Tourism & Culture

Jun 4, 2018
Bill Reid Gallery reopens its $1.8-million renovated space June 8
Aleena Deandra

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, with free admission, performances, inaugural artist residencies, tea and bannock. Its recently completed $1.8-million renovation exhibition space features a new mezzanine...

Jun 4, 2018
Travel: Beautiful Sicilian islands worth the trip out of busy Italy
Frances Bula

We’d gone to the main plaza in Siracusa for our usual evening walk and so that I could apply my investigative skills to what is said to be this Sicilian town’s best ice cream, at Gelateria Fiordilatte. Settled in at...

May 28, 2018
Lunch with Edge of the Knife co-director Gwaai Edenshaw
Lucy Hyslop

From carving and metalsmithing to helping identify the plants on the protection list used by loggers, Gwaai Edenshaw is something of a Renaissance man. Now, as a co-director and co-writer, he’s leading the charge for a new film industry in his...

May 10, 2018
BC City Guide 2018

Powered by Environics Analytics Everyone can agree that British Columbia is a big, diverse place with boundless potential, but how well do we know our province? With that question in mind, I’m pleased to introduce the first edition of BC City...

May 9, 2018
Vancouver is the second most “youthful” city in Canada
By BCBusiness

A new national index ranking 13 Canadian cities shows that Vancouver is the country’s second second most “youthful” city, surpassed only by Toronto. Vancouver earned a C (score: 61%) in the index, which considers 121 urban indicators, while the remaining 10 centres besides Toronto and Montreal received failing grades. Vancouver also finished first in health...

May 7, 2018
Discover the world of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver
By BCBusiness

Following the success of last year’s sweepstakes for War for the Planet of the Apes and Fifty Shades Freed, Tourism Vancouver, with support from 20th Century Fox and the Vancouver Film Commission, is launching another contest for two lucky fans from the U.S., Mexico or Canada to explore the world of Deadpool...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Squamish
Nick Rockel

Anyone who’s scaled Stawamus Chief Mountain on a clear day knows how good Squamish residents have it. The view from atop this 700-metre granite monolith takes in the turquoise waters of Howe Sound, with the city spread out along its north shore and snow-capped Mount Garibaldi looming in the distance. For...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Terrace
Nathan Caddell

If you’ve ever dreamed of being surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests (and not in a nightmarish, lost-in-the-wilderness scenario), you might want to venture up the western side of the province’s Interior to Terrace. Enclosed by nature, it’s the closest city to about a dozen peaks and provincial parks—and thanks to...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Trail
Nathan Caddell

There have been movies made about towns like Trail. Those films don’t advertise the fact, mind you: they’re too busy taking the backdrops and scenery of the Kootenay region and calling it Minnesota or Michigan. But if you haven’t visited this city of just over 7,000, chances are you’ve seen...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Vernon
Nathan Caddell

Vernon is about halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, which makes sense, given that the Prairie influence is evident in these parts. With more than 10 other communities in its orbit, the city is something of a trading hub for the central and northern Okanagan Valley. Towns like Armstrong and Cherryville...

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