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 Foothills Tourism       Association

Foothills Tourism Association

  1. To develop and grow a strong agricultural and entrepreneurial rural business community injected by a constant source of outside dollars.
  2. To bring tourists, provincial, national, and global to Foothills businesses.
  3. To attract provincial and corporate funds to the development of the industry.
  4. To work together with municipal and town councils to develop a local government framework that welcomes and stimulates agri-tourism and rural experiential tourism in the region.

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The Foothills Tourism Association is developing an all encompassing webpage promoting all tourism related businesses in the Foothills region. The website will be user friendly for smart phones, tablets and desktops.

 Member Benefits  Premium Membership Benefits  Supporting Membership Benefits
  1. Listing on the Tourism web page.

  2. Access to membership list.

  3. Access to forums to start collaborations, seek advice, or share information

  4. Provide direction to the Association via polls

  5. Elect the board.

  6. Access to Pay to Play marketing programs.

  7. Access to industry information as gathered/developed over time.

  1. Same as all membership benefits.

  2. Premium positioning and extra space on the Tourism web page, plus a link to the company's web page.

  1. Access to membership list sorted by business type.

  2. Access to forums to start collaborations, seek advice, or share information (no soliciting on the forums).

Our Vision

A Foothills rural and agricultural community that thrives because of the added value of tourism opportunities and whose benefits include and spill over to the towns within the region:

  1. Increased economic activity.
  2. Creation of jobs.
  3. Infrastructure investment.
  4. Reduced rural crime.
  5. Retention of agricultural land.
  6. Implementation of quality agricultural practices.
  7. Protection of natural environments.
  8. Creation of a bridge between urban and rural citizens.
  9. Retention and attraction of young people to the community.
  10. Spill over effect to other businesses.
  11. Increase in acreage land value.
  12. Preservation of agricultural roots and traditions.
  13. Diversification of agricultural businesses and increase food security.
  14. Diversification of agricultural businesses and increase food security.

Learn More

The economic slow down of the oil and gas industry can be noticed everywhere in the Foothills communities, from the farms and ranches that cannot count on secondary income from the oil patch, to slower business in restaurants and hotels, stagnating or declining real estate and an increase in rural crime. As a regional community we are blessed with other assets that can drive economic development.  Read more.

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