Trail Canada Newsletter
Issue 5.0 - 2 February, 2007

Throughout January people and organisations from across Canada have been submitting stories, suggestions and ideas for the newsletter. This is our first newsletter to take on the new format and incorporate some of the ideas and articles that have been sent my way.

February is just beginning and skiing season is in full gear so this newsletter is dedicated to the mountains of Canada and those who brave them every day! Enjoy.

In this issue:

A Perfect Whistler Day

Lonely Planet ranks Canada's Rockies first

Mont Tremblant hotel special offers

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A Perfect Whistler Day

By Laurie Cooper
My heart is pounding, my thighs are burning. Trees are flying past me as I take great gulps of the crystal-cold mountain air. I'm staying right behind my Whistler-Blackcomb ski instructor, Louis, and I am skiing like I have never skied before. In theory, Louis is giving me a ski lesson. In reality, he is introducing me to a higher state of being.

My ski lesson with Louis is part of an amazing experience which I am calling "my ultimate Whistler day". My assignment is to design and experience the ideal day in the resort of Whistler. A tough job, but somebody's got to do it - and I'm sure glad it's me!

The day starts early. The phone rings at 6:45 a.m. and a cheery hotel operator tells me it's time to go skiing. I am staying right at the base of Whistler Mountain in the gorgeous and luxurious Westin Resort and Spa. The Westin was recently voted the #1 ski resort hotel in North America and the beds alone are worth the rating. The Westin "heavenly bed" has five pillows, crisp cotton sheets and a cozy down duvet. Very hard to climb out of!


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Lonely Planet ranks Canada's Rockies first

Alberta’s Rockies place first for spectacular natural attractions

Lonely Planet, known universally and informally as the traveller’s bible, ranked the Canadian Rockies as the number one destination for spectacular natural attractions.
“Made up of four national parks and totalling the size of England, Mother Nature started moulding the Rockies' mountains, waterfalls and glaciers a mere 75 million years ago,” says Lonely Planet in the organization’s new book Bluelist– 618 Things To Do and Places To Go 06-07. “This World Heritage-listed area is also home to some major wildlife.”
Published in December 2005, Bluelist “captures the world's hottest trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead.”


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Mont Tremblant hotel special offers

Ski and snowboard in Quebec this February. Stay in style at affordable rates.
Throughout February and March there are many internet specials available.

See what hotel deals are available at Mont Tremblant

That's all for now!

See you on the trail,

James Shearer
Trail Canada Editor

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