The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are each investing up to $3 million towards the phase one redevelopment of the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal. The money is being provided through the Small Communities Fund. Additional funding provided by the Town of Yarmouth, the Municipality of Yarmouth and the Municipality of Argyle will bring the total joint investment in the ferry terminal to over $9.7 million.
The redevelopment of the ferry terminal include upgrading and relocating passenger inspection line booths, replacing the pontoon and transfer bridge, and improving terminal facilities including external lighting and passenger waiting areas.
Once work has been completed, the redeveloped ferry terminal will establish the port of Yarmouth as an international tourist destination, improve the experience for visitors, and provide new economic opportunities for businesses in the region and across Nova Scotia.
“The Government of Canada understands that strategic investments in infrastructure are crucial to increasing tourism and driving economic growth,” said Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, in a press release. “These essential upgrades to the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal will position Nova Scotia as a more welcoming and accessible destination for tourists, while helping local businesses to create jobs, grow and prosper.”