Overview

The Alberta government is working with organizations such as Indigenous Tourism Alberta and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada to develop supports for Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs in Alberta.

Coaching and advisory support

We provide business-coaching services to Indigenous entrepreneurs and existing Indigenous tourism operators wanting to enhance or expand their tourism business.

Some of these coaching and advisory services include:

  • tourism entrepreneur start-up workshops and workbook
  • business planning
  • options for accessing capital
  • navigating regulatory processes on- and off-reserve
  • business permits and licensing
  • access to in-depth research and statistics on the Alberta tourism industry
  • tourism readiness
  • product development

Community tourism development support

We provide guidance to Indigenous communities that want to start or grow local tourism.

Some of these advisory services include:

  • access to in-depth research and statistics on the Alberta tourism industry
  • destination development and management planning
  • community tourism readiness
  • product development

Contact

For more information contact:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-641-9326 (in Alberta)
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)
Email: tourism.entrepreneurship@gov.ab.ca