Wildfires' effect on B.C. tourism depends where you are — and how visible flames are

British Columbia’s record wildfire season has affected travel bookings in some areas, but other regions have seen continued tourism demand despite their proximity to active blazes.

Jason Upton, manager of the Lac Le Jeune Nature Resort south of Kamloops, said the resort is open but remains on evacuation alert. Maintaining bookings is difficult since the Rossmoore Lake fire is burning just a few kilometres away, he said.

Upton said the resort had been close to selling out for the entire upcoming long weekend, but the threat of the nearby fire has led to cancellations by all but three guests.

“It looks completely empty here, and I really can’t blame people,” he said. “If I have a family asking

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