BRC Wins EDCO Award of Excellence

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM

The City of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism Department is pleased to share that on Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) awarded the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre (BRC) with the Regional and Cross-Border Collaboration & Partnership Award of Excellence. The award was presented to the BRC in recognition of their creation and delivery of the StudentBiz program – Developing High School Entrepreneurs.

StudentBiz fosters high...


Unlocking the Potential of Canada’s Visitor Economy

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:00 AM

In Canada, the Tourism Industry generates significant economic impact.  Canadians may be surprised to learn that tourism is one of the nation’s largest economic sectors, generating total revenues in the order of $98 billion annually. 

A recent report published by Destination Canada highlights the fact that tourism visitation is on the rise.  Every day, more than 57,000 international overnight visitors stream into Canada, drawn by our safe, secure cities, friendly people, and remarkable...


Geocaching – Experience the Outdoors!

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:00 AM

Written by Guest Blogger Shelley Riimand

Back in July 2008, a friend of ours introduced us to an outdoor activity called, “Geocaching” (pronounced Geo-cashing). He had just learned about it and thought we should look into it, and as they say . . . the rest is history.

We spent time researching this activity through the website, where we learned that geocaching is referred to as the fastest growing outdoor recreational activity in the world, with over 15 million participants...


Ontario Creates: New Name. Same Passion.

Posted on Friday, October 05, 2018 12:00 AM

The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) has unveiled their new name and visual identity – Ontario Creates.

Ontario Creates is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The organization is the central catalyst for Ontario’s cultural media cluster, including book and magazine publishing, film and television, interactive digital media and music industries. The organization promotes, enhances and leverages investment, jobs and original content creation. They are a catalyst for...

paddling on Grand River

So, What is Eco Tourism anyway?

Posted on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:00 AM

Eco tourism is a market that is growing rapidly within Canada, and is an extremely profitable sector of Canada’s tourism economy, but what is it? As the industry has grown, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada defines eco-tourism as: 

“…a segment of sustainable tourism that offers experiences that enable visitors to discover natural areas while preserving their integrity, and to understand, through interpretation and education, the natural and cultural sense of place. It fosters respect...