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2017 Canadian Tourism Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the following BC tourism and hospitality businesses and employees for making it on the finalists list!

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada. The Canadian Tourism Awards have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation's best tourism products, services and experiences.

The Tourism HR Tourism Employee of the Year Award

Debra Elless: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Vancouver, BC
Yolanta Malkovska: 8th Generation Vineyard – Summerland, BC

The Air Canada Business of the Year Award

Eagle Wing Tours Ltd – Victoria, BC
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre – Sun Peaks, BC

The VIA Rail Community Outreach Award

Hostelling International Canada – Pacific Mountain Region – Vancouver, BC

The VISA Canada Innovator of the Year Award

V2V Vacations – Victoria, BC

The Culinary Tourism Experience Award

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar – Whistler, BC
The Flight Across the Top of Canada: Edible Canada – Vancouver, BC

The Transat Sustainable Tourism Award

Listel Hospitality Group – Brackendale, BC

The CANADA 150 Diversity Award

Fusion Festival: City of Surrey – Surrey, BC

The Accor Hotels Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

“Arrive Thirsty. Leave Inspired.” BC Ale Trail – Victoria, BC

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award

Half Corked Marathon: Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association – Oliver, BC