World’s Largest Burl On the Move to Enhance Tourism

Powell River Resident Attraction Campaign

Welcome to Port Hardy Kwakiutl Traditional Territory

Campbellton’s Bridge Viewpoint

Innovations in Modern Forestry Exhibit

The BC Forest Discovery Center (BCFDC) has educated visitors about the BC Forest Industry’s past, present and future for over half a century. While forestry has advanced over the decades, the BCFDC exhibits had not been updated since 1978. This project, led by the BCFDC and supported by private sector forestry partners, created a new… Continue reading Innovations in Modern Forestry Exhibit

Info-To-Go Mobile Visitor Centre

Home to the Lake Town Ranch, Lake Cowichan attracts over 50,000 attendees during SunFest and other major outdoor events. However, the majority of festival-goers were not stopping at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Center while attending events throughout the area. This resulted in lost opportunity to direct guests to local businesses, lodgings and encourage longer stays.… Continue reading Info-To-Go Mobile Visitor Centre

Powell River Visitor Attraction and Marketing

The tourism sector is  an important contributor to the Powell River and the Sunshine Coast economy. However, the area is still often considered a “best-kept secret”, making it difficult to realize the region’s full potential. Hosting the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver provided an opportunity to capitalize on the world’s media presence and optimize on story ideas… Continue reading Powell River Visitor Attraction and Marketing

Vancouver Island Mountain Centre

Mt. Washington is a significant attraction for tourists on Vancouver Island and an important asset enjoyed by local residents. Economic activity generated by both groups is an integral part of the regional economy. Outdoor enthusiasts visiting Mount Washington and the Strathcona Provincial Park did not have a central location to assemble and learn about the… Continue reading Vancouver Island Mountain Centre

MHSS Strategic Plan

In 2017, the Ahousaht First Nation completed a Land Use Vision dividing their territory into seven regions, with specific uses for each region such as conservation, eco-tourism, and low-impact industry. With a new foundation for long-term economic development, the community needed a new economic development strategy and reassessment of existing projects and businesses as well… Continue reading MHSS Strategic Plan

2010 and Beyond Strategic Plan

During the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, there was concern that attention would be focused mostly on Vancouver and Whistler, leaving Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast overlooked. Tourism Vancouver Island developed a specific strategy to attract visitors to the Island and Coastal regions by capitalizing on the global awareness generated during the 2010… Continue reading 2010 and Beyond Strategic Plan