Be a tourist in your own region

We are seeing tourists from all over the province, and even from other parts of world, coming to visit our beautiful region.

With the long days of summer and sunshine here in the Cariboo, we are seeing tourists from all over the province, and even from other parts of world, coming to visit our beautiful region.

With so many great summer activities and events happening, it’s also a great time to be a tourist in your own region!

Some of our best tourist attractions include our expansive provincial parks, where camping is very popular. Take advantage of the summer and have a great camping trip, but remember that fire safety is important.

Learn more before you go camping by visiting bcwildfire.ca/prevention, and if you see a wildfire while camping report it immediately by calling *5555 on your cell phone.

If seeing great works of art is more your style, another great attraction is the Williams Lake Art Walk, which began on Tuesday and will run until Sept. 7.

You may have noticed works of art on display at shops around town, including paintings, sculptures, carvings, and more — the works of 64 artists are being featured, including many from Williams Lake.

I’d like to thank the more than 50 merchants who have offered to put these marvelous works of art on display in their shops and have helped make the Williams Lake Art Walk a local tradition.

I can’t wait to walk around town myself and see all the wonderful works of art.

I’m also looking forward to the South Cariboo Garlic Festival in Lac La Hache on Aug. 24 and 25.

With live music, food, a garlic peeling and eating contest, a Master Garlic Chef cook-off, and Elvis, it is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

Head to the Garlic Festival Grounds on highway 97 in Lac La Hache, and have a “stinkin” good time! Whether it’s nature, art, food, or culture, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy. Be a tourist in your own region today!

Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.

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