Tourism Funding and Programs

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

Tourism Funding Sources

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.

Municipal and Regional District Tax - this 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.

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.

Canada Job Grant - this federal grant for employers helps train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled.

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

Indigenous Tourism Resources - provides an overview of the various funding resources available to support Indigenous tourism.

Community Tourism Resources - provides an overview of tourism, arts and culture related funding resources which communities can access to facilitate tourism development initiatives. 

Tourism Programs

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