In 2007, District of Lillooet received a $17,600 grant from Northern Development through the Marketing Initiatives program towards this $61,600 project. This has been a funding partnership of District of Lillooet and Northern Development
2012- Spectacular scenery, wildlife, and history are just around the corner. Lillooet, British Columbia’s best kept secret, is a “Guaranteed Rugged’ experience for those looking for an active lifestyle, within easy driving distance of Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops and the Fraser Valley. That is the key message that the District of Lillooet developed as part of a comprehensive community re-branding initiative focused on attracting new investment, increasing tourism, and building community pride.
Under this project, a new community marketing video has been posted on the new District of Lillooet website. The website showcases the area with breathtaking photography and delivers information to tourists on must-see sites. With their new online presence, Lillooet is now providing information on the local area’s developing wine industry in an effort to support the local viticulture industry, attract new investment to the sector in Lillooet, and to draw tourists to the community for wine tastings and related experiences.
Community profiles are effective, multimedia tools used by economic developers to engage with prospective investors in an effort to attract new business to a community or region. Each DVD or click on the website video is an opportunity to share Lillooet with one or more individuals and is leading to additional enquiries and visits. The new website and promotional material is also shared on an international scale as it has been translated in whole to ten different languages as part of Lillooet's continued focus on attracting investors and tourists from foreign markets.