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MRDT Renewal

Bowron Lake, BC | Thomas Drasdauskis

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Applying for MRDT Renewal Aug. 1, 2022

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism has been collecting the 3% Municipal & Regional District Tax (MRDT) since May 2018 for the purposes of regional tourism marketing on behalf of our communities and regional districts. The process to renew MRDT collection happens every 5 years and requires the majority support of eligible accommodators and local governments within our region. 

We are due to submit our first application for regional MRDT renewal by August 1, 2022. The benefits of this regional program for tourism businesses, communities and rural areas has been undeniable since 2018 and especially throughout COVID-19. 

Linked here is a quick backgrounder and draft 2023-2028 strategies that will be the basis for signature collection from tourism businesses and requests for letters of support from our local governments. There is also more historical information on the regional program available here. A timeline of the next 8 months is also included. 

Timelines for Renewal:

  • Annual Public Feedback Sessions on Regional MRDT Program – DONE
  • Continuous & Dedicated Monthly Communications on Marketing Results – ONGOING
  • Dedicated Key Stakeholder Consultations for 2023-28 Strategy – DONE
  • Validation of Proposed Strategy with Key Stakeholders – DONE
  • Debut & Request for Feedback of Proposed Strategy During 2021 AGM – DONE
  • Stakeholder Signature Collection Starts – LATE JAN 2022
  • Requesting Municipality and Indigenous Letters of Support Process – MARCH/APRIL 2022
  • Requesting Regional District Letters of Support Process – JUNE/JULY 2022
  • Submission of Renewal Application – AUG 1, 2022

The current Cariboo Chilcotin Coast MRDT collection area is listed below and hopes to expand to include the District of Wells upon this renewal application.

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (Electoral Area A and Electoral Area B)
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Electoral Area C, Part 2)
  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District (Electoral Area E)
  • Central Coast Regional District
  • Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (Electoral Area E)
  • District of 100 Mile House
  • City of Williams Lake
  • District of Lillooet
  • Village of Clinton
For any questions on the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast’s MRDT program or this renewal process, please contact:

Sydney Redpath, Director of Marketing

P: 250-392-2226 ex. 208 | E: