Tourism & Culture

Jan 4, 2022
Abbotsford: Cultivating a skilled workforce
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Abbotsford Abbotsford, BC, is known for its agriculture—amounting to $1.8 billion—but did you know the City is also growing a skilled workforce? The labour market in Abbotsford is young, with a median age of 37.9 years old. The city was recognized in 2018 as one of the Top 7...

Dec 9, 2021
Quesnel's new website may be just what the tourism doctor ordered
Nathan Caddell

It would be putting it mildly to say that tourism of all kinds has suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the virus has wrecked havoc on what was one of the world’s top industries. The impact has been felt majorly...

Dec 3, 2021
The corporate travel sector is ready to fly. Is it time?
Matt O'Grady

Corporate travel is a bit like a weathervane—constantly being buffeted by a series of economic, environmental or technological storms. To work in this business, you have to be prepared for sudden shifts in market conditions and adjust your strategies accordingly. Grant...

Nov 6, 2021
On Trend: Katsu sandos take a bite out of B.C.'s food scene
Saphiya Zerrouk

It’s hard to go wrong with katsu sando–crispy, breaded meat or fish between fluffy slices of milk bread. In Japan, where it’s typically sold in supermarkets, the sandwich is a popular snack and a fuss-free lunch. You can also find...

Sep 20, 2021
5 Questions: Royce Chwin, president and CEO, Destination Vancouver
Nick Rockel

1. After you took over as CEO last year, why did Tourism Vancouver change its name to Destination Vancouver? It was a long time coming. Destination Vancouver was a better representative of what this organization’s mandate needed to be. The old...

Aug 18, 2021
Brewery and the Beast organizer Scott Gurney talks selling out in seconds and B.C.'s restaurant staffing crunch
Nathan Caddell

For all the things that may be different about Brewery and the Beast this year, ticket sales seemed to hold steady. “We sold out as fast as the Internet could process tickets,” says Scott Gurney, founder of Victoria-based 17 Black Events...

Aug 9, 2021
B.C. musicians and concert venues prepare to go live again after more than a year of hardship
Saphiya Zerrouk

Zachary Gray, who’s been out of work since the start of the pandemic, is one of many local musicians hit hard by COVID-19 shutdowns. “Vancouver is a place that’s constantly coaxing you to give up music and leave,” says Gray...

Aug 3, 2021
After Hours: Learn about wizardry, inventive genius and empathetic leadership
By the Editors

Genius Lessons Besides painting the Mona Lisa, was there anything polymath Leonardo da Vinci couldn’t do? The Da Vinci Experience, making its North American debut at Tsawwassen Mills with no scheduled end date, highlights the engineering skills of the archetypal Renaissance man. Featuring 10 models of his flying and other machines...

Jul 30, 2021
Farmers markets could be the perfect entrepreneurial lab for small business, say industry advocates
Pallavi Rao

When you think of farmers markets, you might not see them as key economic drivers of small businesses and an indispensable part of food supply in B.C. But that’s what they are. “I think COVID really blew the lid off [farmers...

Jul 26, 2021
The Best of Two Worlds
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Linh Cafe Linh Café’s mouth-water menu is about to get easier than ever to experience as the Vancouver favourite opens a second location on Granville Street. But this is not a fusion restaurant. The menu features a delectable combination of traditional French and Vietnamese cooking, serving both cuisines in one place. Delight...

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