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Cathay Pacific has a new business class lounge, the Opus Hotel offers a business bundle, plus more


Cathay Pacific business travellers have a new place to relax at YVR. The airline’s business class lounge in the international terminal is a tranquil retreat with a contemporary Asian aesthetic and a mountain view–plus comfy armchairs, free WiFi, workstations with iMacs and printers, a noodle bar and showers.


For a shorter hop, the 35-minute Harbour Air flight between Vancouver and Victoria can be bookended by hotel stays. Until the end of September, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria and Loden Hotel in Vancouver have a Best of Two Cities package that includes the flight, drop-off at Waterfront/Harbour, two nights‘ accommodation in each city, early check-in/late checkout, daily breakfast for two and complimentary bikes.


Tech-savvy travellers can plug into Opus Hotel Vancouver’s new business bundle. In addition to existing perks like free WiFi and rides to downtown locations, guests can choose three more: the use of a Samsung smartphone, iPad, Ring-credible and lounge buddy apps, unlimited North America calling, iLuv docks for Bluetooth and charging, free colour copying or use of the boardroom.


For outdoor enthusiasts, BCBusiness 30 Under 30 alum and ShareShed founder Daniel Dubois has launched to connect with local guides who will share insider experiences ranging from $20 outdoor yoga to a $1,699 backpacking trip.