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Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia

Guide outfitters are the founders of the tourism industry and an important part of the outdoor heritage of British Columbia. By the late 1800s, the world’s hunting fraternity had learned that British Columbia (BC) harboured one of North America’s most magnificent big-game populations. Local hunters started guiding services to meet the demand for quality big-game hunts.

British Columbia is fortunate to be able to offer 18 of the 30 North American big-game species. In 1961, legislation provided guide outfitters with the exclusive rights to guide non-resident big game hunters in a specific area (BC resident hunters are not required to use a guide). This exclusivity of the guide outfitter certificate became the foundation of the guide outfitting industry in British Columbia.

More than 5,000 hunters come to BC each year and spend more, per day, per capita, than any other visitor to our province.

Our guide outfitters enjoy showcasing “Super, Natural British Columbia” to their clients. The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia is a non-profit society that was established in 1966 to represent the guide outfitting industry and we are proud to be the voice of the outfitting family here in BC.

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