Darron Kloster

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...

Pacific Coastal Airlines adds non-stop Vancouver-Tofino service

A new daily non-stop flight between Vancouver and Tofino has been added to Pacific Coastal Airlines’ spring schedule. The new flight starts April 3, though the spring schedule will begin March 4 and...

Leon’s Furniture taking over four Sears Home stores in B.C.

This is the first time Leon’s will enter the province’s market

B.C. town wins national award for cutting red tape

The City of Langford, British Columbia, grabbed the national spotlight Thursday, earning the 2014 Golden Scissors Award for its plan to reform business licences.