Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism

2014 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference

April 15, 2014 - April 16, 2014

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) in partnership with Aboriginal Marketplace Events will host the 3rd annual International Aboriginal Tourism Conference at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia, Canada from April 15th to 16th, 2014.

AtBC is recognized as a world leader in terms of training, product development, and marketing. The success of AtBC continues to increase throughout the world and yesterday was another example of their growing international reputation as their CEO Keith Henry spoke in Australia to a large crowd of tourism industry stakeholders.


Click here to register for the International Aboriginal Tourism Conference.


Conference highlights include:

  • Effective Marketing of Indigenous Cultural Tourism
  • Creating Authentic Cultural Destinations and Experiences
  • Best Practices and Success Stories in Indigenous Cultural Tourism

A fantastic group rate of only $150 per night at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is available, and the accommodation link will be sent once you have registered for the conference.

Click here to download the agenda and program for the 2014 IATC.

Who Should Attend?

  • Indigenous Tourism Businesses
  • Private Sector Tourism Organizations
  • Government Tourism Departments
  • Anyone interested in the global Indigenous/Cultural Tourism Industry

Why Should You Attend?

  • Discover innovative tools, research strategies, and programs about current industry trends and what's on the horizon for the Indigenous tourism industry;
  • Network with public relations practitioners, media, communicators for Indigenous travel, hospitality organizations, tour operators and other Indigenous tourism operators as they share best practices and stories of working in the indigenous tourism industry;
  • Understand how direct spending by tourists and the associated economic multiplier effect can help your Aboriginal community; and
  • Understand the environmental, social, and economic benefits of the global indigenous tourism industry.

Activities to do while at the 2014 IATC in Whistler:

Whistler Winter Zipline

Ziptrek Ecotours is the pioneer of zipline tours in North America! With an award winning ecological curriculum and the highest, longest, and most ziplines around, Ziptrek offers an entertaining combination of education and adventure.

  • Zip from platform to platform through stunning snow-covered old growth forests on special guide wires
  • Experience the thrill of flying with confidence with expert guides and specialized safety equipment
  • Learn about Whistler’s winter ecology and wildlife from a unique perspective high in the trees

Group rates are currently being negotiated.

Whistler Scandinave Spa

The Scandinave Spa resort is engulfed in a spruce and cedar forest on the edge of Lost Lake and Spruce Grove parks, where this unique Whistler day spa overlooks incredible mountain vistas and Whistler Blackcomb’s valleys. Invigorate and cleanse your body and mind in the hot baths and refreshing waterfalls, melt away with a relaxing  massage in one of Whistler’s top health spas, and breathe in the invigorating country air.

Group rates are currently being negotiated.