With the provincial state of emergency in effect until December 14, we have extended the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast “Spark” program application deadline until January 21, 2022.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program launched on October 27, with the goal to “spark” new tourism ideas and initiatives in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Presented by Destination BC in collaboration with the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, Community Futures, 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 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 in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast area (see map for reference).
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