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Tourism & Culture

Jul 31, 2018
Tourism businesses run by B.C.’s First Nations have grown into a $700-million industry—with some bumps along the road
Nathan Caddell

It’s been just over 20 years since official efforts to ignite Indigenous tourism in B.C. started in earnest. In 1997, Indigenous Tourism BC (ItBC)—called the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia until this year—started out as a non-profit tasked with...

Jul 30, 2018
As B.C.’s economy booms, hospitality staff are in short supply
Felicity Stone

If you’re greeted by a concierge with an Irish lilt when checking into a B.C. hotel, it may be thanks to Christine Willow. Last spring, Willow, partner at Chemistry Consulting Group and GT Hiring Solutions in Victoria, visited Irish colleges on behalf of BC Hotel...

Jul 27, 2018
The BCBusiness 2018 Tourism Status Report
Nick Rockel

Our snapshot of the province’s tourism industry asks how it’s doing in five areas: accommodation, Indigenous options, labour supply, branding and environmental stewardship. So far, so good, but challenges lie ahead

Jun 20, 2018
Travel: In our new Carry On column, John Fluevog shares his tips for a better trip
Charlene Rooke

FLYING BY THE SEATSeatGuru.com knows which aircraft seats don’t recline and which ones intersect head or galley traffic, but it doesn’t have this red-eye tip: right-side sleepers should book window seats on the plane’s right (left-side sleepers, the reverse) for...

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...

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