Explore Next Door tourism campaign

Island Communities Encourage Residents to Explore Next Door

The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce have partnered on a new support local initiative called Explore...

DoubleTree Employee Lends Helping Hand (and His Golf Clubs) to Make Customer Happy

Francois Courbon of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is the latest recipient of the Victoria Hospitality Award, which recognizes those in the local hospitality...

Merridale Takes on the Big City in New Victoria Location

If you’re thinking cider when you think of Merridale’s new location in Dockside Green in Victoria, think again. The planned four-storey brewhouse and distillery...

Vancouver Island’s New Age of Artisan Alcohol

It’s an explosion in distilling not seen since the end of Prohibition. From DIY home stills to an ever-expanding league of legitimate artisan distillers,...

How a Victoria Hot-Yoga Studio is Rebuilding Customer Trust

For Ken Mayes, the sudden closure of Hudson Yoga in late 2017 felt personal, even though he had sold the hot-yoga studio in The...
Ramona Johnson of I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay BC

Indigenous tourism operators troubled by federal budget allocation

When the Government of Canada released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, their plan to complete the fight against COVID-19...

Therapy Dogs Take Bite Out of Dental Work

In Harmony Dental Care has just opened its doors in Victoria and is enlisting the help of two four-legged friends to ease the anxiety...
Suzanne and Jayne Bradbury at Discovery Coffee. Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet.

Discovery Coffee: Hot Spot Meets Community Hub

“It’s a really great example of a third space, with its open seating that people can adapt and use as needed. If our boardroom...

Attractions Victoria Launches ‘Support Local This Summer’ Program

A well-known tourist event is hoping to give the local tourism economy a boost this summer. Attractions Victoria has announced it is leveraging its popular...

Huntington Manor Inn Employee Drives the Extra Mile to Create Customer Satisfaction

Chris Jordan works for the Huntingdon Manor Inn and is the most recent winner of the Victoria Hospitality Award (VHA) which is awarded monthly...