VANCOUVER – Vancouver Coast and Mountain Tourism Region operated by Destination British Columbia and Spinal Cord Injury BC are pleased to announce their partnership to support the long-term growth of affordable tourism in the region. Under this new agreement, the two organizations will work together to improve and promote accessible tourism products and services to help meet the needs of visitors who identify as having a disability.
Work will soon begin on personal evaluations of a wide range of tourism businesses in the Vancouver Coast and Mountain region. These valuable visits will help business operators understand what can improve access and inclusion. Participating businesses will also update their availability listings on the consumer travel planning website HelloBC.com so that visitors can easily find affordable accommodations, attractions, activities and experiences.
This new partnership builds on Destination BC’s Accessible Tourism Strategic Framework and Action Plan to support the development and improvement of accessible tourism products, services and activities so that people of all abilities can participate in a transformative British Columbia experience.
Jody Young, Manager, Vancouver Coast & Mountains for Destination BC
“It is very exciting to announce this key new partnership during both National Accessibility Week and Tourism Week. Our work with Spinal Cord Injury BC will help tourism companies in the region evaluate their offerings to allow more visitors to enjoy them, create a more inclusive visitor experience and more room for growth in the sector, and enhance our region’s reputation as a welcoming holiday destination. . choice.”
Chris McBride, Executive Director, Spinal Cord Injury BC
“We enthusiastically welcome this partnership with Destination BC to bring even more peace to the Vancouver travel region, coast and mountains by promoting affordable and inclusive tourism. Accessible communities create opportunities for accessible tourism, and accessible tourism strengthens communities, which benefits all of us.”
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains is partnering with partners across the region to connect the industry to the various programs available through Destination BC. The Vancouver Coast and Mountains region, operated by Destination BC, extends from Metro Vancouver along three major arteries: Sunny Beach, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, and the Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon, which are connected to the Fraser River. It connects to the Gold Rush Trail up Fraser Canyon and to the Highway 3 corridor through Hope and Manning Park.
Spinal Cord Injury BC is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries and related disorders adapt, adapt and grow. They currently serve over 2,800 British Columbians and their families and…