Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Vancouver’s creative cocktail makers shake things up with vegan drinks

The Pink Lady, Pisco Sour and Ramos Gin Fizz have at least one thing in common: their frothy, silky top. The luscious foam traditionally comes from shaken egg whites, the flavourless, foamy...

Debt-laden Parq Vancouver to get new CEO

Peter Goudron set to take over from Joe Brunini in 2020

One of Metro Vancouver’s largest holiday celebrations will transport you to a winter wonderland

Thousands of twinkling lights will adorn the charming vintage storefronts of Burnaby Village Museum, as carol singers and familiar characters like Buddy the Elf will roam its streets, as Heritage...

Famous Japanese tempura chain to open first Canadian location in Vancouver

Ever heard of “tendon tempura”? The Japanese specialty is a type of donburi (rice bowl with toppings) that features crisp tempura atop the freshly steamed rice and a light soy sauce. While many...

Gastown Strategy Group links with Seattle’s Strategies 360 in PR firm merger

Strategies 360 to have offices in 12 states, Washington D.C., Jakarta and Vancouver

Major Vancouver bar-restaurant group expands into Richmond

The Colony Restaurant Group, which operates several locations of Colony bar-restaurants in Vancouver, is among the new tenants at a controversial development in Richmond’s Steveston Village. Colony...

Legendary Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World Record for number of flavours

“When we first opened in 1982, we were just a small Italian Sports bar serving 20 flavours in East Vancouver,” begins La Casa Gelato’s backstory. Fast forward to 2019, and with 238 gelato flavours...

B.C. rules tangle cannabis tourism

Bureaucracy presents roadblocks for sector

B.C. sees spike in number of Indian visitors

Visits from Indians were up 33.8% in the first eight months of 2019