Barkerville Bella, also known as Donna Dixson, marketing and communications specialist for Barkerville Historic Town, is on the road this summer to retrace major routes from east, west, north, and south, to where it all began in B.C. — Barkerville.
While Barkerville is known as the largest historic site in Western North America, Bella is setting out to let good folks know that Barkerville is also one heck of a lot of fun.
Bella’s tour goals include covering 7,000 kilometers throughout B.C. and Alberta.
During her visits she is encouraging the public to spend their vacations in B.C. and promoting Barkerville as a unique destination along their journey, and the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2012.
She is also promoting other historic sites and attractions along her route and is seeking attention to the tour through traditional and on-line media.
During her recent visit to Williams Lake Bella visited the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, the Tourism Discovery Centre and Scout Island.
Among her promotions are RV travel and camping; creating awareness of other accommodations and services such as restaurants en route to Barkerville.
Check out her website at Barkervilleisfun.ca.