The site of a major Sicamous, British Columbia, tourist attraction, which went into receivership earlier this year, could be getting a new lease on life, according to Global News.
The district of Sicamous and its development corporation are hoping to buy the former Waterway Houseboats site on Mara Lake for $2 million and turn it into a public beachfront park and campground.
The project is, in part, an attempt to bolster the local economy after the closure of the major tourist draw last June.
Sicamous’ mayor said the goals are to make the region more inviting to tourists and help support local businesses by drawing visitors to the area.
Mayor Terry Rysz said there are roughly “850,000 RVs roaming around British Columbia every year,” and he hopes this project will see more of them stopping off in Sicamous.
Ideally, the district wants to start construction right away so the first phase of campsites is operating on the site next summer.
Rysz said the municipality estimates those first 50 campsites could generate $600,000 to $650,000 in revenues in the first year.
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