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Explore BC promotes safe travel practices

Destination BC’s marketing and industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been guided by three-phases: Response, Recovery, Resilience—principles which align with the province’s Four Phase BC Restart Plan. The province is now in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan and in alignment with this Phase, Destination BC has launched a new chapter of its successful Explore BC […]

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Los Cabos visitors now charged a tourist tax

Visitors to the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, home to popular resort cities such as Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz, are now charged a tourist tax of 350 pesos, equivalent to about $24 Canadian. This surtax will be charged directly to tourists and will be payable at kiosks located […]

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Cannabis is now legal in Canada: Tips for travel & possession

On October 17, 2018, the lawful sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational use was adopted in Canada. In B.C., this means that people 19 and over can now legally carry up to 30 grams of cannabis and can travel with it domestically within Canada, though laws may vary by province and territory. It is […]

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San Diego offers new spring attractions

With its appealing mix of warm weather—averaging 20-degrees Celsius during March through May—112 kilometres of uncrowded beaches, world-class attractions, dining, hot nightlife scene and dazzling visual and performing arts, San Diego is a perfect spring getaway. Convenient direct flights from Vancouver make it easier than ever to enjoy a sun-kissed escape to “California’s Beach City.” […]

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Canadian coalition of lawyers and advocates staff airports to ensure immigrants with valid visas can get to the U.S.

The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition has deployed volunteer lawyers and advocates to major airports across Canada to ensure that anyone with valid documentation is not banned from travel to the United States because of the January 27, 2017 U.S. executive order, halting travel from seven countries. A federal judge in Washington state temporarily halted the […]

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