With less than one week before BC moves to Step 2 of our Restart Plan, the tourism and hospitality industry has a few more reasons to smile.
The end of the pandemic is in sight, provincial health authorities say. BC is in good shape and with almost 75% of British Columbians immunized, all indications are we will be able to take the next step on June 15. That will open up travel to all British Columbians and create opportunities for our local tourism providers.
The signs of optimism range from a return of the Welcome to Victoria flower garden in the Inner Harbour, to increased bookings at local hotels and restaurants.
“As we progress towards Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, we can be assured we are on the right path, and with every person who is fully vaccinated, we are all safer," says today's statement by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix.