Mission will receive $12,500 annually for the next three years to help run the visitor centre.
Destination BC, the province’s industry-led destination marketing organization, has announced a three-year base funding model for the 108 community visitor centres it helps support, including Mission, following consultation with the community visitor services centre network.
The strategy includes a new minimum base funding of $10,000 annually for the next three years for small and rural community visitor centres.
It also includes an innovation fund available in 2016 to assist communities with projects that help them adapt to the changing needs and expectations of visitors, including through the use of technology.
“Tourism is a key economic driver in British Columbia and this new, stable base funding over the next three years will help ensure better long-term planning for Mission to help visitors to the community,” Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson said.
The Mission Visitor Centre is located at 34033 Lougheed Highway.