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Tourism & Culture

Sep 9, 2019
The BCBusiness 2019 Corporate Retreat Guide
By the Editors

Your next company retreat doesn’t have to be a descent into hotel-meeting-room hell. Here are 10 B.C. options with character to suit every budget, from wilderness escapes to a hilltop winery. Perfect for: Those who want to find their true nature Setting: Former...

Sep 5, 2019
After Hours: What to do in September 2019
By the Editors

If you go down in the woods at night, you’re sure of a big surprise–especially if it’s for Whistler’s Vallea Lumina. The multimedia experience by Montreal-based Moment Factory and Joey Houssian’s The Adventure Group involves following clues left along a 1.5-kilometre...

Aug 23, 2019
The great escape to Powell River
Fiona Morrow

The picturesque Sunshine Coast community is enjoying an economic revival, with help from entrepreneurs and young families fleeing the mainland Colleen McClean stares at the ceiling where her vent fan should already be installed and sighs. It’s just another in a long list of hiccups and delays that keep pushing back the...

Aug 21, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver restaurateur Angus An
By the Editors

It’s been 10 years since Angus An redefined Thai food in Vancouver with his flagship restaurant, Kitsilano’s Maenam. And he hasn’t exactly been sitting on his laurels since then. The Taiwan native and UBC graduate has launched four additional casual eateries...

Aug 13, 2019
Young Guns: Markus McRurie fights waves and fires on the Tofino shores
Nathan Caddell

Getting to Tofino on wheels isn’t the easiest proposition these days. It depends on where you’re coming from, of course, and the obligatory ferry to Nanaimo will probably be part of the trip for anyone from the Lower Mainland. But...

Jul 29, 2019
Carry On: Airport shopping raises its game
Charlene Rooke

Passing through Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) a few years ago left me agog at the retail therapy I’d been missing: an outlet of cheap-chic Dutch department store HEMA, a Suitsupply custom-tailoring shop and the Gall & Gall liquor store, where I...

Jul 2, 2019
5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph
Felicity Stone

1. What does the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean for the corporate world in terms of dealing with Indigenous Peoples? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 calls to action for every sector and segment of Canadian...

Jun 24, 2019
Carry On: The cost of doing (travel) business
Charlene Rooke

SPARE NO EXPENSE “Buying the log-splitter” should join the business lexicon as a jump-the-shark-style buzzword for inflating expense reports, thanks to the provincial legislature fracas. Claims are a thorn in many sides: in a 2018 poll by U.S. travel and expense...

Jun 12, 2019
Go Figure: Will it be another record-breaking year for tourism in B.C.?
Melissa Edwards

Visitors from abroad to B.C. in 2018: Non-U.S. international tourists: Total revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: Provincial tax revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: 10-year growth: Tourism businesses operating in B.C. in 2017: Tourism industry jobs: Job openings expected by 2028: Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C.: Visitor nights...

Jun 10, 2019
On Trend: Three local axe-throwing outfits carving out a niche
Felicity Stone

June 13 is International Axe Throwing Day. Wielding the chopping tool goes way back, but flinging one at a wooden target seems to have got off the ground in 2006 with the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. The sport...

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