This week, the Baillie House presented its fourth-quarter numbers, as well as a 2019 overview to City Council.
“The Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House had 4,308 visitors attend during the fourth quarter of 2019, from October to December, which was an 8.5% increase over the same period in 2018,” wrote Manager of Tourism, Will George.
“The total number of visitors at the Merritt Visitor Centre for 2019 was 30,780, which represents an increase of 6.9% (or 1,979 visitors) increase over 2018. This was the first year that more than 30,000 visitors stopped at the Baillie property. Each quarter of 2019 saw an increase in visitors with the first quarter +7.2%, second-quarter +13.9%, third quarter +2.2% and fourth quarter +8.5%,” added George.
Since taking over visitor centre duties after the closure of the old centre at exit 286, the Baillie house has seen spoken to the advantage of bringing more people into the downtown core of the City.
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