Prince of Wales Hotel overlooking Waterton Lakes, Alberta


Spring has sprung and to help you with your 2008 accommodation planning we've introduced a new way to find accommodation in Canada.

Our current listing of 2000+ hotels now includes more hotels and many other types of accommodation including BandBs, Hostels, Campgrounds and more.

We also let you get in direct contact with the place you want to stay, by email, phone or online reservations.

Visit our accommodation guide today to find out more:
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Also, in this issue - we take a trip to Halifax and discover what this east coast town has to offer as we explore its cosmopolitan city side.

Heading west but only half way across Canada we investigate the Winnipeg arts and culture scene.

Issue 28 : March 2008

Our Articles and Stories

» A Trip to Halifax

By Deanna Wilmshurst Destination Halifax

If I had to sum up my trip to Halifax in one word, I would say “enlightening”. I expected to find myself in a sleepy fishing village, but as it turns out, Halifax is anything but tired. It’s a surprisingly vibrant, cosmopolitan place. Continue reading » »

» Winnipeg rising

By Curtis Gillespie

Whenever we are asked to think about the Serious Artist, we think of the artist's studio: the airy open concept, brick walls and varnished concrete floor, paints, brushes, works of art randomly stacked and displayed everywhere signifying both freedom of movement and thought. This artist travels worldwide for openings of her work, but, of course, works ferociously through the night when in studio. She wears funky glasses and Euro-fashion clothes, but isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Continue reading » »

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When visiting Canada:

to watch for bears as they come out of hibernation be sure to keep a good distance. The best way to see bears is by boat on the west coast. Organized tours in the Rockies also provide great opportunities.

Destination Spotlight

What's in our guide to Dawson :

Dawson, Yukon Territory

More than Gold

Mention Dawson City, Yukon, and the first thought in many people’s minds will be the gold rush. The town no longer has fevered gold-seekers setting up camp like in the 1890s, but traces of the Klondike history still mingle with the new economy, with museums and historic buildings providing links to the past, while theatres, hiking trails, and much more provide a wide variety of activities for travellers. A visit to Dawson City takes visitors back to the past, showing them the sights and sounds of one of the territory’s most famous towns and the changing fortunes that turned the once-booming city into the small but dynamic place it now is.

Dawson City, 536 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse, was at the centre of the gold rush. The discovery of the precious metal in Rabbit Creek, renamed Bonanza Creek, caused a frenzied influx of prospectors in 1896 as thousands of people travelled north, hoping to become rich.

Continue reading article » »

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Did you know...

  • On July 3, 1608, Samuel de Champlain founded a settlement at Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning “place where the river narrows.” In doing so, he established what would become the first permanent French settlement in North America and one of the world’s most enchanting cities. From January to October 2008, Québec City will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 400th anniversary.
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