Tourism & Culture

Oct 26, 2022
Plan the Ultimate Staycation in Nanaimo
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Tourism Nanaimo With a flourishing art scene, endless hiking and biking trails, a variety of restaurants and a very mild climate, Nanaimo is the perfect place for the ultimate Vancouver Island experience—it all starts here! Outdoor enthusiasts will love Vancouver Island’s...

Jul 7, 2022
Opinion: There is a list of Canada's Best Small Cities and we have a lot of thoughts
Nathan Caddell

Here at BCBusiness, we like to promote our home province. That should be obvious. So usually, when we poke fun at a list that ranks The Best Somethings in Canada, it’s because it cherry picks a bunch of things in...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Faro Burgoyne and Emily Slobodzian host musical festivals (and more) at Raven's Nest Resort & Campground
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Emily Slobodzian and Faro Burgoyne met while working at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in 2016 and started dating shortly after. A couple of years later, after a few big trips, they decided not to go back to work...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Summer Staycation Guide 2022
By BCBusiness

For the past two years travel has been local out of necessity. But the stay-close-to-home mandate opened our eyes to an amazing reality—we just might live in the best place in the world. So we’ve doubled down on the staycation...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: Hiking the Stawamus Chief
Stephen Hui

Round trip: 14 kilometresElevation gain: 625 metresLocation: Stawamus Chief Provincial Park (Squamish) Climb the three peaks of the Stawamus Chief for classic clifftop views of Howe Sound and the Squamish River valley. From the day-use parking area, stroll through the campground to...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: 5 must-visit restaurants in Squamish
Kurtis Kolt

My wife and I do not own hiking boots, nor do we own bikes. We’re not rock-climbers, and the vast amount of adventuring we do is more in the line of culinary and thirst-quenching pursuits. So, what did we do when...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: Beaches upon beaches in Nanaimo
Susan Juby

Which beach? That’s the question we ask on summer days in Nanaimo. The sweet, small cove near the parking lot at Neck Point is perfect at daybreak. Sure, the morning might be cold and the water dark, but once you get...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: Pesuta Shipwreck hike
Stephen Hui

Round trip: 12 kilometresElevation gain: MinimalLocation: Naikoon Provincial Park (Haida Gwaii) Running from Tlell to Tow Hill, the bucket-list-worthy East Beach Trail covers 89 kilometres on Graham Island. Sample the south end of this remote coastal route and pay a visit...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: What to do in Northern B.C.
Lucas Aykroyd

“I was born in June when the spring salmon were just starting to go up the Nass River,” the groundbreaking Hazelton-based painter Roy Henry Vickers once said. And this same season is the perfect time to gain your own inspiration...

May 30, 2022
The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: Poland Lake hike
Stephen Hui

Round trip: 16.5 kilometresElevation gain: 480 metresLocation: E.C. Manning Provincial Park (southwest of Princeton) Surrounded by woods and meadows, Poland Lake is a lovely destination. Find the trailhead on Gibson Pass Road and set off west on the Poland Lake Trail. Head...

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