Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism

Social Media Workshops with ITBC’s Social Media Specialist

August 21, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

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

June 1, 2018

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

May 30, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

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 Specialist hired for northern BC

March 15, 2018

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.

Aboriginal Tourism BC Announces Name Change to “Indigenous Tourism BC”

March 7, 2018

New name results from engagement sessions and input from various Elders, Leaders and community Stakeholders

Indigenous BC Tourism Engagement 2018

February 8, 2018

Join Aboriginal Tourism BC in a conversation on the Value of Tourism and be part of the growing excitement

Aboriginal Tourism BC receives funding to enhance the profile of Indigenous tourism across BC

January 25, 2018

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.

Indigenous communities in British Columbia to benefit from investment in cultural tourism

January 22, 2018

Funding supports Vancouver-based non-profit to enhance profile of Indigenous tourism across B.C.

Destination Development

August 31, 2017

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.

Remarkable Experiences Program

August 31, 2017

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.

Aboriginal Tourism BC Announces New CEO

August 21, 2017

New CEO ready to transform and bring the organization to the next level

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in the Victoria Inner Harbour

May 25, 2017

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.

Aboriginal Tourism Leader Pulls Forward with New Vision for the Future

April 12, 2017

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.

Congratulations to AtBC on their 20th Anniversary

March 2, 2017

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.

AtBC Celebrates its 20th Anniversary Milestone with Industry Partners

January 26, 2017

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.