Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism

Summer Marketing Update by Will Harding, AtBC Director of Marketing & Sales

Marketing BC’s diverse array of incredible Aboriginal experiences never stops. With summer here, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish each of our Stakeholders a prosperous busy season and to thank our community of dedicated members and the team at Aboriginal Tourism BC for their warm welcome.

AtBC is Seeking Two New Directors

AtBC is seeking motivated individuals to fill two vacant seats. Two Directors will be selected to fill the Kootenay Rockies as well as one At-Large. Representatives of AtBC Marketing Stakeholders in good standing are eligible to become AtBC Directors.

The Power of Tourism – Celebrate All that Tourism Brings - #BCTourismMatters

May 29 – June 4 is Tourism Week in Canada and Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) is celebrating the power of tourism! Destination marketing organizations across the country are spreading the message and encouraging everyone in the tourism sector to spread the word about the value of tourism.

Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2016: Call for Volunteers

Are you looking for a hands-on opportunity to be involved with various areas of the festival? Do you have a passion for the arts and culture community? Do you want to learn more about Aboriginal culture and give back to the community? Aboriginal Tourism BC is looking to connect with volunteers to be a part of our Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Festival 2016!

AtBC at RendezVous Canada in Montreal, April 25 – 27th, 2016

Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace, lead by Destination Canada. AtBC has been at the event promoting the Aboriginal tourism experiences in BC with over 75 scheduled appointments and other meetings to key markets.

New Hire Signals AtBC’s Desire to Become Major Content Player in Tourism Space

AtBC has hired Harding & Co to lead the organization’s marketing and sales strategy to promote and drive business for its 86 Stakeholders and Aboriginal experiences throughout the province.

Aboriginal Tourism BC Shines at Canada Media Marketplace 2016 in San Francisco

CMM brought together the best Canadian tourism partners and top US media representing print, social media, photography and digital platforms. AtBC had the chance to share, showcase and be inspired by our destination and its remarkable stories through a full schedule of meetings at the event.

First Nations and Rural Communities Present New Tourism Vision

A coalition of First Nations bands, tourism operators, associations, communities and destination marketing organizations, presented the report: Tourism Development and Ferry Services: A Vision for First Nations and Rural Communities on BC’s Central Coast and North Island recently in Victoria.

BC Approaches Five Million International Visitors in 2015

Destination BC has released the annual statistics for 2015 which shows a 7.9% increase in international visitors over the previous year. A number of key factors include the growing Aboriginal tourism sector.

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.