Grants Programs

The Tourism Development Fund

The 2017 Tourism Development Fund (TDF) is now fully subscribed. Thank you to all who have applied.

While we are no longer accepting applications, we are still available to discuss alternative funding sources. We’d love to hear about all of your tourism development projects! Please contact

This $125,000 fund invests in new or growth-oriented tourism products and/or development initiatives that improve Nanaimo’s competitive appeal as a preferred multi-night destination. The fund matches 50% of successful applicants’ eligible activities, to a maximum TDF contribution of $20,000.

The call for applications will have a rolling intake and will remain open as long as funding remains to be awarded, up until Dec 31, 2017 (please note the fund is fully subscribed). For more information on the TDF fund, or to submit an application, please contact

Nanaimo Hospitality Grants Programs

The Nanaimo Hospitality grants will be administered by the Nanaimo Hospitality Association and will be housed on the NHA website beginning Feb 2. Please click HERE to go to the NHA website. For more information please contact the Nanaimo Hospitality Grants Administrator at

Other Grants Programs

Other grant programs you can access include:

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What’s Your Travel Type?

Have you ever wondered what type of traveller you are? Whether you’re more of a history buff, or perhaps a thrill-seeker? Destination Canada created this quiz to help you better understand exactly what type of traveller you are. If you’d like to see an itinerary that matches your traveller type, check out our custom itineraries.

Free Spirit

Free Spirits are most likely to be seen at a tourism hot spot, participating in a group tour, or dining out at a top restaurant.

Cultural Explorer

Cultural Explorers are most likely to be seen exploring heritage sites and museums. CE's also love to interact with locals.

Authentic Experiencer

Authentic Experiencers are most likely to be seen in nature reserves, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors, at a heritage site or a museum.