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Tourism Funding Programs

There are a number of different funding sources available to support B.C.'s tourism sector.

Last updated:  December 15, 2023

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Tourism funding sources.

Indigenous Tourism COVID-19 tourism supports – Indigenous Tourism British Columbia offers comprehensive and frequent updates on credit and financing options, income and employee support, and Provincial and Federal funding programs. 

Municipal and Regional District Tax   –  This tax program for communities provides funding for local tourism marketing, programs and projects.

Resort Municipality Initiative   –  This program funds projects in resort-based communities. Projects funded aim to increase resort activities, amenities, visitation, visitor activity, private investment, employment in the community, tourism contribution to the local economy, and municipal tax revenue.

Fairs, Festivals and Events Fund  - P rovides one-time grants to event organizers to support t he sustained recovery of community events. 

Tourism Events Program   –  Provides funding for events that raise awareness of B.C.'s tourism brands nationally and internationally, and that motivate Canadians and people from around the world to travel and experience B.C.'s natural beauty and world class infrastructure.

Destination Development Fund – Provides one-time grants to support the development and rejuvenation of tourism infrastructure, assets and experiences.  

Other sources of funding

Non-tourism specific sources of funding include the following:

Economic development funding and grants search tool  – Use this tool to search various funding sources for provincial and other (non-governmental, regional, federal) programs and initiatives.

B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) is for employers to train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled.

Regional Economic Trusts  – The Economic Trusts are mandated to stimulate economic development in the targeted sectors of forestry, transportation, tourism, mining, energy, economic development, agriculture, and small business.

Destination British Columbia has a number of resources and opportunities available to assist you in growing and developing tourism in your region.

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In addition, Go2HR offers  SuperHost ®  Customer Service Training  workshops for those employed in the service and hospitality industries.

BC Tourism Resiliency Network  provides B.C. tourism businesses with meaningful one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery.

The Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy  - preparing for climate change strengthens the sector’s ability to respond to extreme events like wildfires, flooding and heatwaves, as well as more gradual changes like water shortages and sea level rise.

Tourism Emergency Management Committee (TEMC)

The TEMC was established to help ensure:

  • Safety of visitors in B.C.
  • Viability of tourism businesses
  • Reputation of B.C. as a safe and welcoming destination

TEMC created a Tourism Emergency Management Framework (PDF, 1.57 MB)  that supports four emergency management pillars: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Download a one-page version of the framework (PDF, 140 KB).

TEMC includes representatives from government as well as the tourism industry, including:

  • Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
  • Tourism Industry Association of BC
  • Destination BC
  • Emergency Management BC
  • Regional Destination Management Organizations
  • B.C. Destination Marketing Organizations Association
  • Indigenous Tourism BC

B.C. Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative

The B.C. Tourism Climate Resiliency (BCTCR) Initiative is a province wide foundational program that aims to support the tourism sector in addressing and preparing for climate change. Starting in FY 2023/24 with an investment of $3 million through Destination British Columbia, the BCTCR will help develop a resilient tourism sector that is prepared to adapt to climate change.

The goals and intentions of the BCTCR is to ensure: 

  • B.C.’s tourism industry is better prepared to adapt to climate change.
  • B.C.’s tourism industry is using a standard set of tools to track, measure and improve sustainable practices and climate adaptation initiatives.
  • A foundation is set for a long-term sustainability and climate adaptation approach for the tourism sector in B.C.

The Initiative includes four key projects:

  • Project 1 – Facilitated sustainable tourism and climate adaptation planning for tourism businesses
  • Project 2 – Micro-grants to support sustainability and climate adaptation plan implementation
  • Project 3 – Sustainability and Climate Adaptation Data Framework
  • Project 4 – Community Destination Stewardship Initiative

For more information, please see Destination British Columbia’s website

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Support for B.C. tourism sector receives $105M funding boost

Funding will be delivered through the small and medium-sized business recovery grant program.

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The B.C. government is adding more money to the emergency grant program, available for tourism businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourism Minister Melanie Mark said on Tuesday the additional cash follows recommendations of a task force report to immediately launch a $105-million fund to help the tourism sector.

