TOURISM became one of the major revenue producers in the BC economy during the 1980s and 1990s as a growing number of visitors were attracted by the province's congenial climate and natural beauty. In 2004, 22.4 million overnight visits were recorded. Of these visitors, 11 million, or about 49%, were from BC. US visitors accounted for almost 5 million overnight trips, or 22% of the total, and other Canadians paid 4.7 million visits. Overseas visitors made up 7.4% of the tourism market. In 2018...

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