The B.C. Tourism Industry Awards were held in conjunction with the 18th Annual BC Tourism Industry Conference, the largest and most significant tourism industry event of the year.

Quick Facts:

With over 50 types of tourism products found in six distinct regions and countless communities provincewide, tourism epitomizes how small and medium-sized businesses contribute to the economy. In 2010, the tourism sector:

  • Employed 127,000 British Columbians.
  • Generated over $13.4 billion in revenue for tourism related businesses.
  • Contributed over $1.2 billion to provincial government revenues.
  • BC has nearly 18,000 tourism-related businesses province wide."