Staff mem­bers have de­tails on at­trac­tions, out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic, fes­ti­vals, events

Cape Breton Post - - Community Connections - Ann Marie Yorke Ann Marie Yorke’s col­umn ap­pears reg­u­larly in the Com­mu­nity Con­nec­tions sec­tion of the Cape Bre­ton Post and she can be con­tacted by email at an­n­mariey­orke@hot­

Pro­vid­ing tourists with in­for­ma­tion.

With the tourism sea­son fast ap­proach­ing, we are busy get­ting the vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre ready to wel­come vis­i­tors from around the world.

The cen­tre will open in mid-June and we will be ready to do our best to en­sure that guests to Cape Bre­ton re­ceive the best in­for­ma­tion on what they should see, do and ex­pe­ri­ence to meet all their ex­pec­ta­tions while trav­el­ling around our beau­ti­ful is­land des­ti­na­tion.

The in­for­ma­tion cen­tre staff is trained to do just that and it is our plea­sure to as­sist guests with their travel needs.

If you are ex­pect­ing vis­i­tors this sum­mer, make sure to stop in at the vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre in St. Peter’s to get your copies of the pro­vin­cial travel guide as well as Richmond County’s new travel guide and maps. There are so many amaz­ing events planned for the sum­mer that you will not want to miss a sin­gle one.

The in­for­ma­tion cen­tre’s trained staff works hand and hand with event or­ga­niz­ers and tourism op­er­a­tors to en­sure that we have up to date in­for­ma­tion on at­trac­tions and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic, fes­ti­vals and events, as th­ese are the fea­tures that vis­i­tors want to take in be­fore they move on to another area.

As­sist­ing vis­i­tors with their va­ca­tion needs is our top ob­jec­tive and we try to an­swer ques­tions on top­ics of in­ter­est in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing from at­trac­tions to ex­cur­sions and best travel routes to “where can I pur­chase live lob­ster.”

So have your guests stop in at our in­for­ma­tion cen­tre right on the main travel route of High­way 4 at 10259 Grenville St. in St. Peter’s with our ex­pected open­ing date of mid-June.

We reg­u­larly see vis­i­tors in equal num­bers come through our doors from all di­rec­tions from Port Hawkes­bury to the west to North Syd­ney, Syd­ney and Louis­bourg to the east and from 105 via Dundee to our north.

We are happy to be able to of­fer our help to vis­i­tors with ques­tions on any lo­ca­tion to which they are head­ing and on ques­tions about the area they have come through. It is amaz­ing how many vis­i­tors, once they re­al­ize that they may have missed a scenic vista or event, will ac­tu­ally travel the ex­tra few miles to re­turn and cap­ture that mem­ory.

We get many vis­i­tors re­turn­ing to say thanks, which makes our jobs so worth­while. Hope to see you this sum­mer.

I have worked closely with the Richmond County tourism in­dus­try and have been a tourism in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer in St. Peter’s for 15 years and I look for­ward to your com­ments at an­n­mariey­orke@hot­


This Richmond County vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre is lo­cated on the main travel route of High­way 4 at 10259 Grenville St. in St. Peter’s.

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