Canada Tourism

This Texas Wine Region Has Been Dubbed the "New Napa"

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

Fredericksburg, a tiny town of 12,000 in Texas Hill Country, is the epicenter of what is slowly becoming known as the New Napa in Texas, unbeknownst to the rest of the world. The reason this region is the wine community's best kept secret is that most of the wine is consumed within state borders.

13 Times Calgary Looked Like Vancouver

Buzz Bishop | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Alberta
Buzz Bishop

I've lived in Calgary for 5 years now, but I grew up in Vancouver. I'm consistently saying C-Train instead of SkyTrain, I know more about the Flames' prospects than the Canucks', and I love the Calgary Stampede like the summer Christmas that it is. But I still miss the coast.

Travel Should Be the Motivation to Live a Healthy Life

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I truly believe that the offer to awaken ones soul with exploration, and the discovery of new cultures and the experience of immersion in something brand new will get people to live healthy. To truly live for the moment. Nothing inspires me to go out and be active like the thought of climbing Machu Picchu in South America.

Do We Love Elephants Enough to Save Them From Extinction?

Lisa Abram | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Impact
Lisa Abram

There is an overwhelming urgency to save elephants, the world's largest land mammal, from extinction. Quite simply, there are less of them around than when the world community agreed to create Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Why the Pan-Am Games Won't Fix Canada's Tourism Woes

Aaron Binder | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The hope for Toronto and other municipalities in 2015 to bring in mass amounts of visitors from America and beyond during the Pan-Am games may be falling short already with only a third of tickets sold and less than a month to go before opening. Undoubtedly, people will pick up more tickets closer to the date but aside from legacy infrastructure projects, the Pan-Am games are unlikely to perform as the beacon all three levels of government hoped to see and the scandals that have accompanied more than one top Pan-Am exec have already left a sour note in Canadians mouths.

This Italian National Park Is Putting the Mountains on Your Plate

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Travel
Tamara Griffiths

Any mountain meal in Europe is likely comprised of some local ingredients. Taking it one step further, the Monti Sibillini National Park in Central Italy is offering a pure mountain taste. The project called "Menu of the Sibillini" has challenged restaurants in the park to create a dish whereby every single ingredient is from the park.

The 7 Best Places to Go Glamping in Canada

Notable.ca | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

If "Go Camping" was the marketing catchphrase used to lure our parents to the great outdoors, then "Go Glamping'" is what'll get this generation of millennials to follow suit. Yes, sometimes you have to tempt us with luxury.

FIFA Women's World Cup a Winner for Tourism

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Last week, FIFA took centre stage in the world media for all the wrong reasons. This week, the beautiful game will rely on its most beautiful players to re-focus attention on the sport itself. That means eyes of the soccer world will be on Canada for the entirety of the 2015 Women's World Cup, which starts on June 6 with a pair of matches in Edmonton and culminates on July 5 in Vancouver.

Where to Eat Farm to Fork In Montreal

Yelp Canada | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Montreal is surrounded by great green kilometers of low rolling hills, past the city edges and after the country houses small farms and adventurous foragers are nurturing local produce and healthy animals to feed the farm to fork movement.

Government Says It'll Invest Millions Of Dollars To Attract More Americans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business

GROSSE-ILE, Que. - The federal government intends to invest $30 million over three years in the country's tourism sector in order to attract more Amer...

My Safari Adventure Through an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

I am bouncing in the back seat of an open Jeep as it meanders through India's Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage site located in the northeastern state of Assam. Despite the spitting rain, I am grateful to experience my first-ever safari.

Mountain Research Rises to the Challenge

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Impact
Tamara Griffiths

The Monti Sibillini National Park, collaborating with University of Camerino, is conducting a project experimenting with preserving mountain meadows in five sites. Two of these focus on combatting Brachypodium genuense. Since domestic animals are averse to this grass these sites are initially mown, and local people are given incentives to help maintain sheep and horses in these locations

How Your March Break Can Break the Chains of Child Labour

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Canadians travelling to warm spots this March Break may be approached by child labourers selling trinkets or souvenirs. In El Salvador, this young girl carries heavy basket of water bottles to peddle to tourists. So what should Canadians do, if they encounter a child who seems to be in danger? Many of us are so concerned about misreading a situation, or imposing our own Canadian views on another way of life, that we do nothing. We may comment about how sad the situation is, and then move along.

This International Women's Day, Let's Be Grateful for the UN

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

On this International Women's Day, I am thankful for the United Nations and its important work around the globe. The United Nations, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, touches the lives of every woman -- and in every aspect of her life.

Acapulco 2015: The Comeback Year

Bryen Dunn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada
Bryen Dunn

Acapulco is Mexico's largest beach-resort destination, and after a few years of declining tourism numbers, this year the city is inviting the world ba...

The Many Consequences of a Falling Loonie

Salman Sakir | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The Canadian dollar has been declining against the U.S. dollar for the last several months. The depreciation of the Canadian dollar has corresponded with the fall in oil price. Overall, the depreciating Canadian dollar would have different effects on various sectors of the economy.

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.

Stop Stephen Harper's Assault on our National Parks

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

If Stephen Harper wants to boost tourism, why has his administration cancelled all advertising for Canada in the U.S. market? Every step he has taken (slashing access for seasonal workers to EI, cutting the programmes to allow visitors to claim back their GST and HST, and ending our advertising in the U.S.) appear geared to undermine the tourism sector. And our national parks are to be sacrificed to take up the slack.

Big And Small: The Ultimate Tourist's Guide To Rio de Janeiro

Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Travel

Your travel goal while in Rio de Janeiro: to see as much of your destination that you can, since you likely won’t be in Rio again. So you’re looki...

Ladies, Be Warned: There's Trouble in Parisian Paradise

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

What no one ever told me was that these dashing men exist amongst an array of trashy crude catcallers who tend to prey on twenty-something, English-speaking women. To my dismay, I learned this in the worst possible way.

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Travel

They're real and they're spectacular. This is Mount Thor on Baffin Island in Nunavut (Nestor Lewyckyj) It has the world's highest vertical ...

10 Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

As a single woman who owns a dog, it can be challenging to pack-up and go whenever the wanderlust desires. Dog sitting services add-up and it can be quite an inconvenience to travel with a dog. I am not alone. Here are 10 tips for anyone traveling and staying at a hotel with a dog.

The Top Ten Rules for Being a Worldly Traveler

Rania Walker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

My cousin is traveling to Europe with her husband for the first time and a flood of memories and recent experiences prompted me to recall our own learnings over the years. Whether you're traveling near or far, there are some regional tips and general etiquette that all tourists should keep in mind.

Feds Unveil New Travel Fee For Visitors

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Millions of visitors to Canada will pay a $7 application fee beginning next April under a new electronic security screening plan.The federal ...

How Toronto's Leadership Can Reverse LGBT Ill Will Created By Rob Ford

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

If marketing is selling a brand to the world, Toronto's leadership on LGBT issues could play an important role in reviving the city's international appeal after the Ford ordeal. LGBT acceptance, both in government and society, is good for our society, but also our economy.