Operating a small business at one of the hottest tourist attractions in the Drumheller Valley has become a lot easier.

Community Futures Big Country is setting up a converted Sea-Can shipping container at the Hoodoos Recreation Area to house a seasonal business.

"The electricity is not going to be at the site, probably, for a couple more weeks," allowed Community Futures General Manager Brock Harrington. "If someone wants to operate it they need to approach me, then they would need to make their application to the Town to be approved as a vendor."

"Someone needs to come up with a business plan to be there starting next May 15 kind of deal," he explained. "They need to talk to me first, then they would need to make an application to the Town because the Town will control what they can do there."

While the Hoodoos are within the Town of Drumheller limits they are a Provincial Historic Resource. They are located about two kilometres east of the Highway 56 turnoff on Highway 10 East.

"Our youth entrepreneur camps have been operating at the Hoodoos and they've been knocking it out of the park," reported Harrington. "Just selling lemonade, our kids made a couple hundred bucks the other day. On any given day the buses roll in non-stop."

 

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