Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Non-residents outpace Canadians in tourism spending growth

Domestic tourists cut back on hotel spending while foreign tourists splurged on accommodation last quarter

B.C. ski resorts get early snow in September

The snowfall was captured on the resort's live mountain camera at Whistler Peak

The Vancouver restaurants ditching gas stoves for electric induction

Some are hailing the rise of induction stoves as a new era in climate-friendly cooking. But for others, retrofitting commercial kitchens with the new technology is still too expensive

Unauthorized Whistler bear-viewing tours putting grizzlies at risk, Lil’wat Nation says

Yogi’s Bear Tours, operating from Whistler Village, offered viewings of a female grizzly and her cubs—now, experts are concerned the bears have become too accustomed to humans

Seattle billboard promoting Richmond sparks social media debate

The Tourism Richmond advertising campaign down south has caused a stir on Reddit

Vancity providing grants to help restaurants reduce food waste

10 grants worth $1,500 each are up for grabs, and a $10,000 prize

'Lifeguards' of the sea: B.C. whale-watching vessels boost eco-tourism

'We kind of consider ourselves to be their guardians, so to speak,' says Erin Gless with the Pacific Whale Watch Association.

First Nations who shut Joffre Lakes Park said their goals were 'overshadowed' by tourism

The two B.C. First Nations are revealing more details on the popular park closure and thanking people for understanding