Alexis Creek Establishes The Chilcotin's First Visitor Information Centre To Promote Local Businesses

In 2008, Community Services and Development Society of Alexis Creek received a $40,000 grant from Northern Development through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure program towards this $317,847 project. This has been a funding partnership of Community Services and Development Society of Alexis Creek, Northern Development, Cariboo Regional District, and Community Economic Diversification Initiative

2012 – The Alexis Creek Visitor Information Centre is the only information centre west of Williams Lake along the 470km Highway 20. It is now the main tool for marketing and promoting tourism operators in and around the Chilcotin Region. The Chilcotin and Alexis Creek have a wealth of world class tourism opportunities including challenging hikes, open areas for snowmobiling, fresh water fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities fit for those travelers who aren’t content with staying indoors. The facility has been identified as a key component in the diversification of the forestry dependent economy of Alexis Creek as well as revamping the town centre into an attractive tourist stop over.

The new site consists of a 16′ x 20′ office building to house tourist information and retail sales. There are public washrooms, litter receptacles, benches and picnic tables, a finished herringbone paver sitting area, and a paved parking area surrounded by beautifully landscaped property. Within the tourist centre is a magnificent ‘heritage wall’. The wall is used to honour the local First Nations heritage and other local pioneers.

"There were no information centers west of Williams Lake along the 470km Highway 20. This new facility will fill a need in the Chilcotin Region to improve the viability of tourism development."

Richard Mumford, Chair, Community Services and Development Society of Alexis Creek

"Our Government is working hard to build stronger British Columbia communities. This project will help support the diversification of the local economy, create new opportunities, and increase tourism in Alexis Creek."

Dick Harris, Member of Parliament, Government of Canada

Positive Economic Impacts in Alexis Creek

The Alexis Creek Information Centre is up and running for the spring and summer of 2010. The society has set the goal to distribute brochures and promote at least one hundred Highway 20 businesses during the summer of 2010. The information centre continues to have a positive economic effect on local businesses and the surrounding area.

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