Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver Whitecaps hit the road with confidence and squad depth

It was a great start to the Vancouver Whitecaps season. The Caps defeated the Montreal Impact 2-1 at home with new signing Kei Kamara and teenage sensation Alphonso Davies scoring the goals.  While the new signing and the wunderkind received much of the attention after the match, some of the accolades also need to go Carl Robinson’s way. The Vancouver head coach surprised Montreal [...]

08 March 2018

Take A Lavish Cruise From San Fransisco To Vancouver For A Steal At $388 CAD

Are you interested in trying a cruise for the first time, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Or, are you simply looking to discover one of North America’s finest cities and sail home in style?Look no further! This incredible deal from Holland America takes you home to Vancouver from exciting San Fransisco this spring on a budget.This short cruise from San Fransisco to Vancouver with [...]

14 February 2018

Finding middle ground

Winnipeg’s location slap bang in the middle of Canada means it can sometimes be overlooked by visitors to the second biggest country on Earth. For Australians flying into Vancouver, the temptation to stay in the west rather than take a trip similar in distance to that between Adelaide and Darwin is understandable.But its position nearly equidistant from Vancouver and Toronto, Ottawa [...]

06 February 2018

John Horgan's legacy to British Columbia will be forged by his government's decision on Site C dam

The headline on this commentary is about the Site C dam. But I'm going to start with a walk down memory lane to another controversial government capital project.I'm hopeful that this will all make sense by the end of this lengthy essay.One of the biggest decisions facing the NDP government in the early 1990s was how to upgrade the ferry fleet.This was necessary to meet the needs of a growing p [...]

11 December 2017

Romanian chimney cakes and the Vancouver Christmas market

When Tunde Tar was a child living in central Romania, she learned how to make chimney cakes from her grandmother. She remembers baking the sweet, tubular cakes over a wood-burning oven and rotating them by hand. When she ate them, it was a crumbly affair.  “I was usually putting them on my arms (like bracelets) and eating like a kid, and I was all messy. This was a whole [lot of] fu [...]

24 November 2017

You Can Now Fly From Vancouver To The Philippines Round Trip For Only $388

Attention all travellers and wanderlusters! According to, a new deal by China Eastern Airlines will fly you from Vancouver to Angeles City in the Philippines for as low as $388 CAD round trip. Yes, you heard that right - $388! This price is more than half the cost of standard airfare rates to the country!The flight will depart from Vancouver International Ai [...]

23 November 2017

You Can fly Round-Trip Vancouver To Toronto For $350 Including Tax

While a roundtrip flight to Toronto from Vancouver usually costs as much as a ticket overseas, WestJet Airlines is making things a little easier on your wallet.While they are going quick, some of the average base fares to Toronto are as little as $99 CAD per direction.We found a ticket departing on January 22nd and returning on February 7th that is going for a total of $351.91 CAD inclu [...]

17 November 2017

How to Negotiate the Best Corporate Travel Deals

Corporate travel is a cornerstone of business for a lot of Canadian companies, and it can bring tremendous benefits and a great ROI if your business is doing it right. In today’s digitally driven world, there’s something even more meaningful about having your employees travel for face-to-face meetings and deal-making, especially if you can get a great price. The following are some of the tips [...]

09 November 2017

Five RV Tips for Seniors Traveling in the Great White North

Whether you’re well into retirement or you simply want to try something totally different in terms of your vacation, an RV trip is an absolutely fantastic vacation option for seniors. Think about it. Having a fully stocked vacation home on wheels means that you don’t have to stress out about packing too lightly or not having all of the comforts of home with you during your adventures. [...]

03 November 2017

Injuries sustained at mass shootings covered by travel insurance

Injuries sustained at mass shootings covered by travel insuranceNICK EAGLAND More from Nick EaglandPublished on: October 3, 2017 | Last Updated: October 3, 2017 3:49 PM PDT [...]

04 October 2017

Air Canada and Westjet to offer breaks to ticket holders who don't want to go to Vegas

Canada’s two largest airlines have implemented flexible change and cancellation rules for up to a week for travellers who decide against flying to Las Vegas after Sunday’s mass shooting.But one of Western Canada’s largest travel agencies says it has had only had one request to bail on a trip from its 200 or so clients flying there this week.Claire Newell, of Travel Best Bets, said people rea [...]

03 October 2017

Opinion: Empowering entrepreneurship through the sharing economy

Barely a two-hour flight from San Francisco, Vancouver is often dubbed as Silicon Valley North — attracting tech and entrepreneurial talent from around the world.But with local governments across Canada, including in Ontario and Quebec, moving quickly to embrace the sharing economy, Vancouver and B.C. risk being left behind.We are still the only province in Canada that continues to ban ride-shar [...]

27 September 2017

Vancouver's Sole Food Street Farms Takes On Poverty With Urban Agriculture

Michael Ableman has achieved something many thought impossible: creating thriving urban farms on pavement and contaminated soil in one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods.Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is an area almost entirely inhabited by folks who are dealing with long-term addiction, mental illness and poverty, says Ableman, who co-founded the urban farm venture in 200 [...]

18 September 2017

Ford, Chinese carmaker consider joining forces for electric cars

BEIJING—Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.Ford’s potential venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to the global auto industry’s rising activity in electric vehicles for China, which passed the United States last year as the biggest market for them.Chinese pla [...]

26 August 2017

Trump to seek trade probe of China theft allegations

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump asked his trade office on Monday to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. Trump, in the midst of a 17-day vacation, left his New Jersey golf club to return to the White House to sign an executive action on the probe. He suggested th [...]

26 August 2017

Jeep eyed by Chinese automaker: Report

BEIJING—Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands.Great Wall has yet to formally declare its interest in Jeep, but a possible acquisition would be in line with chairman Wang Jianjun's goal, announ [...]

26 August 2017