Alberta's tourism industry dates back to 1885 when a large area of scenic wilderness in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was set aside as Banff National Park.
Today, tourism is one of the leading industries in the province, employing over 90,000 Albertans and generating over $5.5 billion in annual expenditures. It is supported by a range of tourism, hospitality and service-related businesses that cater to the needs of Albertans traveling in their own province, as well visitors from other parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
To learn more about Alberta’s tourism industry sector, see:
About the industry
Want to learn about the industry? Access basic information and statistics on Alberta’s tourism industry.
Want to do business with the industry? Learn about industry opportunities and market trends.
Want to know what’s new in the industry? See our list of tourism news providers.
Policies and regulations
Want to start a business? Learn about government regulation of the industry.
Want to know who’s who in the industry? See our list of tourism industry associations.
If you would like to know more about business and investment opportunities in the Alberta tourism industry, please contact:
Bill Hodgins, Manager, Tourism Business Competitiveness and Investment, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Travel related information can be obtained through Travel Alberta.
Tourism development guide
Read a comprehensive guide on Alberta’s tourism industry development.
Tourism business planning guide
Learn how to prepare a tourism business and find out if your business plan is feasible.
Date Updated: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:12:06