Canada Tourism

Canadians Care About Protected Parklands

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Travel
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Tourism in Canada is highly dependent on our parks and conservation areas. We would even go as far to say that our protected parks and conservation areas in Canada are the foundation of a successful future in tourism for Canada.

Mother Nature Gives Back: Stunning Ice Caves Form Following Months of Harsh Winter Weather

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Travel
Jennifer Pellegrini

No-one I've talked to, including people who have lived here their entire lives and whose parents grew up here, can ever remember seeing something like this happen before. And because it takes a confluence of perfect weather conditions to create these massive snow-castles, it may never happen again in our lifetime.

10 Things I Learned From Travel

Daniel Baylis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Daniel Baylis

I recently spent one year getting myself an informal education. I travelled to twelve different countries, and in each of these countries I attempted to find ways to be helpful. I assisted a raw vegan farm in Costa Rica. I tutored English in northern Laos. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from my journey.

Winter's Not So Bad In Finger Lakes, NY

Rania Walker | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

Turns out, Finger Lakes is a full-year destination, with indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy for weeks at a time. The Finger Lakes Region extends from Rochester to the West, Syracuse to the East, Lake Ontario to the North, and all the way to the Pennsylvania Border to the south. Here's our list of the Top 10 things for families to do.

Top 7 Travel Tips to Get the Most For Your Vacation Dollars in 2014

Rania Walker | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

This year as we get down to setting our resolutions for 2014, why not set aside a resolution to travel more. Most of us like to travel and explore, or get a change of scenery -- with the family, as a couple or even alone. Here are the top seven travel tips to help you make 2014 your best travel year yet!

As Pearson Airport's Curator, I'm Bringing Art to New Heights

Lee Petrie | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel
Lee Petrie

When I walk into Toronto Pearson International Airport, I see a blank canvas and feel a sense of possibility. As Toronto Pearson's curator I'm responsible for programming the exhibition spaces at the airport, ensuring that it reflects the vitality of the local arts and cultural community.

Tourism Is Key to Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

On Vacay.ca, a list has been published of the five Nelson Mandela attractions visitors to South Africa will have to make a point of seeing. The list includes Robben Island. This 12-square-kilometre dot of sand and limestone is where Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years of incarceration.

UH OH

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest-growing businesses, yet the number of international travellers to Canada has declined 20 per cent since 2000, ...

A Foodie You Should Know: Ivy Knight

Erin Maynes | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada
Erin Maynes

Ivy Knight knows where to eat, drink and party in Toronto. She sat down with me to dish on the best spots the city has to offer.

How to Travel Savvy

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Michael Bociurkiw

While its easy to finger regimes with questionable human rights records it is somewhat challenging at times tallying up the environmental record of sun destinations. This topic weighed heavily on my mind this year during four months spent in one of the most desirable destinations on the planet -- the Maldives.

Diving in Tobermory, Or Watching the Worm Turn

Robert Osborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Robert Osborne

"Futures uncertain and the end is always near." Jim Morrison On a sunny day in mid-July, when the air is warm and the water is a deep topaz blue its...

Three Ways to Boost Canada's Tourism Image

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Stability, peacefulness, politeness and a welcoming atmosphere go a long way when considering a nation in which to settle down and raise a family. When you are contemplating flinging free on vacation, those qualities aren't as enticing. So, what do you do if you need to become more attractive? Here are some thoughts.

When it Comes to Speed Traps, New York Is the New Georgia

Robert Waite | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Long Lake, NY -- Highway robbery is well and alive in rural upstate New York. And the target seems to be out-of-state drivers, particularly Canadians....

An Economic Case To Protect Our Natural Treasures

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In a world dominated by the almighty dollar, it's becoming more important now than ever before to put a price tag to our natural treasures, as human i...

TIFF Lands "The Fifth Estate" World Premiere

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Long ago TIFF went from showcasing great movies to premiering great movies that matter. This year's opening-night gala promises to be a landmark occasion for the film world and society at large. The Toronto International Film Festival landed the world premiere of The Fifth Estate, a movie about WikiLeaks and its controversial founder Julian Assange.

10 Canadian Souvenir Destinations This Summer

Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Travel

Heading to Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal this summer? Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir to bring back from your travels?...

Why Calgary Should Consider a Winter Stampede Post-Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The benefits of a winter carnival branded with the Stampede name are massive. Given how close the city was to seeing its biggest tourism event wiped out, having a cushion made of the dollars a second $150-million-plus annual festival would bring in may be worth discussion.

How Calgary Can Learn from New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Recovering from one of the most damaging natural disasters in Canadian history also means assessing the toll of the flood. There are some good reasons why New Orleans' situation is vastly different from the challenges Calgary confronts. However, Calgary faces some tests that New Orleans didn't.

Seven Reasons to Visit Calgary After the Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.

Forget America: Canada's International Tourism Is Growing

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

While the Canadian tourism industry faces headwinds from its traditional markets because of the continued lagging economies in Europe and the United States, it has seen growth in other parts of the world.

Why Canada Gave Up On American Tourists

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Travel

Canada is giving the cold shoulder to its neighbours south of the border, according to the latest report on Canadian tourism. The Canadian Tourism ...

The LNG Jobs Myth

Sandy Garossino | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Natural gas, being sold as a huge job creator is actually an employment deadbeat. While natural gas contributes fully 3.2% of our total GDP, its work force is tiny, just 3,500 souls, or .15% of provincial employment. Electrical equipment manufacturers employ more people in B.C. than oil and gas. Natural gas is shipped east through pipelines, so there are no trucking or ports benefits. And most of the $6 billion in natural gas earnings don't stay in B.C., but take a direct flight across the Rockies to Calgary. Which might explain why some B.C. politicians organize fundraisers there.

Five Ways to Travel Green on Earth Day

Brian Simpson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

In the spirit of giving back to Mother Earth, Travelocity.ca wanted to share a few easy ways we can all limit our environmental impact, while enjoying the beauty and wonder this great world has to offer. When planning your next vacation, consider the following tips to limit your environmental footprint.

Is Vancouver Overrated?

Melissa Carr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

In his recent Huffington Post piece, 10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead), David Landsel singles out places that everyone is told to travel to but, in his opinion, are not worth the airfare. Vancouver was among his victims.

The Getaway: Farm Cooking in Prince Edward County

Lisa Jackson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I'm getting the ultimate field to farm culinary experience at From the Farm Cooking School, located two hours east of Toronto in Prince Edward County. Personal chef and food writer Cynthia Peters teaches classes on the art of seasonal cooking from her 1830's heritage farmhouse.