Although hotel/resort occupancy remained strong for July and August, the number of accommodation units available declined by 4.9% due to the closure of Jamie’s andDuffin Cove.   As a result we had fewer visitors staying in Tofino.   September occupancy declined by 1.4% over 2018.

Although we do not have any data, we suspect that the Kennedy Hill construction may have discouraged day trips from close-by Islanders, further reducing the number of visitors.