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.
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 is pleased to welcome Haida Style Expeditions, the only Haida-owned and operated cultural ecotourism company operating on Haida Gwaii.
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.
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.
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.
AtBC representatives attended Showcase Canada in China, an annual marketing event hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AtBC has been working with Destination BC to attract the affluent Chinese traveller to British Columbia and to our Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences.
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.
After three days of dancing, singing, artisans at work, food and food demonstrations, the Aboriginal Cultural Festival in Victoria, BC closed on Saturday evening with an hour-long celebration of the region’s rich indigenous culture and a promise to return in 2015.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) is pleased to provide the final program and financial reporting April 1st, 2013 – March 31st, 2014. The following report outlines achievements for funding provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Province of British Columbia, and other corporate partners invested to support the “year 2” of the AtBC Five Year Plan entitled “The Next Phase 2012-2017.”
AtBC CEO Keith Henry and Travel Trade Specialist Dana Schoahs represented Aboriginal Tourism BC at the International Luxury Travel Market event held in Shanghai, China.
The main stage for Victoria’s first Aboriginal Cultural Festival will be packed with more than 30 performances, celebrating artists from across British Columbia and starting each day at 11 a.m., June 19 - 21, 2014.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC), in partnership with Destination BC, hosted the first ever Aboriginal tourism media event last night at the Langham Xintiandi hotel in Shanghai, China.
This week the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) team is attending the 8th annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia show hosted in Shanghai. They are attending the ILTM in partnership with the Canadian Tourism Commission and Destination British Columbia (Destination BC).
The story ‘Journey of the Salmon’ is ready to debut on June 21, 2014 at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park along with interactive displays and customizable group tours.
From June 19 to 21, Victoria, BC will host the 2014 Aboriginal Cultural Festival, highlighting and celebrating the region’s rich indigenous culture through storytelling, artisans, dance, song and food.
The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) has recognised the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia for its Leadership in Indigenous Tourism Organisational Development, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Principles of the Larrakia Declaration.
Two days of intense discussions among 300 delegates and representatives from nine different countries during the 2014 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC) concluded with the Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC) industry awards, honouring outstanding tourism leaders from across the province.
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.