Project One of the BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative (BCTCRI)–Facilitated Sustainable Tourism and Climate Adaptation Planning for Tourism Businesses–provides free, one-on-one, tailored support to tourism businesses looking to incorporate environmental sustainability or climate adaptation measures into their operations, strategy, and storytelling.
Businesses accepted into this program are connected with an experienced Program Advisor and other sustainability and climate adaptation experts from Destination BC’s subject matter expert network. The advisors and experts will work one-on-one with each business to help them develop a sustainability and climate adaptation road map and perform detailed assessments to identify the most impactful, customized measures for climate resiliency.
Please note that for the Winter and Spring 2024 intake period, this project is being delivered through the BC Tourism Sustainability Network.
We are accepting 150 businesses into the program during this intake period on a first come, first served basis.Apply Here
Businesses can use their completed sustainability and climate adaptation road map, an output of this program, to subsequently apply for a micro-grant of up to $15,000.
We will begin accepting business participant applications on Thursday, January 18, 2024. We are accepting 150 businesses into the program during this intake period on a first come, first served basis.
While the spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis, we have set aside spots for businesses in each of the six tourism regions of BC. This approach will ensure tourism businesses around the province are able to participate and access this high-value support at no cost. As you will need to indicate which tourism region your business operates within when you submit your application, you may wish to use our Planning Area Look Up Tool to confirm your tourism region.
Businesses eligible to participate must:
The BCTCRI and its representative projects are developed and delivered in collaboration with partner organizations, including the six Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs), Indigenous Tourism BC, and the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport working together to meet the goals of this initiative.
To find out more or ask questions about the BCTCRI or any of the four projects, contact us at [email protected].
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