The provincial government is investing $1.1 million into the tourism sector to help with impacts from wildfires over the summer.
This Thanksgiving weekend, they are encouraging people to explore the province they call home and lend their support.
$600,000 will go to the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast, the Thompson Okanagan and Kootenay Rockies Tourism Associations and $500,000 will go to marketing support for those areas.
StatsCan says that the province saw almost 1600 fewer visitors in July of this year compared to last year.
People in Alberta and Washington are also being encouraged to come to BC to support fall festivals, events and tourism operators.
Destination BC has compiled this list of activities and destinations to visit right now.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
The wilderness and diverse wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest: http://ow.ly/TMYY30fCxFJ
Captivating gold-rush heritage at Barkerville Historic Site: http://ow.ly/11Wl30fCxZu
The soothing beauty of hot springs: http://ow.ly/E5CS30fCxHh
Mountain biking in Revelstoke: http://ow.ly/Ud2930fCxV2
Northern British Columbia:
The protected land and marine ecosystems of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site: http://ow.ly/B9mY30fCxJg
The Alaska Highway, now celebrating 75 years: http://ow.ly/1W8u30fCy04
The wonder of Wells Gray Provincial Park: http://ow.ly/Bwad30fCxLW
Vancouver, Coast and Mountains:
The 177 kilometres of trail on the Sunshine Coast Trail from Powell River to Saltery Bay: http://ow.ly/FfEn30fCxQA
The agricultural abundance of the Fraser Valley: http://ow.ly/zIvS30fCxRQ
Outdoor adventure in Strathcona Provincial Park: http://ow.ly/uxFs30fCxTe
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