Maybe Tony Scott of Aylesford, Nova Scotia will convince Vernon officials finally--because residents' opinions have fallen on deaf ears--that the new centrally-located Tourist Booth is hard to find.
"...but could not see your bloody tourism office. Frustrated, we left town."
In fact, impossible to find, as his letter to the Morning Star indicates:
"My wife and I are travelling from Nova Scotia on a long tour of the U.S. and Canada.
We arrived in Vernon recently and could not find your tourism office.
We came in from the north. The sign pointed to turn left and in 400 metres we would come to the office.
Then nothing. We circled the block around city hall and the police station but could not see your bloody tourism office. Frustrated, we left town.
You lost a tourist and I am angry about it.
We have travelled 12,000 kilometres on our trip and have found tourism offices in numerous cities without having to look for them.
You are doing your town a disservice by not having a readily accessible tourism office.
Adios." Tony Scott, Aylesford, N.S.
So maybe Vernon Tourism should add one more thing to their list of Things to Do in Vernon: find the tourism booth!
"Find the booth could become a Contest," offers Kia, "with prizes like a free flashlight or a tank of fuel."
Thanks for writing the letter, Tony.
Heaven only knows, we residents have all tried, to no avail.
Here's the map showing its decidedly vague location.