Tourism & Culture

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...

Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

Feb 20, 2020
Weekend Warrior: The surf is often up for Jason MacIsaac
Felicity Stone

Don’t ask Jason MacIsaac where he likes to surf. Apart from “mostly on Vancouver Island,” all he will say is that surf culture is territorial and protective of its locations. As it happens, for nearly two decades MacIsaac lived in...

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