Victoria tourism issues and discussion
Posted 17 June 2021 - 07:23 AM
Didn’t the family sell some of the assets?
yes they sold a few resorts.
but they are not yet down to their last resort.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 June 2021 - 07:24 AM.
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Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:28 PM
Bobs son is still running Harbour Air I think. I wonder if the company went to his widow? It was being run by the BoD after he passed.
Posted 17 June 2021 - 03:58 PM
So Biden creates a national holiday with 1 day's notice!
New US long weekend starting tomorrow, let the tourists flood north!
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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:36 PM
Loop North News, Chicago, Illinois:
The vibrant waterfront metropolis anchors Vancouver Island, the second-largest island in the country (the first is Montreal). With a temperate microclimate and enviable rainfall to foster verdant gardens and natural landscape, Victoria is widely known as the Garden City of Canada. The city boasted almost 565 million blooms in the 2020 Greater Victoria Flower Count, a light-hearted competition held each March. And that’s the off-season.
Other fascinating talking points are a seaside lifestyle with bountiful marine life and recreation, deep dives into indigenous and colonial history, and a fierce commitment to locally-sourced cuisine.
Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:04 PM
I visited Montreal Island once. Since it's larger than Baffin Island, crossing it took sixty days of arduous trekking sustained only by a sealskin flagon of tap water and half a pastrami sandwich from Bens De Luxe Delicatessen.
Posted 23 July 2021 - 08:48 PM
The Times, London:
When Lisa Helps was elected mayor of “Canada’s most English city” in 2014 by 89 votes, her refusal to swear allegiance to the Queen was criticised nationally. Today, though, she embodies the transformation of Victoria, British Columbia, itself.
“We have a new story now,” Helps, 45, said in a slick café opposite city hall, adding that it included a booming technology sector and immigration from Asia and South America.
...Aspects of Victoria still feel British. There are pubs such as The Churchill and Penny Farthing, but, says John Hughes, executive director of Craigdarroch Castle, which was built in 1890, the city has undergone a "natural evolution" over 20 years, rather than consciously leaving its "little slice of England behind".
Every year dozens wear tweed and ride vintage bikes before sitting down to tea. However, the Tweed Ride's organiser, Grant Turner, 61, does not lament the loss of Englishness. "It never meant a lot to me. Victoria is moving on."
Edited by Rob Randall, 24 July 2021 - 06:14 AM.
Posted 23 July 2021 - 09:41 PM
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Posted 24 July 2021 - 04:57 AM
Posted 24 July 2021 - 05:10 AM
It’s the Canadian rules, not the U.S. ones, that really matter to Clipper, Gudgel says, as 85 per cent of its customers are Americans going north.
However, the question of when the U.S. begins admitting Canadian tourists by water (they can already go by air) definitely matters to the Black Ball Ferry Line, which owns the 115-vehicle, 1,000-passenger Coho. “That’s 30 per cent of our business,” says company president Ryan Burles of Victoria.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 July 2021 - 05:10 AM.
Posted 24 July 2021 - 05:18 AM
Two tiers of funding allowed the largest businesses to apply for up to $1 million, while rural operators and tour-bus operations could apply for up to $500,000.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 July 2021 - 05:19 AM.
Posted 24 July 2021 - 02:34 PM
Immigration from Asia ans South America is touted like it’s an achievement similar to a thriving tech sector. I’m not sure I get that.
There are a couple of local tech companies that have mastered the foreign worker immigration process from Brazil and India. Not sure how valuable that is to Victoria as most people move to a bigger market as soon as they get their PR, but when you have nothing to show for your term you grab at whatever straws you can.
Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:24 AM
TravelAwaits.com 8 Quaint Towns To Visit On Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Illustrated by a stock photo of Sydney, Australia, not Sidney, BC:
Boy, are people going to be disappointed.
Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:34 AM
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