News & Events


The Wilderness Tourism Associations Annual General Meeting is taking place January 17-18, 2020 in Victoria, BC.  

This years AGM will take place at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC for half a day on January 17 and a full day on January 18. See the detailed agenda here

Contact WTA to register now.




September 11, 2020

B.C. to protect 353,000 hectares of forest with old-growth trees from logging

The promise comes as the Ministry of Forests released a new report entitled A New Future for Old Forests, meant to guide an overhaul of forestry rules.

September 1, 2020

Idled tourism-ship crews clear garbage from coastline

A group of coastal marine operators shut down for 100% of their season due to COVID-19 virus have secured a $3.5 million contract with the provincial government to clean up marine debris fouling the shoreline on BC’s Central Coast .

JUNE 6, 2019
Dozens of constituents showed up outside the community office of Premier John Horgan… as part of province-wide protest against the logging of old-growth on [Vancouver] Island.
MAY 12, 2019
Why does the tourism industry care? There are many reasons. Some are economic, but mostly we care about managing natural resources for the future.
MARCH 15, 2019
The federal fisheries minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, and Premier John Horgan said Friday the two governments will provide $142.8 million towards a five-year wild salmon restoration program, with the federal government spending $100 million of the total amount.
February 5, 2019
The Federal Court has struck down a Department of Fisheries and Oceans policy on farmed salmon, after finding that the ministry was ignoring testing for a virus when issuing licences for the transfer or release of farmed salmon.
January 21, 2019
Though still in its infancy, the Adventure Tourism Coalition (ATC) is already recognized as a major stakeholder in B.C.’s robust tourism industry. However the head of the organization said there is still work to be done to ensure that the economic importance of the sector is fully recognized.
December 14, 2018
A ground-breaking government-to-government process has delivered recommendations that will protect and restore wild salmon stocks, allow an orderly transition plan for open-pen finfish for the Broughton Archipelago and create a more sustainable future for local communities and workers.
October 25, 2018
As part of an international call for action, the voices of 185,000 people from around the world were heard Thursday at the B.C. Legislature, when a petition calling for the protection of B.C.’s old-growth forests was delivered to the government.
June 18, 2018
With the deadline approaching for the B.C. government to renew 20 fish farm licences, a group of marine tourism operators are imploring the government to let the licences go.
April 3, 2018
In previous years, the spring grizzly bear hunt in B.C. would be getting underway by April, but a ban was imposed last year and new provincial regulations came into effect over the weekend to strengthen it.
November 28, 2017
Living in rural western Canada, there is usually one thing on your mind: bears. And the rules are simple – don’t feed them, don’t make eye contact with them and whatever you do, don’t run from them. A bear will outsmart and outrun you every time.
August 23, 2016
British Columbia’s $1.5-billion wilderness tourism industry will be vulnerable if plans to triple the capacity of a pipeline sending oil from Alberta to B.C.’s coast is approved, the Wilderness Tourism Association of B.C. told a federal panel on Tuesday.

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