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 seed funds to help take their new tourism ideas to the next level of development.
2022-2023 “Spark" Program Regions:
> Surrey - 2022 Winners
> Thompson Nicola - 2022 Winners
> Northern BC - 2023 Winners
> Indigenous Tourism BC - 2023 Winners
> Kootenay Rockies Accessible Tourism - 2023 Winners
> Cariboo Chilcotin Coast - 2023 Winners
> Campbell River - 2023 Winners
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