The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is working in Alberta to create a provincial Aboriginal tourism organization lead by the Indigenous community. Tourism is an $8.3B industry in Alberta and creates more than 127,000 jobs in the province. ITAC will be hosting community forums across Alberta in May and June, 2017 to discuss creating Alberta Aboriginal tourism opportunities.

The Alberta Aboriginal tourism forums will address how  businesses and community can overcome the challenges and barriers for Aboriginal peoples entering the tourism industry.

  • See how you can help to create tourism economic opportunities, and get your community involved in this initial planning stage.
  • Hear how ITAC is working across Canada to develop the Indigenous tourism industry.
  • Meet Indigenous Albertan tourism entrepreneurs who are working in the tourism industry now.

Who should attend: anyone interested in learning about tourism opportunities, tourism business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development officers, Elders, Youth, and all!

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Alberta Aboriginal Tourism Forum Dates

  • Fort McMurray
    May 15, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites

  • Fort Chipewyan
    May 16, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Location to be determined

  • Enoch
    May 18, 10 am – 2:30 pm / River Cree Resort

  • Lac La Biche
    May 24, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre

  • Slave Lake
    May 25, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Holiday Inn

  • Hinton
    May 30, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Holiday Inn

  • Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
    June 1, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Board Room

  • Lethbridge
    June 2, 10 am – 2:30 pm / Sandman Hotel

Lunch will be provided.

For more information please call 403-270-3964.
RSVP to with which session you will attend.

Funding support provided by the Government of Alberta.