Tourism

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism
The AIDAdiva cruise ship, on a 10-day trip from New York to Montreal, arrives in Halifax on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

The AIDAdiva cruise ship, on a 10-day trip from New York to Montreal, arrives in Halifax on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
(The Canadian Press)

Beach bummer: Novel coronavirus can live in water, but is it infectious?

Living in water and being infectious in water are different things

(The Canadian Press)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Kanaka Creek Regional Park features fish, waterfalls, sandstone and fun. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kanaka Creek: Waterfalls, fish, sandstone and fun at this regional park

Popular recreation area features a great rain-forest experience

Kanaka Creek Regional Park features fish, waterfalls, sandstone and fun. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alouette Lake is a popular spot for boating, swimming, water-skiing, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and more. (Submitted Photo/ Black Press Media Files)

Maple Ridge: Golden Ears Provincial Park is highly prized

Hikers, horseback riders, boaters and more flock to one of the biggest parks in B.C.

Alouette Lake is a popular spot for boating, swimming, water-skiing, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and more. (Submitted Photo/ Black Press Media Files)
Snow capped mountains and beautiful sunshine make for a great day at Jerry Sulina Park in Maple Ridge. (Phil Melnychuk/ Black Press Media file photo)

Maple Ridge: You and your dog will love frolicking in this park

Jerry Sulina Park: Water access, an off-leash park and it’s a great start way to access dyke trails

Snow capped mountains and beautiful sunshine make for a great day at Jerry Sulina Park in Maple Ridge. (Phil Melnychuk/ Black Press Media file photo)
The Gwaii Haanas legacy totem pole is seen after being raised in Windy Bay, B.C., on Lyell Island in Haida Gwaii on August 15, 2013. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces remote British Columbia communities to close their borders to outsiders, Indigenous tourism companies along the coast say the federal government is leaving them behind. Tours for Haida Gwaii are normally booked well in advance due to high demand and the quota system placed on the area. The remoteness of the region also means it has a shorter tourism high season than other locations in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Indigenous tourism being ignored by federal government, B.C. operators say

Tourism associations say little to nothing has been done to help their sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Gwaii Haanas legacy totem pole is seen after being raised in Windy Bay, B.C., on Lyell Island in Haida Gwaii on August 15, 2013. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces remote British Columbia communities to close their borders to outsiders, Indigenous tourism companies along the coast say the federal government is leaving them behind. Tours for Haida Gwaii are normally booked well in advance due to high demand and the quota system placed on the area. The remoteness of the region also means it has a shorter tourism high season than other locations in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. The 2020 season of tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has been cancelled due to limits on large gatherings for COVID-19. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley’s tulips fields off limits to visitors due to COVID-19

Abbotsford and Chilliwack tulip farmers have announced their festival season won’t go ahead

Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. The 2020 season of tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has been cancelled due to limits on large gatherings for COVID-19. (Submitted photo)
Harrison Hot Springs officially closed to visitors

Harrison Hot Springs officially closed to visitors

Village announcement, open letter express serious concern for community amid pandemic

Harrison Hot Springs officially closed to visitors
Farwell Canyon near Riske Creek, B.C. is a destination spot for tourists in the Cariboo Chilcotin. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Everybody’s in the same boat’: Tourism operators starting to see COVID-19 cancellations

Destination BC implementing multi-phased emergency management and recovery marketing plans

Farwell Canyon near Riske Creek, B.C. is a destination spot for tourists in the Cariboo Chilcotin. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Resorts across the province, including Revelstoke Mountain Resort, have been temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 concerns. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Tourism industry advocate calls for emergency fund in wake of COVID-19 cancellations

Claims losses amount to hundreds of millions of dollars already

Resorts across the province, including Revelstoke Mountain Resort, have been temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 concerns. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
For Treasure Hunters, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region is a True Find

For Treasure Hunters, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region is a True Find

UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves are model regions for sustainable development

  • Dec 18, 2019
For Treasure Hunters, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region is a True Find
Discover Maple Ridge

Discover Maple Ridge

Biking, birding, hiking and fishing – do it all in Maple Ridge

  • Sep 18, 2019
Discover Maple Ridge
Wally Martin, of The Princess and the Pea bed and breakfast, is facing a possible defamation lawsuit from Tourism Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley tourism board threatens to sue B&B owner for online defamation

Tourism Langley has threatened to sue Wally Martin for defamation over online comments

Wally Martin, of The Princess and the Pea bed and breakfast, is facing a possible defamation lawsuit from Tourism Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
At Home with Hamish Crawford

At Home with Hamish Crawford

Creator of bakery, restaurant and winery is also an avid antique car collector

  • Sep 17, 2018
At Home with Hamish Crawford
Families picnic in the shade of an airplane wing at the 2018 Boundary Bay Airshow. (Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

Lower Mainland adventures for the summer months

Airshows, open-air markets and more

  • Jul 30, 2018
Families picnic in the shade of an airplane wing at the 2018 Boundary Bay Airshow. (Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)