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The Cruise Industry Opportunity project was initiated by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and outlines opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs, bands, and organizations wishing to benefit from the growing cruise industry. There are many regions across Canada with cruise ship participation including Arctic Canada, Atlantic Canada, Great Lakes, Newfoundland & Labrador, Pacific Coast & Alaska and Saint Lawrence Seaway. This educational website tool will provide the insight and tools needed to better understand and work with the cruise industry.

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Explore The Opportunities

This section provides important information for each cruise region and main port, their cruise market size and current product opportunities. Browse the map and explore by clicking on a region and a port.

Explore Our Interactive Map Here »


Get To Know The Cruise Line Industry

The Canadian cruise industry segments itself into four main groups: Contemporary, Premium, Luxury, and Exploration/Soft Adventure. Each of these segments lend themselves to particular types and styles of activities, based upon the nature and design of the cruise.

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Get The Resources You Need

Cruise Ship Opportunities has been designed with the goal of facilitating and bridging the gap between the Indigenous community and the Canadian cruise ship industry. Part of the process is providing you with a comprehensive tool kit for developing these relationships.

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Read Our Case Studies


Talaysay Tours – Talking Tree Tour

This Indigenous-owned tour company hopes to start providing a tourism experience that will appeal to cruise passengers coming to Vancouver. The case study reviews the product changes needed to work with the cruise industry.


Uashat mak Mani-Utenam - Sept-Îles

This case study reviews Uashat mak Mani-Utenam’s ‘Ultimate Innu Experience’, a tourism product that was specifically developed for the cruise ship passengers.

Overview of the Cruise Ship Industry in Canada.