Kootenay Rockies Tourism

As the province of British Columbia moves into Phase 3 of re-opening the province to travel, the tourism businesses in the Kootenay Rockies region, represented by Community Destination Marketing Organizations and Kootenay Rockies Tourism, are seeking to understand the resident’s level of comfort with visiting local businesses, travelling, and welcoming visitors to their community.


Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in the Kootenay Rockies region. The region welcomes 2.3 million overnight visitors annually, which is approximately 11% of total visitors to BC total. On average, 50% of our visitors are from Alberta, with a proportion reaching 70% for the eastern side of the region. Each year, visitors bring $725,000,000 in visitor spending, which translates to approximately $2.5 billion in tourism revenue. Over 7,300 people are employed in the tourism industry in this region.


Read the full media release here.


They are asking that residents of our community complete the below survey, which will take between 5 – 8 minutes. All information collected is anonymous and no personal information is collected.

Deadline to complete survey is Sunday, July 5th.

Kootenay Rockies COVID-19 Resident Sentiment Survey on Tourism click here!


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