A dropping loonie might have something to do with some great tourism numbers: international visitors to British Columbia are up 11.1% compared to the same time last year.
“Whether it’s summer or fall, tourists continue to choose British Columbia.”
Tourism Minister Shirley Bond says the low Canadian dollar will only help the industry grow.
In 2013, the B.C. tourism industry generated $13.9 billion in revenue.
One key factor is the increase in direct flights to the province.
Bond says the number of visitors from France has spiked, possibly due to a new direct flight between Vancouver and Paris that runs between May and November.
“We think certainly air travel, and convenience and direct flights, certainly makes a difference and we think that had an impact in the case of visitors from France.”