2021 Canadian Tourism Awards

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to recognize success, leadership, and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry – rewarding those people, places, organizations, and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

This year’s awards take place in-person at the Westin Ottawa on December 1 starting with a Reception between 6 – 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Award Ceremony from 7 – 9 p.m. ET.  The Award Ceremony will be broadcast live to those attending the online edition of the Tourism Congress.  Tourism Congress registration includes access to the Awards.  

To purchase an individual ticket to attend the in-person Canadian Tourism Awards Reception and Ceremony, click here.

TIAC received just under one hundred nominations this year across four categories. The competition was fierce, and we applaud and thank all those who took the time to nominate.

Here are this year’s finalists!

2021 Canadian Tourism Awards Finalists

Air Canada Business Excellence Award

Hôtel de Glace Québec-Canada Inc. – Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC

Moment Factory – Montréal, QC

TimberTop Adventures – Saint John, NB

ITAC Indigenous Tourism Award

Feast Cafe Bistro – Winnipeg, MB

Metis Cultural Days – Saskatoon, SK

Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre – Whistler, BC

VIA Rail Canada Sustainable Tourism Award

Frontiers North Adventures – Winnipeg, MB

Ocean Quest Inc. – St. John’s, NL

Parks Canada Banff National Park – Banff, AB

Tourism HR Canada Employee Appreciation Award

Edna Frigault, Village historique acadien – Bertrand, NB

Mark Meyer, Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto, ON

Sally MacInnis, Keltic Lodge – Ingonish Beach, NS