Revelstoke Mountain Resort welcomes Albertans with open arms

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The vice president of a well-known B.C. Interior mountain resort is welcoming Albertans with open arms.

Peter Nielsen, vice president of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, penned an open letter June 24 as B.C. entered Phase 3 of its restart plan for the economy, which allows people from across the country to visit.

“Ever since the resort first opened its doors 12 years ago, our Albertan customers have been an integral influence to the success of the resort and several local businesses... Local businesses such as ourselves and other activity providers, restaurants and shops have been eagerly awaiting the announcement from Premier Horgan and couldn't be more thrilled to have their support in welcoming you back to our little mountain town,” Nielsen wrote.

“The vast majority of British Columbians and specifically, Revelstoke residents, recognize the impact that Albertans have on our economy and welcome them with open arms. For many of you, Revelstoke likely feels like home,” he wrote.

Last month, Revelstoke Mayor Gary Sulz encouraged residents to welcome visitors, after a Revelstoke resident reportedly found an expletive-filled note on his vehicle, which had Alberta licence plates.

Visitors from outside the province sparked controversy during Phase 2 of B.C.'s restart plan, with some communities asking visitors to stay away.

Prior to the Phase 3 reopening an Alberta woman, who normally visits the Okanagan for her summer vacations, put a call out on social media asking residents if they would welcome her. The responses she received were mixed.

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