Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

These 22 dinners across B.C. on one night this August all benefit a great cause

Summerdine is the beautiful August night each year when several restaurants around the province set aside a special table at the same time in support of the Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship...

Restaurant owners banking on business bump from curbside patios

The City of Vancouver's pilot project is expected to include seven patios separated by sidewalks from restaurants by summer’s end

Vancouver could soon be home to Canada’s Best Restroom

When it comes to bathrooms, not all cans are created equal. Sure, when nature calls, our needs are pretty basic. But our wants, well, those can turn a regular ol’ john into a restroom that’s damn...

You can rent a private yacht and sail the breathtaking B.C. coast this summer

Dreaming of captaining your own private yacht down the breathtaking B.C. coastline on your next getaway? Yacht charter and brokerage company NW Explorations, based in Sidney, B.C., offers charter...

The most Vancouver menu ever is at the most unexpected place: city-run concession stands

A day at the beach is practically synonymous with lemonade, hot dogs, and french fries. But at the City of Vancouver’s 13 seasonal concession stands, what’s on offer is actually an incredible...

The B.C. chardonnay you’re craving right now is exclusively at this Vancouver restaurant

Forage restaurant has collaborated with West Kelowna’s Niche Wine Co. on a private label chardonnay that is a perfect partner for their locally inspired menu. It’s a chablis-style unoaked...

Canada has one of the most powerful passports in the world, report finds

The Henley Passport Index has released its third quarter ranking of the world’s most powerful passports and Canada ranked among the strongest. The index is compiled from data provided by the...

KD Poutine is now Canada’s national dish, and it’s coming to Metro Vancouver

Move over Nanaimo Bars. Take a hike, Timbits. The Twitterverse has spoken, and our country’s new “national dish” is a mash-up of two undeniable leaders in Canadian comfort foods: Kraft Dinner* (aka...

Get your hands on these grown up DIY S’mores at this Vancouver bar

Gooey marshmallows toasted over a flame, paired with crunchy graham crackers and melted chocolate is the ultimate summertime campfire treat. But if you can’t make it to the campfire, you can find...

B.C. gas prices may affect travel, other consumer behaviours this summer: Report

Metro Vancouver's gas prices - while seeing somewhat of a lull from record-highs in April- could still play a heavy role in the way residents spend their consumer dollars this summer. That's the...