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As businesses across Canada gear up for winter visitors can enjoy massive savings in the run up to the peak times of Christmas and New Year. Golf is still a popular activity in southern British Columbia and Vancouver Island throughout the winter months.

This issue we hear from Hello BC as they predict another busy season for resorts throughout British Columbia. We also have a feature on Time Shares and our newly expanded Canada Golf Guide.

For many American's coming to Canada, just popping over the border, Windsor is a top destination year round - including the Winter months.

Issue 24 : November 2007



Our Articles and Stories

» BC’s Resorts Suit Up for Another Season of Exceptional Snow

By Steven Threndyle, HelloBC

Last year it was all about the snow - and there was plenty of it.

Coming off an incredible season, with above-average, and in some cases near-record snowfalls across the province (including over 46 feet at Whistler Blackcomb), BC’s destinations are hoping for a repeat of last year’s epic snow. And with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on the horizon, the province’s resorts are focusing on improvements and upgrades to ensure that all is in order when British Columbia welcomes the world in two and a half years. Continue reading » »


» Exciting, Enchanting, Effortless: Canada Timeshare

By Jesse McMahon, Sell My Timeshare

There are so many things to do and see in Canada. This expansive country has countless destinations that feature fun and exciting activities.
Canada is also plentiful with luxurious timeshares. The different types of timeshare accommodations allow you to visit all the Canadian sites you want with the convenience of vacation real estate nearby. Continue reading » »


» Golf in Canada

Canada is growing in popularity amongst golfers all over the world. With many course varieties to choose from including the Rocky Mountains to Prince Edward Island there is something for everyone. Canada Golf Guide » »

Top Picks of the Month

When visiting Canada:

Be sure to check out different dates over December and January. The price difference from one weekend to the next can vary dramatically. Massive savings are available through early December and mid-January. Be aware of winter festivals which can push up prices in certain areas.
Winter Hotel Discounts


Destination Spotlight
Windsor

What's in our guide to Windsor :

Windsor, Ontario

Down South in Windsor

What Canadian city combines unique museums, classical concerts, festivals, and much more, all situated as far south as the United States? While many cities have a wide variety of activities and sights for tourists and locals to enjoy, Windsor has a special character born of its history and location. With museums, art galleries, concerts, and sights to see, Windsor has something for everyone.

Windsor's location as the southernmost Canadian city has given it an intriguing history. Across the river from Detroit, Windsor played an important role in the nineteenth century as a point of entry for the Underground Railroad transporting escaped slaves to freedom in Canada. Statues at the City Hall Esplanade on the waterfront commemorate that contribution. Nearby, the Charlie Brooks Peace Fountain celebrates Canadians' roles in promoting peace. Windsor has a long history; it was settled in 1748 as a French agricultural society and has been inhabited ever since, making it one of the oldest continuously-occupied cities in North America. A large French community still exists in Windsor, and the many French street names recall the city's background. Windsor officially became a village in 1854 before becoming a town in 1858 and finally a city in 1892. Now a city of over 200,000 people, Windsor is the centre of many industries and cultural activities.

Windsor is a popular tourist destination because of the short distance from the US border. Car enthusiasts might wish to see the Chrysler mini-van plant, one of the Ford Motor Company facilities, or another of the automobile manufacturing factories. For those visitors who prefer family-oriented activities, Windsor Water World is a good place to spend an afternoon or an entire day, while the XS Family Fun Centre gives children the chance to burn off energy with laser tag, go-karts, and other games. When these activities are done, Market Square is a good place to visit for its five different restaurants and many vendors selling baked goods, meat, cheese, and more.

Continue reading article » »

Visit the Windsor destination guide » »

From the Editors Desk

Thank you to the hundreds of people who have added photographs to our galleries since the last issue. A couple of great shots added this month include:

Hiking Trails in Mont Tremblant, Quebec by Martin Bellemare and Port Darlington, Lake Ontario by Mike Page.

Some of the most noteworthy photographs have been of Canada's varied wildlife. Joe Mazza has a remarkable photo of a Salamander Blending In - well spotted and well captured.

Lots of other wildlife photographs can be found in the Wildlife Photo Galleries.

Well done! Great shots!
Keep snapping and keep adding.

Did you know...

  • The Native Indians collected the sweet sap from the maple tree to make a type of maple syrup long before European colonists arrived in Canada.
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