The relief fund more than doubles the $50 million for tourism announced in September by the government in its economic recovery plan.

B.C.'s COVID-19 economic recovery plan includes $660M in business tax incentives

"When we think about tourism, we're thinking about destinations,'' Mark said at a news conference. "We're thinking about experiences. We're thinking about filling our tank and getting away, and we can't do that under COVID-19 and the travel restrictions and we acknowledge that as a government.''

Tourism task force chairwoman Tamara Vrooman said the relief fund provides a first step to positioning the industry for recovery in the COVID-19 era.

"Many of the businesses had a tough summer and tough fall and now we're going into a tough winter, and so the emergency funding to bridge those very vital businesses is to ensure that when the tourists come back, the businesses are there to welcome them with employees who are very happy to work in the sector,'' she said.

Tourist businesses face make-or-break summer as visitors stay home

B.C. tourism industry seeks $680M to rebuild after COVID-19 pandemic

The government appointed the 12-member task force last September to make recommendations to support a strong tourism recovery from COVID-19 and strengthen the industry's long-term competitiveness.

The report said tourism contributes more than $20.5 billion to B.C.'s economy and employs more than 160,000 people.

Mark said the government will also provide $5 million to Indigenous Tourism B.C. to help administer relief grants to Indigenous tourism operations.

Last summer, the Tourism Association of B.C. asked the government to provide $680 million to help the struggling sector.  

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Federal government launches Tourism Relief Fund to help tourism businesses and organizations recover and grow

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has provided over $15.4 billion in direct supports to the tourism sector. Budget 2021 committed an additional $1 billion to help the tourism sector prepare to welcome domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, launched $500-million in funding for the new Tourism Relief Fund. Eligible organizations can now submit applications to support the tourism sector prepare to welcome back domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination.

Canadian tourism businesses and organizations can now apply for support to welcome back visitors

July 12, 2021 – Hillier, Ontario

In March 2020, tourism came to a screeching halt as public safety measures kept most Canadians home and international borders closed. Now that vaccination efforts are paying off and declining case rates are allowing the easing of restrictions, tourism businesses and organizations from coast to coast to coast can look to the future.  

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has provided over $15.4 billion in direct supports to the tourism sector. Budget 2021 committed an additional $1 billion to help the tourism sector prepare to welcome domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, launched $500-million in funding for the new Tourism Relief Fund. Eligible organizations can now submit applications to support the tourism sector prepare to welcome back domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination.  

Canada’s  regional development agencies  (RDAs) will deliver $485 million directly to businesses and organizations to help them adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate future growth. As long-standing on the ground support to economic development and community growth, the RDAs are well positioned to deliver fast and efficient support to the tourism sector.

Indigenous communities that rely heavily on tourism have also been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In order to close this gap, the Government of Canada is investing a minimum of $50 million of the Tourism Relief Fund in Indigenous tourism projects.

In addition, $15 million, delivered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, will support destination development, seasonal and local attractions, and human resources and skills development.

By enabling tourism businesses and organizations to prepare for recovery through the development of new and enhanced products and offerings, the Government of Canada is driving economic growth and job creation from coast to coast to coast. The Tourism Relief Fund, part of the $1 billion in  tourism supports announced in Budget 2021 , will help tourism businesses bounce back, while making Canada a unique premier destination when it is safe for international visitors to return.

“Our government has been there for the tourism sector since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and today’s announcement is about adding another tool to the suite of COVID supports that will help it recover and prepare for future growth and create jobs. This is an important step in our recovery efforts to attract visitors from all over the world so they can discover our country’s extraordinary wild natural beauty, delicious food and rich cultural experiences and incredibly warm hospitality once it is safe to do so.” - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages
“Today’s announcement is meaningful for the tourism sector here in southeastern Ontario, and across the country. With the launch of the Tourism Relief Fund, we are providing support for businesses, organizations and tourism entities across Canada to adapt operations and also create new offerings and experiences for future visitors to enjoy.” - Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte
“The Indigenous tourism industry supports the overall Indigenous economy and creates jobs, supports families, and allows travelers to experience the vibrant and diverse communities and cultures of Indigenous Peoples. The Tourism Relief Fund will provide needed support to Indigenous tourism businesses all across the country in order for the industry to turn the page from crisis to recovery and build back better.” - Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services

Quick facts

More information on the Tourism Relief Fund, including how eligible applicants can apply is available through Canada’s  regional development agencies (RDAs).

