‘Stop gouging us’: As B.C. gas prices drop, why are coastal communities still paying more?

While gas prices have fallen to relatively normal levels in Metro Vancouver, communities along B.C.’s Sunshine Coast say they’re getting gouged at the pump.

On Sunday, dozens of protesters in Squamish marched to a local gas station where prices have hovered consistently between $1.45 and $1.50 per litre.

“We think, basically, we’re being cheated,” Christopher DiCorrado said. “We think we may be paying a tourist tax or something like that, because the gas prices in Squamish are almost always more expensive than Vancouver.”

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