Provincial Government Invests in Tourism Season Extension Program


Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Christopher Mitchelmore announced $144,800 towards the continuation of the tourism season expansion initiative through exciting season extension festivals and events.

This funding will help facilitate the development of tourism experiences, services and attractions such as:

  • Spring: Trails, Tales and Tunes in Norris Point; Iceberg Festival in St. Anthony; and Songs, Stages and Seafood in Bay Roberts.

  • Fall: Gros Morne Fall Fest in Cow Head; Unscripted Digital Arts Festival in Twillingate, and Roots, Rants and Roars in Elliston.

  • Winter: Mid-Winter Bivver in Central; Eat the Hill in Clarenville and Cain’s Quest snowmobile race in Labrador.

This past weekend, Minister Mitchelmore attended the Roots, Rants, and Roars Culinary Festival in Elliston.

Tourism provides the provincial economy with over 2,600 businesses and nearly 20,000 jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2017, over 553,000 travellers visited the province, spending an estimated $575 million. This is the highest non-resident spending the province has ever seen.