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RTA Advocacy Toolkit

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Eastman Tourism Membership

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MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN 2014-2016

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Cultural Explorer

What Traveler Type Are You? What’s Your EQ?


Take the Quiz at Canada.travel

Cultural Explorer - Travel Valuess

Always excited about the next trip

Fascinated by the ancient history as well as the modern cultures of the places they visit

Travel is a journey, not the destination and is best experienced with likeminded companions who want to have fun while learning

Feel relaxed and free while traveling

See an authentic experience, and don’t want to stay in sterile, commercial hotels

While cautious, not afraid to venture into the unknown in pursuit of discovery. They will not be constrained to “tourist” schedules or destinations but will chart their own course

 

Cultural Explorer - Travel Behavior

Vacations – take the most vacations, trips of all durations, and especially weekend escapees,

Adventure Travel – want to learn, explore something new, and engage in local culture

Destinations – Open to B and B’s, camping, hostels, all modes of travel

Most Interested in – sampling local flavors and lifestyles, Aboriginal culture, beautiful landscapes, rivers/waterfalls, cultural attractions, festivals, relaxing in peaceful environments, self-touring

 

May we suggest you visit Eastman Tourism’s

Cultural Explorer Tourism Destinations…

Cultural Explorer

The Charming and Exquisite South

1. Visit the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre near Stuartburn, opening this summer.

2. Live history and enjoy a delicious Mennonite home-cooked meal at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum.

3. Take an alternate route by canoe on the Roseau River or geocache in the area along the Crow Wing Trail

The Delightful Central Region

4. Explore Cheesy information at the New Bothwell Cheese Factory and Grunthal Cheese Factory

5. Experience la Joie de Vivre (French and Metis culture) in a festival atmosphere at Thibautville Festival, Richer

6. Amaz’in Corn, St. Adolphe – its more than just amaze in corn

7. Get a taste of experiential tourism and take a tour of the Farm and Food Discovery Centre near Glenlea

The Splendor of Lake Winnipeg & the Winnipeg River

8. Hydrate your senses with Hydro power history. Explore the Powerview Dam or visit Manitoba Hydro’s oldest generating station, which was built in 1914, in Great Falls.

9. Dance the day away at the Fire & Water Music Festival, held this year August 3rd to 5th

10. Take in the many activities of the 4P Festival in Powerview-Pine Falls

11. Visit one of the many historic museums in the area.

The Magnificent Whiteshell and Splendid Gateway

12. Visit the log constructed Whiteshell Natural History Museum near Nutimik Lake.

13. Take a spiritual tour of the Bannock Point Site where there are 1000 year old petroforms or “boulder mosaics

14. Learn all about Canada Geese at the Alf Hole Goose Sanctuary near Rennie.

15. Follow the Rainbow Falls Hiking Trail, an eight km trail that takes you through the forest from Jessica Lake to White Lake, until you arrive at the scenic Rainbow Falls.

16. Canoe down to the famous Caddy Lake tunnels

17. Visit the interpretive centre and take a guided tour at the Whiteshell Fish Hatchery, located between West Hawk Lake and Caddy Lake.

18. Visit Old Pinawa Dam Heritage Park, Pinawa Murals in the townsite, and Suspension Bridge on Ironwood Trail

The Majestic North

18. Head up to Nopiming Provincial Park on Highway #314 past the Caribou of Nopiming Exhibit to experience a short but rather steep trail that rewards the hiker with some phenomenal views at the top

19. Visit the plaque celebrating Manitoba’s first gold discovery on the shores of Rice Lake, situated close to the Community Hall in Bissett.

20. Take in “Black Island Days”, an annual event held at a sacred site, which is located on Black Island

21. Take part in a sacred Sweat Lodge ceremony of the Anishinaabe people at Raven’s Creek Cultural Experience

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Authentic Experiencer

What Traveler Type Are You? What’s Your EQ?


