One of Sault Ste. Marie’s most popular tourist attractions is getting a boost from the federal government.
On Feb. 5, Sault MP Terry Sheehan announced the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre would receive $20,772 to upgrade displays and equipment at the facility.
Dan Ingram, the centre’s executive director, expressed his gratitude for the funding.
“As a top tourist attraction and community-gathering place in Sault Ste. Marie, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality engaging experiences in our museum,” he said in a news release.
“This funding will go a long way to enhancing that guest experience.”
This isn’t the first time the centre has received federal funding help. In 2018, the centre received $438,000 to improve exhibition space, introduce new exhibits, and renovate public areas.
In addition to a museum and heritage centre, the facility serves as a unique events space, hosting weddings, meetings, conferences, and other corporate events throughout the year.
This year, the organization earned a nod from the organization ThreeBestRated, which identified the heritage centre as one of the three top visitor destinations in Sault Ste. Marie.