The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is proud to be hosting the National Indigenous Tourism Conference at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on Tsuut’ina Nation lands in Calgary, Alberta from March 8 – 10, 2022.

The theme of the National Indigenous Tourism Conference (NITC) is “Building Back Better”. It is a call to action to operators, funding partners and industry supporters to join ITAC for a focused conversation on how the Indigenous tourism sector reunites and begins to rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19. The conference will include topics related to recovery and resilience and will focus on how the sector can work together to rebuild as the pandemic subsides.


Day 1 starts with the ITAC Annual General Meeting which runs from 2:00 to 5:00pm. All members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend. The conference then really kicks off with a Welcome Reception featuring amazing cuisine from the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino—not to be missed! The following two days include keynotes from WestJet and other partners plus sessions covering development, marketing and partnerships—plus local cultural tours!

Click here to view the conference agenda.

Travel Subsidy for Indigenous Business Owners

We recognize that operators may require some financial support to travel to and attend the NITC. Please outline your request below for consideration – please note we have limited budget for this support and may have to adjust requested support based on demands.


Support is available to Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses who are minimum 51% Indigenous-owned. Priority will be given to ITAC members. Successful applicants will be notified by email and will still be required to register for the conference. Support may be limited to one delegate per business. For questions, please email April Thompson:

Click here to request a travel subsidy.

Click here to review the NITC Travel Subsidy Policy.

Please complete by February 14, 2022 as space is limited.

Cancellation Policy

With the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape in Canada, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) understands attendees may need to make adjustments based on the recommendations and requirements from the government to attend the 2022 National Indigenous Tourism Conference (NITC).


A full refund will be issued if the Provincial Health Order in Alberta or Government of Canada issues new travel restrictions that directly impact the success of the conference. Refunds may also be issued in the event of:

Testing Positive for COVID-19

In the event that an attendee of the NITC tests positive for COVID-19 prior to travel and attendance of the conference, a full refund will be issued provided:
Notice and evidence is given of a positive covid-19 test result prior to the conference start date


In the event that NITC must be postponed, a credit will be applied to your registration, which will allow you to attend the conference at the new date.


In the event that NITC must be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email of the refund.

Move to Virtual

In the event that NITC shifts to a virtual delivery method, refunds will not be issued. The registration fee will give you access to the content online, and access to the digital sessions and materials.

Transportation and Travel

ITAC is working closely with Indigeno Travel for this event. Please consider booking online with our Indigenous-owned full-service travel partner at Indigeno Online. Indigeno is also available to assist with corporate events, everyday leisure and Indigenous tourism experiences.


ITAC is proud to also work with WestJet for this event, who is offering 20% off Econo* and 20% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. Please visit to make a booking online.

Applicable Rules and Information:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary
  • The travel period begins: 3/1/2022
  • The travel period ends: 3/17/2022
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class booking
  • Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web: P74XY35
  • Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only: YBB28


Grey Eagle is now FULLY BOOKED.

ITAC has negotiated a special conference rate for conference delegates. Book your room now to stay onsite.

Room Reservation Procedure

  • Guests must contact the Reservation Department directly at 1-844-719-8777 or 403-719-8777 and provide the group name, ITAC and/or group code, 511702
  • All reservations require a valid credit card for guarantee and charges
  • Rooms must be booked before 02-17-2022

Address: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary, AB T3E 3X8

Hotel Blackfoot

ITAC has negotiated a special conference rate for conference delegates.

Room Reservation Procedure

  • Call the hotel direct at 403-252-2253 or 1-800-661-1151
  • Mention Event ID # no. is 24436
  • All reservations require a valid credit card for guarantee and charges

Address: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2

Thank You to Our Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to the 2022 National Indigenous Tourism Conference (NITC) sponsors! Their support and contributions towards the conference make it possible to bring the Indigenous tourism industry together. The sponsors include: