Visitor stats from the 2014 season at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre:
10,445 visitors assisted: (the most ever)
Centre was staffed 125 days, the most ever, from May 30 to Oct. 13 = overall average 83 visitors to the Centre per day.
In May, 81 visitors (2 days staffed= average 41 visitors/day);
in June, 1315 visitors (25 days staffed=average 53 visitors/day);
in July, 2803 visitors (30 days=average 93 visitors/day);
in August, 3667 visitors ( 31 days=average 118 visitors/day);
in September, 2220 visitors (24 days=average 93 visitors/day);
in October, 440 visitors (11 days=average 40/day).
As in previous years, these numbers include those who attended walks, talks & hikes, as well as groups such as students who visited the Park & whom we assisted.
Other groups & visitors who use the Park without visiting the Centre are not counted in these totals. Total numbers of Paradise Meadows visitors are recorded by the Parks Facility Operators. In general we assist between 1/3 to 1/2 of all visitors to this area of Strathcona Park.
Visitors at SPWC came from:
Comox Valley: 37%
North Vancouver Island : 8%
South Vancouver Island : 24%
Rest of BC : 7%
Rest of Canada : 8%
USA : 4%
UK/Europe/Western Asia : 9%
Other Countries : 4%
Canada: 11 provinces/territories
BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Yukon.
USA: 32 states
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Louisiana, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, New York.
Europe/Western Asia: 22 countries
England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia.
Other countries: 26 countries
New Zealand, Australia
Japan, China , Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore
India, Israel, Dubai, Qatar
South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya
Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, Columbia
Compare with last year’s SPWC visitors here.
Thanks to all for another great season!