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‘The run has begun’ on the Atlantic Canadian tourist season

  • The fly-fishing season coincides with the tourist season from June to October, with peak tourist spending in Atlantic Canada occurring from the end of July through September.
  • A significant portion of the anglers on the Margaree River are international, mainly from the U.S., Europe, and other parts of Canada, contributing to the local economy with an annual spending of $3.8 million.
  • The Margaree River’s accessibility and affordability make it an attractive destination for tourists, with guides not mandatory and affordable non-resident fishing licenses available.
  • Moneris data indicates that international tourism spending in Atlantic Canada peaks in late August, with significant expenditures on hotels, restaurants, and entertainment, emphasizing the importance of offering unique experiences to attract tourists.