Weyburn Tourism launches third ‘Be a Tourist’ campaign

For the thirdsummer in a row, Weyburn Tourism is launching the “Be A Tourist in your own Hometown” campaign.

This year there is a special focus to the campaign, which will run from June 25to September 7. The new and improved Crocus Tour will be the main feature of this year’s campaign, which will focus on creating a “Staycation” for Weyburn residents. As in past years, this initiative encourages local residents to explore and share the vast options of summer sites to enjoy in the community.

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The new interactive Crocus Tour is mobile-app driven and features numerous historical sites in our community. Included in the tour are locations such as the Signal Hill Arts Centre, the iconic Weyburn water tower, the home of W.O. Mitchell and the Weyburn Court House.

The narrated tour is walkable, bikeable and drivable. Each of the more than 15 sites has a unique story and residents will come away both entertained and educated. There may even be a ghost story or two.

“2020 is a year where Weyburn Tourism is focusing on promoting local activities with our residents in order to keep us all safe. Weyburn residents will be surprised and entertained by the interesting stops along the new Crocus Tour,” commented Twila Walkeden, Executive Director of Weyburn Tourism.

“Many of our local historical sites have unique stories to tell and by taking the Crocus Tour you will learn so much about the people and places that formed our community’s diverse culture and history.”

All those who document their Crocus Tour experience on social media with a photo will be entered into a draw to win a surprise giveaway package – see a complete list of contest details on the Weyburn Tourism website or their social media page.

“We encourage all residents to continue to follow Weyburn Tourism on Facebook and Instagram for fun things to do around Weyburn,” added Walkeden.