Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre: Interpretive Displays

Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association

Sources of Funding
ICET:$165,303
Applicant Equity:$57,000
West CCAP:$118,000
Total Budget: $340,303

The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre was completed in 2009 by the North Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association, with support from the Island Coastal Economic Trust.  The site, on a popular route with international visitors traveling to the North Island and North Coast for wildlife viewing, had the potential to attract more visitors with the development of interpretive and interactive displays designed to provide a world class visitor experience.

This phase of the project resulted in completion of a Mini Theatre as well as Ocean Survival, Redd Challenge, and Enhancement Game interactive displays. Visitors can now engage with the interpretive gallery to explore salmon, their cultural importance, their relationship to the environment, and the issues facing salmonid populations on northern Vancouver Island.  The project also included enhanced promotion and marketing efforts to drawn visitors from around the world.

The completed facility and displays have attracted the attention of tour operators from Germany, the US, Australia and Japan and the Centre is now a significant tourism attractor for the North Island. Benefits to the region include extended visitor stays and improved visitation numbers during the shoulder seasons.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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