About The Symposium
The MTB Tourism Symposium is a gathering of smart people with a vested interest in advancing the future of mountain biking tourism in British Columbia. Our goal is to unify the voice of the BC mountain biking tourism industry, and discuss the opportunities we have to drive more tourism to the province.
British Columbia has long been a major contributor to the world of mountain biking. From its clandestine beginnings to its growth into the mainstream, mountain biking has become an established form of outdoor recreation and lifestyle that people enjoy in every corner of the province. The diverse trails and inspiring landscapes that are cherished by so many British Columbians have caught the attention of riders from around the globe.
The program of the 2013 BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium is entitled Progression
. It speaks to the opportunity for stakeholders and experts to gather and share insights and knowledge about how to progress toward a more sustainable and viable mountain bike tourism sector. Learn from the successes and challenges of those that have been working in the field and explore what is necessary to take BC’s mountain bike economy to the next level. The symposium will highlight accomplishments and underscore the steps needed to be taken to attract more riders to your destination.
Where & When
The symposium will feature presentations by the following organizations, as well as panel discussions and plenaries involving trail advocates, media specialists, First Nations representatives, business operators, and tourism marketing professionals.
- Recreation Sites & Trails BC
- Mountain Bike Tourism Assoc.
- Red bull Canada
- BC Bike Race
- Tourism BC
Pre-Symposium Trail Development Workshop
IMBA Canada and the Sooke Bike Club will be conducting a pre-symposium trail development workshop on the 25th and 26th open to symposium participants or those simply interested in all aspects of recreation trail development.