Andrew Hiltz, the 2017 Saskatchewanderer, continues to be amazed by what he finds while exploring the province.
Hiltz, who spoke at Tourism Swift Current’s seventh annual 49˚ by 110˚ Spring Conference on April 28, has been on the job four months photographing, videoing, and blogging about the best of Saskatchewan.
“My job has been coined as the greatest job in the province. And after four months of holding the position I have to absolutely say that that is definitely true,” Hiltz said.
“This job has exceeded every expectation I could have possibly imagined. It is without a doubt the greatest opportunity and the greatest experience that I’ve had.”
As a tourism ambassador for the province, the Saskatchewanderer is a voice on social media to attract people to Saskatchewan.
“I’m really happy to have this job where I can help bring people here, and I have a far bigger audience than I’ve ever had to promote this incredible place.”
“That’s what I’m trying to do as the Saskatchewanderer. I want to entertain, I want to educate, and I want to inspire people to get out and explore this province.”
And he also hopes that through his posts, that residents across the province consider a holiday in their own backyard.
“Save your flight money. Hop in your car and drive a half hour down the road and do something awesome that not a lot of people get a chance to do. It doesn’t matter which direction you go in Saskatchewan, in a short drive there’s going to be some top notch tourist destinations and activities and events going on.”
Hiltz has already been able to visit a diverse number of locations across the province, and has enjoyed amazing experiences like flying with members of 15 Wing in Moose Jaw.
“It has been an incredible experience so far.”
He is also shining a spotlight on Saskatchewan’s amazing culinary locations, and told the conference delegates about his amazing trip to Cafe Terra in Eastend, calling it one of coolest places he has seen anywhere.
“The food in this province is amazing. Some of the most interesting, unique restaurants are in those small towns, off the beaten path. You do have to go out of your way for, but you’re not going to regret it if you do.”
You can link to any of his online material by visiting http://saskatchewanderer.ca/.