Culture and Tourism
The Saskatchewan Party is proud of our beautiful province and what we have to offer for its residents and visitors.
In 2019, Saskatchewan's 36 provincial parks welcomed nearly 4 million visits, an increase of 30 per cent from 2007. Over $141 million in capital funding has been invested in parks since 2007, including $10 million announced in the most recent budget.
Tourism in Saskatchewan is a dynamic industry that generates more than $2 billion in annual travel expenditures and employs nearly 64,000 Saskatchewan residents. The Saskatchewan Party government announced $35 million in support for Saskatchewan's hard-hit tourism sector due to the global pandemic.
Under the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program, eligible hospitality and event/attraction operators will be able to apply for a one-time, non-repayable emergency payment. Of this funding, $5 million will be used to support marketing and increasing the demand for Saskatchewan tourism experiences
The Saskatchewan Party government's goal is to increase tourist expenditures in Saskatchewan by 50 per cent by 2030. We will do this by continuing to support the Event Hosting Program in order to host events such as the 2022 Grey Cup.
The Saskatchewan Party government continues to support and showcase the creative sector and has provided over $57 million in funding to Creative Saskatchewan since its inception in 2013, and over $85 million to the Saskatchewan Arts Board since 2008. The Saskatchewan Party is proud to support the creative and cultural industries in our province.
We will continue to make Saskatchewan the best province to visit.