Tourism Pemberton was successful in receiving Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) funding in the amount $236,500 for the installation of Behind The Wall (BTW) diversion washrooms at key backcountry access locations. The project will provide critical sanitary infrastructure at popular trailheads and backcountry destinations where little or none exists today thereby contributing to the quality of the traveler experience and to responsible management of tourism growth that protects sensitive alpine habitat.
All across the Province there has been growth in backcountry use as BC residents explore their own backyards through COVID recovery. The backcountry areas around Pemberton with their proximity to Whistler and the Lower Mainland in particular have seen growth in use.
Tourism Pemberton is thankful for support of the First Nations communities including N’quatqua, Lil’wat, Samahquam and Xa’xtsa, as well as Destination BC, the Provincial Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program, the Village of Pemberton, the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, the Pemberton & District Chamber, BC Rec Sites, Pemberton Valley Trails Association, Backcountry BC, and Alpine Canada.
Backcountry Sanitation Infrastructure Project Overview
Tourism Pemberton is requesting proposals from vendors for the construction and installation of at least 10 BTW Urine Diversion washrooms including the necessary drainage and to return the surrounding area to its natural state prior to construction. Tourism Pemberton also requires the supply and installation of 2 Bear Proof food storage units at the Semaphore camp areas 24 x 24 x 48. The final 10 units will be determined before contract is awarded.
To request the full RFP specifications in order to submit a proposal, please contact Mark Mendonca:
Tourism Pemberton Vice President
The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00pm Friday, April 16, 2021. Proposals must be received by Tourism Pemberton via email to email@example.com