Tourism businesses are back in a big way, as pent-up demand has operators planning for a boom this summer season.
According to Chemistry Consulting, BC Ferries recorded massive increases in the number of vehicles, passengers and buses between April 2022 and April 2021.
Greater Victoria hotels are also reporting hotel vacancy and room rates that are back to or surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
"It's heartening to see our tourism members getting back on their feet after enduring exceptionally challenging circumstances during the pandemic," Chamber CEO Bruce Williams said. "We'll be continuing to work with our community partners to encourage local support for tourism and hospitality business throughout the summer."