Tourism occurs throughout the year, however summer holidaying, fairs, festivals, and sightseeing go hand-in-hand.
This is the season when museums across the country open their doors, hire seasonal and student curators, and provide a valuable and interesting window into history. Through a Tourism
Westman feature, area museums are being promoted.
Virden’s Pioneer Home Museum will be part of a Westman Passport feature; it is among 25 museums to be featured in the Southwest Manitoba Travel Guide, published by Tourism Westman.
The passport is printed, for the first time, in the Travel Guide, and it looks similar to a real passport. When a participating museum, such as Elkhorn’s Manitoba Automobile Museum, for
example, is visited, the passport will be stamped. There are three prize levels, worth between $25 and $1,000.
Two stamps make the holder eligible for a $25 prize. Visits to four or up to six participating museums make the holder eligible to win an iPad Mini, or even a stay at Elkhorn Resort at Riding
Mountain National Park, valued up to $1,000.
While the passport itself is not new, this year, they are available at both the museums, and in the 15,000 Travel Guides being printed.
Tourism Westman publishes the Southwest Manitoba Travel Guide, highlighting features within each member community.