Tourism & Culture

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...

Jan 3, 2020
Ski Lesson: Vail Resorts' Whistler Blackcomb takeover is starting to pay off
Steven Threndyle

Introducing then–Whistler Blackcomb chief operating officer Pete Sonntag at last February’s The View From Here business and investment forum, emcee Maureen (Mo) Douglas was ready with a zinger. “Since Pete’s been here in Canada, he’s learned the versatile use of...

Dec 17, 2019
Carry On: Travel tips and accessories for the holiday season
Charlene Rooke

The business traveller on your holiday list doesn’t need another luggage tag, thanks. What they really want (even if they don’t know it yet) are these six modern essentials. STRONG SUITCASE Away is the colourful, practical luggage brand winning over world travellers with design that’s both hardy and ingenious (think: compression straps...

Dec 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in December and January
Felicity Stone

It’s the darkest time of the year, but North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is aglow until January 26. The Canyon Lights festival claims to have the tallest Christmas trees in the world: eight Douglas firs up to 110 feet high, lit from top to bottom and connected by seven...

Dec 4, 2019
Abbotsford the Hub of the Fraser Valley

BCBusiness + City of Abbotsford Abbotsford is the largest municipality in British Columbia by land area and the fifth largest by population. With affordable residential real estate, accessibility to parks and recreational facilities, 62% of citizens both live and work in Abbotsford. Abbotsford continues to attract the attention of investors and developers...

Dec 2, 2019
Border War: How American nationalism is having a big impact on B.C. entrepreneurs and professionals
Dee Hon

Buy American and Hire American. That’s the title of the executive order President Donald Trump signed in April 2017. Now the directive is sowing confusion and turmoil for B.C. and other Canadian business travellers trying to enter the U.S. Trump ordered...

Dec 1, 2019
Township of Langley Poised for Success

BCBusiness + Township of Langley The Township of Langley, Metro Vancouver’s fastest growing municipality, is expected to double its 126,000 population by 2040, and that’s not surprising—home to Fort Langley, which is considered the “birthplace of BC”, and just a 40-minute drive to Vancouver, the Township offers diverse business and lifestyle...

Dec 1, 2019
Fort St. John: B.C.'s Best-Kept Secret

BCBusiness + City of Fort St. John Fort St. John, with 20,155 residents, is British Columbia’s best-kept secret. We think we have the best of everything—recreation at our doorstep, affordable living, and big city amenities, all in a small, friendly town. Here, you can spend less time commuting and less money on housing...

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