Indigenous Tourism, Kamloops Indigenous Storyteller, First Nation Speaker
Born and raised in the NWT, Greg Hopf is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. Once Greg received his post-secondary education in Alberta. Greg went on to successfully manage a tourism Hunting and fishing lodge in the NWT where the focus was on Authentic Aboriginal experiences.
The Aboriginal Sport Circle of the NWT is where Greg has spent over 10 years of his time, it was here that he built an organization that is community focused and driving. To this day there are thousands of community members that have and continue to benefit from new programs and sport structure that is community based.
Greg left the North and moved his family to Kelowna, BC in 2016 where he is now responsible for developing a cultural tourism strategy for two organizations in partnership: Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Indigenous Tourism British Columbia. Greg lead the successful bid to host the 8th Annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Kelowna November 12-15, 2019 in Kelowna, BC. It is the largest Indigenous Tourism Conference in the world.
While doing this job, he and his business partner Frank Antoine started an Indigenous Tourism business called Moccasin Trails. Together they grew the business into an award-winning tourism company. Receiving the tourism business of the year award for the All Nations Trust company this past September in Kamloops. Their company is founded and deeply rooted into Sharing Indigenous Culture to guests from around the world in a respectful way where Indigenous Protocol is followed. Moccasin Trails is only in its second year of business.
Today Greg resides in West Kelowna with his Wife Sharon Hopf and two children, Keaton and Presley.
West Kelowna , British Columbia