Trail Canada Newsletter
Issue 1.0 - 15 January, 2007

Happy New Year and welcome to the Trail Canada newsletter for January 2005. This is the first newsletter from Trail Canada and we'd love feedback - what do you like, want to do you want to see in the newsletter or on the Trail Canada website.

In this issue:

Canada in February

Feature Destination - Toronto, Ontario

Travel Tips

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Canada in February

From coast to coast to coast, February is winter in Canada but this doesn't necessarily mean freezing weather and snow everywhere.

In southern British Columbia, on Canada's Pacific Coast, Vancouver and Victoria (on Vancouver Island) experience often mild weather with many sunny days (despite the photograph of an igloo above, taken a few days ago in Vancouver!!). Snow in these cities is not as common as the fresh powder which falls regularly on the slopes of the many nearby ski resorts of Whistler Blackcomb, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Mount Seymour or Mount Washington.

Atlantic Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick) are often deep in snow. The unique and impressive scenery is not to be missed for anyone who loves the snow.

Ontario and Quebec choose this time of year to begin their events calendars. Quebec City kicks off the year at the end of January by hosting the world's largest annual winter festival - Carnaval de Quebec.

Vancouver's Jericho Beach in the snow

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Feature Destination - Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Canada's largest city, is a popular city to visit all year round.

During January and February, Toronto experiences plenty of snow and is not as busy as the summer months. This time of year is a great time to shop and explore the city, go ice skating by City Hall right downtown, view the city from above in the CN Tower or relax and take it easy at one of Toronto 's many great hotels and restaurants.

From January 28 until February 10 Toronto celebrates WinterCity, a 14 day festival of fun entertainment, arts, culinary experiences combined with Toronto 's diversity and Canadian spirit. Lots of discounts in shops, restaurants and hotels are available during the festival.

For tourist office contact information and more, visit the Trail Canada destination guide to Toronto:

Trail Canada destination guide to Toronto

Top Photo

Sea Otter taking it easy

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Travel Tips

If you plan on going skiing or snowboarding in Canada this winter remember to get the extended coverage on your travel medical insurance. Standard medical insurance for travellers doesn't cover snow sports so you need to add this on just to be sure.

Don't forget your sunglasses for you winter travellers. The sun shines even when there is snow which can cause a very bright combination.

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That's all for now!

See you on the trail,

James Shearer
Trail Canada Editor

Canada's most popular independent travel guide

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