Staff & Board Member

Travis Johnson,


Travis, the President of Tourism New Westminster, is a multifaceted individual with a remarkable journey deeply rooted in the world of circus and trampoline in New Westminster. Beginning his competitive trampoline journey at a young age, he clinched numerous Western Canadian championships before redirecting his passion towards the realm of business development. In 2004, Travis, in collaboration with his father, pioneered the establishment of the Vancouver Circus School, driven by the vision to foster a holistic approach to physical fitness that also nurtures personal growth. Over the years, this endeavor has empowered tens of thousands of students and engaged exceptional instructors. Witnessing their enterprise flourish, they birthed VCS Events, a professional entertainment entity responsible for orchestrating over 600 events worldwide. In 2012, Travis assumed the role of a co-founder within the Asia-Pacific Social Circus Association (ASCA), a significant partnership involving Cirque du Soleil and numerous global social circus organizations. This collaboration led to the inception of Social Circus Day, an internationally celebrated event uniting circus enthusiasts in over 75 countries. In 2019, Travis established the Social Circus Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to supporting at-risk and marginalized youth, both locally and internationally. This foundation encompasses tailored programs for the Squamish Nation, SOS Children’s Village BC, and Acrobats Abroad. Recognizing his expertise and dedication, Travis was appointed as Team Canada Coach for the 2021 World Age Group Competition held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Throughout his illustrious career, he has garnered prestigious accolades like Small Business of the Year (New West Chamber of Commerce), NEXT UP (Tourism New West), and nominations for Builder’s Choice and Best Fitness Entrepreneur in Vancouver (Notable Awards). His entrepreneurial acumen was also showcased successfully on CBC’s Dragons’ Den in 2017. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Travis serves as a coach developer for Gymnastics Canada, certifying coaches in coaching theory and trampoline at levels 1 and 2. Travis’ steadfast commitment to giving back to the community stands as an exemplary model for all. During his leisure moments, he cherishes quality time with his daughter and indulges in the joys of traveling.

Staff & Board