|WHO||Maritime Discovery Centre|
|HOME BASE||Brockville, Ontario|
|CEDP Funding Received||$741,933|
|JOBS CREATED TO DATE||24 FTE|
The Aquatarium is a Maritime Discovery Centre (MDC) providing a unique opportunity that, in addition to its valuable role as an experiential learning centre, could also potentially provide a significant tourism attraction and make a real contribution to the region's efforts to strengthen its role as a tourist destination.
Funds are being used to create interactive exhibits & technology and to support marketing activities for this exciting new regional attraction.
Its economic impact on the region will be significant. It will benefit Eastern Ontario communities, strengthen linkages between urban and rural areas and support job creation in the important tourism infrastructure sector.
“We are so thankful to the Government of Canada and the Eastern Ontario Development Program for their continued support of the Aquatarium. It is partners like this that allow us to continue our journey in realizing our mandate of becoming part of a world-class region through valued partnerships and building a greater appreciation for the Thousand Islands.”