Tourism & Culture

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 25, 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...

Aug 22, 2020
Golfing in BC

BCBusiness + GolfBC Whether connecting with clients, hosting a company golf event or just taking some personal rest and relaxation time, B.C.’s stunning mountain vistas and lush landscapes make the perfect backdrop for whatever golf excursion you can dream up. Golfing is one of the province’s most popular past times, in part...

Aug 20, 2020
Glass Half Full: B.C.'s wine industry is filled with challenges, and possibilities
Charlene Rooke

On a prime lakeside stretch of tony Pritchard Drive in West Kelowna, thousands of spindly grapevines take root along with the vision of Plenty of Fish founder Markus Frind: complete with a bakery-café, a wine-tasting room and a planned boat...

Aug 18, 2020
After Hours: Three things to do in B.C. in August 2020
By the Editors

When it comes to distance-friendly activities, kayakers are way ahead of the game. Pro and recreational paddlers, surfskiers and even skateboarders can register for Deep Cove Kayak’s Virtual Tuesday Night Race series and compete from anywhere (as long as the...

Aug 4, 2020
How are B.C. airports and airlines preparing for a post-COVID future?
Matt O'Grady

When Geoff Dickson entered the aviation world 35 years ago, it was, he recalls, “quite a challenging time.” The federal government had just launched airline deregulation, and Dickson—hired as a financial analyst for Pacific Western Airlines—was helping the company shift...

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