|Group:||Labrador Straits Development Corporation (LSDC)|
|Timeframe:||Jan 6, 2006 - Jun 30, 2012|
|Categories:||Tourism | Culture & Heritage|
|Added by:||Barbara Marshall|
Red Bay is a site of archaeological significance with global impportance. It is also a community rich in cultural heritage. There is an evolving market globally for unique tourism experiences; Red Bay has the potential to appeal to that segment of the market.The Adaptive Reuse of the Former Fish Plant Facility will address the issue that enhances and promotes the development of the Cruise Ship Industry in Southern Labrador. Sucess in attracting the interest of the crusie industry depends on having a combination of innovative programming and secondly, on having adequate infrastructure to accommodate cruise passengers and this is what this initiative focused on.
A committee was put in place consisting of regional stakeholders and consisted of; Red Bay Town Council, Parks Canada, Labrador Straits Historical Development Corporation, Distination Labrador and the Labrador Straits Development Corporation.The committee was tasked with the resposibility developing a plan that promoted infrastructure requirements to enhance and entice potential crusie companies to visit the region.
The plan was developed and completed over a 3 year period:
Phase 1, the development of the cruise ship industry has been broken down into short and long term initiatives. The short term initiatives will alleviate concerns that focus on getting passengers from the ship to the docking and onshore facilities. These include:
Phase 2 initiatives included:
Phase 3 initiatives included:
As a result of this project the Town of Red Bay and the region are in a better position to entice and attract cruise ships to the region. This will create business opportunities and provide a venue to actively move the industry forward.