Laplands tourism operator Montefeltro Tours said it has decided to cancel a five-year plan for a tourism resort in the mountains, citing concerns about a shortage of hotel rooms and a lack of available staff to support the operation.
Montefeltros chief executive, Jean-Marc Bourassa, said the company has been in talks with local governments in the area.
Bourassas company has partnered with Tourism Canada, the federal government and the Ministry of Tourism to build a new Laplanders Grand Canyon National Park in the north of the country.
The park is currently operated by the Canadian Association of Provincial Tourism Administrators.
Bouras company said it was also working with the Department of Environment, Lands and Natural Resources, to explore alternative options for operating the park.
Tourism Canada said it had been in contact with Bourassams representatives.
“The resort plans have not been finalized and have not received formal permission from Laplander National Park to proceed,” Tourism Canada spokesman Paul Tamburini said in an email.
“It is our policy not to comment on pending or final agreements.”
Montefeltrop Tours had planned to open a two-year-old resort in a remote location, but is now considering another location on the southern edge of the Laplande region, which has an annual rainfall of up to two feet and a high temperature of around 28 C.