[quote=“hoshq”]There’s that big open area along the shore, below the mall. That ought to be turned into some sort of touristy “traditional” shopping village. That stretch of shore could probably support a half dozen more cruise ship docks.
Has anyone ever been to Ketchikan? I once saw there six cruise ships unload 10,000 tourists all at once. You could almost hear it as they all simultaneously opened their wallets to shop, shop and shop.
Forget industry. Industry will drive tourists away. they want to see pristine wilderness and charming small towns, not big ugly factories, cargo ships and hills barren from clearcutting.[/quote]
I usually never have to quote you… but here we go
You froget a big factor in to the “open area along the shore” theres 2 reasons why i belive thats not going to happen… A. What does that do for the town? have there WHOLE water front blocked off by stores and boats and docks… you know one side is fine… but down there i dont think thats cool then how can people go down there at night to just chill or whatnot… With buisness’s down there that involves lots of bah ideas… also my main other fact is that the water is too shallow there for a cruise ship which means you would have to have the dock further out in the water and whatnot… I just personally being a rupertdite for 21 years don’t wany my harbour view being blocked but tourisim… Cause my opinion on tourisim is that basically a Town is trying to inpress newcomers… Which i think in rupert there first goal should be to try to impress some of us.
as for ketchican, ive been there tons, its a great lil town its a American Prince Rupert thats for sure… and me being a tourist i like it… but i dunno about living there lol… But i agree its nice… The Gondala in the town makes it great
as for industrys driving people outta this town, i agree… it would drive tourists away and then BOOM more population which means more people… so either way or economy boosts. its a win win situation
Yeah i think ive rambled off a bit. Merry Christmas Hoshq, i still love you…