The organization which represents outfitters across the country says it looks like 2014 could shape up to be a good year.

Scott Ellis from B-C is the Vice President of the Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations.

He says a strong U-S dollar is good for business in our country, and this year should be no exception.

“With the dollar around 90 cents, the confidence in the U-S economy and the early trades shows, some of them are still going on, have showed very nice up-ticks in booking for our northern members.”

Ellis says it could be a summer with good job prospects for Aboriginal people in the north.

“As the economy picks up, as more tourists are coming to enjoy northern Canada, I see more and more opportunities for Inuit, Metis and First Nations people to hunt and fish as guides for these tourists”.

Ellis says at the winter trade shows, some of which are still being held, inquiries about summer excursions are up and many fly-in trips have already been booked.