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COVID-19 tourism supports

Since the start of the pandemic, the B.C. government has implemented recommendations from the Tourism Task Force and worked with industry to provide relief and support. This includes:

  • $36.8 million provided to major anchor attractions and tour bus operators through the Major Anchor Attractions Program;
  • $100-million tourism-specific stream under the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant Program;
  • $5 million in dedicated relief funding delivered by Indigenous Tourism BC for Indigenous tourism businesses;
  • $53 million in community-based tourism infrastructure and destination development to help tourism in B.C. recover, create jobs and spur economic development;
  • partnering with go2HR to design and deliver a COVID-19 safety certificate course for the tourism and hospitality workforce; and
  • $50 million in Budget 2021 to support tourism recovery and $20 million for community-based tourism infrastructure.