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Globe & Mail: Family in High Places

Aug. 7, 2017 – A little fitness, a good pair of boots and a sense of adventure are all you need to hike British Columbia’s mammoth Selkirk Mountains, David Ebner writes. Or are they? An off-trail excursion with his mother puts that thinking to the test.

The mountain slope is steep. If we were skiing, this would be a double black diamond, an ideal challenge on a descent buried in snow, as it is through the long winter. Instead, the month is August and we are hiking, the sun high in the mid-afternoon on a beautiful day, the Selkirk Mountains all around us. The Durrand Glacier backcountry chalet, where we set out from, is in the distance.

Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry

July 11, 2017 – As you know, there are some areas of the province currently dealing with wildfires, impacting visitors and businesses, and potentially influencing those who may be planning a trip to our province.

Stay Safe, Stay Informed. During times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to share information from official sources only. There are a variety of resources available to help you prepare for emergencies, gather up-to-date information and help visitors plan their travel.

BLBCA Holds Annual General Meeting

June 9, 2017 – The BLBCA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this past week on June 7th – 8th, in Kamloops, BC. Members of the Association gathered for two days packed with industry-related information, updates from both the staff and BOD.

The Association welcomed a number of distinguished guest presenters to the AGM. Some BLBCA members also presented and sharing their thoughts on a number of key and current industry issues.

There’s always time for a little fun, with the first day concluding with outdoor activities for attendees, including a local mountain bike ride to the Kamloops Bike Ranch and a hike through Peterson Creek.

These activities were followed by dinner, where attendees could chat openly and discuss key industry info & learnings amongst themselves and with many of the presenters.

The BLBCA is always exploring options to further expand the AGM. To discuss opportunities further or for all general inquiries on the BLBCA’s Annual General Meeting, please refer to the contacts at the bottom of this page.

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