Minister's Tourism Engagement Council

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council was created to connect communities, industry and government on tourism related policies, issues and actions in a structured and inclusive way.

The Council is an advisory group that provides advice on the issues and opportunities facing the tourism industry and informs the development and implementation of the provincial tourism strategy.

The council is comprised of 28 members who collectively provide:

  • the broadest possible variety of participants from the tourism sector;
  • knowledge of current and emerging issues affecting tourism;
  • ability to formulate options or recommendations for addressing issues; and,
  • knowledge of the broader tourism community.

The composition of the Council reflects the geographic scope and broad diversity of British Columbia’s tourism sector.  Applicants have been appointed from the following components of tourism:

  • Tourism and related sector businesses;
  • Sub-sectors of tourism such as adventure tourism, agri-tourism, ski resorts, etc.
  • Cultural, recreation, sport or arts organizations linked to tourism;
  • Indigenous tourism;
  • Industry associations; and,
  • Local or regional destination marketing organizations.

For more detail about the Council, see the attached information or visit the website for the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office. If you have questions about the application process, please email tourismpolicy@gov.bc.ca.

The application period for the Minister's Tourism Engagement Council ended on Monday, March 19, 2018. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application.