Kootenay Rockies Tourism is one of BC’s five
Regional Destination Management Organizations.
The Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association has operated since 1978 and represents over 850 tourism businesses and operators. This includes resorts, accommodation properties, wellness retreats, golf, ski, adventure, communities, retail, food & beverage, transportation, arts & culture and attractions. The association is a registered non-profit society and has a volunteer policy board of nine Directors. The Board is elected bi-annually prior to the fall Annual General Meeting by the Active Voting Partners.
Kootenay Rockies Tourism works on behalf of tourism stakeholders located in the geographic area of southeastern BC known as the Kootenay Rockies region.
The region borders Alberta and the U.S. border and includes four national parks (Yoho, Glacier, Mt. Revelstoke, Kootenay) as well as over 75 provincial parks. The Rocky Mountains rise in parallel with the ranges of the Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee (Columbia Mountains). The region covers 58,000 square kilometres of the province.
As a Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO), we work closely and in alignment with the provincial Destination Management Organization, Destination BC and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.
We help deliver on both Destination BC’s corporate strategy and the Ministry’s Strategic Tourism Framework. Some of the pillars of both of these include Destination Stewardship, Travel Trade & Travel Media, and Destination & Industry Development. Our Media Relations and Travel Trade specialists attend International Media Marketplace, Travel Media Association of Canada, Rendez-vous Canada and the Canadian Inbound Tourism Association.
There is no cost to register with Kootenay Rockies Tourism.
Registration is open to tourism businesses, organizations, communities and consortiums actively operating a business,
facility or service which is a component of a destination vacation package and/or experience.
Click here to register as a Kootenay Rockies Partner.