The District of Sechelt and Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT) have installed a digital information kiosk at the Trail Bay Mall.
The new kiosk is the first of three planned by the district and SCT, which has the contract for the Visitor Information Centre.
“The three kiosks will be located in high traffic areas with longer hours than the staffed Visitor Information Centre,” the district said in a release.
The information on the kiosks is taken directly from the Sunshine Coast Tourism website to ensure it is always up to date and accurate.
“These kiosks will provide services to our visitors that may not go to our staffed Visitor Information Centre. It isn’t a replacement to that service but a complement to it, encouraging longer visits and more opportunities for tourists to spend locally,” said Julie Rogers, communications manager for the District of Sechelt.
According to Annie Wise, marketing director for Sunshine Coast Tourism, the kiosks will also provide SCT with information, including data on what visitors are looking for.
Sunshine Coast Tourism will monitor the data on usage of the kiosks to explore the possibility of expanding the service Coast-wide.
In a visitor information strategy developed in 2017, SCT said it would also like to see similar kiosks on board the three BC Ferries routes linking the Coast to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island at some point down the road.