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About The Symposium

The MTB Tourism Symposium is a gathering of creative minds with a vested interest in advancing the future of mountain bike tourism in British Columbia. Our goal is to unify the voice of the mountain biking industry, and discuss the opportunities we have to make mountain biking better for both residents and visitors alike.

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 2017 BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium is an opportunity for stakeholders and experts to gather and share insights and knowledge about how to progress toward a more sustainable and vibrant 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.

Stewardship is the core theme for this year’s event and emphasizes the importance of taking care of our trails, our businesses, and our industry.  BC is attracting more mtb visitors than ever before to ride the trails we love and we need to ensure that the effort to maintain our trails is adequately supported.  The symposium will highlight many examples of good stewardship and underscore the need for increasing our capacity to ensure a sustainable future.


Where & When

September 13-15, 2017

Revelstoke, British Columbia


What’s Included

When you register for the full symposium, the following is included:


The Speakers

The symposium will feature presentations by visionaries, change makers and those that have been in the trenches.  We will explore solutions to the challenges we face while keeping an open mind towards new approaches and new partnerships.  Topics covered will be as diverse the BC landscape involving trail advocates and builders, media specialists, business operators, land managers, government representatives, and tourism marketers.

More details on speakers and topics to be announced when registration opens.

Call for Presentations


Please consider booking your accommodation at one of these fine and conveniently located properties.  Click on the hotel name to go directly to special rates for the symposium.

Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort



Who Should Attend?

The MTB Tourism Symposium is an event for anybody with a stake in increasing mountain bike-related travel to our province.

Attendees typically include:

  • Mtb/outdoor adventure tourism operators
  • Event promoters
  • Media specialists
  • Community Leaders
  • Land Managers

  • Park planners
  • Destination marketing organizations
  • Bike industry representatives
  • Trail advocates, builders and maintainers
  • Government and industry professionals


Below is the basic schedule for this year’s program.  Submissions for presentations and workshops are currently being accepted.   Call for Presentaions


Online Registration

Online registration will open in May 2017.


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Got a Question?

For questions about the conference, please contact the MBTA Executive Director, Martin Littlejohn, using the form on the right or the email address below. We'll get back to you as soon as possible!


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