Tourism in Peace River and area – what is it now, and what can it be in the future?

It is a scene newcomers to Peace River have etched into their minds – should they have beheld the rural, northern valley town of Peace River from the east for the first time.

After driving on flat, prairie-like terrain for hours, you begin the descent and no matter the season, you can’t help but take notice of the rolling hills – alive with green or white with snow, or if arriving during a particular two week span in autumn, vibrant orange. Hugged by the sloping hills, and visible as you’re passing the highway signs that tell you where to eat, is what many directly involved in the local tourism scene describe as the area’s greatest asset: the mighty Peace River.

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Those who #visityeg can now get short, tweet answers

EDMONTON – Visitors to Edmonton who want to know which sights to see, where to eat or stay and how to get there can now get the answers — 140 characters at a time.

Edmonton Economic Development Corp. (EEDC) has launched a “Twisitor Centre,” a way to engage with tourists using Twitter, the micro-blogging social media site.

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Parade of Homes saw 40,000 visitors this year

The 2012 Parade of Homes recently wrapped up for this year and builders couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

The number of serious viewers increased dramatically over last year and there were reports of numerous sales directly resulting from the show. Final numbers indicate that approximately 40,000 visitors walked through this year’s show homes.

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