Annual Conference

As part of its ever expanding commitment to tourism development, Canadian Badlands Tourism began its annual Tourism Development Conference in Brooks in 2011. The popular event has grown ever since with in excess of 250 delgates from all of western Canada attending.

This conference takes steps to foster:

  • The development of a strong Canadian Badlands identity and branding shared by municipal leaders and tourism operators, making the region unique in the eyes of both residents and visitors alike.
  • The development of exciting new tourism products or the expansion of current offerings based on innovative ideas from the conference.
  • Enhanced market-readiness among Canadian Badlands tourism operators.
  • Increased environmental and socio-cultural sustainability leading to economic sustainability and a better quality of life through sustainable tourism and strategic planning.
  • A cross-fertilization of ideas starting during the Conference, with the potential for increased cross-promotion of businesses and potential packaging and partnerships.

Past presenters have included Roberta Bondar, David McKenna, Robin Esrock, Brett Wilson, Anthony Cobb, Dennis Travale, Donald Cooper, and more.

More presentations from the 2016 Conference will soon be available here. Check back here for more information.

Darlis Colligne - The Canadian Badlands Tourism Pathway Presentation (Handout)

Event Sponsorship - Loud Mouth Communications

Event Development Handout - Community Needs Assesment

Dr. Lars. Hallstrom - Grant and Funding Workshop


2015 Year in Review Video (from AGM on April 20, 2016)