Rebates for Tourism Industry

Any tourism based businesses in B.C. that is interested in applying for rebates under the Medium- and Heavy-Duty vehicle category, can submit a “tourism business validation form” to see if they qualify for the tourism specific rebate increase. The rebate percentage for eligible tourism operators for on road Medium- and Heavy-Duty vehicles has been increased from 33% to 66%, with a maximum cap of $100,000, effective October 30, 2020.

The following businesses listed on HelloBC.com will be eligible for the additional tourism rebate. Any exceptions to this list will be on a case-by-case basis and will involve verifying the applicant with staff at Destination BC.

  • Accommodation providers (Vacation rentals are not eligible).
  • Activities (including tours and activity providers).
  • Attractions.
  • Tourism operators with a business listing on Trip Advisor.

How to apply.

  • Applicants fill out the linked form and submit it to ZEVPrograms@gov.bc.ca & SUVI@pluginBC.ca
  • If approved, the Applicant will be sent an official Approval Letter that they must submit alongside their regular SUVI application in order to receive the increased rebate amount.
  • If not approved, the applicant will be informed via email.
  • Download the Application Form Here.

For more information, please download the Program Guide here.