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Destination Development Fund

BC Destination Development Fund

The Province is launching a $30 million fund to build a strong and globally competitive tourism sector that fosters vibrant communities across BC.

The Destination Development Fund is providing one-time grants to support the development and rejuvenation of tourism infrastructure, assets and experiences to build long term resiliency of the tourism industry post-pandemic. The fund aims to strengthen a year-round visitor economy, invest in a sustainable future through destination stewardship and develop accessible and inclusive destinations that are welcoming to all through two streams: Activate and Elevate.


  • Designed for projects that will build or rejuvenate tourism infrastructure, visitor amenities, and tourist attractions.
  • Up to $1 Million per project


  • Designed for projects that will improve destination competitiveness through modernizing tourism experiences, building capacity and skills, adopting and adapting technology, and enhancing sustainability practices.
  • Up to $500,000 per project.

Eligible Organizations:

  • Local Governments
  • Indigenous governments and development corporations
  • Not-for-Profit organizations

This fund is a targeted investment to advance the priorities in the Strategic Framework for Tourism 2022-2024 and regional destination development plans. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Applications accepted NOW until December 7, 2022.

Successful EOIs will be invited to submit a full application. For detailed information about the fund and EOI forms, please visit the website or contact program staff at

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