Neal McLennan

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Nov 29, 2022
B.C. Winter Staycation Guide 2023: Everything you need to know about Whistler's Creekside

Whistler’s Creekside has always been the day-tripper’s choice: not only do you save the extra five kilometres to the village, you also avoid the frequently grinding traffic that occupies said five klicks at the end of a ski day. It’s...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: How to portage through Powell River

I'd like to say that I came to the Powell River Canoe Route because it had long been on my outdoor-pursuit bucket list, but the truth is that I hadn’t been in a canoe since I was 12 and my connection...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: Audain X Alta in Whistler

We’re allergic to hyperbole so when we say this Whistler dinner might be the greatest event in the West this summer, please don’t snicker. Bear with us as we convince you. On the one hand, we have Eric Griffith and...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: A Victoria hotel for every type of design lover

Everybody knows about Victoria’s historic side—and, if you ever forget, the flanking classical beacons of the Empress and the Legislature (both the handiwork of Samuel Maclure) are always there to remind you. But with a little exploring, the creative visitor...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: The bright future of Revelstoke

It was just before the 2007 meltdown and I, a young cub reporter, was dispatched to Revelstoke to meet with the legendary British golfer Sir Nick Faldo, who had been retained to design a world-class golf course near the base...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: A close call with grizzlies at Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge

For those of us who grew up in Western Canada, one of the conceits we perpetuate is that we are all very comfortable with bears. But my guess is that the share of the full-blown adult population that has read...

May 26, 2022
This long-awaited park in Vancouver is going to feature a quite-excellent coffee shop

Vancouver is spoiled when it comes to parks. Not because it necessarily has a great park system but, much like New York, it have one unbelievably great park that makes us forget how just okay the rest can be. A case...

Apr 22, 2022
This is how a local bartender is rethinking non-alcoholic cocktails

It was 2007, and there was no Diamond, no Keefer. Just a few years prior, Vancouver had been a wasteland for cocktails where Old Fashioneds were made with soda and bottles of vermouth sat on back bars for months getting...

Mar 20, 2009
Love Hurts: Family Lawyers in B.C.

Every practitioner knows the refrain: no one likes lawyers, but everyone loves their lawyer. As a young litigator I learned this first-hand every Christmastime as I would receive a steady stream of snowy cottage cards from the coterie of insurance...

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