Whether you are an individual, a start-up or an established small business or non-profit organization, there can be many challenges and barriers to bringing a new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition.
We want to help. The “Spark" Program will match selected candidates with a tourism mentor and provide a source of financial support to help take your new tourism idea to the next level of development.
2022-2023 “Spark" Program Regions:
> Surrey - Application Intake Now Closed
> Thompson Nicola - Application Intake Now Closed
> Northern BC - Application Deadline Dec 6
> Indigenous Tourism BC - Application Deadline Jan 18
2021-2022 “Spark" Program Regions:
> Cariboo Chilcotin Coast - 2022 Winners
> Indigenous Tourism BC - 2022 Winners
> Sea to Sky - 2021 Winners
> West Kootenay - 2021 Winners
Stay tuned for updates for other BC regions!
The “Spark" Program includes:
Selected applicants will receive:
All program applicants are invited to join our “Spark" community of tourism innovators, idea makers, partners and supporters for special networking events, one-on-one's, and development workshops.
Interested in launching the “Spark" Program in your region?
Interested in being a mentor and supporting start-up tourism initiatives?
Please contact Alex Berlyand, BC Programs Coordinator at email@example.com or 1-844-455-0325 ext. 2 for more information.
Learn more about the Tourism Innovation Lab
Western Canada Home Base
Tourism Innovation Lab
c/o The Common
38016 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0A1
1-844-455-0325 x 2 (toll-free)
We respectfully acknowledge that our home base in Squamish sits on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples: Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We will honour that by collaborating with Indigenous-led organizations and businesses to support the advancement of Indigenous tourism in the region and across Canada.
Central Canada Home Base
Tourism Innovation Lab
c/o University of Windsor - EPICentre
2455 Wyandotte St W, Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3B3
1-844-455-0325 x 1 (toll-free)
We respectfully acknowledge that our home base at the University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which is comprised of the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi Peoples. We will honour that by collaborating with Indigenous-led organizations and businesses to support the advancement of Indigenous tourism in the region and across Canada.