RCMP: Tofino revelers leave mess in wake of Canada Day celebrations

Tofino woke to a mess on July 2 as many Canada Day revelers failed to pick up after themselves and left evidence of their partying throughout town.

“On July 1 police couldn’t keep up with the amount of liquor being consumed on the streets of Tofino,” said Sgt. James Anderson of the Tofino RCMP. “Unfortunately the aftermath was hundreds of cans and liquor bottles strewn around the parks and the streets.”

The Tofino detachment’s cells wound up filled to capacity with intoxicated guests who were allowed to leave when sober, according to Anderson.

He said one party drew significant police attention after complaints were received regarding a loud party being held at a sandbar between Opitsaht and Tofino and police arrived to find loud music blaring. He suggested that despite cells being full and a mess being left, Canada Day was a relative success in Tofino with no major crimes reported.

“On a celebratory note, there were no calls of a serious nature to the RCMP in Tofino or Ahousaht and those out and about appeared to be having a great time,” he said.

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