Tourism is a key contributor to Canada’s economy. According to Statistics Canada, the tourism sector generated an estimated $104.4 billion in revenues in 2019, supported approximately 1 in 10 jobs in communities across Canada and contributed an estimated $45.1 billion in gross domestic product.

Prior to the pandemic, Indigenous tourism supported over 41,000 jobs and accounted for $2 billion of Canada’s GDP.

To help manage the severe impact of COVID-19 on the sector, tourism-related businesses and not-for-profit organizations have received $15.4 billion in support for tourism, arts, and culture sectors to pay workers, provide rent and mortgage support, as well as providing liquidity support for small businesses.

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Welcome to the BC Tourism Sustainability Network, a dynamic industry support program powered by the BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative. This business sustainability program is dedicated to assisting tourism operators in seamlessly integrating sustainability into their operations, fostering a positive impact on the environment, our communities, and our shared prosperity.

The BCTSN offers meaningful, one-on-one support and resources for all tourism operators, regardless of prior sustainability experience. We help businesses define a clear roadmap to integrating sustainability in their operations, strategy, and storytelling.

Each participating business is matched with a seasoned program advisor, who conducts a thorough needs assessment for your organization’s sustainability journey. Subsequently, a tailor-made sustainability roadmap is crafted, delivering comprehensive resource guides and videos to support businesses in their chosen focus areas, and access to other complimentary BCTSN services, such as sustainability workshops, personalized audits and assessments, recommendations for certification programs, and information on available funding opportunities.

Join the BC Tourism Sustainability Network today, and let us support you on the journey towards a more sustainable future.

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Taking action toward creating more sustainable and regenerative tourism options is crucial for addressing some of the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.

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The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful framework for incorporating sustainable tourism efforts. However, committing to one or two goals is enough to drive change!

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By implementing effective strategies to reduce and mitigate the carbon footprint of tourism and promote sustainable practices in the industry, we can encourage people to think about the planet when making travel decisions.

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Energy management is an essential component of sustainable tourism. It can minimize tourism’s environmental impacts, reduce operating costs, and enhance visitor experiences. However, there is no one size fits all approach.

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Sustainable water management practices safeguard our planet’s vital water resources and ensure that tourism does not threaten freshwater ecosystem health or community access to potable water. Conscientious water usage provides numerous benefits to the tourism industry.

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Proper waste management reduces the impacts of waste on human health, the environment and the economy. The tourism industry can have a significant impact on waste generation. In fact, visitors often consume more resources than locals, producing up to twice as much waste as local residents in some areas.

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Responsible sourcing of products and services minimizes environmental and social impacts and keeps money circulating in the local communities. By adopting responsible purchasing practices, tourism businesses can reduce their environmental footprint and support local communities.

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The BC Tourism Sustainability Network (BCTSN) is a collaborative tourism support program powered by the BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative and its partner organizations, including Destination BC, the six Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs), Indigenous Tourism BC, and the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sports.

The BCTSN is designed and delivered by the tourism industry for the tourism industry, combining the sector’s specialized understanding of its own needs and nuances with the expertise of sustainability experts. The BCTSN was created in 2022 by the BC Regional Tourism Secretariat (BCRTS) in partnership with regional tourism associations 4VI, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Rockies, Northern British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan, and Vancouver, Coast & Mountains.

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More investments in destination development underway for B.C.’s tourism sector

More than 50 new tourism projects throughout B.C. are receiving a total of $21.3 million for shovel-ready infrastructure projects.

These projects are part of the second round of the 2021 Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program’s (CERIP) Destination Development stream.

