The investment is part of a bigger initiative totaling more than $60 million by the Quebec government to promote cruise tourism. No dates or additional information on the electrical hook-ups were provided.
Tourism Québec has also announced investments totaling $7.625 million spread out over three years to enhance and position the Saint Lawrence as a must see tourist destination, hoping to attract more ships to the region.
Of this sum, $5.9 million has been set aside to prioritize support for tourism infrastructure initiatives in six ports of call which welcome international cruise ships: Baie-Comeau, Gaspésie, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Îles de la Madeleine, Saguenay and Sept-Îles.
Additional financial assistance in the amount of $1.725 million is going to the Cruise the Saint Lawrence group to allow them to implement an action plan through 2016.