Canada Tourism

The Industrialization of B.C.'s Wilderness Puts Politics Before Posterity

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

An ugly thread of misspent taxpayer dollars, environmental destruction and conflict-of-interest -- backed by a government beholden to the mining industry -- runs along the recently completed Northwest Transmission Line, charges acclaimed explorer and scholar Wade Davis.

This Company Exemplifies the Power of Work-Life Integration

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

The seamless integration of work and life has been imperative to the growth and successes of Clif Bar & Company. By fostering a community connectedness through group exercises, community service, and shared weekly organic meals together in their in-house cafe, they've openly discussed the types of food they want in their diets and for their families.

Supermodel Godfrey Gao Slips Home To Vancouver For A New Shoot

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Style

Godfrey Gao is busy in his new gig as a Canadian tourism ambassador.

From Seed to Symposium in Ireland

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.

What I Learned After a Year of Living in Victoria

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

It's not as straightforward to simply relocate across the country. The theory that all provinces are alike is misguided, even though we do share two uniting forces in this great country -- ice hockey and our health care system.

Soaking Up the Toronto Skyline on an Evening Cruise

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

I boarded Mariposa's Northern Spirit ship the for a themed dinner and sail party. The company has a legion of flotillas, six in total, and in varying sizes to accommodate large or intimate parties. The Spirit is the largest of the fleet and is able to hold 575 passengers. With three spacious decks, we could wander up to the open air top and soak up the evening's skyline.

What It Means to Connect With Your Food

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

What does it mean to "connect with our food"? There's so much hype and hysteria over this phrase that it's difficult to cultivate an organic experience these days. Not so with the Stratford Chefs League.

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.