Friday, February 19, 2021

Tourism Prince Rupert takes note of Cruise Ship ban, outlines assistance programs available for tourism sector

The February update from Tourism Prince Rupert provides for a few advisories on government decisions that have impacted on tourism; as well as to offer a range of themes on assistance available for the tourism sector of the North Coast.

In their February Newsletter, Tourism Prince Rupert reviews the recent announcement on cruise ship travel, which delivered the Federal Government ban the transit of vessels over 100 passengers until February 2022, as well as the details to the latest extension of British Columbia's State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 response.

The newsletter also helps to point members of the tourism industry in the region in the direction of some new programs and programs of assistance.

Included in their list is information of the Small and Medium Business Recovery grant, a new tourism industry performance dashboard, Online programs to help revitalize the industry in a COVID world and some notes on the guidance for the tourism industry from the BC Government.

This months publication also includes a link to a Federal budget consultation program currently taking feedback from Canadians on the impact of COVID in communities all part of Finance Minister Chrysta Freeland pre budget engagement.

The full newsletter can be reviewed here, while the Tourism Prince Rupert archive is available here.

Locally if those in the community have questions on tourism they are asked to contact Indira Smith, the Marketing Manager at Tourism Prince Rupert. 

She can be reached at 778-868-1960 or by email at

So far Tourism Prince Rupert hasn't outlined much in the way as to how the upcoming season may be approached, that as they, like all of us await more on how the path of COVID in 2021 may continue to change many of our activities and economic opportunities.

More notes on the Tourism sector in Prince Rupert can be explored here.

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