Tourism & Culture

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...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Duncan and the Cowichan Valley
Melissa Edwards

Like the Comox Valley to the north, the Cowichan Valley, which forms much of the South Island, is coming into its own as foodie-tour paradise, its rolling roads dotted with wineries, creameries, cideries, artisan dairies and now even a tea farm and a salt maker. Once a mostly forgotten stretch...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Powell River
Melissa Edwards

“Two ferries can’t be wrong.” That wry local bumper sticker encapsulates the Powell River attitude: sure, the crossings make for a long trip to and from Vancouver, but so what? We have ocean views and beaches with some of the warmest ocean waters in B.C., we have affordable property, we’re...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Port Alberni
Melissa Edwards

Port Alberni is a city of some contradiction: seemingly in the middle of Vancouver Island, it’s actually a deepwater Pacific port at the tip of long Alberni Inlet; where news reports feature social issues and a struggling resource industry, residents see a tight-knit hidden gem full of friendly people who...

May 3, 2018
B.C. City Guide 2018: Parksville
Melissa Edwards

You probably know about Parksville’s sandy beaches, hefty retiree cohort and tourism industry, which runs full-tilt all summer only to hunker down over the winter months. But it might surprise you to hear about the Vancouver Island city’s fast-growing film industry—complete with a new 32,000-square-foot studio and prop shop—that hit...

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

When B.C.’s towns and cities were being named, residents of the Kootenay region were clearly the most creative of the bunch. In the West Kootenays, within the Selkirk Mountains and at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers are a plethora of towns with unique handles. Take Raspberry, for...

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