Tourism slows down in Bella Coola Valley due to forest fires

Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017

-1495185f97993dTourism is now in ebb after the wildfire happened in the Bella Coola Valley. The hot and dry weather condition and the smoky air cause the misery in the tourism upliftment in Bella Coola Valley in the British Columbia region of Canada.



Tom Hermance, President of Bella Coola Valley Tourism said that 85% of the reservations were cancelled due to the forest fires.  Fortunately, there are larger businesses were able to fill some of those cancellations.



Highway 20 was closed for over two weeks. This has re-opened, but many travellers remain wary to visit this region.



Bella Coola Valley Tourism is hopeful to overcome this situation. For this, they need to promote this place and make the region conducive for the tourism by developing the roads, bridges and the accommodations.



Many travellers are avoiding road travel in British Columbia this summer, and Bella Coola is no exception. The main tourism marketing force of British Columbia has also been working hard to get travellers out despite the fluctuating situation across provincial highways.



Amy Thacker, CEO of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association said that the early estimates in the Cariboo Chicotin region have about 147 tourism businesses currently evacuated.



Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia is a forest region, located in the Central Coastal Region, comprising the valley of Bella Coola River and its tributaries. This place is best known for the forestry and the eco regions. This region is served by the Highway 20, communicates with the other parts of the country.



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