About CMI Publishing
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.
Our maps, magazines, mobile versions of those publications, and web sites are all designed to enrich the visitors’ experience within the region. We strive to create user-friendly travelling companions that promote good stewardship of the lands, culture and heritage in western Canada.
From humble beginnings in the home of our founders, CMI Publishing is on the grow. Today we have offices in South Calgary and representatives in Millet, Priddis, Kelowna BC, Brighton ON, and Highland MI. To learn more about our team, go here.
Our flagship magazine, Experience the Mountain Parks first hit the streets in the spring of 2006, as a complimentary “spin off” from the Parks Canada Mountain Guide – a project we co-published from 1997 – 2005. “Experience” was designed as a lure piece to entice readers to come to the parks, as well as a companion guide for those travellers enroute and/or already visiting the region. For more information about Experience the Mountain Parks and our other maps and guides, go here.
Since 2006, we have contracted our services to Alberta Parks to assist them in the production of Explore Kananaskis Country and the Ghost Area, Explore Alberta Parks and numerous provincial park maps. For publishing assistance with the production of your tourism products, contact us.
In 2009, we obtained the rights to produce the very popular Jasper Map. This annual fold-out map of the Jasper town site and Jasper National Park had been published annually by the Jasper Booster (a local newspaper) for almost 20 years. Part of the reason for its popularity is the unique use of thumbnail images to help international travellers identify the “must sees” of Jasper.
That year we also relaunched our companion web site www.ExperienceMountainParks.ca. In 2013 we completely rebuilt that web site once again, this time using the new responsive technology, that seamlessly reorganizes the web pages for maximum enjoyment for the viewer, by recognizing the device (smart phone, tablet, PC) being used.
In 2015, we partnered once again with Alberta Parks to publish 4 new Official Summer Kananaskis Country Trail Maps, followed by 4 new Official Winter Kananaskis Country Trail Maps. We then combined these 8 maps into one mobile-friendly eBooklet. To view all 8 maps, follow this link to http://dig.cmipublishing.ca/i/616260 or check out our Digital Library for it and all of our mobile magazines and maps.
New for 2016? We are very pleased to have been given permission to reprint the 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coal Mine Tour Map that was originally published in 1998. Check out our media kit and mock up at https://www.cmipublishing.ca/advertise. And stay tuned for more on it as well as other new projects that will be soon unveiled.
Social media continues to grow and impact every aspect of our lives. CMI Publishing has focussed our human resources on our Twitter account at twitter.com/BHarris_Calgary. Please follow us there as well as on our blog feed.