Weak Canadian dollar brings U.S. travellers to book back-country getaways

Featured Photo: Purcell Mountain Lodge is perched at 2200 meters (7200’) amidst the alpine slopes of Bald Mountain in the Northern Purcell Mountains. We are a backcountry luxury lodge located near Golden British Columbia and have been operating for over twenty five years.

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Weak dollar spurs U.S. travellers to book up Alberta, BC back-country getaways

CALGARY — A spike in tourism numbers in Banff, driven by the low Canadian dollar, is spreading west beyond the Rockies, including into the backcountry.

The Purcell Mountain Lodge, about 20 kilometres west of Golden, British Columbia, is a long way from anywhere.

But almost every week this winter, the luxury backcountry hotel is booked full of ski tourists, and it’s 40 per cent full for the summer hiking season.

The owner says half of the daily booking inquiries are coming from the United States.

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