Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

B.C. tourism marketers urge Ottawa to eliminate Brazilian visa restrictions

Brazilian government is dropping longtime requirement that Canadian visitors require visas

Homfray Lodge: A wonderfully rustic wilderness destination

Travellers are generally the kind of people that believe life is a journey, and not a destination. They seek out experiences that are unique and full of discovery. I can certainly relate to this type...

Where to get great deals on macarons for Macaron Day in Vancouver

Let’s celebrate Macaron Day! On March 20, bakeries around the world will offer special deals on macarons, often with a charitable component. It’s easy to see how people can be obsessed with...

Vancouver’s the Acorn named best vegan-friendly restaurant in the world

From Sydney to Singapore, Berlin to Bangkok, and in dozens of cities and countries around the globe, vegan and vegetarian cuisine is a way of life for millions. World travellers who like to keep...

Chocoholics will be climbing the walls at this immersive new afternoon tea in Vancouver

A pop-up chocolate dessert lounge at Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is taking sweet treats to a whole new level. The private dining room of Notch8 Restaurant has been...

This picturesque village is close to Vancouver and makes the perfect spring break getaway

Spring break is right around the corner for British Columbians and many families haven’t decided how they’ll spend the time off. Of course, there are endless options – from Walt Disneyland to Hawaii...

Family Day move hits B.C. ski resort business hard

Operators say province’s distinct February long weekend added revenue opportunity

These are the best places to get Chinese food in Metro Vancouver right now

Now in its 11th year, the Chinese Restaurant Awards aim to celebrate the bounty of Chinese cuisine in Metro Vancouver, and to offer local and visiting diners an approachable way to explore the vast...

Five free walking tours that will teach you about Vancouver’s heritage

Residents can take a step back in time and gain knowledge about the city’s heritage with the help of a free historical tourism app called On This Spot. The app, created by Vancouverites Andrew...

Key Party, a cheeky 70s-inspired bar, opens on Main St. (PHOTOS)

It shouldn’t be surprising that a team that likes to blend the creative with the irreverent are behind Key Party, a new 1970s-inspired bar that flirts with kitsch and naughtiness. The project is the...