Federal government announces new investments for Yoho

MP David Wilks was in Field this morning and announced $62 million in financing for several projects across Yoho National Park.

  • Fri Jul 17th, 2015 7:00pm
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David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay—Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $62 million in several Parks Canada projects across Yoho National Park.

This major investment includes extensive paving, guardrail replacement and slope stabilization work along the Yoho National Park portion of the Trans-Canada Highway; re-paving Emerald Lake Road; and, new wayfinding signage leading to Takakkaw Falls.

“These projects are a result of our Government’s unprecedented investment in the infrastructure of Canada’s precious natural and cultural legacy. These projects will boost the appeal of our protected places, create new jobs and support the goals of the National Conservation Plan by helping to connect Canadians to nature,” Wilks said.

Yoho National Park welcomes 500,000 visitors per year, making it one of the most visited National Parks. Last year, more than 21 million visits were made to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.