Take the Quiz at Canada.travel

Authentic Explorer - Travel Values

Want to see vast natural settings and wonders around the globe, but will also take in local park scenery

Like to integrate into the local culture, eat authentic foods, learn the language to converse with locals and explore areas ignored by tourists

Seek to learn all that they can about the cultures they visit in advance of their trips

Abhor commercial comforts of Western hotels, seeking to live as authentically as locals do,

Not overwhelmed by travel, on a life long journey of learning. Travel is not about escape but personal development

 

Authentic Explorer - Travel Behavior

Vacations – longer, preferring a week at a time, sometimes ties pleasure with business travel,

Adventure Travel – most likely to travel for specific adventure, or to explore something new,

Destination – more likely to fly to distant destinations

Most interested in – outdoor adventures, local lifestyles and flavors, landscape, wildlife, historical/cultural attractions, learning, exploring, self-touring, resorts or accommodation tied to interests, classical performing arts

 

May we suggest you visit Eastman Tourism’s

Authentic Tourism Destinations……

Authentic Experiencer

The Charming and Exquisite South

1. Visit the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre near Stuartburn, opening this summer.

2. Live history and enjoy a delicious Mennonite home-cooked meal at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum.

3. Take an alternate route by canoe on the Roseau River or geocache in the area along the Crow Wing Trail

4. Go for a hike (summer) or cross country ski (winter) all while taking in the wildlife and scenery of the in Sandilands Provincial Forest Reserve – a more adventurous route.

The Delightful Central Region

4. Experience la Joie de Vivre (French and Metis culture) in a festival atmosphere at Thibautville Festival, Richer

5. Dance the weekend away at the Winnipeg Folks Festival

6. Float away with experiences from the Red River Flood Interpretive Centre, St. Agathe

7. Get a taste of experiential tourism and take a tour of the Farm and Food Discovery Centre near Glenlea

The Splendor of Lake Winnipeg & the Winnipeg River

8. Hydrate your senses with Hydro power history. Explore the Powerview Dam or visit Manitoba Hydro’s oldest generating station, which was built in 1914, in Great Falls.

9. Take in the many activities of the 4P Festival in Powerview-Pine Falls

10. Visit one of the many historic museums in the area such as St. Georges Museum

The Magnificent Whiteshell and Splendid Gateway

11. Visit the log constructed Whiteshell Natural History Museum near Nutimik Lake.

12. Take a spiritual tour of the Bannock Point Site where there are 1000 year old petroforms or “boulder mosaics

13. Learn all about Canada Geese at the Alf Hole Goose Sanctuary near Rennie.

14. Follow the Rainbow Falls Hiking Trail, an eight km trail that takes you through the forest from Jessica Lake to White Lake, until you arrive at the scenic Rainbow Falls.

15. Visit the interpretive centre and take a guided tour at the Whiteshell Fish Hatchery, located between West Hawk Lake and Caddy Lake.

16. If you are an experienced kayaker, launch your kayak off Silver Bridge Road in Elma or visit Sturgeon Falls for superior white water rapids.

17. Visit Old Pinawa Dam Heritage Park, Pinawa Murals in the townsite, and Suspension Bridge on Ironwood Trail

The Majestic North

18. Explore the untouched wilderness of Atikaki Provincial Park. Hike the remote trails, canoe on the pristine waters, take in breathtaking views off the granite cliffs.

19. Head up to Nopiming Provincial Park on Highway #314 past the Caribou of Nopiming Exhibit to experience a short but rather steep trail that rewards the hiker with some phenomenal views at the top

20. Visit the plaque celebrating Manitoba’s first gold discovery on the shores of Rice Lake, situated close to the Community Hall in Bissett.

21. Take in “Black Island Days”, an annual event held at a sacred site, which is located on Black Island

22. Take part in a sacred Sweat Lodge ceremony of the Anishinaabe people at Raven’s Creek Cultural Experience

www.eastmantourism.ca