaletsrv external link icon

Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan
www.tcii.gov.nl.ca/tourism/tourism_development/pdf/17-20_prov_prod_dev_plan.pdf PDF ICon

The Way Forward - www.gov.nl.ca/thewayforward

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Lynn and Allan Kendall, owners of Eltoq Developments Inc., Gudie Hutchings, MP for Long Range Mountains, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources and MHA for Corner Brook, view the ongoing construction of one of six chalets underway at Appalachian Chalets and RV. (August 2018)

Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

Paul McGrath
ACOA NL
709-772-2984
paul.mcgrath@canada.ca

Jeremy Reynolds
Government Members Office
709-729-3394
JeremyReynolds@gov.nl.ca

Allan Kendall
Eltoq Developments Inc.
709-632-8289
akendall@steersdistribution.ca

2018 08 28                              11:55 a.m.