WINNIPEG - Seven new "Star Attractions" in Manitoba were announced this week by Minister Blaine Pedersen and Travel Manitoba president and CEO Colin Ferguson.
“Manitoba is home to many unique and vibrant tourism attractions in all regions of the province,” said Pedersen. “They offer incredible experiences for Manitobans and visitors alike. I wish each of these organizations the very best as they continue to welcome visitors from across Canada and around the world.”
The Star Attractions program provides access to highway directional signage and tourism marketing opportunities to qualifying tourist attractions. To date, 63 Star Attractions have been designated.
“The Star Attractions program ensures marketing support for great tourism attractions in Manitoba,” said Colin Ferguson, president and CEO of Travel Manitoba. “Travel Manitoba highlights the Star Attractions in its annual Inspiration Guide, online and in various marketing programs. The designation makes it even easier for visitors to discover noteworthy tourism attractions.”
The following seven destinations are newly designated Star Attractions:
- Island Park, Portage La Prairie
- Living Prairie Museum, Winnipeg
- Flin Flon Station Museum, Flin Flon
- Farmery Estate Brewery, Neepawa
- Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, Falcon Beach
- Sand Hills Casino, Carberry
- Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Winnipeg
Star Attractions include major Manitoba attractions and park or casino destinations with the potential to attract a significant number of visitors from outside the immediate area, including international tourists. The attractions may include:
- Culture/Heritage – major museums, significant historical sites, performance theatres, science centres, zoos and cultural centres.
- Natural Features/Outdoor Recreation – parks and staging areas for nature based programs.
- Destinations – theme parks, themed tourist clusters, sports attractions and events.
WITH FILES FROM THE MANITOBA GOVERNMENT