FedNor Launches Tourism Growth Program

The Federal Government has launched the Tourism Growth Program (TGP) which will support Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing local tourism products and experiences.

Eligible activities

Eligible projects should provide added value to existing activities in the tourism industry and focus on business and economic growth. Priority may be given to projects that:

  • increase tourism benefits for communities by driving visitation from urban centres to rural areas
  • support the Indigenous tourism industry
  • support economic, environmental and cultural sustainability
  • support active outdoor experiences (projects that provide more opportunities for physically active tourism offerings such as rock-climbing, cycling/hiking trail development, etc.)
  • extend the tourism season (projects which support development and growth of products, services or experiences, with an aim to increase tourism activity outside the traditional high season or to extend their services year-round)

Funding is project-based, with applicants able to request a maximum of $250,000 per project. Business applicants are eligible for fully repayable, interest-free funding. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible for non-repayable contributions. Projects must be completed no later than March 31, 2026.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Application Guide in full and to contact a FedNor Officer prior to submitting an application.

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