An outsider’s view of the Northern Gateway Project

Pipeline

I grew up in the beautiful coastal town of Esperance, Western Australia; a town famous for its pristine beaches and magnificent coastline. The sign as you enter the town proudly states “Voted Australia’s Best Beaches” which is a pretty big claim to fame in a country known for its beaches. Growing up, I learned from an early age that industry and natural beauty could exist side-by-side. Our industrial port was one of … [Read more...]

Prepare to cast a line

pacific salmon

Anglers aware, the 2013 to 2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is now available online and in hardcopy at Service BC centres and angling licence vendors throughout B.C. Published every two years, the synopsis contains all freshwater sport fishing regulations in effect in B.C. Excluded from the guide are regulations surrounding salmon fishing, salt water fishing and fishing in national parks. During … [Read more...]

Tourism B.C. launches 2012-13 ski marketing campaign

Powder skiing

As part of the North America ski campaign launch, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell competed against Olympic Gold Medallist Ashleigh McIvor in a virtual ski race down a B.C. slope. The race, a motion-sensored video game, took place in a portable, glass-walled truck in downtown Toronto. Torontonians passing by were invited to participate. The winner from each … [Read more...]

B.C. festivals offer beats without breaking the bank

Wanderlust

If you love music festivals but you’re not feeling the massive lineups, crowded stages, or hefty ticket prices of popular events like Coachella, Sasquatch, and Shambhala Music Festival you’re in for a treat this summer. B.C.’s music festival scene is expanding to offer music lovers a host of small festivals with big personalities. While big headliners are arguably the reason people attend most festivals, smaller … [Read more...]

Tourism strategy encourages visitors to “Get Above it All” in British Columbia

British Columbia’s recently announced tourism strategy is poised to increase visitor numbers and promote job creation in the wake of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. “The more people that experience our province, the more likely they are to return to live, invest and create jobs here,” notes Premier Christy Clark. Key priorities over the next five years include attracting tourists from countries with large or … [Read more...]