Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tourism funding helps Harrison Mills set goals as a destination
Submitted by Summer Dhillon for Tourism Harrison Mills
The beautiful forest at River's Edge. Below, the gazebo is one of the eagle viewing spots at Rowena's on the Harrison River.
he community of Harrison Mills has launched a new destination brand strategy and website to differentiate the emerging tourist hotspot.
When asked what separated Harrison Mills from other communities, local residents and businesses felt that its heritage and history, soft adventure, natural phenomena, and untouched landscape were key focal points.
Harrison Mills is best known for destinations such as Hemlock Valley Resort, Rowena’s Inn on the River, Sandpiper Golf Course. and Kilby Historic Site.
Tourism Harrison Mills and the community received a huge boost with the recent signing of the Harrison River Salmon Stronghold Charter. There is also the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival which celebrates the largest winter eagle gathering in the world.
The program is designed to assist communities that are in a position to implement their own tourism building initiatives. Successful applicants must have matching funds for their projects, and receive funding after successful completion. The brand was designed by Nova Hopkins Design.
"It can’t be stressed enough that communities must collaborate with the goal
of attracting visitors to the region. It’s about marketing the entire
destination and establishing a foundation to build on. I’m confident with
the direction Harrison Mills is taking and, speak on behalf of it when I
say, they are grateful for the support and invite the world to experience
their backyard,” she said.
Harrison Mills is 3 hours from Seattle, 1.5 hours from Vancouver, and 35
minutes from Abbotsford. Guests can arrive by car, boat or plane, or even
For more information, visit: www.tourismharrisonmills.com
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