Destination BC Tourism Events Program


The Tourism Events Program (TEP) helps events increase the volume of visitors to British Columbia, and/or increase global recognition for the province by providing  supplemental funding for marketing, promotional, advertising and broadcast activities. It supports a wide range of events, including arts, cultural or internationally recognized competitive sporting events.

Special Requirements

To be eligible for TEP funding, applicants must comply with the following eligibility requirements:

  • The event must take place in B.C., must be confirmed, and should be able to demonstrate financial viability (i.e. majority of operational funding is confirmed).
  • The event must be a tourism event 
  • The event must be a sporting competition, arts, cultural celebration or festival.
  • Organizers must be able to apply at least the full minimum amount of TEP funding ($10,000) to eligible activities.
  • Each event requires a separate application form and must be submitted during the appropriate intake window.

Visit the program page for full eligibility criteria.

Last updated: September 4, 2018