2018 Visitor Services Innovation Fund

The Visitor Services Innovation Fund (VSIF) was initiated by the Tourism Division in January 2017 to encourage community and regional visitor services providers (VSPs) to pilot trip-planning information services to visitors in innovative ways, and across various platforms to better serve a diverse range of visitors in their communities. With the successful implementation and response to the 2017 Visitor Services Innovation Fund, Alberta Culture and Tourism has approved its continuation for 2018.

The VSIF is open to all non-profits recognized by municipalities or communities as the official visitor services provider.

Successful applicants can receive up to 75% of the project costs to a maximum of $7,000. Regional initiatives involving two or more partners are eligible for 75% of the project costs to a maximum of $16,000.

Successful applicants are responsible for securing the remaining 25% of the project costs.

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2018. Successful Applicants will be notified in March 2018 and funds distributed to execute projects in time for the upcoming summer season.

2018 VSIF and Application Package

2018 VSIF Budget Template

Read the full list of the 2017 successful applicants and their projects

Read Visitor Services Innovation Fund FAQ’s for a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the VSIF. For more information, contact Alberta Visitor Information Providers Program. Last reviewed/revised: January 2, 2018
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