Data released by the B.C. Alcohol and Other Drug Monitoring Project says alcohol consumption on Vancouver Island is on the rise, again.
The latest study says Islanders are consuming 11.51 litres of alcohol per person aged 15 and older.
A litre of absolute alcohol is equal to 58 standard drinks, which means Vancouver Island residents consumed more than 667 drinks in 2016.
Only residents in the B.C. Interior drink more, at 13.09 litres per capita.
Island consumption has been on the rise since 2012 when the rate was at 10.51 litres.
Drinking went up again in the province with the average at 9.4 litres per person, the highest overall amount of per capita of pure alcohol consumption in the 15 years of data collection.