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Tourism & Culture

Oct 25, 2018
Indigenous tourism posts record numbers in B.C.
By the Editors

A new audit shows that the province’s Indigenous tourism industry has seen “record-breaking” growth. Compiled by West Vancouver-based O’Neil Marketing & Consulting and released by Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), the audit notes that in 2016/17, the province was home to 401 Indigenous tourism–related businesses, a 33-percent increase over 2014. Overall during that...

Oct 23, 2018
Travel: Sun destinations below the equator
Charlene Rooke

Think outside the typical sun vacation this winter to go farther south—as in the Southern Hemisphere, where you’ll find balmy summer conditions. “We have had clients who were in Sydney for business add on a trip to the Whitsundays or...

Oct 17, 2018
Castlegar Poised for Growth

Having been born and raised in Castlegar, Tammy Verigin-Burk returned to the place she calls home after studying and working in the Lower Mainland and other parts of B.C. for many years. Going back to the southern Interior city that...

Sep 20, 2018
Vancouver hotel occupancy tops other major Canadian markets: report
By the Editors

International tourists, especially from China, are bolstering Canadian hotel occupancy, according to recent research by California-headquartered Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. Expect that to continue: a new Canadian tourism campaign aims to double the number of Chinese visitors and boost the number of international tourists 30 percent by...

Sep 17, 2018
5 must-visit Oliver Osoyoos wineries for foodies
Christina Newberry

Best known as a wine destination in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, Oliver has plenty to offer foodies too. Local vineyards are getting creative with their cuisine, showcasing the abundance of the area’s farms and fields in addition to award-winning grapes. From a quick lunch break to world-class dining, these wineries combine...

Aug 24, 2018
B.C. restaurant industry celebrates its latest stars
Felicity Stone

The BC Restaurant and Food Services Association has announced the 2018 inductees to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. Current hall of famers include Hy and David Aisenstat, Vikram Vij, Warren Erhart, Umberto Menghi and John Bishop. The induction gala is October 1...

Aug 16, 2018
12 ways to weekend on the Southern Gulf Islands
Amy Watkins

While Vancouver Island and Salt Spring might get most of the attention, the third-biggest island, Galiano, and the smaller Pender are home to amazing artists, quirky accommodations and incredibly Instagrammable beaches. Take a long weekend to unwind this summer and discover some of these hidden gems. Warning! A lot of people that...

Aug 16, 2018
New-generation airport lounges and laser tag cruise ships
Charlene Rooke

Cool summer Swim against the current this summer by going north. Norwegian Bliss debuts out of Seattle as the largest cruise ship to Alaska, with a racetrack and laser tag for the kids, Jersey Boys and Margaritaville dining for grown-ups. Or catch some Yukon...

Aug 10, 2018
Explore Atlanta, the gateway to the New South
Matt O'Grady

In the past few years, Atlanta—gateway to the New South—has had a bit of a reboot in the popular imagination. For the longest of times, many people’s familiarity with the city might have been limited to connecting through its sprawling...

Aug 3, 2018
How B.C. manages the complications of combining tourism and the environment
Nathan Caddell

Anyone who’s ever visited B.C. can figure out the province’s main selling point in about five minutes. It’s all over posters and press conferences—heck, it’s on our licence plates: Beautiful British Columbia.But as the tourism industry gets larger by the...

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