Top-rated CBC TV series Arctic Air has been renewed for another season and that’s good news for tourist operators in British Columbia, says Echo Valley Ranch owner Norman Dove. His property near Jesmond was the site of extensive filming for the Arctic Air series this past winter and he hopes to see the cast and crew of the series back again.
“We had 74 crew members filming on our air strip and in the woods for a week,” Dove says, “and that was during a time of year when we would not have many guests. It was great for business. We could only sleep about half, so the rest of the crew booked up a lot of rooms in Clinton. A TV series like that pumps a lot of money into local economies.”
Echo Valley Ranch is located about an hour west of Clinton and offers spectacular views, amenities ranging from horseback riding to fly-fishing, top-rated service and fine dining. The ranch has been used for filming on many occasions by Canadian and foreign film crews.
“Adam Beach is becoming quite a star,” Dove says, “and in person he is a very friendly person with a great sense of humour. The crew dined here in the main lodge every night and we had quite a lot of fun. We have some great video of Adam dancing that we may post on YouTube. Now that we know the series will be back on the air, we’ll be asking them for permission to do so.”