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Category 12 Brews it with Science

The Challenge: Create a Northwest craft brewery experience with an on-site taproom serving “big beers.” The Back Story: Category 12 was founded by Michael and...
Hotel Zed Tofino

Tofino gets that 70s vibe as Hotel Zed celebrates grand opening

Instagram-famous BC brand Hotel Zed has opened its newest hotel in Tofino. Its design is a luxurious take on the retro-chic vibe the hotel...

Victoria International Airport’s Banner Year: By the Numbers

The record-setting number of passengers in 2017, up 4.2% over 2016. Economic contribution to the region associated with YYJ's ongoing activities, up $439M since 2006. Source:...

In the Age of E-Readers and Amazon, Russell Books Is Stronger Than Ever

It’s a reality across the country: many once-booming independent bookstores are shutting their doors. But not Russell Books. Here, business is better than ever. Visit one...

The Story of Artisanal Yogurt Company Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt

Six years ago, when Scott DiGuistini and Merissa Myles decided to launch a yogurt-making business, they were told by more than one critic that...
V2V Vacations Makes Strategic Business Changes

V2V Vacations Makes Strategic Business Changes

A good sailor knows when to change course. Understanding that is also critical to staying afloat when starting a business venture, especially in new...

Sport Tourism: A New Sport Tourism Association, a Training Centre for Rugby Canada and...

A new sport-tourism organization has been formed with the goal of strengthening the region’s competitive edge and growing this economic sector. The Greater Victoria...

Welcoming Snowbirds to the West Coast

While Canadian snowbirds have always eyed B.C. for its mild climate, in the winter of 2020 as pandemic restrictions keep US borders closed, it’s...

Tofino: Balancing Tourism with the Environment

There’s a 12-car jam at the four-way intersection on Campbell Street in Tofino next to the popular restaurant Wolf In The Fog. Nearby there’s...

Empress 1906 Gin’s Purple Hue is the Colour of Success

When Peter Hunt set out to create a gin to celebrate the centennial of Victoria’s historic Fairmont Empress Hotel, he chose both classic and...