The Campbell River “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program launched on February 22, with the goal to “spark” new tourism ideas and initiatives in the City of Campbell River and the Strathcona Regional District. Presented by Destination BC in collaboration with the City of Campbell River, Destination Campbell River, 4VI and the Tourism Innovation Lab, the program matches selected applicants with a tourism mentor and provides a $3,000 seed grant to help develop new tourism ideas.
This program was designed to help entrepreneurs in the area to overcome challenges and barriers often experienced in bringing new tourism products to life. Previous program participants in Ontario and British Columbia were selected for water-based ecotours, agritourism initiatives, Indigenous tourism programs, wine and culinary workshops, interactive walking tours, virtual experiences, aerial adventures, winter glamping retreats, nature orientated vacation packages, and more.
Applications are being accepted now from tourism entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations based in the City of Campbell River and the Strathcona Regional District (See map for reference).
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