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British Columbia. Ministry of Tourism (1980-1986)

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Ministry of Tourism (1980-1986)

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Ministry of Tourism (1980-1986)

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1980-1986

History

The Ministry of Tourism was established in 1980 with the enactment of the Ministry of Tourism Act (SBC 1980, c. 33). Prior to 1980, many departments were responsible for tourism related functions. As early as 1894 the Bureau of Statistics compiled data on travellers in the province for the Attorney-General. This was followed by the creation of the Bureau of Industrial and Tourist Development that, between 1937 and 1967, formed part of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Dept. of Recreation and Conservation. The Dept. of Travel Industry was created in 1967 and dissolved in 1975. Between 1975 and 1980, tourism related functions were transferred to a succession of ministries including the Dept. of Recreation and Tourism, the Dept. of Recreation and Travel Industry, the Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Travel Industry, the Ministry of Tourism and Small Business Development, and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business. The mandate of the Ministry of Tourism was to promote and encourage the tourist industry, to provide information services, and to encourage development of the motion picture industry in the province. It was divided into two divisions, Marketing Division (sales) and Operations Division (services), each with five branches. A 1985 reorganization of the ministry created four branches: marketing, development, public affairs, and management services. In 1986, the Ministry of Tourism was renamed the Ministry of Tourism, Recreation and Culture (OIC 1908/86), at which time, functions relating to culture, recreation and historic resources were transferred from the Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Government Services and added to this ministry.

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Special Services Branch (1977-1983)

Identifier of the related entity

4230

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1980-1983

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Educational Services Branch (1980-)

Identifier of the related entity

37701

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Tourism, Recreation and Culture (1986-1988)

Identifier of the related entity

162

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

130

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-07-31

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Sources

Central Name Authority File

Maintenance notes

Created by: Michael Carter