Vancouver: The B.C. government has decided to allocate $50 million to carry out repairs to the dome at Science World and other tourism infrastructure throughout the province.
According to the provincial government, critical systems housed in Science World’s dome are at the end of their life, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical systems, and repairs to these systems must be addressed.
The dome is also leaking, rendering the theatre unusable.
The province will invest $20 million in Science World to support priority infrastructure repairs and improvements to its dome and other parts of the building.
“If you live in B.C., you have a couple special places you love to visit with family and friends. For my family, Science World is one of those spots,” said Premier David Eby.
“If you’re visiting B.C. you know how much there is to see, but all this doesn’t happen by accident. That’s why we’re building a strong tourism sector where visitors can experience all our province has to offer and British Columbians can enjoy their favourite places as well as the benefits of a strong, diverse economy,” he added.
Besides, the province will providing $30 million to enhance existing tourism infrastructure throughout the province, foster globally competitive destinations, strengthen a year-round visitor economy, and to support sustainability, accessibility and inclusion.
“Projects include new tourism attractions, campground developments, incorporating Indigenous culture and language, accessibility improvements, and climate change adaptations. This new funding builds on the $15 million previously allocated for 2023 and helps create more vibrant communities for residents and visitors,” the B.C. government said in a press release.