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The Number One Street to Visit in Canada Is...

Vacay.ca | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The street has boutique shops, artisan galleries, and restaurants, as well as a 200-seat theatre within centuries-old stone walls, a mural that depicts different stages of the city's history. Rue du Petit-Champlain, lined with shops that belong to an artists' cooperative, ranks No. 1 among the Top 20 Streets to Visit in Canada.

Canadian Flight Prices Need to Ground

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Perhaps you flew off for holidays this summer. Compare any return flights between pairs of cities in Europe and in Canada, with roughly the same distance, and you'll notice a staggering difference in price. Flying from an airport south of the border is cheaper, too.

What to Do in Denmark

Vitamin Daily | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

VitaminDaily.com's Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg is spending the summer in Europe (ya, we're jealous, too!); herewith, her fieldnotes from Copenhagen.

The Spa That Heals You at -110 Celsius

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The cryotherapy lab at Sparkling Hill Resort, just outside of Vernon in the Okanagan Valley, takes the concept of being cool to another new level. Set at minus-110 Celsius degrees (-166 Fahrenheit), North America's only Ice lab offers sought-after treatment for those suffering from arthritis, depression, or muscle and joint pain.

Ai Weiwei's Exhibit (and Middle Finger) Arrive in Toronto

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Eighty-seven thousand people died in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008; 5,335 of them were children. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turned the backpacks of those children into a serpent, a statement about what he believes is China's treacherous treatment of its impoverished citizens and government corruption. The rest of the "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" exhibit begins its only Canadian appearance this weekend at the AGO.

The Thrill of 'The Chase'

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

New Yorkers Salm and David Chang of Momofuku have invigorated Toronto's dining scene with culinary ambitions on a massive scale. Momofuku Toronto opened last September in an expansive 6,600-square-foot property adjacent to the Shangri-la Hotel. It features three restaurants, a cocktail lounge, and the recently opened Milk Bar.

The Hidden Perils Of Doing This

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Just like the destination itself, logging onto a foreign free wifi hotspot can be a journey into the unknown and one that could be full ...

Farming Rocks: Liberia, Costa Rica

Jayne Davidson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Travel
Jayne Davidson

Canadian brother and sister Jayne and Philip Davidson are traveling on motorcycles from the Arctic Circle to Patagonia. This is the latest entry in th...

5 Places You Don't Want To Visit Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Travel

Earlier this month, Canada's Foreign Affairs Department warned Canadian travellers and diplomats in the Middle East and North Africa to be extra vigil...

Soccer Fans Pack Into Toronto to See AS Roma Stars

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada
Vacay.ca

Francesco Totti isn't a rock star, but he makes a very good impersonation of one. The soccer icon and his teammates from AS Roma paraded around a newl...

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.

A Lesson In Humility: My Dive with Harry

Robert Osborne | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada
Robert Osborne

A few days ago my friend invited me to go diving with a group of disabled divers. He told me that one group member, Harry, is a quadriplegic who is one of the best divers he's ever trained. Harry can't use his legs. He has limited use of his arms. But he can control his buoyancy and trim, and with those two tools he rides the currents like a sea otter.

Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

Brian Simpson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. Travelocity.ca has put together a list of the best countries around the globe for outdoor travel and a few of our favourite spots in each.

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....

Live Like You Are Dying

Jayne Davidson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

It was one year ago today that my brother Phil and I packed up our motorcycles (Kawasaki KLR 650s) and left Vancouver heading towards the Arctic Circle. It's been a long ride - 10 countries, over 40,000 km, 10 tires, dropping the bikes well over 50 times and one very hairy brother later, we find ourselves in Panama (about halfway from the Arctic Circle to the Southern tip of South America, our goal of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego).

How to Make the Most of Your Year Off

Emily Dickinson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Travel
Emily Dickinson

The excitement of finishing my Bachelor of Journalism was short-lived. I saw a few options: go back to university, work like crazy for the rest of my life, or go travelling. Much to nobody's surprise, I chose the latter. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your gap year without worrying too much about the future.

Living it Up for Two Weeks in Portugal [PHOTOS]

Hilary Farr | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Travel
Hilary Farr

I just got back from two weeks in Portugal's Algarve. In spite of the economic doom and gloom, the atmosphere of the country, the town, shops, restaurants and the locals are very friendly and welcoming. Here are my top 10, best moments.

Crossing into Israel Isn't predictable

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

JERUSALEM - The commute from Jerusalem to Ramallah is unpredictable at best. Big white commuter buses with green or blue stripes with Arabic script a...

Why You Should Take Off-Broadway Seriously

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada
Travelzoo Canada

It's a common misconception among casual theatre patrons that when a show is Off-Broadway, it's less prestigious or of lower quality than a Broadway show in New York. In fact, Off-Broadway has nothing to do with the quality of the show -- it has not been "kicked off Broadway," as the name might suggest. It simply means the show is housed in a smaller venue, seating anywhere from 100 to 499 audience members. The shows provide a more intimate theatre experience, and they're definitely worth seeking out.

Blue Mountain: For the "Chill" and the Challenge

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Blue Mountain Village is a well-known destination for Ontario's skiers and snowboarders during the winter season, but the warmer months offer up terrific activities for friends looking for a getaway that combines physical beauty with physical activity.

How To Spend 48 Hours In Zurich

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Of the great cities of Europe, Zurich perhaps comes closest to matching the romantic vision of the continent many travellers hold. Zurich is a blend o...

Jet to Jamaica For an Experience That's Worlds Away

Vitamin Daily | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

For an authentic, laid-back Jamaican experience, VitaminDaily.com's Montreal editor Christine Laroche left the crowds behind and headed to the South Coast. It's just a scenic two-hour drive from Montego Bay but trust us: It feels like worlds away.

Where To Go in Mexico

Vitamin Daily | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

With Mexico trending right now in everything from architecture, to cuisine, to hotels, VitaminDaily.com's Editor-in-chief Sarah Bancroft couldn't resist a beach cabana. Here's where to stay, chill, dine and want to do.

I Live By My Packing List...Then My Computer Crashed

Rania Walker | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

I'm a list maker. In fact I love making lists. But as time and luck would have it my computer crashed two days before we left on vacation and I couldn't access any of my packing lists. Later when the absence of water shoes resulted in a clam shell injury to one of my daughters' feet, we realized that the first aid kit, newly loaded with all sorts of band-aids, ointments and first-aidy stuff, was left sitting on the kitchen counter.

Better Living: Just Add Wine

Craig Harding | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Living
Craig Harding

One aspect of my job that I have learned to cherish over the past few years is the beauty of wine. Growing up, wine was always around my family (but whether it was good wine is a different story). Nevertheless it was something that I never fully appreciated and understood until recently.