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Economic impact of provincial heritage facilities in Alberta : 2005 report

Description

The economic data in this report are based on the 2003/04 fiscal year April 1 to March 31. These data are gathered from surveys given to visitors to the museums, historic sites and interpretive centres managed by the Government of Alberta. The primary role of these facilities is to preserve and tell the natural and cultural history of Alberta - to both Albertans and visitors to the Province. Over 100,000 school children receive educational programs in these facilities each year. The economic benefit of these services is impossible to estimate but the long-term societal benefit of museums and historic sites, to a region, is well understood. A secondary role of these facilities is to attract visitors from outside the province and to encourage Albertans to travel within the province. Tourist destinations generate economic activity. The direct operation of these facilities produces a positive financial impact in their immediate region through salaries, the purchase of supplies and services, and associated taxation. The fiscal as opposed to social impact of these facilities is the subject of this report. This report will be useful to provincial, municipal and regional authorities in evaluating the economic significance of heritage attractions. The data will be helpful to students, planners, developers and the tourism industry. Finally, it is important that these data be available to residents of Alberta, because as taxpayers, they are the key stakeholders in all of these facilities.

Tags
Historic sites Museums Tourism

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

34 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Community Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2005-01-01

Date Added

2015-08-11T21:52:26.181708

Date Modified

2005-01-01

Date Issued

2005-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

3533169

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Culture and Tourism

Contact Other

8820 - 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P8 780-431-2300