Eco-tourism Has Its Own Costs
"Tofino, an engraved pocket watch of a village, sits halfway up the Pacific side of Vancouver Island, sheltering a mere 1,500 souls among cloud-soaked woods. These Canadians host nearly a million eco-tourists a year, which is a greater tidal shift than occurs in the Bay of Fundy. Under their breath, the locals refer to the tourists as "gorbies." Most of the gorbies are from the United States. These North Americans share the geography uneasily."
Thanks to New Times LA Newsletter