Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism
 

Elijah Mack-Stirling is the New Franchise Owner of Kekuli Cafe in Merritt

Stop in for Saskatoon berry bannock and say hello to Eli at Kekuli Cafe Merritt or check out Sharon’s venison tacos at the second location in Westbank, B.C.

ITBC and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association Sign Memorandum of Understanding

ndigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Vancouver, the shared traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum, and Squamish Nations.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ITBC

Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and Indigenous Tourism Canada (ITAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Vancouver, the shared traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum, and Squamish Nations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Chief Governance & Partnership Officer

Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) invites culturally respectful tourism leaders to join our team as the Chief Governance & Partnership Officer (CGPO). This position will work in a team-setting in the development and management of strategic and business initiatives working closely with two other Chief Officers and the Board of Directors (House of Tyee) and external partners.

FirstHost – Train the Trainer Opportunity

Indigenous Tourism BC is hosting a train the trainer workshop where participants can become certified to deliver First Host Training on February 19th – February 21st in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nominate a Business for the Indigenous Tourism Award at the 2019 BC Tourism Industry Awards

We invite organizations and individuals to nominate Indigenous tourism experiences for the 2019 BC Tourism Industry Conference - Indigenous Tourism Award. This prestigious award celebrates Indigenous-owned tourism operations that demonstrate authenticity, cultivate a greater understanding of Indigenous cultures, history and traditions, and contribute to the sustainability of the local Indigenous community.

Request for Proposal: Digital Marketing Agency

ITBC is seeking a digital marketing agency to build and implement strategies that identify and push potential travellers
to British Columbia to book Indigenous tourism experiences and packages.

Indigenous Tourism BC Celebrates a Successful AGM + Stakeholder Forum

Much appreciation to the Stakeholders and Partners that attended the ITBC 2018 AGM and Forum. Successful Indigenous cultural tourism operations contribute to the sovereignty and self-reliance of Indigenous peoples and the empowerment of Indigenous youth through business and leadership in BC.

ITBC AGM Nominees and New Bylaws Special Resolution

Nominees to the ITBC Board of Directors – Eligible for election at the November 28, 2018 ITBC AGM in Vancouver, BC

Indigenous Tourism BC Embarks on an Exciting Journey

Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has embarked on a journey of evolution as the search for candidates to fulfill the role of external relations as a part of the top-level management team begins. Now, with the promise of positive change and a fresh perspective, the future of Indigenous tourism in British Columbia has never looked brighter.

Indigenous Tourism BC Shares Record-breaking Tourism Statistics

Three-year audit reveals unprecedented growth of Indigenous tourism across the province.

Compiled by O’Neil Marketing & Consulting, the report offers insights into the performance of Indigenous tourism in BC between 2013 and 2017. Specifically, the document shares actions taken by ITBC to support the development of Indigenous tourism; and outlines growth prospects as indicated by tourism operators, travel trade representatives and industry partners.

Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government and Indigenous Tourism BC Embark on Partnership

October 11, 2018 (Leidli T’enneh Territory, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is pleased to announce the
signing of a Statement of Collaboration agreement with the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) and Northern
British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA). The signing is the first of its kind in British Columbia and took
place at the Northern BC Tourism Summit in Prince George on October 11. The joint agreement outlines
initiatives that will support the development of Indigenous tourism experiences in the Nass Valley, as well as
the four Nisga’a Villages –Gingolx, Laxgalts’ap, Gitwinksihlkw and Gitlaxt’aamkis – and also recognizes and
aligns with the Nisga’a Nation’s shared interest and values.

2018 Indigenous BC Tourism Engagement Sessions

Join Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) in a conversation on the Value of Tourism.

Join our Marketing Advisory Committe

Apply to join ITBC's Marketing Advisory Committee

Social Media Workshops with ITBC’s Social Media Specialist

ITBC will be offering in-person and online social media workshops to support our Marketing Stakeholders with their social media initiatives.

Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government and Indigenous Tourism BC Embark on Partnership

Today, in the Nisga’a Village of Gitlax̱t’aamiks, Eva Clayton President of the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) and Tracy Eyssens, CEO of Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), announce the signing of a Statement of Collaboration that outlines the intention of the NLG and ITBC to collaborate on initiatives that support the development of Indigenous tourism experiences in the Nass Valley and the four Nisga’a Villages of Ging̱olx, Lax̱g̱alts’ap Gitwinksihlkw and Gitlax̱t’aamkis while recognizing the Nisg̱a’a Nation’s shared interest and values.

New tourism council will work with government on sustainable growth

A new Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC), with a diverse membership to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation, has been announced by Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Indigenous Tourism BC Reveals New Strategic Direction for Indigenous Tourism

Brenda Baptiste, Chair of the Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) Board of Directors announced the launch of ITBC’s 2018/2019 Action Plan.

Celebrate Tourism Week

This initiative is part of a concerted effort to showcase local tourism products and experiences, and demonstrate that BC tourism matters in communities
across the province.