The BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport (TACS) is investing $3 million over the next two years—through its Destination Development Fund—to the BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative (BCTCRI) project. 

Destination BC (DBC), along with several of its industry partners, will use the funding to operate the BCTCRI, which is focused on four key project areas:

  1. Project One: Facilitated Sustainable Tourism & Climate Adaptation Planning for Tourism Businesses: This program provides free, tailored support for eligible tourism businesses; applications for the winter and spring 2024 intake are currently being accepted. 
  2. Project Two: Micro-Grants to Support Sustainability & Climate Adaptation Plan Implementation: This program provides micro-grants of up to $15,000 for eligible tourism businesses; application intake opens January 29, 2024. 
  3. Project Three: Sustainability & Climate Adaptation Data Framework (details coming soon).
  4. Project Four: Community Destination Stewardship Initiative (details coming soon)

As noted on DBC's website, the goals and intention of the BCTCRI are to ensure the following:

  1. BC’s tourism industry is better prepared to adapt to climate change.
  2. BC’s tourism industry is using a standard set of tools to track, measure and improve sustainable practices and climate adaptation initiatives.
  3. Foundation is set for a long-term sustainability and climate adaptation approach for the tourism sector in BC.

Visit DBC's website to learn more about the BCTRI and to access information about how your business can apply to participate in Project One and Two (linked above).