Tourism & Culture

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...

Feb 7, 2020
Matrix: Were the 2010 Olympics a win for B.C.?
Nathan Caddell

Ten years ago this month, some 2,600 athletes from around the globe were gearing up to head to the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Whether or not you loved the massive party that followed, it’s tough to dispute that...

Jan 30, 2020
Cruise ships raise economic tides, but tread some rocky waters environmentally
Steve Burgess

They glide in and out of Coal Harbour like massive wedding cakes or, in the worst-case scenario for passengers, 15-storey petri dishes. Starting in April, typically, cruise ships are a daily presence in Vancouver for much of the year. The...

Jan 17, 2020
Whistler's Vallea Lumina is a walk in the woods
Rhiannon Jones

“Old stories tell of the wondrous things that happen near Whistler. Between the trees, in the shadow of mountains, legends say there’s a hidden valley where stardust falls from the sky, filling all living things with its pure light” Just a short 10-minute car ride from Whistler Village will see you...

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