WEST POINT, P.E.I. – The government of Canada and the province of Prince Edward Island have come together with the community of West Point on a large investment into what’s emerged as a key tourism area for the Island. Improvements are slated to be made to the West Point Lighthouse Inn and Restaurant and the Harbourside Centre.
Minister Gail Shea, Minister Neil LeClair and Ralph Bulger, president of West Point Development Corporation, made the announcement today. More than $1.5 million will go towards moving the West Point Lighthouse Restaurant to the Harbourside and the construction of a boardwalk, a welcome/information centre, interpretative signs and streetscape improvements, as well as renovations to the interior of the West Point Lighthouse Inn.
“The Government of Canada, through its Economic Action Plan, is committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to the economic growth, vitality and sustainability of rural communities,” said the Honourable Gail Shea, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). “This investment in West Point will allow the community to build on the existing tourism base to ensure a solid and sustainable future.”
Only five lighthouses on the Island are older than the West Point Lighthouse. For more information, visit the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency website.