Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

Covering food, drink, travel and marketing in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

Twenty businesses participate in the Squamish Hot Chocolate Festival

The Squamish Hot Chocolate Festival is coming up, and this year there are more options to try than ever before. Twenty businesses across Squamish will be dishing out tasty hot chocolates from Feb. 3...

'This is potentially career defining': Vancouver to host national bartending championship

Cocktail competitions can be intense affairs for both participants and spectators. We're about to get a taste of the action thanks to the upcoming Vancouver Cocktail Week (VCW)...

Earls to launch new restaurant banner: Birdies Eats & Drinks

Move coincides with opening a new Earls at Brentwood Town Centre

Looking to travel this spring? Here are some cost-saving tips

Instead of hopping on a plane to travel, Michael Downie opts for the train.  “You have your bedroom, you get three meals a day, and you just look out the window and watch the country go by. You get...

Where to go for dinner in Vancouver this Valentine's Day

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Vancouver restaurants have made it clear that February 14 isn't all about couples. While some of these feature menus are designed to be...

Vancouver named one of the best destinations in the world for food

Chew on this news: Vancouver is the sole Canadian city to rank on this year's list of the 20 top cities in the world for travellers who make food the focus of their trips. Tripadvisor's Traveller's...

Walk with Habitat for Humanity this February to support affordable housing

You might struggle to get out of the home on these chilly winter evenings, while others struggle to find a warm place to shelter. On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 25, you can get on your feet to...

B.C., Alberta national parks to see infrastructure upgrades

BANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada has announced money to improve safety and experiences for visitors to four mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia. It says $71 million in federal funding...

Vancouver's roaming Jewish deli returns after several years

It's been nearly three years since Vancouverites have been able to order up chef Nitzan Cohen's delicatessen fare, but the popular itinerant concept is poised for a comeback - albeit with a bit of a...

Statistics show a strong rebound for B.C.’s tourism industry in 2022

As visitor numbers trend ever closer to pre-pandemic levels in B.C., its tourism industry’s labour force isn’t recovering at quite the same rate. “We picked up a lot of momentum after many of the...