ATAC is proud to support the development of the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada through programs targeted to Aboriginal-owned or controlled tourism businesses at all stages of development, as well as to existing and new regional Aboriginal tourism associations. Browse our current programs below or contact ATAC for more information at Info@AboriginalCanada.ca.
The 2017 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference will be held at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, on the TsuuT’ina Nation in Calgary, Alberta from November 7th to 8th, 2017. Aboriginal tourism operators from across Canada and around the world will gather for two days of sharing best practices and networking at the 2017 IATC.
Manitoba Indigenous Tourism Regional Forums
Tourism is a $1.6B industry in Manitoba and creates more than 20,000 jobs in the province. ATAC is working in Manitoba to grow and support the Indigenous tourism economy for the Indigenous people of Manitoba, and we need you! The Manitoba Aboriginal tourism forums will address how businesses and community can take advantage of the significant economic and cultural opportunities for Indigenous peoples in the tourism industry.
The Aboriginal Cultural Experiences – National Guidelines were created through national consultation with ATAC partners, industry, and support from the Federal Government through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). The goal for ATAC was to create a user-friendly self assessment and reference tool that would be valuable for both the Aboriginal tourism industry and the Aboriginal economic development community across Canada in the creation and expansion of Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences.
ATAC Tourism Development Funding Support Program
ATAC invites Canadian Aboriginal tourism businesses to apply for support funding for tourism product development investments designed to improve their market-ready and export-ready status. Market/export readiness provides a tourism business the opportunity to gain greater marketplace awareness, larger volumes of visitors and sustainable business growth.