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Tourism & Culture

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...

Jun 6, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Bard on the Beach founding artistic director Christopher Gaze
Felicity Stone

Gaze trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in his native England and immigrated to Canada in 1975. When he’s not acting and directing at Bard, he performs on radio, TV and film, and does voiceovers for animation.

Jun 6, 2019
Carry On: Out with the greenwash
Charlene Rooke

GREENER AIR Carbon offsets for air travel keep your conscience and your carbon footprint cleaner. Air Canada partners with Toronto-based Less Emissions, making it easy to tack the cost on to your flight purchase: $30-$40, for instance, for Vancouver-Toronto return. Organizations...

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...

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