In February 2021, in response to the pandemic and through StrongerBC, the Province provided $20 million for 54 projects specifically for tourism through the first round of CERIP. The second investment of $21.3 million in 2022 doubles this, providing a total of $41.3 million for the tourism ecosystem for more than 100 projects.

“We know tourism infrastructure is a priority for communities. Today, we are responding to this call to action from the sector that will further support its recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “Our investment in tourism creates good-paying jobs that directly support local economies now and will elevate our reputation as a world-class destination for the many visitors looking to return to B.C. for years to come.”

The Province is investing an additional $30 million over the next two years to continue investing in tourism infrastructure throughout the province. By helping communities enhance tourism experiences, B.C. will increase its ability to compete as a premium destination.

These funds will strengthen tourism growth and develop emerging tourism opportunities, stimulating the recovery of B.C.’s post-pandemic visitor economy. Continued investments in destination development will increase employment and job creation, and establish more livable communities while enhancing residents’ quality of life and visitors’ experiences.

These investments in implementation-ready tourism infrastructure projects support the recovery and resilience of tourism by creating jobs and developing infrastructure that will attract visitors to B.C. communities in the near and long term. Examples of approved projects include an Indigenous campground development, trail upgrades to accommodate adapted mountain bikes and wheelchairs, arts and culture event space, and beautification and signage projects.  

Projects were chosen for their demonstrated tourism benefits to communities and British Columbians, along with new jobs, many of which will provide employment for apprentices, youth, new Canadians, women and Indigenous Peoples. Eligible applicants included local governments, First Nations and non-profit organizations.

Cormac Hikisch, president, Smithers Ski Club –

“The Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club is beyond thrilled with being awarded a CERIP grant. With this funding announcement, we are poised to establish a winter sports events centre at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort for alpine ski and snowboard competitions. We look forward to enhancing local sports infrastructure for the surrounding communities and inviting competitors from across the region and the province to future events.”  

Jane Paterson, president, Red Mountain Racers Society, Rossland –

“This generous investment to construct a new race office and timing facility, International Ski Federation-level T-bar lighting and the expansion of snowmaking to our ski cross course will be a significant improvement, and opens opportunities for night racing and as a sought-after ski cross venue. It will enable us to suitably host the 2026 BC Games and many more large-scale events. We are grateful for the support from the community and Red Mountain Resort as we grow our race venue and host more events in Rossland.” 

Malcolm Brodie, mayor, City of Richmond –

“The Richmond Olympic Oval is an enduring legacy venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games for Richmond and the country. This $1-million provincial grant will support the development of a planned sport and event plaza in front of the iconic oval that will leverage existing facilities for tourism, sport and fitness. It will expand opportunities for use through programs, public use and events, and bring more vibrancy to the neighbourhood around the Richmond Olympic Oval urban waterfront community.”

Cheryl Beattie, director, Kamloops Performance Cycling Centre –

“Like many other cities across B.C., Kamloops experienced an unprecedented increase in trail users during COVID, from local users to regional and domestic tourists. The CERIP funds are so appreciated and will support our efforts to elevate Kamloops' competitiveness as a premier travel destination, and to provide a more accessible riding experience for bikers of all levels at Harper Mountain and Pineview.”

Quick Facts:

  • The $30-million tourism infrastructure fund will begin accepting applications in fall 2022 and again in fall 2023. More information will be released this summer.
  • These new funds will implement actions in response to the Tourism Task Force Recommendations.
  • As part of Budget 2021-22, the CERIP investment of $21.3 million more than doubles the tourism infrastructure investments made in February 2021.
  • The $21.3 million provided in the second round of funding supports one infrastructure project in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region; nine projects in the Kootenay Rockies region; six in the Northern British Columbia region; 11 in the Thompson Okanagan region; 15 in the Vancouver Coast & Mountains region and 10 in the Vancouver Island region.

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For a backgrounder listing approved projects and costs, visit:  https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CERIP_Table_2.pdf

For backgrounder listing projects funded in the first round of CERIP funding, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2-25-21_CERIP.pdf

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BC Government News Release: Tourism Events Program Funds Almost 100 BC Events

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The Government of BC has provided funding to approximately 100 organizations through its Tourism Events Program (TEP) to build B.C.’s reputation as an events destination and increase visitation.

“B.C.’s many sports competitions, arts festivals and events are vital to our tourism sector and a thriving economy,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “This program allows organizers to raise awareness about their amazing events and inspires British Columbians and people from around the world to attend.”

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    British Columbia Support for B.C. tourism sector receives $105M funding boost The B.C. government is adding more money to the emergency grant program, available for tourism businesses struggling ...

  8. B.C. tourism business events, workforce support receive grants

    Since the start of the pandemic, the B.C. government has invested more than $570 million in supports for the tourism sector, including the Small and Medium Size Business Grant and Circuit Breaker grant, providing funding to nearly 8,200 tourism and hospitality businesses. Budget 2021 committed $120 million for tourism recovery initiatives ($20 ...

  9. PDF COVID-19 Supports for BC Tourism Businesses

    COVID-19 Supports for BC Tourism Businesses Loans and Grants Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant BC Government Provides grants of $10,000 to $30,000 to support B.C. businesses that employ up to 149 B.C. residents and have experienced declines in revenue of at least 30% from March 2020 to present when compared to the same one-month

  10. B.C. commits $105 million to support tourism sector

    The Government of British Columbia is responding to the recommendations of the Tourism Task Force by creating a dedicated relief funding stream to quickly support people and businesses in B.C.'s tourism sector. ... from an $18.2-million investment in arts and culture programs throughout the province through Community Gaming Grants ...

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    Destination BC is focused on attracting overnight visitors to the province, by promoting our Super, Natural British Columbia® brand to the world, and increasing tourism revenues by supporting industry in the development and delivery of remarkable experiences. We work collaboratively with industry, regional, community, and Indigenous partners.

  12. Federal government launches Tourism Relief Fund to help tourism

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has provided over $15.4 billion in direct supports to the tourism sector. Budget 2021 committed an additional $1 billion to help the tourism sector prepare to welcome domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages ...

  13. B.C. launches plan to revitalize tourism, creating ...

    B.C. has launched a new three-year roadmap for rebuilding and revitalizing tourism, creating jobs and opportunities for people and communities in every part of the province. "B.C. is a world-class destination, and we know the pandemic has hurt tourism," said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

  14. BC Tourism Sustainability Network

    The BC Tourism Sustainability Network (BCTSN) is a collaborative tourism support program powered by the BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative and its partner organizations, including Destination BC, the six Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs), Indigenous Tourism BC, and the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sports. ...

  15. External Funding Sources

    Funding Sources | External Funding Sources Creative Funds BC Arts Council The BC Arts Council serves as the BC government's primary funding and development agency for the arts, allocating $24 million each year through an independent peer review process.

  16. COVID-19 Financial and Business Support

    Indigenous Tourism Business Grants Indigenous and Tourism Specific Business Loans Provincial and National Business Loans Financial Support for for Business Owners Programs available to Support your Employees Information about tax deferrals How to support BC and Canada with COVID-19 Products & Services

  17. More investments made in B.C.'s tourism infrastructure

    The $30-million tourism infrastructure fund will begin accepting applications in fall 2022 and again in fall 2023. More information will be released this summer. These new funds will implement actions in response to the Tourism Task Force Recommendations.

  18. Funding Sources

    Indigenous Tourism BC, Destination BC, Indigenous Tourism Association Canada, and others who support the cultural, social, and economic benefits of a thriving Indigenous tourism industry provide initiatives that fund the marketing and development of Indigenous tourism products.

  19. BC Government News Release: Tourism Events Program ...

    The Government of BC has provided funding to approximately 100 organizations through its Tourism Events Program (TEP) to build B.C.'s reputation as an events destination and increase visitation. "B.C.'s many sports competitions, arts festivals and events are vital to our tourism sector and a thriving economy," said Lisa Beare, Minister ...