Backgrounder: Eastern Nova Scotia will benefit from new and modernized tourism offerings to help attract more visitors to the region

Inverness Beach Village and Cottages Limited Inverness Beach Village is modernizing 20 of its cottages, with upgrades to kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, roofing, siding and windows. The project will help the resort attract new travellers with a higher end experience. $500,000
Repayable Alistair MacLeod
Inverness Beach Village
Northeast Cove Geodomes Ltd. Northeast Cove Geodomes in Mabou is constructing four sustainable luxury domes with kitchenettes, bathrooms and Wi-Fi. The project supports a new all-seasons business as it will eventually create a unique tourism experience to attract travellers to the area throughout the year. $100,000
Non-repayable Danny MacDonald
Northeast Cove Geodomes
4327451 Nova Scotia Limited
(Duck Cove Inn) Duck Cove Inn of Margaree Harbour is soundproofing and winterizing all rooms and adding new paint, bedding, TVs and flooring. The Inn will also add heat pumps and new furniture, as well as renovate bathrooms. The improved accommodations will enable the Inn to offer year-round accommodations.



Vince Kar Tat Kwan
Duck Cove Inn
902-322-2678 (cell)
Point of View Suites & RV Park Limited
(North Star) North Star in Louisbourg is modernizing 18 of its main lodge rooms with modern décor, fixtures and furnishings, adding two additional rooms, improving laundry facilities, updating its kitchen and dining room and creating a central gathering space. The revitalization will help create a unique destination experience for travellers, attracting new visitors to the region. $100,000
Non-repayable Justin Ryan
North Star
902-537-1697 (cell)
Seawind Landing Country Inn Ltd. Seawind Landing Country Inn in Charlos Cove is building an accessible year-round en plein air type experience and event center, including an outdoor cooking and fire pit area, electric vehicle chargers and power generators for full power backup. The project will enable Seawind Landing to provide a wider range of experiences for guests. $100,000

David de Jongh
Seawind Landing Country Inn


Laurie’s Motel Limited
(Laurie’s Inn) Laurie’s Inn in Chéticamp is becoming more accessible by paving its motorcoach parking and entrance areas. The Inn is also improving guest comfort and reducing heating costs with new heating and air conditioning and bathroom updates. $75,000

Salama Kagzi


Laurie’s Inn



Dundee Resort & Golf Club ULC Dundee Resort Club in West Bay is upgrading its tennis courts, hotel sitting areas and water sport area, as well as enhancing the playground with additional family friendly amenities.  The upgrades will expand the activities available to guests, enticing families of those who golf at the resort to come and stay as well. $70,000
Non-repayable Sandippal Singh Grewal
Dundee Resort & Golf Club
713-894-5314 (cell)
3314781 Nova Scotia Limited 
(The Clairestone Inn) The Clairestone Inn in Arichat is renovating bathrooms as well as updating furniture and décor. The project will modernize accommodations, strengthen the Inn’s reputation and increase bookings. $70,000
Non-repayable Shauna Austin
The Clairestone Inn
Catch and Dine Lobster Tours Ltd. (Gillis Lobster Tours & Charter) Catch and Dine Lobster Tours in Judique is enhancing its new, larger vessel with engine and transmission upgrades, bow thrusters and controls, emergency systems, audiovisual equipment, safety equipment, benches, canopy and a hydraulic lift. The project will help the business host larger groups and improve visitor experience. $70,000

Daniel Gillis


Catch and Dine Lobster Tours

902-631-1935 (cell)


3310175 Nova Scotia Limited (Fortress Inn Louisbourg) Fortress Inn Louisbourg is adding a new roof, siding, flooring, as well as replacing 45 windows. The project will improve the motel’s appearance, energy efficiency and visitor experience. $60,000

Emmanuel Isaac


Fortress Inn Louisbourg



B.P. Fraser Developments Inc.(Valley View Chalets) Valley View Chalets in Margaree Valley is constructing a 350 square foot chalet adjacent to existing lodging. The additional unit will add capacity and build on growing seasonal tourism in the area. $50,000
Non-repayable Kody Fraser
Valley View Chalets
Jesslyn Anne Brown
(Swallow Bank Cottages) Swallow Bank Cottages in Margaree Centre is upgrading all its units with new metal roofs and gutters, updated furnishings, doors and bathrooms. The project will modernize the accommodations to help the business attract new travellers. $21,420

Jesslyn Brown


Swallow Bank Cottages


902-258-7466 (cell)



Breton Air Inc. Breton Air, a helicopter charter and utility aviation company based in Sydney, will acquire noise-cancelling headphones and updated communications technology headsets for their helicopters to improve passenger experience. $10,000
Non-repayable Matthew Wallace
Breton Air
Total    $1,326,420  

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