Tourism & Culture

Aug 26, 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...

Jul 28, 2020
Summer golf getaways to Kamloops, BC
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops From lake shores to cliff sides, Kamloops’ distinct landscapes offer unique challenges for all skill levels. Home to top-ranked courses Tobiano and Talking Rock, Kamloops boasts some of the most unique golf layouts in Canada—eight in total—and with plenty of annual sunshine, amazing conditions and an eight-month...

Jul 14, 2020
Carry On: How to practice good (travel) hygiene
Charlene Rooke

When travelling for business, you might have valuable devices, information or goods with you that could compromise your company and your privacy if stolen. We’ve collected some best practices and smart gadgets for protecting them. • Don’t post your travel...

Apr 21, 2020
Opinion: What tourism organizations can do today
Josh Loewen

COVID-19 sucker-punched Canadian tourism, an industry that supplies the country with 1.8 million jobs and $80 billion in annual revenue. Domestic travel will come back quicker than international, but what happens until then? There’s a mix of reactions and emotions, but my...

Mar 6, 2020
HR Report 2020: Ski Resort Jobs delivers on its promise
Felicity Stone

Resort businesses have their own challenges when it comes to hiring. Hospitality wages are typically low. Housing prices are often high. This past July, after six years living and working in Canadian ski towns, Whistler-based Shane Martz came up with...

Mar 3, 2020
Carry On: Put an end to waiting in line
Charlene Rooke

Nobody likes waiting, especially in an airport check-in or security line, or at a border stop. Savvy travellers reduce their pain with a variety of tools and insider tricks like these. Credit cards Some, like American Express Aeroplan Plus cards and...

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