North Vancouver, British Columbia â The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has honoured Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with the Air Canada Business of the Year Award at the 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by The Toronto Star and Visa Canada.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was honoured at a gala ceremony at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau on November 20, 2012 as part of the Tourism Congress, TIAC's annual convention.
âTo be recognized nationally for our efforts is a great honour, and we thank TIAC for this recognition and Air Canada for sponsoring this awardâ said Nancy Stibbard, owner & CEO for Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. âOur business is tourism and we believe strongly in building unique and innovative tourism experiences that people are amazed by.â
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC 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. In total, 12 businesses from across Canada were recognized.
In addition to this award in 2012, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park also won the BC Chapter of American Marketing Association's â2012 Marketer of the Yearâ award, as well as the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia's Award of Excellence for technical and innovative engineering with regards to CLIFFWALK.
About the Tourism Industry Association of CanadaThe Tourism Industry Association of Canada is the only national organization representing the full cross-section of Canada's $78.8 billion tourism industry. TIAC's members include air and passenger rail services, airport authorities, local and provincial destination authorities, hotels, attractions and tour operators.
About the Canadian Tourism AwardsShowcasing the nation's best tourism products, services and experiences, the Canadian Tourism Awards ceremony has become an annual highlight of The Tourism Congress, TIAC's annual convention. Recipients are honoured in 12 categories from among hundreds of nominations.
About Capilano Suspension Bridge ParkAppreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure and the new Cliffwalk, a heart-stopping cliffside journey high above Capilano River.
The 450 foot long, 230 foot high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. While the wobbly bridge and stunning location have become an iconic Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture and nature are presented in unique and thrilling ways with knowledgeable staff and interpretive signage providing as much or as little information as guests want. Treetops Adventure takes guests 100 feet into the mid-story of a thriving coastal rainforest. The new Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River through lush rainforest vegetation. Seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey in the summer and Canyon Lights in December enhance the many experiences at this year-round destination.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is part of the Capilano Group of Companies (CGC), which comprises retail, lodge and attraction businesses including Moraine Lake Lodge and Cathedral Mountain Lodge near Banff, Alberta.
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