Peggy Sue Payne, left, Nanimo and her aunt, Michelle Payne, enjoy drinks on the deck of Island Chocolates in Victoria. It’s become a tradition for Peggy Sue, who is from Nanaimo, B.C., to visit Victoria with her aunt each summer and enjoy the various shops and cafes. So far, the 2017 tourism season appears to be exceptionally strong as Meetings and Conventions P.E.I. is reporting a record number of visitors to the province in June. For the full story, turn to A2.