FSIN Enthused About Northern Tourism Potential

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 13:42



FSIN officials say northern Saskatchewan will play a large part in the federation’s tourism expansion plans.


Vice chief Guy Lonechild says under an agreement signed last year with Tourism Saskatchewan, both groups are attempting to broaden the appeal of northern outfitting camps and involve First Nations in the process.


Lonechild says the FSIN’s own market research in Germany indicates many Europeans are passing over Saskatchewan to experience Aboriginal tourism in Alberta.


He says the Birch Narrows Lodge is an example of one northern operation that’s trying to establish partnerships in Alberta in order to draw those tourists to this province.


Lonechild also says the FSIN is in discussion with chiefs in British Columbia about potentially luring visitors at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver to Saskatchewan during their stay.