While Tofino and Uclueletâ€™s accommodation providers welcomed a solid crop of visitors over the May-long-weekend, both townsâ€™ jail cells sat essentially empty.
Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP said Ukee was chalk-full of well-behaved tourists who gave police little to do.
â€œBy far the quietest May-long weekend that weâ€™ve had since Iâ€™ve been stationed here,â€ he said. â€œIt was extremely exciting to be around town and see people everywhere just having a wonderful weekend; that was fantastic.â€
May had been a relatively busy month for Uclueletâ€™s police but the long-weekend brought a welcomed and unexpected calm.
â€œItâ€™s the start of the busy summer season, usually you get some alcohol related offences and essentially we had nothing,â€ Swann said.
â€œWe had a couple busier days in May with a couple of crime sprees that weâ€™re still working on and processing towards charges; those investigations are still ongoing but our May-long-weekend was spectacular.â€
In Tofino, Sgt. Blaine Mumford said Tuffâ€™s long-weekenders kept his detachment busy with files related to loud party-noise and illegal campfires but he added that police were met with calm cooperation from partiers.
â€œGenerally, people were pretty well behaved and had a good time,â€ he said
â€œI donâ€™t think anything really got out of hand. We had a couple of loud parties that we went to and people were generally pretty cooperative with toning things down.â€