Mayors talk Bay-Harbor tourism alliance

Nils Jensen took a trip to Friday Harbor last month to hook up with the mayor there and strike up tourism talk.

Oak Bay’s mayor is investigating options to link tourism with our American counterparts.

Nils Jensen took a trip to Friday Harbor last month to hook up with the mayor there and strike up tourism talk.

“It’s a good tourism fit. It’s such an easy connection with the ferry,” Jensen said.

He met with Carrie Lacher, mayor of Friday Harbor, the largest town in the in San Juan Islands, Washington and hopes to have her return for the Oak Bay Tea Party parade come next spring.

“Then we can look at some joint ventures. It’s a matter of how we can collaborate,” Jensen said. “We have a lot in common in relation to geography and history.”