CMI Publishing is a division of Complete Marketing Inc. Based in Calgary, Alberta, we serve the local as well as the international travellers who come to experience the history, culture, landscapes and nature that are unique to Alberta` & British Columbia.
Our core values are honesty, integrity and accountability. The founder of CMI Publishing is Bob Harris. Bob and his team treat everyone with these three values in mind. Our relationships with our readers, advertisers, contributors, and sponsors are our central focus.
Experience Kananaskis Country & the Cowboy Trail was launched by CMI Publishing in the spring of 2013. This launch took place after months of discussions with Alberta Parks and negotiations with the Cowboy Trail Tourism Association (CTTA). Our vision was to resurrect Explore Kananaskis Country & the Ghost Area and merge it with the official visitors’ guide of the CTTA. Our hope was to produce a new guide to Alberta’s Foothills.
An estimated 130,000 people read our first edition and this number will increase going forward as we ramp up the print run of the magazine. Hundreds more have read the digital issue of this guide and this number is expected to spike going forward as increasing numbers of travellers use their mobile devices on their vacations.
It was designed as a lure piece to entice readers to come to the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, as well as a companion guide for those travellers enroute and/or already visiting the region. In 2014 the publication’s name was changed to Experience the Cowboy Trail and Kananaskis Country to reflect the publication’s increased focus on The Cowboy Trail.
Experience the Cowboy Trail and Kananaskis Country is not our only publication. All of our map projects and guides are designed to enrich the visitors’ experience within the provincial and national parks and throughout the region. We strive to create user-friendly publications and on-line tools that promote good stewardship of these lands and the environment here in western Canada. For more information about all of our visitor guides go here.
Our company had its humble beginnings in the home of our Founders. Bob still often works from home, or on the road, but we have offices in South Calgary and representatives in Jasper, Kelowna, Vancouver, and Brighton. To learn more about our team, go here.
Social media continues to grow and impact every aspect of our lives. CMI Publishing has focused our human resources on our Twitter account at twitter.com/BHarris_Calgary. Please follow us there as well as on our blog feed.