2017 Tourism Season Launch Event
Thursday May 4, Doors open at 1 PM
At the new Kwa’lilas Hotel, 9040 Granville Street in Port Hardy
Sessions 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Social 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Each spring, Vancouver Island North Tourism hosts a stakeholder event that offers educational sessions and a chance for local tourism operators to do some pre-season networking. This event is FREE to attend.

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday May 2:
Please contact 250 902-9115 or email gaby@vancouverislandnorth.ca to register

Thank you to our event sponsor: Community Futures Mount Waddington


1 PM       Doors open

1:30 PM  Welcome & Introductions

1:45 PM  Tourism Industry Update: Vancouver Island North Region
Get current during the Vancouver Island North tourism industry update. Learn how the region and the communities are presenting this area as a tourism destination, where the message is being promoted, and how this work is being measured.

2:15 PM  North Island Trail Guide – Strategic Natural Resources
Get a tour of the North Island Trail Guide app. This is a brand new, interactive tool has been developed to assist visitors in exploring hiking opportunities and to help with way-finding on the trails. Walk through the app with us and find out how you can use this resource to enhance the experience of your guests.

2:45 PM  Networking Break

3 PM      Social Media Workshop
Get social and share more of the Vancouver Island North experience. This will be a break-out session with two sessions:

  • Group A – Establishing your Social Network
    For businesses who are new to social media and looking for tips and tricks to get started
  • Group B – Working your Social Network
    For businesses who are established on social media and looking for ways to expand their reach

4:15 PM  Wrap-up

4:30 PM  Tourism Social
After the formal schedule is wrapped up, we will move to the restaurant or pub to continue casual networking.
Grab a drink or a bite to eat with your tourism colleagues. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar with drink specials.

RSVP to save your spot now: Email gaby@vancouverislandnorth.ca