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BLBCA Invited by Arc’teryx to Help Launch Hut Magic

Nov. 10, 2017 – The BLBCA was invited by Arc’teryx to help with the launch of Hut Magic, a new in-store VR experience that explores the magic of remote ski hut living. VR filming was shot at Burnie Glacier Chalet, a BLBCA member.

Executive Director, Brad Harrison, shared first-hand backcountry experiences, expert knowledge and images of Super, Natural British Columbia before answering questions on all things hut-related. Why should one go to a BLBCA member hut? Where are they? How do you get there? What kind of activities happen there? Do you have to be an expert? No, everybody is welcome and can enjoy the unparalleled BC wilderness experience.

Arc’teryx also invited the BLBCA to participate at a “Hut Magic” event in Toronto on Nov. 16th and an upcoming event in Los Angeles on Nov. 28th

Be sure to check back to the site in the coming weeks for updates.

An Excellent Two Days at Tourism Events

Oct. 24, 2017 – The BLBCA recently attended two prominent tourism events in the province.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11th, the Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC) hosted a Stakeholder Forum and co-hosted a networking reception with Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) at the Musqueam Cultural Pavilion in Vancouver, BC.

The following day the TIABC Summit 2017 was held at Westin Wall Centre in Richmond, BC. There were several key gatherings throughout the day. The TIABC and AtBC held annual general meetings. That was followed by the TIAC Town Hall with Destination Canada, AtBC and TIABC.

The day also featured keynote speaker, Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. NDP Tourism Critic Gord Johns, Conservative Tourism Critic Blake Richards and Liberal MP John Aldag discussed and debated national tourism issues as part of the ‘MPs on the Hotseat.’ Destination BC also provided an update on their Destination and Industry Development programs.

Minister Encourages British Columbians to #ExploreBC this Thanksgiving Weekend

Oct. 6, 2017 – As part of the $1.1-million provincial investment to assist tourism in wildfire-affected areas, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture is encouraging British Columbians to lend their support by visiting these areas over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

“Thanksgiving is a prime opportunity for British Columbians to head out with friends and family to #exploreBC,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “British Columbia boasts an amazing array of tourist experiences. This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to #exploreBC – and especially the areas hit by this summer’s terrible wildfires. Supporting our local economies has never been more important. Many of the hotels, restaurants and attractions in regions impacted by the fires will appreciate your support.”

“B.C.’s tourism sector is strong and looking ahead to continued success in a high-growth global industry,” said Marsha Walden, CEO of Destination BC. “Though tourism businesses faced incredible challenges from Mother Nature this past summer, we know that fall is an ideal time to travel around British Columbia. Many places that are busy in summer are more relaxed in fall. There is so much to see and do. Our marketing is encouraging all British Columbians to get out and explore their beautiful province.”

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