Canada Tourism

Sinking U.K. Currency Lures Canadian Travellers

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Business

The pound fell to a 30-year low following the vote to leave the European Union.

Not All Tourism Is Good For Canadians

Plan International Canada | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Child-sex tourism is a particular kind of commercial sexual exploitation of children, interrelated with prostitution, pornography and human trafficking for sexual purposes. It occurs when someone travels to a place and, while there, sexually abuses a local child or young person.

Food That Is Feeling

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Studies have shown our taste for foods is created by cultural and learned experiences as Petrini (2001), Duruz (2003), Bell and Valentine (1997) and t...

World's Coolest Airports Prove Travel Really Is About The Journey

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.

Qualicum Beach Is Rustic, Relaxing And Anything But Boring

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"Relax, it's Qualicum!" I heard this many times during my visit to this small Vancouver Island community, whose population of 8,900 swells to 16,000 in the summer. They boast the dubious honour of having the highest median age of any city in Canada. But if you think that means this is a sleepy, tea-room filled community, think again.

2-For-1 Vacation Destinations To Help Stretch Your Travel Dollar

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

What's better than knocking one destination off of your travel bucket list? Getting to cross off two -- without having to book a second trip, of course. Two-for-one trips offer a way to stretch your travel dollar and can be a great option for saving money since you won't need to plan a second vacation.

Top Reasons Why Film Festivals Are Important

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada TV
Sacha DeVoretz

I love film festivals and love documentary films even more. I find this genre of movies more engaging and interesting that major box office flicks. They matter, and here's why.

Surf's Up At Huntington Beach

Vitamin Daily | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Going back to Cali means sun, surf and sand, and you'll get all that and then some (such as great food, fun shops, and yes, cute surfers), in the city where surfing originated in 'Merica. Just an hour drive from Los Angeles, it's perfect for a side trip or a week-long surf getaway.

9 Places To Visit In Niagara That Aren't The Falls

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

The so-called seventh Natural Wonder of the World is comprised of the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Combined, the falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. But there's so much more to this tourist area than these magical waterfalls.

A Story Of Horror Behind Glamorous Cultural Festivals

Sangita Iyer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Death and devastation of the poor and defenseless has become a cultural norm in Kerala. And even as people and elephants are dying in stampedes at an alarming rate, the masses continue to cling on to their misguided myths.

Down-To-Earth Portland Boasts Its Share Of Sophistication

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Don't mistake Portland's down-to-earth attitude for a lack of class: this is one sophisticated city. stay: From the oversized mural welcoming you in ...

Virtual Reality Is Set To Transform The Travel Industry

Sari Gabbay | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sari Gabbay

VR, or "virtual reality," is the new buzzword in technology and the travel industry may just be one of the first to bring this phenomenon into mainstream marketing. Who wouldn't want a "real life" experience in the Amazon before committing to a $10K-plus investment?

Why The Turkish Airlines Lounge Is Worth Visiting

Bob Ramsay | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Bob Ramsay

When our travel agent booked us back home from Cape Town to Toronto, we hunkered down in the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport for the six-hour layover. One step inside and it became clear that this is to 'lounge' what 'rec room' is to 'Rogers Centre.'

Si, Certo! Starbucks Could Actually Take Off In Italy

Rondi Adamson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Rondi Adamson

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Italy already, and they love and drink it in their own style: typically, espresso gulped down quickly, served not with a cruller, but a cornetto or biscotto. So a big non si fa came to mind when I considered the idea of Starbucks in Italy. That is, until I thought about the power of the brand, something not to be trivialized.

How The Travel Industry Is Relying On Robots More And More

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

If you walk in to the Henn-na (or the Weird Hotel) in Japan, you will likely be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist you've ever seen before. One appears to be a perfectly airbrushed woman. The other is a dinosaur. Both are robots.

Once A Paradise, Kashmir Is Now India's Greatest Has-Been

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

My father tells me stories about growing up in Kashmir. He describes it as a wealth of natural beauty tucked high away in India's north, with unique cuisine and local craftsmanship. While years of political unrest makes this state especially interesting to the curious traveller, much of what he remembers has since been washed away.

Althia Raj

Contentious Visa Requirement For Foreigners Visiting Canada Delayed

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics

The eTA is a mandatory entry requirement for almost all foreign nationals, who haven't needed a visa to enter Canada in the past.

How To Choose The Right Cruise For 'Wave Season'

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Heather Greenwood Davis

It's Wave Season -- a three-month period when cruise companies put out their best deals and offers to entice travellers. You can grab some amazing deals on cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Alaska and more. But choosing which cruise and destination are right for you can be a challenge.

Plan To Dry U.S. Niagara Falls Could Boost Canadian Tourism

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Business

The dry falls will be "a once-in-a-lifetime" event.

Save Money This Spring Break With A Staycation, Canada Style

Allison Eberle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

There are a lot of perks you'll notice when you skip the expensive international journey and travel close to home during your spring break holiday. The following are a few reasons why staying close to home may end up creating your most exciting, relaxing and productive spring break yet.

5 Types Of Canadian Tours You Should Explore This Year

Flight Network | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Canada is filled with endless amount of local tours. From the corners of the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between, there are amazing locals who have built businesses dedicated to showing off what their destinations have to offer. Whether you're a tourist or a local, local tours are great for everyone.

Toronto Cracks The New York Times' List Of Best Places To Visit

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada

Take a break from the Big Apple in the Big Smoke.

Girls' Flight Out: 5 Fab Tips For Foodie Travel

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

Culinary travel should always include exploring the various neighbourhoods and districts in search of authentic experiences. To meet and eat with the locals you must go to where they live.

VR May Have Unintended Consequences For Travel

Bob Ramsay | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Business
Bob Ramsay

Can strapping on a headset that puts you in a mountain meadow induce you to visit that actual meadow on your next vacation? The travel industry thinks so, and last week's Globe article "Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?" practically yodels "YES!" in reply. I beg to disagree.

Discover Los Cabos' Luxury Resorts And Historic Streets

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

There's more to Los Cabos than the partying streets of Cabo San Lucas. This region of the Baja Peninsula is decorated with dynamic geography, from desert landscapes, to white sand beaches and undulating mountains.