Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism
 

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.

2015 Canada Winter Games: AtBC and Lheidli T’enneh Sign Statement of Cooperation

AtBC and Lheidli T’enneh, Official Host First Nation, today signed a Statement of Cooperation to formalize their working relationship during the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC.

Rendez-vous Canada Marketing Opportunity

AtBC is pleased to announce the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada’s (ATAC) Call for Applications for eligible Stakeholders to apply for a new marketing initiative entitled Rendez-vous Canada Partners Program.

AtBC Welcomes Haida Style Expeditions

AtBC is pleased to welcome Haida Style Expeditions, the only Haida-owned and operated cultural ecotourism company operating on Haida Gwaii.

Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference set for Vancouver in September 2015

The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia (AtBC) will host the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) in Vancouver from Sept. 12-14.

AtBC Elects Board and Holds Successful Stakeholder Meeting

Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) stakeholders attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Stakeholder Forum at the Quaaout Resort near Chase, BC and on the Little Shuswap First Nation’s community.

AtBC Attends Food for Thought Media Event in Whistler

The Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) hosted their development retreat in Whistler with a culinary focus on November 7, 2014 - the theme of the event was Food for Thought.

Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Introduced at Showcase in China

AtBC representatives attended Showcase Canada in China, an annual marketing event hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Launch of Authentic Indigenous Arts Initiative Supports Hundreds of Indigenous Artists across BC

The Authentic Indigenous Arts initiative will provide a simple way to clearly identify authentic Indigenous art and protection of the art as well as the artists and give clear information to the purchaser.

AtBC Statement on Media Coverage Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) board members condemn the actions by an Aboriginal tourism operator in British Columbia, Aboriginal Adventurers Canada and owner Tom Sewid, for the recent actions.

2014 BC Aboriginal Business Awards Announced

The sixth annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards have been announced by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, the presenting organization of Awards.

Aboriginal Tourism Industry Showcased during CCTM in Charlottetown

Representatives of the former Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle, currently transitioning to the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC), attended the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) meeting this week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Chinese Media Visit ‘Target Magazine’ (Part Two): August 13 to 22, 2014

The leading high-end, lifestyle Target Magazine organized a crew of journalists, videographers and photographers, as well as two influential VIP guests to join their journey through British Columbia while discovering Aboriginal culture.

Harper Government boosts Aboriginal tourism in British Columbia

On August 18th, Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced that the Harper Government is assisting Aboriginal tourism companies in British Columbia capitalize on increased visitor demand for authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences.

Aboriginal Tourism BC Hosts Media Visit from China at Klahowya Village

AtBC has been working with Destination BC to attract the affluent Chinese traveller to British Columbia and to our Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences.

AtBC Extends Condolences to the Family and Friends of Julie Baker

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) board, staff and stakeholders offer our most deepest condolences to the family and friends of former AtBC board member Julie Baker.