This award is presented by Hospitality NL and Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism to an individual or organization that recognizes and promotes the pursuit of cultural expression within the tourism industry.
Cultural Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador is the offering of an enhanced product and/or experience that celebrates the inherent value of a community’s culture, heritage, and lifestyle. These unique attributes serve to inspire the creation of skilled interpretive opportunities such as crafts, cuisine, the visual and performing arts, literature, the landscape, historic sites, outdoor adventure, festivals, accommodations, and special celebrations which contribute to the tourism industry.
The purpose of the Cultural Tourism Award is to promote the innovative pursuit of cultural expression within the tourism industry. The Cultural Tourism Award will recognize and reward progressive efforts which result in enriched cultural tourism experiences.
- Nominees must be approved under the Tourism Assurance Plan. Learn more.
- Nominees must be members of Hospitality NL in good standing.
- Only complete nomination forms will be accepted.
- Nominations must adhere to the word limit and supporting documentation guidelines.
Previous Award Winners:
2023 Spirit of Newfoundland Productions
2022 Sullivan’s Songhouse, Calvert
2021 French Rooms Cultural Centre and Bread Oven, Port au Choix
2020 Bell Island Community Museum & No. 2 Mine Tour, Bell Island
2019 Northern Lights Dog Sledding, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
2018 Bonavista Biennale – Encounters on the Edge, Bonavista
2017 The Rooms, St. John’s
2016 Battle Harbour Historic Trust, Battle Harbour
2015 Wooden Boat Museum of NL, Winterton
2014 Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island
2013 Cupid Legacy Center, Cupids
2012 The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
2011 Mummers Parade and Festival, St. John’s
2010 McCarthy’s Party, St. John’s
2009 Festival 500, Choral Music Festival, St. John’s
2008 Shirley Montague, Musician & Storyteller, Remembering the Red Bay Basques Project
2007 Downhome Inc., St. John’s/Province Wide
2006 Jim Payne, Musician, Notre Dame Bay
2005 Lighthouse Picnics, Ferryland
2004 Dave Boyd, Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre
2003 Cape Freels Heritage Trust
2002 Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, St. John’s; AND Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Shallow Bay
2001 Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland & Labrador, Province Wide
2000 Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir
1999 The Colony of Avalon, Ferryland
1998 Viking Trail Tourism Association, Viking Encampment, L’Anse Aux Meadows
1997 Rising Tide Theatre, Trinity
To submit a nomination for the Cultural Tourism Award, complete the following 4-part nomination form.