Canadian Experiences Fund

The Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) provides $58.5 million over two years to support communities across Canada as they create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences.


The CEF is delivered by Canada's Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is delivering the CEF in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. The CEF is part of the Government of Canada's renewed efforts to support the tourism sector, which includes Creating Middle Class Jobs: a Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. The Fund will see investments made in the types of products and experiences that showcase Canada's strengths, while also growing tourism beyond major cities and the summer season.

The window for application will remain open until funding runs out.

Categories and Criteria

Investments made through the CEF will focus on five categories:

Project proposals that also meet asset criteria may be given preference. These criteria pertain to skills development, job creation, economic sustainability as well as environmental sustainability.


The CEF is open to a wide-variety of organizations, including not-for-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, industry associations, as well as local or Indigenous governments. Provincial, territorial and federal government organizations are not eligible.

Eligible projects will support the growth and diversification of the tourism sector. These activities may include:

More information

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