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New tourism council will work with government on sustainable growth

June 1, 2018 VANCOUVER – A new Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC), with a diverse membership to help guide government’s tourism policy, strategy and program implementation, has been announced by Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Beare made the announcement to media and tourism industry stakeholders prior to the first official gathering of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2018191 Views

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Chefs showcase Indigenous cuisine in BC – Vacay.ca

June 1, 2018 Shane Chartrand says he’s making up for lost time. The Edmonton-based chef only learned the extent of his Indigenous roots when he was 29 years old. Shortly after finding out about his lineage, Chartrand made the determination to know all he could about his culture and to utilize his skills as a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2018124 Views

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Tourism Week proclamation puts spotlight on B.C.’s booming visitor economy

May 29, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia, alongside industry representatives, has recognized Tourism Week, May 27 to June 2, 2018, with an official proclamation at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria. Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, was joined by representatives from Destination BC, the Tourism Industry Association of BC, Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2018158 Views

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Fort Langley National Historic Site officially opens new Children’s Play Area

Summer season launched with exhibit opening May 29, 2018                       Langley, British Columbia                       Parks Canada Agency In 2017, millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada places, allowing more Canadians than ever before to explore our 450,000 km2 of shared memories and heritage. These special places represent the very best that Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 2018175 Views

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As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism – Surrey Now-Leader

Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence Apr. 23, 2018 In the Okanagan Valley, conversations inevitably return to the one subject everyone here, or any visitor who has ever been here, is eager to wax on about: the farmland. It is abundant, picturesque, inviting, and vital. Approximately 200 kilometres […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2018218 Views

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Tour of ancient Indigenous village offers unique B.C. vacation opportunity – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 16, 2018 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS BAMFIELD, B.C. _ Surrounded by old-growth rainforest against the rocky shoreline on the southwest edge of Vancouver Island lies a centuries-old Indigenous village where traditional longhouses accessible only by foot remain undisturbed. The Huu-ay-aht First Nation began offering tours of the ancient capital Kiixin […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2018135 Views

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Province strengthens and protects tourism in B.C.

March 09, 2018 KELOWNA – Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare announced a new marketing campaign to support B.C. wine and food tourism, and the creation of a new Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council today. “Swift and meaningful action must be taken to support the thousands of British Columbians who rely on tourism for jobs […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2018153 Views

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Province transfers land to Simpcw First Nation as part of resort approval – Government of BC

March 7, 2018 VALEMOUNT – The Province is transferring 185 hectares of Crown land in the Tete Jaune Cache and Valemount areas to the Simpcw First Nation, as part of accommodation for the Valemount Glacier Destination resort approval, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson has announced. “We’re pleased to support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018282 Views

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2017 marks an impressive year for tourism in British Columbia – BC Government

VICTORIA – People from around the world are choosing British Columbia as their destination for business and leisure travel. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show a 3% increase in visitor arrivals in December 2017 over the same month in 2016, resulting in 11,869 more visitors arriving in British Columbia. In total, over 5.7 million […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2018185 Views

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Aboriginal Tourism in BC got a big boost from Canadian government – Richmond News

Indigenous businesses and communities around the province have just gotten a big boost from the Canadian government: This month, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced a $2,250,000 investment in Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC). AtBC has a multi-year plan called “Pulling Together” that maps out their strategy for drawing more and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2018201 Views

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