Peace River Lookout development one step closer to reality


Photo: Regional directors are looking at what it’s going to take to develop the Peace River Lookout on 100th Street – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca (file photo)

A green light has been given to conduct a study on one potential tourist attraction, while another has been left to simmer on the backburner.

The Peace River Regional District board met on Thursday in Fort St. John. The District decided to conduct a feasibility study which will draw-up a conceptual design of the Peace River Lookout on 100th street.

The Focus Corporation will conduct the study for the District, at a cost of $16,355. The company is based in Calgary and has offices in Fort St. John and throughout Western Canada.

Meanwhile, tourists will have to wait to explore the Charlie Lake Caves.

In April, Director Bruce Lantz suggested developing the caves into a tourist attraction. Regional District staff have researched the possibility of turning the area into a UNESCO site or a federal park.

The District heard that it’s unlikely the UNESCO proposal will come to fruition, and that any intermediate steps, such as turning the area into a provincial park, will be costly.

On Thursday, Directors agreed to put off any decision on development of the site until a future date.

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