Canadian Tourism Awards

Sea To Sky Air Chosen As Finalist In 2018 Canadian Tourism Awards

In Awards, Homepage Feature by Vicky Farrand

We’re thrilled to be able to announce that Sea To Sky Air was chosen as one of three finalists in the Tourism Industry Association of Canada‘s “Small or Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award” hosted by Hilton International and presented by the Toronto Star.

Sea To Sky Air is one of three businesses chosen from across Canada to be in the list of finalists for this category, along with Target Tours / John Dunphy from Charlottetown, PE and The Historic Reesor Ranch from Maple Creek, SK.

The awards were held on November 28, 2018, at the Hilton Lac Leamy, Gatineau, QC.

We’d also like to say a huge congratulations to every business who also made it to the finals in all the other categories. It’s an honour in itself to be named among this incredible list of inspirational industry leaders pushing Canada forward and continually helping to make it one of the best travel destinations in the world. From our team here at Sea To Sky Air, thank you for all your hard work!


We might not have won the award, but Ottawa and Gatineau won our hearts!
Thank you to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada for hosting an outstanding evening and for awarding us a place as one of the top 3 finalists for the Hilton Worldwide Small Business of The Year Award. Thank you to all the nominees and award-winners for being spirited ambassadors of our amazing country and stoking our fire for the future of tourism in Canada. Thank you to MP Mrs Pamela Goldsmith-Jones for welcoming us to Ottawa and for your recognition of our success and that of the whole Sea To Sky Corridor.

For us, the last 3-days has been a testament to what a small business can achieve when you dream big, surround yourself with like-minded, passionate people and live in a tight-knit community like #Squamish. None of what we have achieved so far, and will achieve in the future, could be done without you. We’re powered by the high-fives, the cheers and the “good jobs”, the smiles we see on our guest’s faces and their moments of joy and wonder that turns into a genuine love for our hometown and province. We’re here with you and because of you. Thank you, to everyone from the crew.

For the full list of finalists visit the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s website.

About the Canadian Tourism Awards

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC and the Toronto Star to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. The Canadian Tourism Awards have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation’s best tourism products, services and experiences.

About Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Founded in 1930 to encourage the development of tourism in Canada, TIAC serves today as the national private-sector advocate for this $97.4 billion sector. Based in Ottawa, TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper.

TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development. TIAC’s membership reflects partnerships among all sectors of the industry, and provincial, territorial and regional tourism associations, enabling the association to address the full range of issues facing Canadian tourism.

TIAC Vision and Mission

Vision: To lead the Canadian tourism industry to be the most competitive in the world. Mission: To be the voice of Canada’s tourism industry and improve its global competitiveness as an international destination through leadership and advocacy.