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50 Top Tourism Startups and Companies in British Columbia

This article showcases our top picks for the best British Columbia based Tourism companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Tourism industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top British Columbia Tourism Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Checkfront

Checkfront

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Checkfront offers online booking services for tours and activities, rentals, and accommodations.

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ToursByLocals

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ToursByLocals is an online marketplace connecting tourists with local tour guides who create customized, private tours.

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Elevation Outdoors

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Elevation’s mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth via participation in specially designed outdoor sports programs.

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Pilot

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Pilot is a Vancouver Travel Tech Startup & Social Trip Planner.

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Yervana Services Inc

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Two sided marketplace that connects Locals and Explorers in outdoor adventures. Data analytics for the tourism and hospitality industry.

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GyPSy Guide

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GyPSy Guide provides leisure, travel, and tourism services.

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Rezgo

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Rezgo is tour operator software that allows tourism agencies to integrate a real-time online booking system into their websites.

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CruiseShipCenters

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CruiseShipCenters is part of the Expedia, Inc. family. Established in 1987, the company has been a market leader, specializing in cruise

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Barberstock Systems

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Barberstock Systems is a digital Asset Management solution for tourism & travel.

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Tourism Vancouver

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vision is to be the global leader in destination sales, marketing and visitor experiences.

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Moving2Canada

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Moving2Canada is an online resource for jobseekers and employers in the engineering and construction sectors in Canada.

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Resonance Consultancy

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Resonance Consultancy is a global advisor in real estate, tourism and economic development.

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Wander

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Wander – hotel bookings that change lives

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Lifty Life

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Vacation Rental Management within BC & Alberta, Canada + Digital Marketing to the Vacation Rental Industry

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PicThrive

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The leading photo & video sales platform for the tourism industry.

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Nautilus Liveaboards

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Nautilus Liveaboards provides diving at Socorro Island, Guadalupe Island & Sea of Cortez, with Giant Mantas, Great White Sharks, Dolphins.

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DreamCraft Attractions

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DreamCraft Attractions provides Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences for the theme park industry.

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West Trek

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West Trek is a travel and tour company for trips in the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Island and Seattle.

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Cityredbird Location Services

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Cityredbird is an application that provides a social map of cities for travelers to find points of interest in new cities.

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Intravelnet.com

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Intravelnet.com is a rapidly growing leisure travel and information services company.

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Whistler Reservations

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Whistler Reservations is a central reservation service that provides real-time availability for all hotels and vacation rentals.

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Trippzy

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Trippzy is an entertainment brand that launches a trivia app that provides players with real travel rewards to leading destinations.

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Direct 2 Guests Services

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Direct 2 Guests Services Ltd. (D2G) is a business that places tablets in hotel rooms.

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Select Contracts

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Select Contracts is a leader in developing solutions and project management for the leisure and entertainment industry.

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InterVISTAS

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Leading management consulting company with extensive expertise in aviation, transportation and tourism.

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Tourism Kelowna

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Tourism Kelowna is a non-profit organization administered by an elected Board of Directors made up of tourism sector stakeholders.

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Canadian Tourism College

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Canadian Tourism College is a leading institute in Travel and tourism career training education since 1980.

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Uniglobe Travel International

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Uniglobe Travel International provides global solutions, meetings, travel, event management, and consulting services.

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2Vancouver

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2Vancouver.com helps individuals, investors, and businesses find the right Canadian immigration firm.

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Funlists Inc.

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FunLists connects the world to event listings. We make finding, posting and sharing your events quick, fun and easy!

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Entrée Destinations

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Entrée Destinations is a travel company.

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Discovery Marine Safaris

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Discovery Marine Safaris offers fun, educational, ethical, safe and professional tours.

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Guidezie Technologies Inc.

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Social, on-demand tourism platform allowing tourists to schedule customized tours with local tourguides in real time.

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RVR Kelowna – RV Rentals and Trip Concierge

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RV Rentals Kelowna – Rent a Motorhome

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City Passport

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City Passport is a tourism marketing company that offers receptive services to attractions and tourism buyers.

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Riptours Adventure Travel

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Riptours Adventure Travel provides users with a search engine for discovering and comparing global adventure travel plans with one another.

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Burhill Group

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Burhill Group offers Golf, Fitness, Hospitality, Property Management, and Adventure Golf.

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Nonstop Ski & Snowboard

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Nonstop Ski & Snowboard is a travel company that provides ski and snowboard instructors, all-mountain&backcountry courses.

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Halcyon Backpacking

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A new outdoor-adventure travel company for young adults living with mental health issues.

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Oggle Interactive

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Oistr.com is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) mashup combining social networking and mapping.

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GAMA Bookings

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GAMA Bookings is the best free software platform for tour companies.

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Silver Lake Camp

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Silver Lake Camp offers outdoor education and activities for children, wedding and corporate event venue rentals.

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Moresby Explorers

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Moresby Explorers Providing fun, educational & safe wilderness adventures.

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Whistler Tasting Tours

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Whistler Tasting Tours provides restaurants and multi-course dining tour services.

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Lean Sensei International

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Lean Sensei coaching is providing services including training & certification, strategy development, tours, and much more.

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Activity Bookers

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A one-stop website for researching, planning and booking activities and tours worldwide.

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Flight Express Travel

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Flight Express Travel is a travel management company that provides deals for tours, hotels, cruises, vacation packages and travel insurance.

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Wild Conservation Investment LP

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Wild Conservation Investment LP owns and operates guide and outfitting businesses in Western Canada.

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Arbutus Routes

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Arbutus Routes provides bike rentals and service to personalized adventure trips.

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Origin

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Origin is a full-service digitally driven, creative and marketing agency specialized in outdoor sports and tourism.

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