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Tourism & Culture

Mar 5, 2018
Victoria's Secret: How the government city is attracting notable retail names
Jessica Natale Woollard

Last June hundreds of shoppers lined up along Lower Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, waiting for hours in the blistering heat, to attend the opening of John Fluevog Shoes. The new store, in American Apparel’s former space, was a homecoming...

Feb 8, 2018
A conversation with B.C. Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 years ago, Stewart Phillip first read Bobbi Lee Indian Rebel, an autobiography by Coast Salish writer Lee Maracle. Phillip, now president and grand chief of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), appreciated the insights contained...

Jan 31, 2018
The Power of Pets

BCBusiness + Among the first things you notice when entering’s 10th-floor office overlooking Vancouver’s West Georgia Street are the dog toys on the floor.The next thing that catches your attention is the enthusiastic greeting from Maple, the effervescent resident...

Dec 20, 2017
Travel: Luxurious Fogo Island Inn is worth a trip to Newfoundland
Charlene Rooke

You may blink when you glimpse the from the gravel service road: a pale slab floating like a rogue iceberg on a stark chunk of rock about 16 kilometres off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Open the inn’s massive red-knobbed...

Dec 7, 2017
U.S. company changing B.C.'s most popular winter escape
Scott Neufeld

On any given bluebird day this season, the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains will see a flurry of activity. Snowboarders and skiers will tear through fresh powder. Lifties will help riders smoothly navigate the ascent back up the hill.

Nov 29, 2017
Chengdu aims to become China’s Silicon Valley
Janet Gyenes

It’s early morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Futou Mountain, part of the rare bears’ ancestral homeland. A small group of us are huddled against a wooden fence. We’re hoping to glimpse some of the...

Nov 8, 2017
FlyOver ride takes wing to Iceland
By the Editors

Flown over Canada? Soon you’ll be able to see and feel Iceland from a great height, too. Next year the island nation’s capital, Reykjavík, will become home to FlyOver Iceland, modeled after Vancouver’s busy FlyOver Canada virtual flight attraction. Since Vancouverites Stephen Geddes...

Oct 27, 2017
The Vancouver International Film Festival 2017
Paul Duchart

This year's festival attracted an audience of over 150,000 people from September 28 until October 13, 2017. Films from 70 countries played on nine screens , and access to the festival parties was the hot ticket. The VIFF opening gala at the...

Oct 26, 2017
Local auction house ranks 11th worldwide
By the Editors

Heffel Fine Art Auction House, headquartered in Vancouver and Toronto, is the only Canadian auction house to be ranked in world's top 250 auction houses by American art industry publication Art + Auction. Heffel placed 11th in the annual list, which is based...

Oct 20, 2017
How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
Nick Rockel

On a brilliant late-June afternoon, Scott Menke strides through the posh lobby of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “What’s up?” asks the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Gaming as he extends a hand. At first glance, his aquiline gaze appears haughty...

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