The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) and Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) in partnership with Indigenous Tourism British Columbia have announced the winners of the 2022 BC Tourism & Hospitality Awards.
The 2022 BC Tourism & Hospitality Awards recognize and celebrate excellence, leadership and innovation within British Columbia’s tourism and hospitality industry, showcasing the province’s most exceptional leaders and positive change-makers.
The winners are:
Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association
A non-profit organization working on the design and implementation of adaptive mountain biking trail standards, development of instruction, guiding and sport development tools.
Businesswoman of the Year Award
Teara Fraser, founder and lead executive, Iskwew Air
Iskwew Air provides scheduled flights, charters and maintenance services, including scheduled flights between YVR South and Qualicum Beach Airport and charter services to communities around the province of British Columbia.
Community Contribution & Impact Award
British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network
A long-term resiliency program providing BC tourism businesses with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery.
Indigenous Operator of the Year Award
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
The heritage and living culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations are featured within a stunning centre located on six forested acres along Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler’s Upper Village.
An accessible 600-metre TreeWalk through a southern Vancouver Island arbutus forest to a spectacular spiral ramp rising 32 metres to a sightseeing lookout offering views of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Peninsula, Mount Baker and the distant Coast Mountains.
Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort
The resort offers a genuine cowboy culture in a private hideaway where eco-adventure, nature and luxury engage in the wilderness of BC.
Professional Excellence (DMO) Award
Employees First Award
Accent Inns & Hotel Zed
Hotelier of the Year
David Rooper | General Manager, Old House Hotel & Spa