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Tourism & Culture

May 24, 2019
Five questions with Ballet BC artistic director Emily Molnar
Felicity Stone

1. You assumed control of Ballet BC when it was near bankruptcy. What drew you to it? Throughout my career, I was fascinated about what makes someone do what they do. I was looking at leadership from a very early age, and I was watching how we coached, how we worked with individuals and...

May 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in May
By BCBusiness

The Maya, who may once have numbered a couple of million people spread across what are now Guatemala, Belize and parts of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, are renowned for their architecture, mathematics skills, astronomical system and sophisticated calendar. This...

Apr 10, 2019
Carry On: Brand new bags and packing for business trips
Charlene Rooke

PUT THE “EH” IN SUITCASE Your travels may be global, but you can pack Canadian. Mississauga-based Heys International makes some of the world’s lightest hard-shell suitcases. The funky colours and fabrics of Vancouver-designed Herschel Supply Co. luggage complement its bags and...

Apr 3, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in April
By the Editors

Joseph Tisiga, a Whitehorse-based artist of Kaska Dena ancestry, takes visitors on a journey of identity through Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was, an exhibit of new and remixed works in a variety of mediums at Whistler’s Audain...

Apr 1, 2019
His company creates custom driving adventures for visitors to B.C. from around the world
Nick Rockel

Maxwell Webster got the idea for Hastings Overland when he took a break from work in 2016 to spend six months touring Russia, Asia and the Middle East. “I kept finding myself gravitating toward overland travel–renting vans or rickshaws or motorcycles,” says the Nanaimo native, who started his first business, a dog-walking service, when he was six and co-founded a clothing company at 18. “I realized this was an underserved market in B.C.”

Mar 25, 2019
Carry On: How free is duty-free?
Charlene Rooke

Justus Parmar is the Vancouver-based managing director of Fortuna Investments, a venture capital firm that has raised more than $300 million for 125 early-stage companies. With a home in Los Angeles, offices from Toronto to Barbados and business in far-flung...

Mar 19, 2019
On Trend: Three ways authenticity rules for consumers of goods or travel
Felicity Stone

Fake news may or may not be a thing, but interest in the authenticity of brands, products and experiences shows no signs of cooling. Expedia Group’s 2016 Millennial Traveller Report found that experiencing authentic culture was most important to 76...

Feb 13, 2019
Carry On: Travel tips from Club Row founder Nathan Morris, plus how to fight cabin fever while flying
Charlene Rooke

Fitness Entrepreneur Nathan Morris, who kicked a career in finance to start Burnaby’s Driftwood Athletics gym, has invented a made in- B.C. workout with Club Row. At the studio on Vancouver’s east side, “rhythm row” group workouts are set to...

Feb 7, 2019
Lunch with hotelier Mandy Farmer
Lucy Hyslop

During her two decades in the hospitality industry, Mandy Farmer has risen from working on the front desk through sales to become CEO of her family’s Accent Inn and Hotel Zed properties. Checking in to have fun daily, Farmer suggests...

Jan 31, 2019
B.C. music biz keeps hitting high notes
Juan Rivera

B.C.’s music industry is rock ’n’ rolling. Given the wealth of musicians in and from the province, it’s no surprise that the sector is a major economic driver. Music BC, which advocates for the industry’s advancement, has compiled an official year in...

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