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Economic Impact of Sport Tourism

Ever wonder what economic benefits a sport tournament brings to a community? We conducted an economic impact assessment to find out.

In March 2018, the Township hosted 152 teams for the BC Basketball Provincial Championship.

Our community welcomed more than 2,600 out-of-town visitors, with the average visitor staying 3.5 days in the Township. 82% said they are likely to come back. Visitor spending totalled $1.9 million in the Township, which is just one of the overall economic benefits in addition to jobs, wages, provincial GDP, and taxes.

When you consider the social, health, and economics benefits of a sport tournament, sport hosting brings good things to a community. Economic Investment Development Sport Infographic