Deh Cho Travel Connection

Deh Cho Travel Connection

May 25, 2012 14:41 ET

Deh Cho Travel Connection- 2012 Diamonds in the Rough Passport Contest

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) -

You long for the world's wild places, the crashing of waterfalls, the silence of starlit nights, and the rattling call of cranes. Your compass turns north, it seems so far away… so hard to reach.

Not so! Take the road to adventure - take the Deh Cho Travel Connection!

It is wild enough to make the hardiest romantic linger, yet travelled enough for a safe and leisurely family vacation with plenty of places to stop on the way.

May 15th, 2012 marked the first day that you can pick-up your 2012 Deh Cho Travel Connection Passport and the start of your summer vacationing experience "Where Road Meets Wilderness".

The Diamonds in the Rough passport campaign will run from May 15, 2012 until September 1, 2012 with the grand prize being a .55 carat square brilliant HRA Crossworks Canadian diamond donated by the City of Yellowknife ~ Diamond Capital of North America™. Additional prizes include; a 7-day RV rental voucher from the Recreational Vehicle Rental Association of Canada and as well; two VIP passes to the 2013 Bud Country Fever ~ the biggest Country show north of Edmonton, AB.

The Deh Cho Travel Connection or route is a tourism marketing coalition that promotes this 2,200 Km driving route along with several side trip opportunities. There are 25 participating communities and municipal districts located throughout northern Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and the southern Northwest Territories. The Deh Cho Travel Connection route links the Mackenzie, Liard and Alaska highways in northern Canada.

Full contest details are available at www.dehchotravel.ca.

Contact Information

  • Northwest Territories Tourism
    Ron Ostrom
    Director of Marketing
    Box 610 - Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N5
    (867) 873-5007 ext. 224
    ron@spectacularnwt.com

    Industry Relations - North
    Don Wilson
    Travel Alberta Team Member
    802 Oxford Tower, 10235 - 101 Street - Edmonton, AB
    (780) 983-7424
    don.wilson@travelalberta.com

    Northern British Columbia Tourism Association
    Susan Hubbard
    Regional Media Relations Representative
    1274 - Fifth Avenue - Prince George, BC V2L 3L2
    (250) 561-0432, ext 201
    susan@nbctourism.com

    Mike Couvrette
    DCTC Administrative Coordinator
    c/o: Industry, Tourism and Investment
    Box 231 - Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
    (867) 872-6432
    mike_couvrette@gov.nt.ca