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Government Funding Boosts Vancouver Tourism

By Amanda Christensen

Granville Island Stage || Photo by Dominic Schaefer, courtesy of Granville Island

The Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), a branch of the Canadian government, announced the availability of nearly $3 million in PacifiCan funding through the Tourism Relief Fund for 14 projects across Vancouver, British Columbia, to enhance tourism experiences. One such experience is the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival, which is receiving $500,000 to “revitalize the organization’s annual film festival events, which include screenings, conferences, live performances, and free outdoor programming,” according to a prepared statement.

Event attendees in Vancouver can expect to see and experience just how the funding will further improve tourism in the city with the restoration of events like the Vancouver Fringe Festival and International Jazz Festival, supporting cultural events like Latincouver and the Dragon Boat Festival, revitalizing venues like the Granville Island Stage, creating new public spaces and experiences in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood, and more.