WTA Issues and Projects

Land Tenure Access and Security

The viability and growth of BC’s nature based tourism industry is dependent on the consideration and cooperation of governments and other industries using the land and resources. Resource and land use decisions are made every day in forestry, mining, energy development, and recreation, which can harm the natural values that are the foundation for our sector. Our industry requires land and resource related policy and planning that secures an adequate operating environment and creates certainty for tourism operators and potential investors. We also need better coordination of government ministries that impact tourism planning and development, which can be many.  

Land and Resource Use

The viability and growth of BC’s nature based tourism industry is dependent on the consideration and cooperation of governments and other industries using the land and resources. Resource and land use decisions are made every day in forestry, mining, energy development, and recreation, which can harm the natural values that are the foundation for our sector. Our industry requires land and resource related policy and planning that secures an adequate operating environment and creates certainty for tourism operators and potential investors. We also need better coordination of government ministries that impact tourism planning and development, which can be many.  

Marine Use and Fisheries

Our industry depends on a clean and healthy ocean and the protection of marine species like wild salmon. We also need to protect wilderness marinescapes and access to marine-based recreation opportunities. 

Industry Development and Marketing

From protecting a competitive business environment with appropriate policies and taxation to maintaining BC’s Super Natural brand and associated marketing strategies, the WTABC works to ensure a sustainable tourism industry for British Columbia.

Project Opportunities

This page will list relevant project and funding opportunities that WTA members may wish to apply for. The WTA supports projects that benefit wilderness tourism operators and the environment in which they operate. The WTA may assist members by providing advice, advocacy, and helpful connections. Visit this page to view the projects, and to read further on how the WTA can assist your business. 

Small Ship Operators Initiative

Working together, the members of the Small Ship Operators Initiative are developing best practices and collaborating on maritime regulations that are unique to overnight small ship tours.

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