Council is considering moving Ashcroft’s Tourist Info Booth down the street to Heritage Place Park.

Council is considering moving Ashcroft’s Tourist Info Booth down the street to Heritage Place Park.

Tourist booth to be moved

The property around Ashcroft's Tourist Booth has changed hands, or is about to, and it's time to change locations.

Ashcroft Council is debating what to do with the Tourist Booth downtown. At the Apr. 13 meeting, Council asked staff to look into a possible move to Heritage Place Park.

It was recently noted by Council that a fence had gone up between the car wash, at the corner of Railway Ave. and Hwy 97C, and the Tourist Booth next to it, cutting off motorized access to it. The property was owned by the same person when the two structures were built, but the car wash was   sold and now the remaining property is up for sale.

Coun. Barbara Roden proposed the move.

“Place it by the mural (in Heritage Place Park),” she suggested. “Put signs downtown directing tourists to the booth and public washrooms. What tourist doesn’t like washrooms?”

The Tourist Booth was built by property owner Al Alberts and given to the Chamber of Commerce to use. The Booth has been in operation for at least three years, staffed over the summer months by volunteers, who report that hundreds of out of town visitors sign their guest book each year.