Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

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...

Early bird tickets for Great Canadian Beer Festival on sale now!

Early bird discounted tickets for the 27th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival are on sale now, but only if you’re a member of the Victoria Beer Society. Members can purchase their GCBF tickets...

Floating season: This breathtaking lazy river in B.C. is over four miles long

Spanning an impressive four miles long, the Penticton River Channel offers one of the best floating experiences in British Columbia. The man-made waterway cuts across the breathtaking Okanagan...

This new ramen bar melds Japanese tradition with modern west coast in North Vancouver

Ramen lovers in Vancouver have long been able to slurp their noodles and broth at any number of restaurants in the city, including in the ever-expanding and ramen-dense West End. With major Japanese...

This maritime festival features a tall ship battle at sea

Preparations are underway for the 16th annual Richmond Maritime Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Tall ship gun battles, scenic waterfront heritage, wooden boats and entertainment are...