Tourism & Culture

Mar 6, 2020
HR Report 2020: Ski Resort Jobs delivers on its promise
Felicity Stone

Resort businesses have their own challenges when it comes to hiring. Hospitality wages are typically low. Housing prices are often high. This past July, after six years living and working in Canadian ski towns, Whistler-based Shane Martz came up with...

Mar 3, 2020
Carry On: Put an end to waiting in line
Charlene Rooke

Nobody likes waiting, especially in an airport check-in or security line, or at a border stop. Savvy travellers reduce their pain with a variety of tools and insider tricks like these. Credit cards Some, like American Express Aeroplan Plus cards and...

Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

Feb 20, 2020
Weekend Warrior: The surf is often up for Jason MacIsaac
Felicity Stone

Don’t ask Jason MacIsaac where he likes to surf. Apart from “mostly on Vancouver Island,” all he will say is that surf culture is territorial and protective of its locations. As it happens, for nearly two decades MacIsaac lived in...

Feb 7, 2020
Matrix: Were the 2010 Olympics a win for B.C.?
Nathan Caddell

Ten years ago this month, some 2,600 athletes from around the globe were gearing up to head to the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Whether or not you loved the massive party that followed, it’s tough to dispute that...

Jan 30, 2020
Cruise ships raise economic tides, but tread some rocky waters environmentally
Steve Burgess

They glide in and out of Coal Harbour like massive wedding cakes or, in the worst-case scenario for passengers, 15-storey petri dishes. Starting in April, typically, cruise ships are a daily presence in Vancouver for much of the year. The...

Jan 17, 2020
Whistler's Vallea Lumina is a walk in the woods
Rhiannon Jones

“Old stories tell of the wondrous things that happen near Whistler. Between the trees, in the shadow of mountains, legends say there’s a hidden valley where stardust falls from the sky, filling all living things with its pure light” Just a short 10-minute car ride from Whistler Village will see you...

Jan 3, 2020
Ski Lesson: Vail Resorts' Whistler Blackcomb takeover is starting to pay off
Steven Threndyle

Introducing then–Whistler Blackcomb chief operating officer Pete Sonntag at last February’s The View From Here business and investment forum, emcee Maureen (Mo) Douglas was ready with a zinger. “Since Pete’s been here in Canada, he’s learned the versatile use of...

Dec 17, 2019
Carry On: Travel tips and accessories for the holiday season
Charlene Rooke

The business traveller on your holiday list doesn’t need another luggage tag, thanks. What they really want (even if they don’t know it yet) are these six modern essentials. STRONG SUITCASE Away is the colourful, practical luggage brand winning over world travellers with design that’s both hardy and ingenious (think: compression straps...

Dec 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in December and January
Felicity Stone

It’s the darkest time of the year, but North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is aglow until January 26. The Canyon Lights festival claims to have the tallest Christmas trees in the world: eight Douglas firs up to 110 feet high, lit from top to bottom and connected by seven...

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