Wet June means struggles for Calgary area outdoor businesses, campgrounds

June 2020 has been a wet one for Calgary and the surrounding area, and that means an additional struggle for businesses already facing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are up by over 52 per cent.”

And that’s not counting the downpour throughout the day Tuesday.

It’s been tough on outdoor businesses that rely on good weather to bring in customers, many of which are just recently reopening as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.

Downhill Karting at Calgary’s Skyline Luge opened last week.

“It’s been pretty slow with the rain, and the thunder and lightning we’ve had hasn’t been great,” general manager James Dudfield said. “But we’re optimists, we just hope summer rolls around, Mother Nature plays her part and we can have some good fun.”

It was perfect for 12-year-old birthday boy Nate Morris, who basically had a private downhill karting party with his brother and mom Tuesday, as there was no one else in line.

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