Destination development

Funding programs

Several financial aid programs are available to help tourism organizations and companies bring innovative, industry-shaping ideas to life.

Regional Partnership and Digital Transformation Agreement for Tourism (EPRTNT) 2022-2025

This program is currently closed.

Secrétariat EPRTNT Tourisme Laurentides
450 436-8532, poste 2401
[email protected]

Mountain Plan

The Quebec Ministry of Tourism (MTO), the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH), and the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation, and Energy (MEIE) support the implementation of joint, sustainable action in areas where the available mountain tourism is provided and shows potential for substantial and exceptional development.

The amounts intended for the Mountain Plan aim to revive and increase the resilience of the ecosystem of businesses and communities concerned by mountain tourism. The MTO initiated the “Mountain Plans” further to the Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Action Plan, which especially recommends To support its Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Action Plan, the MTO initiated “Mountain Plans” to “support the transition towards a circular economy” and “Promote tourism that is beneficial for the individual and respectful of the community.” It is generally recognized that several mountain communities need to adjust their business models considering the scope of their economic, social, and environmental challenges.

Tourisme Laurentides has been tasked with rolling out a Mountain Plan in the Laurentians. This fund provides the Laurentians with over $1.6M has been provided by the MTO for the Laurentians, to be invested in major regional mountain tourism projects by March 31, 2025.

The Laurentians’ Mountain Plan consists of four intersecting categories that are equally important for the future of tourism development in the region:

  1. Conduct preliminary studies to guide decision-making and mountain tourism development projects, including acquisition of data and trends regarding climate change adaptation issues;
  2. Clarify and simplify the concept of circular economy in a context of mountain tourism in the Laurentians, with the end goal of concrete applications for businesses and possibly a major regional project in the field;
  3. Narrow down and define the ecosystem of local and regional supply chains related to the Laurentians’ mountain tourism areas and sharing such information (ex.: supplier inventory) with businesses in order to help reinforce local and responsible supply chains;
  4. - Identify and prioritize major partner projects aligned with Mountain Plan objectives including supply diversification, sustainable and responsible development, and climate change adaptation.

For more information about the Laurentians’ Mountain Plan and how it is being rolled out, please contact Tourisme Laurentides management at [email protected].