Tourism & Culture

Oct 17, 2018
Castlegar Poised for Growth

Having been born and raised in Castlegar, Tammy Verigin-Burk returned to the place she calls home after studying and working in the Lower Mainland and other parts of B.C. for many years. Going back to the southern Interior city that...

Sep 20, 2018
Vancouver hotel occupancy tops other major Canadian markets: report
By the Editors

International tourists, especially from China, are bolstering Canadian hotel occupancy, according to recent research by California-headquartered Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. Expect that to continue: a new Canadian tourism campaign aims to double the number of Chinese visitors and boost the number of international tourists 30 percent by...

Sep 17, 2018
5 must-visit Oliver Osoyoos wineries for foodies
Christina Newberry

Best known as a wine destination in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, Oliver has plenty to offer foodies too. Local vineyards are getting creative with their cuisine, showcasing the abundance of the area’s farms and fields in addition to award-winning grapes. From a quick lunch break to world-class dining, these wineries combine...

Aug 24, 2018
B.C. restaurant industry celebrates its latest stars
Felicity Stone

The BC Restaurant and Food Services Association has announced the 2018 inductees to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. Current hall of famers include Hy and David Aisenstat, Vikram Vij, Warren Erhart, Umberto Menghi and John Bishop. The induction gala is October 1...

Aug 16, 2018
12 ways to weekend on the Southern Gulf Islands
Amy Watkins

While Vancouver Island and Salt Spring might get most of the attention, the third-biggest island, Galiano, and the smaller Pender are home to amazing artists, quirky accommodations and incredibly Instagrammable beaches. Take a long weekend to unwind this summer and discover some of these hidden gems. Warning! A lot of people that...

Aug 16, 2018
New-generation airport lounges and laser tag cruise ships
Charlene Rooke

Cool summer Swim against the current this summer by going north. Norwegian Bliss debuts out of Seattle as the largest cruise ship to Alaska, with a racetrack and laser tag for the kids, Jersey Boys and Margaritaville dining for grown-ups. Or catch some Yukon...

Aug 10, 2018
Explore Atlanta, the gateway to the New South
Matt O'Grady

In the past few years, Atlanta—gateway to the New South—has had a bit of a reboot in the popular imagination. For the longest of times, many people’s familiarity with the city might have been limited to connecting through its sprawling...

Aug 3, 2018
How B.C. manages the complications of combining tourism and the environment
Nathan Caddell

Anyone who’s ever visited B.C. can figure out the province’s main selling point in about five minutes. It’s all over posters and press conferences—heck, it’s on our licence plates: Beautiful British Columbia.But as the tourism industry gets larger by the...

Aug 2, 2018
Two advertising pros weigh in on B.C.’s latest efforts to sell itself to the world
Nick Rockel

When the province’s tourism marketer unveiled a revamp of its long-running promotional campaignin 2014, the latest incarnation of the storied Super, Natural British Columbia brand faced high expectations. “It wasn’t so much a reinvention as a reinvigoration,” says Marsha Walden...

Aug 1, 2018
B.C. hotel industry's biggest beef is short-term rental operations
Felicity Stone

Travellers love short-term lodging like Airbnb—the U.S.-based company has more than 18,000 hosts in B.C. alone. Members of the hotel industry? Not so much. Ingrid Jarrett, GM and VP business development of the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, explains why. What started...

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