Record year at BC Wildlife Park

By Jessica Lepp
December 31, 2015 - 1:14pm Updated: December 31, 2015 - 2:06pm

KAMLOOPS — The B.C. Wildlife Park has set a record for visitors marking the most successful year.

The 100,000th guest walked into the park last night, exceeding the park's last record of 88,745 guests in 2011.



Park General Manager Glenn Grant says, “We're substantially higher than we have been in past years and a lot of that has to do with Clover, the Kermode bear. There were a lot of tourists in town. Tourism Kamloops and TOTA have done a good job of bringing those visitors to our regions. We've got bus tours coming in from California every Saturday throughout summer months.”



Grant says the biggest attraction at the park this year was Clover, who was unveiled to the public as well a low Canadian dollar and Wild Lights.

“The demographic that we're marketing too, is the Alberta/B.C. northwest Washington areas to keep people close to home. It's been working. It's been a fantastic year for a number of reasons."

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