Tourism, Heritage and Culture Tourism, Heritage and Culture New Brunswick promoted as tourist destination Members of a trade mission to China are promoting New Brunswick as a unique tourism destination. This year, 2018, has been designated as the Canada-China Year of Tourism. 2018011908:51:00 Third week in January declared New Brunswick Curling Week In celebration of New Brunswick’s rich curling heritage, Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames has declared the third week in January to be New Brunswick Curling Week. 2018011710:24:00 Investment in Broadleaf Guest Ranch Broadleaf Guest Ranch, a year-round tourism operator in Hopewell Hill, is undergoing a major upgrade with support from the provincial and federal governments. 2018011011:21:00 Investment in scenic drives The provincial government is investing $2 million in signage infrastructure and product development to encourage tourists to explore New Brunswick’s five scenic drives. 2018010811:31:00 Investment in trail planning The provincial government is investing $1 million in planning for a project that would connect the Trans Canada Trail with the East Coast Greenway in the United States. 2018010314:57:00 Call issued for mission staff for 2019 Canada Winter Games The provincial government is seeking volunteers to serve as mission staff members for Team NB for the next Canada Winter Games. 2017122910:58:00 Vote for New Brunswick’s greatest The provincial government is partnering with Rogers TV to request nominations for the 12 greatest New Brunswickers. 2017122810:22:00 New Brunswick's winter wonderland New Brunswickers are encouraged to make the most of winter as they unwind with family and friends over the holidays. 2017122710:00:00 Canada 150 High School Legacy project recipients announced Funding grants totaling $500,000 have been awarded to eight high schools as part of the Canada 150 High School Legacy project. 2017121312:46:00 New Tourism Growth Strategy focuses upon innovation and partnerships Increasing visitor spending to $2 billion by 2025 is a key objective of the New BrunswickTourism Growth Strategy: New Tourism Economy. Premier Brian Gallant launched the first new comprehensive tourism strategy since the 1990s today in Saint John. 2017112214:57:00 Province records increase in tourists for summer of 2017 New Brunswick experienced an increase in the number of tourists in the summer of 2017, the second increase in the past two years. 2017112114:00:00 More students to visit legislature through Canada 150 initiative A new Canada 150 initiative to support citizenship education will encourage class visits to Fredericton, where students can tour the legislature and, when possible, observe the house in session. 2017111714:38:00 Funding committed for new provincial museum The government announced today that it is committing $50 million toward construction of a new provincial museum in uptown Saint John. 2017103013:53:00 Reconstructed Doak House barn officially opened An official opening was held today for the reconstructed Doak House barn. 2017102309:29:00 New directors appointed to board of Kings Landing Kings Landing Corporation announced that six new members have been appointed to its board of directors, while four existing members have been reappointed. 2017101811:18:00 Signage pilot project launched The provincial government officially launched a pilot project today that will give food, fuel and accommodations businesses in southwestern New Brunswick the opportunity to participate in a logo sign program along a section of Route 1 in Charlotte County. 2017100213:39:00 National Coaches Week recognized The provincial government recognizes National Coaches Week, which runs Sept. 23-30. 2017092210:40:00 Public libraries offering free admission passes to Beaverbrook Art Gallery in October Members of the public may visit any of the province’s 62 public libraries in October and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. 2017092210:01:00 Parks and attractions to extend their season Some of the province’s provincial parks and attractions are extending their season into the October long weekend. 2017091411:03:00 Government accepting applications for arts grants The government is now accepting grant applications for the ArtsSmarts and artist-in-residency school programs. 2017091110:15:00 Investment in botanical garden improvements The provincial government is investing almost $650,000 in the New Brunswick Botanical Garden as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. 2017090709:54:00 Kings Landing and public libraries offering free admission passes again this September Public library cardholders can visit any of the province’s 62 public libraries in September and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to Kings Landing. 2017090115:26:00 Artifacts returned to Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation Thousands of indigenous artifacts are being returned to the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation. 2017082611:10:00 Funding announced for Ministers Island The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.47 million this year in a new vision to develop Ministers Island into a world-class tourist destination. 2017081512:20:00 Commemoration of the Village Historique Acadien’s 40th anniversary The Village Historique Acadien commemorated its 40th anniversary today during a ceremony similar to the one held when the historical settlement officially opened in 1977. 2017081512:10:00 2018011908:51:00