Tourism

The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

‘Vehicle traffic is one of the single biggest challenges in terms of…our ability to be sustainable’

 

A young boy who arrived on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong wears a face mask and face shield at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hopes high in B.C. as China lifts border rules, but tourism recovery may take months

Chinese travellers were the second biggest international market for B.C. in 2019

 

With no many adventuring options, there’s no end to the gift ideas for the adrenaline enthusiast on your list. Courtesy of tourismkelowna.com / Okanagan Flyboard

These outstanding Okanagan experiences are the right size for any holiday stocking!

From high-octane thrills to kid-friendy fun, you won’t go wrong in gifting these Okanagan adventures

  • Dec 12, 2022

 

Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)

Reducing hospitality and tourism work shortages the goal in Okanagan College partnership

While the initial program has started, it will be offered three more times over the next two years

Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Fore! Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association holds annual golf tourney in Kelowna

The fundraiser event took place at Black Mountain Golf Club

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

B.C. wine industry still recovering, looking to return to pre-pandemic boom

The wine industry contributed $3.75 billion to the province economy in 2019

West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
An Ottawa Police Service (OPS) office, Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officer and employees from Lady Dive Tour look at the aftermath of a single-vehicle accident involving an amphibious Lady Dive Tour vehicle which crashed into the 24 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
An Ottawa Police Service (OPS) office, Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officer and employees from Lady Dive Tour look at the aftermath of a single-vehicle accident involving an amphibious Lady Dive Tour vehicle which crashed into the 24 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Photo of a beach in Kelowna courtesy of Kelowna Tourism

The top 10 things to do when visiting Kelowna this summer

This list is your go-to for all fun and thrill seeking when you visit the cozy city of Kelowna

Photo of a beach in Kelowna courtesy of Kelowna Tourism
The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Okanagan commercial vessel operators capsized by city fees, rogue recreational boaters

Commerical boat operators take issue with private crafts offering tours for payment

The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Squamish B.C. landscape (pixabay.com photo)

Visitors urged to love Sea-to-Sky region, but @dontloveittodeath

Awareness campaign aims to get residents thinking about litter, environment degradation and more

Squamish B.C. landscape (pixabay.com photo)
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
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Wander through West Kelowna in the latest ‘Explore Next Door’ video

The video of West Kelowna was the finale in the video series

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Kids playing yard games at the 2022 Meet Me on Bernard summer closure (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Meet Me on Bernard kicks off the summer in Kelowna

Download your mobile pass for local discounts

Kids playing yard games at the 2022 Meet Me on Bernard summer closure (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
Stephanie Thor and her dog Bailey are joined by another dog as they cool off at Kin Beach (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Views, vines and vivacious vacations in Vernon

The Okanagan Valley Chambers of Commerce created videos highlighting local communities

Stephanie Thor and her dog Bailey are joined by another dog as they cool off at Kin Beach (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Murder mystery set aboard Summerland steam train

Story inspired by actual events from early 1920s

Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)