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#ExploreBC this long weekend, provincial gov’t gives $1.1M to tourism

#ExploreBC this long weekend, provincial gov’t gives $1.1M to tourism

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

Kootenay Rockies

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

Thompson Okanagan

The wonder of Wells Gray Provincial Park: http://ow.ly/Bwad30fCxLW

Wine culture, including the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival in Penticton: http://ow.ly/4WEM30fCxN6
and the Summerland Light up the vines: http://ow.ly/8y8330fCxPy

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

Vancouver Island:

First Nations culture of Northern Vancouver Island, including the U’Mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay: http://ow.ly/jSRH30fCy2m
and the new Kwa’lilas hotel in Port Hardy: http://ow.ly/le2M30fCy3a

Outdoor adventure in Strathcona Provincial Park: http://ow.ly/uxFs30fCxTe


For current travel deals, please visit: hellobc.com/traveldeals(https://www.hellobc.com/british-columbia/travel-deals.aspx?utm_campaign=ss2014&utm_medium=vanityurl&utm_source=hellobc-traveldeals)

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