Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism

AtBC looks forward to growing the Aboriginal Tourism Industry with National Tourism Partners

AtBC commends the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Destination Canada and the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada(ATAC).

Vancouver Native Housing Society receives the ATAC National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award

The Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS), owner and operator of Skwachàys Lodge and the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery, has received the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award at the Canadian Tourism Awards in Ottawa, ON.

Aboriginal Tourism Celebrated During Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC’s Annual Stakeholder Forum

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) held its annual Stakeholders Forum this week at the Musqueam Cultural Centre, board elections and celebrating the best in Aboriginal tourism and partners at its awards gala.

AtBC Annual General Meeting Agenda

On Wednesday, November 25, AtBC's Annual General Meeting will take place at the Musqueam cultural Centre in Vancouver.

AtBC’s 2015 Stakeholder Forum Agenda

AtBC’s 8th Annual Stakeholder Forum & AGM will take place at the Musqueam Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC from November 25 - 26, 2015.

Coastal First Nations Launch Provincial Plan

Coastal First Nations, led by AtBC, have launched a provincial plan to create a vision for tourism and economic development on British Columbia’s Central Coast.

CEO Transition at Aboriginal Tourism BC

Keith Henry has moved on from his role as CEO at the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC. We wish Keith luck in his future endeavours. Brenda Baptiste is acting as Interim-CEO.

Call for Nominations - Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC Industry Awards 2015

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal businesses and industry partners. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to put forth their nominations for the awards.

Call for Applications - AtBC Board of Directors

AtBC is seeking motivated individuals to run for election to our Board. Six Directors will be elected to the Board by AtBC Marketing Stakeholders voting at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Aboriginal Tourism BC Celebrates the Success of PAITC

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia and the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance successfully welcomed and hosted more than 130 delegates from around the world who attended the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism & Trade Conference (PAITC) in Vancouver, BC Sept 12-14th, 2015.

Wade Davis Announced as Keynote at Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism

World explorer and award-winning author, Wade Davis, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference: Sept. 12 - 14, 2015 in Vancouver, BC

Aboriginal Travel Services Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship

Aboriginal Travel Services is pleased to present two $2,500.00 scholarships for students embarking on education in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Speakers Announced for Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism & Trade Conference

Speakers from Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the USA to present at Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism & Trade Conference: Sept. 12 - 14, 2015 in Vancouver, BC

Aboriginal Tourism: The Challenges, Opportunities, and Future

Aboriginal tourism has seen an enormous boost in the last eight years with more travellers looking to make a cultural connection with British Columbia.

Rendez-vous Canada 2015 a Success for Aboriginal Tourism in Canada

Rendez-vous Canada 2015, Canada’s largest international tourism trade show, has dramatically increased global awareness of the national Aboriginal tourism industry.

AtBC and WINTA Announce Early Registration and Program Schedule for PAITC 2015

PAITC will focus on the international opportunity for engagement and sharing by all peoples who have an interest in promoting, implementing and celebrating achievements in fostering Indigenous self-determination through participation in tourism.

TIABC Appoints Four New Board Members

AtBC is pleased to announce that Paula Amos, Director, Partnerships & Corporate Initiatives, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC).

AtBC Heads to Rendez-vous with Close to 70 Pre-scheduled Appointments

The event reunites more than 1,500 international tourism professionals gathered over four days for a series of 12-minute appointments to promote and discover unique Canadian tourism experiences.

AtBC Launches New Campaign Look for 2015

AtBC has a new theme launching in May to encourage visitors who are planning a vacation to British Columbia to also include Aboriginal tourism experiences.

Harper Government Supports Growth of Aboriginal Tourism Industry

The Federal Government has announced an investment of $1,500,000 for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) to grow and develop the Aboriginal cultural tourism industry in BC.

BC First Nations’ Success at Marketing Tourism Draws Global Attention

BC Aboriginal tourism marketers have drawn interest from international counterparts who increasingly pay to have BC representatives visit their countries to share knowledge.

Aboriginal Cultural Festival: Call for Artists

AtBC is sending out a Call for Artists for the Aboriginal Cultural Festival's Authentic Indigenous Arts Marketplace. The Aboriginal Cultural Festival will be taking place from June 19-21 at the Royal BC Museum Plaza in Victoria, BC.

Aboriginal Travel Services Adds More than 70 Aboriginal Communities, Businesses and Operators

Since its launch one year ago, Aboriginal Travel Services (ATS) has been helping to fill an identified gap within the province’s expanding Aboriginal economy.

AtBC Strategy Shift: Festivals, Events and the Closure of the Klahowya Village Program

AtBC will not be moving forward with activating Klahowya Village in 2015. For the past five summers AtBC has lead the activation of an authentic cultural experience to showcase Aboriginal tourism products throughout BC.

AtBC Welcomes Walters Cove Resort

AtBC is pleased to welcome Walters Cove Resort, our latest Marketing Stakeholder. Walters Cove Resort is an internationally renowned fishing destination known for its incomparable hospitality, luxurious setting, and high intensity fishing.

Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism & Trade Conference 2015 (PAITC) Launches Official Website

PAITC 2015 will take place in Vancouver from September 12-14 and will focus on the positive implementation of the principles of Indigenous rights set forth in the Larrakia Declaration.