Responding to the growing demand for authentic indigenous tourism experiences, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort has partnered with Sea Wolf Adventures so guests have the opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of BC’s coastal First Nations throughout the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) continues to focus on training, product development and marketing to meet the growing consumer demand for authentic experiences throughout British Columbia.
Under the leadership of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), 37 Canadian sellers attended ITB Berlin, the world's largest tourism trade show. The show provides an excellent opportunity to promote diverse Canadian experiences and destinations to the German and European travel trade, travel media and consumers. To learn more about the show, visit http://www.itb‐berlin.de/en/
The AtBC Industry Awards will be held during the International Aboriginal Tourism Conference held on April 16th in Whistler, BC.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia is announcing the launch of Aboriginal Travel Services, on April 2nd, 2014.
Over a hundred people gathered at the beautiful Sechelt Nation Big House, hosted by Talaysay Tours and Kayak Rentals.
Aboriginal Tourism BC has launched a new web portal, designed to help travel trade partners to promote Aboriginal tourism and experiences in the province of BC.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) representatives attended three days this week focusing on intense Aboriginal cultural tourism planning in partnership with the Nuxalk Development Corporation and the Nuxalk leadership.
AtBC is pleased to announce that the Kootenay Region will be represented by Beverley O’Neil.
For the first time ever, Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC) is joining forces with the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) to showcase the province’s Aboriginal-themed tours to audiences in the United Kingdom and Germany, key markets for Aboriginal tourism experiences and the overall Canadian tourism market.
A new report that looks at the effects of ferry cuts to the ‘circle route’ that runs from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola on BC’s northern mainland, shows that many local
tourism and other businesses that serve Route 40 will face near certain hardship--including permanent business closures--if the proposed service cuts go ahead this year, as planned.
AtBC industry leaders met this week and have approved a letter that was sent to British Columbia Premier Clark yesterday and submitted as per the engagement process for the BC Coastal Ferries Community Engagement Fall 2013 process. The proposed BC Ferries service reductions will have a dramatic impact to current and future Aboriginal cultural tourism development. AtBC recognizes there is also many other impacts but has focused on tourism given the impacts of limited transportation and accessibility into many areas of Coastal BC.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) representatives attended the BC Aboriginal Business Awards last night at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. The BC Aboriginal Business Awards are hosted by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation and there were fifteen (15) awards handed out to successful Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs.
West Coast Expeditions’ (WCE) 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour has been selected to join the Canadian Tourism Commission’s (CTC) Canadian Signature Experiences collection (CSE)—a stamp of quality and recognition in the competitive international tourism marketplace.
Paula Amos, Marketing Manager, and Dana Schoahs, Travel Trade Specialist, attended this year’s Canada’s West Marketplace, in Whistler, from November 23 to 25, 2013.
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s (SLCC) Ambassador Guided Tour has been recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission as a Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE)— a stamp of quality recognized by the international tourism marketplace. The Cultural Centre along with 27 other companies awarded this honour will be added to the CTC’s major market development program, all of which offer extraordinary tourism experiences.
The AtBC midterm report provides full program and financial reporting for partners and stakeholders.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) held their Annual General Meeting (AGM), Stakeholder Forum, and Explore Aboriginal BC Travel Trade Event this week at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center in Whistler and the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver.
A visit to British Columbia is not complete without at least one Aboriginal tourism experience is the message behind Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC)’s Plus Aboriginal BC campaign announced today at the Bill Reid Gallery.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) attended the 2013 Tourism Summit this past weekend hosted by the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) at the beautiful Shearwater Resort and Marina located on Denny Island near Bella Bella. The CCCTA 2013 Tourism Summit was attended by a number of tourism business and Aboriginal community representatives.
After an extensive global search, Destination British Columbia has appointed Marsha Walden as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, announced Board Chair Andrea Shaw.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) CEO Mr. Keith Henry was invited by the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) this week to present to a delegation comprised of Western Australia State officials and key tourism players including Tourism Western Australia.
Aboriginal Tourism BC Launches “PlusAboriginalBC” Campaign.
Shortages predicted in food & beverage, transportation, accommodation services.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) is recognized as a world leader in terms of training, product development, and marketing.
The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) applauds Destination British Columbia on the appointments to the new Tourism Marketing Committee.
Recently AtBC and the award winning Spirit Bear Lodge have partnered to offer interpretation skills training for their staff. Spirit Bear Lodge guides will learn the practical skills and tools to share their knowledge and unique stories enriching their guests’ experience.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC(AtBC) and Klahowya Village are honored to host the Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Michael Wernick and Regional Director General for BC Region, Eric Magnuson for a tour of this authentic experience in Stanley Park.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) continues to be showcased as a successful Aboriginal cultural tourism organization in Canada and throughout the world.
The official opening was held at the Musqueam Nation for their Cultural Education Resource Centre and Gallery, Saturday July 13th.
A "Warrior" pole and mural entitled "United in History" was unveiled on Denny Island in a memorial dedication ceremony for a crowd of 500.
AtBC has launched a summer sweepstakes featuring Aboriginal tourism getaways and weekly prizes.
Aboriginal Tourism BC, a partner with the Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle (ATMC), is pleased to release the Aboriginal Cultural Experiences - National Guidelines manual, in both English and French, for application throughout Canada.
The AtBC Blueprint Strategy Tourism Performance Audit Report (2006-2012) was released today.This report is a snapshot of strategic activities and performance outcomes.
There is something for everyone on National Aboriginal Day on Friday, June 21, with an array of authentic Aboriginal celebrations and activities being held across the province!
AtBC is pleased to provide their final program and financial reporting for all training, product development and marketing activities invested in during this past fiscal year. AtBC has adopted a new annual reporting template for stakeholders to review that summarizes deliverables in terms of key performance indicators. The AtBC 2012-2013 audited financial statements will be out in July.
ATMC is very excited to launch the new “Aboriginal Cultural Experiences – National Guidelines” which will assist Aboriginal economic development offices, Aboriginal capital funding agencies, industry partners, and existing Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses better understand and strive for market ready or export ready standards.