Port Dalhousie Lighthouses, St Catharines, Ontario


Game on! From Canada’s growing attraction to golfers thanks to many world-class courses in some of the most stunning surroundings on the planet to the delicious game that is sweeping Calgary restaurants by storm.

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Issue 26 : January 2008

Our Articles and Stories

» Golf - Canada, land of the tee

By Ian Cruickshank

Epic settings, down-home hospitality, golf-ski combo in laid-back style.

The driving range at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is skyscraper high, 300 m above the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River. At this height, even the mis-hits soar like helium balloons. Seemingly snipped free from the pull of gravity, they float, rising above the tops of the red maples and white birches, finally disappearing into the watery blue horizon. Far below, a pod of 500 beluga whales that lives year-round off the edge of the resort patrols the banks of the river, the whales filling their deep bellies with white fish. Continue reading » »

» Move over, Beef - there’s new game in town

By Heather Greenwood Davis

Calgary sheds its steak-and-taters image, embraces the food connoisseur within.

Sitting in the toney surroundings of Calgary, AB’s award-winning River Café, it’s hard to imagine the food in this city was ever anything but divine. The restaurant — with its upscale fly-fishing lodge motif and location looking out over Prince’s Island Park — sets the scene and mood for your meal long before you’ve ordered the bottle of 2005 Blue Mountain Reserve Pinot Noir. Continue reading » »

Top Picks of the Month

When visiting Canada:

Canada has two official languages – English and French. English is the predominant language in most of Canada with Quebec being primarily French and New Brunswick being the only true bi-lingual province. The cosmopolitan nature of Canada and mix of multicultural groups means there are a wide variety of other languages spoken. Many service institutions such as tourism destinations, hotels, banks, airlines and visitor attractions offer members of staff who can speak another language.

Destination Spotlight

What's in our guide to Sackville :

Sackville, New Brunswick

One of life’s great stops

Whether you stop by for a day or two or for the rest of your life, little Sackville has almost magical qualities of peace and contentment. Cars slow down as you cross the street. People wave hello. Bands play in the town park, the marsh breezes blow, birds sing their praises. Even time lets out a little sigh of relief.

Sackville is blessed with an extraordinary range of cultural treats, from original Canadian plays to arts and music festivals, Festival By The Marsh, Live Bait Theatre, poetry in the street, art workshops, new media projects, dinner theatre and some wonderful little cafes in which to sit and talk and think. To do all the things you have no time for at home. Is this why Sackville won the title of Cultural Capital of Canada? We think so.

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Did you know...

  • Quebec City is a World Heritage Site and is the oldest city in North America. 2008 sees Quebec celebrate its 400th birthday. The Carnaval de Quebec starts in February and other celebrations continue throughout the year.
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