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.
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.
Brenda Baptiste, Chair of the Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) Board of Directors announced the launch of ITBC’s 2018/2019 Action Plan.
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.
Indigenous Tourism British Columbia (ITBC) and Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA) are delighted to announce the hiring of a Regional Indigenous Tourism Specialist dedicated to northern British Columbia. After an extensive search Lucy Martin was hired for the new role which is a partnership between the two tourism organizations.
New name results from engagement sessions and input from various Elders, Leaders and community Stakeholders
Join Aboriginal Tourism BC in a conversation on the Value of Tourism and be part of the growing excitement
On January 22, 2018, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced a $2,250,000 investment from the Government of Canada to support Aboriginal Tourism BC’s ‘Pulling Together’ strategy over the next three years.
Funding supports Vancouver-based non-profit to enhance profile of Indigenous tourism across B.C.
The Destination Development program brings together local, regional, and provincial governments, economic development, First Nations, industry organizations, tourism businesses, communities and other stakeholders for an iterative planning process to identify and discuss opportunities and impediments to development and tourism growth.
The Remarkable Experiences Program offers a hands-on, collaborative workshop facilitated by leading industry mentors. With coaching plus access to traveller research, the opportunity to connect with other local operators and the tools to elevate your product and your online presence, you will have everything that you need to make your tourism experience stand out to potential customers.
New CEO ready to transform and bring the organization to the next level
This year’s Aboriginal Cultural Festival – taking place from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18 in Victoria, BC – will feature colorful main stage performances, celebrating the diverse Nations on Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Three-time world champion hoop dancer Alex Wells – who hails from the Lil’wat Nation – will return to headline the festival, performing daily as a guest of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. New for 2017, the Maori He Waka Kotuia from New Zealand will add to the excitement.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) has released a new plan that is going to significantly boost Aboriginal tourism growth in First Nations communities across British Columbia.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) kicked off its 20th Anniversary by hosting the welcome reception at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Victoria on February 22, 2017. AtBC has made enormous strides in collaboration with a long list of partners, thanks to the shared belief that Aboriginal tourism in BC is not just about business, but also about reconciliation, transformation and empowerment.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the BC Tourism Industry Conference – the tourism event of the year in BC. AtBC will host the opening reception and welcome the delegates on February 22, 2017 at the Songhees Wellness Centre, in the Lekwungen Territory. The conference is presented by the Tourism Association of BC in partnership with Destination BC.