Tourism & Culture

Mar 29, 2021
This female-led B.C. restaurant plans to uplift women and reinvent the business
Nick Rockel

Who launches a restaurant during a pandemic? If that sounds like a crazy idea, Elizabeth Mah, Melissa Steacy and Kelly Ann Woods should convince you otherwise. The three partners will open Cordelia’s Locket, a downtown Squamish café, wine bar and pantry, in May. Besides offering career opportunities to women who have been left jobless and time-strapped by coronavirus outbreak, the female-led enterprise will take a new approach to running a restaurant, drawing on lessons learned from COVID...

Nov 12, 2020
Can B.C.’s heli- and cat-ski industry survive COVID-related travel bans?
Andrew Findlay

As Phase 3 of the provincial government’s plan to reopen the B.C. economy unfolded in June, COVID-19 considerations were keeping Beat Steiner, co-owner and CEO of Bella Coola Heli Sports, awake at night. “It’s pretty much all I’ve been thinking about,” Steiner says from his home office in Whistler. No...

Oct 16, 2020
High quality of life, employment opportunities make B.C.’s coastal cities attractive: report
By the Editors

A cheaper, chiller life on the coast. Why not? Working-age Canadians are flocking to midsized communities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, according to a recent report by the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET). The study, which uses the most recent census...

Oct 2, 2020
Best B.C. beers in swing ridings: Chilliwack has loads of promise on and off the ballot
Nathan Caddell

October is BC Craft Beer Month. There’s also an election coming up, if you haven’t heard. Because politics and beer actually mix very well, we’ll be analyzing the top three brews in ridings across the province up until the October 24...

Sep 10, 2020
Enjoy A Dream Golf Getaway in Kamloops This Fall
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops While the sun may be setting on hot summer days, the fall season is the ideal time to plan an extraordinary mid-week golf getaway in picturesque Kamloops. The sun-streaked breezy days and cooler evenings provide perfect golfing weather.

Sep 3, 2020
Opinion: B.C. tourism is on life support. We must act now to save this vital industry from disaster
Paul Nursey, Royce Chwin and Nancy Small

As the summer draws to a close and the provincial government nears a decision on how to allocate its $1.5-billion recovery package, it would be easy for some people to make the false assumption that a strong August for some...

Aug 31, 2020
How one Vancouver hotel’s “long-term perspective” led to a daring move
Nathan Caddell

While most in the hospitality business were cutting employees and costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Vancouver’s oldest hotels was spending cash on improvements. The St. Regis Hotel, which has stood at Dunsmuir and Howe streets in Vancouver since 1913...

Aug 31, 2020
Play and Sip at Indigenous Owned Golf Courses and Wineries

BCBusiness + Indigenous Tourism BC Sip and swing your way from North Vancouver to Williams Lake at Indigenous-owned golf courses and wineries. Combine leisure and luxury on the land with fine dining and professional spa services for a rejuvenating greens and grapes getaway. World-Class in Your Backyard Takaya Golf Center in North Vancouver is...

Aug 28, 2020
Carry On: How leading Canadian travel brands are welcoming guests back
Charlene Rooke

Top airlines and hotels have always aspired to white-glove cleanliness, but now national and international safety and hygiene rules, plus the concerns of pandemic-fearing travellers, are elevating standards to the next level. For instance, Air Canada’s CleanCare+ program includes health...

Aug 26, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Tourism came to a crashing halt thanks to COVID-19. Is there opportunity in the rubble?
Nathan Caddell

What goes up must come down again. It’s as true for Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket as it is for a balloon. Many in B.C.’s tourism industry must have known that the winning streak would end at some point: 2019 marked...

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