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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, 2018231 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, 2018148 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, 2018162 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, 2018296 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, 2018196 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, 2018211 Views

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Aboriginal tourism gets $2.25M infusion from federal government – Times Colonist

January 23, 2018 A $2.25-million shot in the arm from the federal government is designed to expand the growing Aboriginal tourism sector, said the federal tourism minister. Bardish Chagger, who was in Victoria to take part in the Impact Sustainability Travel and Tourism Conference, said the money will help ensure Aboriginal tourism can grow and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2018225 Views

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British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities to benefit from investment in cultural tourism

Funding supports Vancouver-based non-profit to enhance profile of Aboriginal tourism across B.C. January 22, 2018 – Victoria, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Indigenous businesses and communities in British Columbia will benefit from a Government of Canada investment of $2,250,000 towards the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC). This support will help operators […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2018268 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Chagger to make announcements in Victoria

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Victoria, British Columbia, January 19, 2018—As part of a three-day trip to British Columbia, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government of the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, will travel to Victoria on Monday, January 22. While there, she will deliver a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2018315 Views

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Visitor numbers show B.C. as a choice destination for international travellers

Nov. 22, 2017 VICTORIA – September was a strong month for tourism in British Columbia, with an increase in international visitor arrival numbers. The latest September numbers from Statistics Canada indicate 4.6% growth over the same month in 2016, with 26,478 more visitors arriving in B.C. The total year-to-date international overnight custom entries to B.C. are also […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2017223 Views

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