Oyama farm provides information for tourists

Visitors will have a place to stop this summer for information on Lake Country

Visitors will have a place to stop this summer for information on Lake Country.

The district’s tourism development commission has approved a proposal from Gatzke Orchards in Oyama to operate a visitor information centre for 2013.

“In the past, this has been a successful location,” said Ryan Roycroft, economic development manager.

“The last time a visitor information centre was operated from Gatzke’s, it saw 9,600 visitors in a single season. The location of the visitors information centre will build synergies between the info centre and Gatzke’s Farms, already one of Lake Country’s premier tourist destinations.”

The centre will open Friday and there will be an official open house June 28.

Lake Country tourism-related businesses are invited to drop off brochures and marketing materials at Gatzke Orchards.

“This is an interim solution for visitor services,” said Coun. Owen Dickie.

“The tourism development commission has already begun planning for next year and will be well prepared after examining the 2013 results in September.”