SUNDRE — More than 100 visitors came through the doors of the Visitor Information Centre during the first few days of July.
Run by the Sundre & District Chamber of Commerce, the centre, which is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., was well on its way to beating that number last week, said Heather Hicks, office manager.
In comparison, Hicks said 773 guests were welcomed last July, followed by 1,044 in August.
“Our guests are coming from all over Alberta, with some even being local and just stopping by to see what info we have on the surrounding areas,” she said.
While the centre of course features no shortage of information on the variety of activities to be found in the area, the hub also provides information on the whole province, she said.
“If Sundre locals are looking to plan a trip, we are a great place to stop and grab more info,” she said.
While visitors who come in from out of town generally hail from all over Alberta, she said, “We've also had a few guests stop in from Ontario, the east coast and B.C.”
Among the most frequently asked questions are about Sundre’s nature trail system, available campgrounds in town and the surrounding area, places to satisfy hungry bellies and parched palates, as well as more information about the West County including places like Ya Ha Tinda, she said.
“We’ve even had a few that are scoping Sundre out as their next home,” she said.
Additionally, a new bulletin board is in the works and will be displayed outside the centre, “where we will be posting Sundre-area events throughout the year.”
The bulletin board will remain available for residents to post events also, she said.
“Having it outside of the building allows people to have a look at local events even after hours.”