Darron Kloster

BC Ferries offering free rides to Ukrainians displaced by war

Translators and host volunteers are also eligible

Papal apology ripples through Island First Nations: It's a start, but more 'actions' essential

First Nations leaders on Vancouver Island react to the pope's apology for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Cruise ship headed to Victoria had 'lots of COVID,' passenger says

“The whole 12th floor is an isolation ward,” said Ally Carol of Richmond, who boarded the ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her partner in late March for a 19-day cruise to Canada

Environmental group calls for tighter rules around ship dumping

One of the most at-risk areas in Canadian waters is the Scott Islands, off north Vancouver Island, says World Wildlife Fund Canad

Record numbers of orcas, humpbacks spotted in Salish Sea in 2021

It was a record year for orca and humpback whale sightings – and their newborns – in the Salish Sea in 2021. The Pacific Whale Watch Association, which has 29 member companies departing 24 ports...

Lonely Planet names Vancouver Island as a top-10 global destination for 2022

Island was ranked ninth-best region in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Wildfires, smoke bring tourism rush to Island; operators at capacity

The increasing tourism traffic comes with challenges, says the chief executive of the Vancouver Island Tourism Association

A sales boom for RVs; campgrounds brace for snowbird wave, even in winter

The largest recreational vehicle dealer in the province says it has been a record summer for sales, and he credits health orders to get outside and social distance during the pandemic for the...

B.C. tourism sector seeks $680m stimulus package from province

B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector is seeking a $680-million stimulus package from the provincial government to assist the businesses and workforce devastated by the pandemic and its crippling...