We know that tourism is an important economic driver in our community. Before the pandemic, it pumped over half as billion dollars into the Kingston economy every year.
Tourism operators are eager to see those figures return once the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.
For example, the big guns are silent at Fort Henry and they have been for months. The only real activity at the Limestone City landmark is a few people maintaining the property.
But while Ontario’s plan for June 2 as a date for the lifting of the current stay-at-home order doesn’t guarantee a full reopening of the economy, including the tourism sector, the people behind some of the region’s top attractions are ramping up.
Geoff Waycik is the historic sites director with the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, the provincial…