Good winter for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

The Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Executive Director says it was an epic winter, and that's translated to an increase in visitors to the region.

Diana Ducs says in talking to Whitewater, they've exceeded expectations for skiers and boarders this year.

She says in talking to some of the accommodation providers, they've had a busy season, and one even had the busiest November in their history, so tourism appears to be spilling into the shoulder seasons.

Provincially the latest numbers from stats Can showed a 9.2 percent increase in International visitors in the first part of the year, compared to 2016.