Resources and Services

WTABC WILDERNESS PLEDGE

The WTABC has developed a Visitor Pledge to help our members communicate to guests the importance of respecting the places they will be visiting during their trip.

This pledge is free to download and share with your guests. If you have a companion piece specific to your organization let us know. This is a living document and will we continue to improve it with the ongoing feedback from WTABC members, industry partners and other stakeholders working to protect the incredible environments we operate within.

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REPORTS AND POLICY DOCUMENTS

    • Small and Medium-Sized Business Relief Grant: These grants are targeted towards small and medium-sized businesses and provide $10,00-$30,000 to support your business with the impact of Covid-19. An additional $5000-$15,000 will be provided to tourism-related businesses. 
    • Insurance Webinar: What You Need to Know: This one-hour long webinar helps to address some of the key questions the tourism operators have been asking throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It helps to provide some key insights as to why insurance operators made the decisions they have throughout 2020.
    • The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy: The WTA wants you and your business to stay informed with the latest information regarding financial assistance through government programs. This article breaks down who is eligible for the Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy, how they calculate rates and the next steps to take.
    • Marine Protected Areas Summary Report: During 2018 & 2019, 75 commercial recreation marine operators were surveyed to gather information pertinent to marine tourism business activities. Their insight provides an important contribution to understanding the economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of the plan area MPA proposals.
    • Adventure Tourism Strategy Development:  The Wilderness Tourism Association joined sixteen other Adventure Tourism organizations to develop the Adventure Tourism Strategy.  This is a strategic plan developed to guide discussion with the province on needed changes in government policy and administration of natural resource management and land tenure in the province.
    • Salmon Farming:  The WTA aims to support efforts that increase the chances of wild salmon surviving, and to stay informed on policies surrounding salmon farming in British Columbia. The WTA supports land-based closed containment farming and the movement away from open-net cage ocean sites. The WTA has developed principles for the government to consider in managing open net Salmon farming.
    • National Energy Board Submissions on Pipelines:  The WTA has been opposed to both the Enbridge and Trans Mountain pipeline projects and made submissions to both processes. The underlying reasons for the objection  (environmental impacts) were identical for both however they differed in terms of land-based impacts.  The WTA opposed the Enbridge project due to its potential terrestrial and marine environmental impacts.  The board felt that the risk connected to this proposal was too high. The WTA conditionally opposed the Trans Mountain Pipeline because of its potential marine impacts.

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