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Each year on a hot July weekend, the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, aka i4C in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosts over 60 different winemakers from countries all over the world to allow attendees to "tour the world in a glass". It's a gathering of the minds, an opportunity to chat intimately with sommeliers and winemakers about their passion for crafting chardonnay. So what did this year have in store?
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If a holiday abroad isn't on the cards for you this summer, don't worry. There are plenty of ways to make your Ontario staycation fun without breaking the bank. From sunbathing on Toronto Islands to camping in Algonquin Park, here are our five best ways to enjoy the province on a budget this summer.
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The Canadian dollar is at an all-time low and that can mean a lot of re-planning or at least careful planning for Canadians looking to get away during March break. So where can you go to get away while not having to plan a getaway from a bank just to pay for it? Here's an easy way: stay in Canada.
Icewine is perceived as the untamable beast of the wine family. Have you ever heard someone pronounce their undying love for it? Highly unlikely. Most of the time, I get "oh, it's far too sweet" as a response-- and it becomes an afterthought--- perhaps a novelty to try and have with either dessert or cheese.
For a rookie chardonnay sipper like myself, I was eager to learn about the masterful combinations created in this wine style. And I believe that's the beauty of this event. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for you to try a multitude of wines from around the globe.
With its parks and gardens and elegant architecture, Niagara-on-the-Lake has always been a fashionable place. There's never been a shortage of reasons to visit. It's graced with lush vineyards and wineries, a romantic atmosphere, world-renowned theatre -- and now, an international film festival.
If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!
Being a Toronto native I have been to Niagara Falls many times, but never actually spent quality time in Niagara-on-the-Lake. What a completely different experience! There are many ways to experience the region, but here is a list of tips and tricks that we discovered on our getaway:
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Niagara-on-the-Lake has long been a choice destination for theatre lovers in the know. The Shaw Festival, which features of the works of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, ha...
The story of "Sobbing Sophia," a ghost in Niagara-on-the-lake, cannot help but touch your heart. I heard it for the first time when my wife and I decided to take a couple of days and travel there. The town is rich with haunted history, and if you take a look around you might just see something not of this world...
Festivals, black markets, freezing your tookus off in the dead of night... it's all for the love of Icewine. Needless to say, to make Icewine, it helps to be a bit of a risk-taker to endeavour in such a business.