Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

How a once busy ferry became a floating restaurant in North Vancouver

For over 40 years, the boat welcomed diners on the waters at the foot of Lonsdale

Vancouver restaurant owners want winter-patio dining option

City's program that opened the door to hundreds of new patios is set to end October 31

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...

Richmond brewery hosts virtual beer tasting happy hour

A brewing company headquartered in Richmond will host a virtual happy hour to unwind with friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Old Abbey Ales, an Abbotsford brewery with its head office in...

Vancouver Aquarium turns to donors and members to stay afloat

Ocean Wise Conservation Society is now drawing off reserves to get through COVID-19 restrictions that have slashed revenues

Vancouver Aquarium to close to the public indefinitely due to pandemic

The operators of the Vancouver Aquarium announced today it was closing the facility to the public indefinitely. Ocean Wise said it will "temporarily pause public programming" at the aquarium...

60% of restaurants in Canada could close within 3 months

The campaign aims to put a spotlight on the current situation faced by Canada’s restaurants amidst COVID-19

Whistler Blackcomb will use reservation system to ski and ride this season

If you want to ski and ride on Whistler Blackcomb, set to open Nov. 26 this season, you will need to make a reservation. “There is no doubt this season will be different but we are committed to what...

This hotel was one of North Vancouver's most popular attractions in the early 1900s

The Hotel North Vancouver became the focus for the growing Lower Lonsdale community and a holiday resort for visitors, offering rooms for “$2 per day and up."