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ABOUT US

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Sustainable Destination Management for the Southern Gulf Islands.

The Southern Gulf Islands Tourism Partnership Society (SGITPS), guided by a strategic business plan, is responsible for implementing more seasonally balanced economic activity and diversity while ensuring greater conservation of our precious natural resources, and more satisfying destination experiences for both visitors and residents alike.

We work in partnership with our commercial tourism accommodators and the local tourism sector to achieve a regenerative tourism industry.

Who are we?

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We are an independent, non-profit society managed by an elected tourism sector board of directors, who provide oversight of government funding including the Municipal & Regional District Tax – MRDT and supported by professional tourism management staff. We are guided by an approved BC Societies Act constitution and bylaws and a Destination BC approved business plan and budget.

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Become a member

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We understand the value and importance of the Tourism Economy in our region and, with your help, we can inform our communities, local governments, transportation services and customers alike. Acting as one we can achieve so much more than acting individually.

All business operations that serve visitors to our region may become a member of SGITPS.

Join us today
  • Participate in our programs
  • Communicate and collaborate with our region’s stakeholders and our communities
  • Identify potential travellers long before they make their decisions about their next trip
  • Fully engage in our exciting industry through workshops/ educational opportunities
  • Identify seasonal approaches and create inspiring reasons that visitors should come and see us in the off-season
  • Participate in our efforts to create and coordinate events accessible from all the Islands in our region so we may attract the off-season visitor looking for unique experiences
  • Business Annual Membership: use the application form to contact us for full details. (*Please note that fees are waived for MRDT collecting accommodations and Chamber of Commerce members: registration via membership form still required.)
  • Non-Profit/Associate Annual Membership: use the application form to contact us to receive details.
  • Website listing in our online Member Directory promoting your business with contact information, website and social media links, photos, and description
  • Promote your specials, packages, and booking deals our booking platform
  • Discounted cooperative advertising opportunities in print, online and radio campaigns and industry trade shows
  • Exposure in our social media networks i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Channel
  • Access to educational workshops, business development events and informative newsletters
  • Inclusion in media hosting and itineraries
  • A voice into the development of tourism in our region including voting rights at annual general meetings
  • Opportunities to serve on the board of directors and participate in committees
  • Contribute with other tourism businesses to market our Island region and collaborate with our neighbouring regions

Board of Directors

The Board includes up to 9 directors, passionate local leaders representing each of our 5 island communities. A full board includes 4 directors from the accommodation sector and one each from retail, food & beverage, recreation & outdoors, arts, education & culture, agriculture, and health &  wellness.

Randy Cunningham
Randy CunninghamPresident, Salt Spring
Chris Hall
Chris HallDirector, Pender
David Wood
David WoodDirector, Salt Spring
Martine Paulin
Martine PaulinDirector, Galiano
Lise Magee
Lise MageeSecretary, Mayne
Glen Tremblay
Glen TremblayDirector (Finance), Salt Spring
Lauren Mann
Lauren MannDirector, Pender
Jeremy Milsom
Jeremy MilsomDirector, Salt Spring
VacantDirector, Saturna

Contact Us

Visitor Centre

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Southern Gulf Islands Tourism Partnership Society, 357 Old Scott Road, PO Box 164, Salt Spring Island, BC, British Columbia, V8K 2L9, CA,

121 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T1

Mayne Island Community Chamber of Commerce, Box 2, Mayne Island, BC. Canada, V0N 2J0
2635 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0
4605 Bedwell Harbour Rd, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1
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