Walking could transform rural tourism and generate jobs and investment in regions once thought of as backwaters, but it requires real effort and vision by local business leaders and elected officials.
Tourism Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured in May 2018, unveiled the Liberals’ new tourism strategy in May, but the government is a little late to the party, writes Andrew Caddell, who says rural Canada needs tourists now. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
KAMOURASKA, Que.—Walking offers lots of time to think, and learn. And as I plodded over 100 kilometres along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River east of Quebec City last week, I learned a great deal.
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