Issue 16-92: Tourism Room Rates

May 9, 2016

In 2015, room revenues continued to surge across most of British Columbia. On an annual basis, strongest growth in revenues occurred in The Islands tourism region (+21.3%), followed by Vancouver, Coast and Mountains (+15.8%) and the BC Rockies (+12.5%) tourism regions. Northern BC was the only region that experienced a drop in room revenues (-0.4%) during the same time period.

Similarly, room revenues in the month of December, 2015 also grew robustly compared to December of 2014. Once again, the strongest growth occurred in The Islands tourism region (+24.1%), followed by Vancouver, Coast and Mountains (17.9%) and the BC Rockies (12.8%) tourism regions. With a drop of 12.3%, Northern BC was the only tourism region where room revenues fell in December of 2015 compared to the same time period in 2014. 

BC Stats Sources: and Ministry of Finance