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Canadians In Ukraine's Crimea Region Should Leave While They Can: Ottawa

CP | Jacqueline Delange | March 1, 2014 | Canada Travel
OTTAWA - The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to Ukraine's Crimea region and says Canadians already there should consider leaving "while it is safe to do so."The warning comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin received permission to use the country's military in Ukraine, moving to formalize troop...

JAL Wins Title Of 'Most Reliable Airline' In Flightstats Study

AFP | Brian Trinh | February 28, 2014 | Canada Travel
(Relaxnews) - Japan Airlines has emerged as the most reliable carrier in the world, posting the best on-time performance. After collecting real-time flight status information of the top 200 airlines in the world, Flightstats.com came up with a ranking that puts the Japanese carrier at the top of...

The Best Cruise Ships Of 2014, As Chosen By The Cruisers' Choice Awards

AFP | Brian Trinh | February 28, 2014 | Canada Travel
(Relaxnews) - Disney Cruise Line is emerging as a leader and customer favourite in the industry, after the brand took the top spot across 13 categories in a critics’ choice awards. According to the users of the world’s largest cruise review site Cruise Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the brand’s...

The Most Luxurious Hotel Bathrooms In Las Vegas (PHOTOS)

AFP | Brian Trinh | February 28, 2014 | Canada Travel
(Relaxnews) - From Grecian marble columns and heated toilet seats to steam showers that feature colour therapy, some of the most over-the-top bathroom hotels in Las Vegas could be suites onto themselves. In its round-up of the top bathrooms in Sin City, online booking site Vegas.com singles out the Hard...

What To Do With Your Kids During March Break If You're In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | February 28, 2014 | Canada Travel
Now that winter is (hopefully) approaching its end, you’re probably dreaming of the summer holiday and its promise of sun and sand. But before you start planning your next trip to the beach, you have one more vacation to think about: March Break. And those two words...

'Rainblossom Project' Red Umbrellas Brighten Up Vancouver (TWEETS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Fiona Morrow | February 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
In a city known for its very generous precipitation, it takes a certain perspective to see the rain as inspiration for more than a reason to hide away inside. That's just what a group of anonymous Vancouverites has achieved with their "Rainblossom Project" — a visual ode to the rain-soaked...

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada's Polar Bear Capital, As Seen From Google Streetview

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | February 27, 2014 | Canada Travel
You don't have to go very far to see "the polar bear capital of the world" any more. What used to require a trip to Churchill, Man., a town known for some of the largest polar bear gatherings around the globe, is now available...

Highway 400 South Of Barrie Closed After Multi-Vehicle Crash

CBC | Christian Cotroneo | February 27, 2014 | Canada Travel
Highway 400 is closed just south of Barrie, Ont., after a multi-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes approaching Innisfil Beach Road, Ontario Provincial Police say. The pileup occurred around 9 a.m., forcing the closure of the highway in both directions between Highway 89 and Mapleview Drive. Police have few other details...

Killer Whale's Death Not Fault Of Canadian Navy

CP | Andree Lau | February 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VANCOUVER - The Canadian navy has been cleared in the death of a killer whale that washed up in Washington state two years ago.The whale's bloodied and bruised carcass washed up just north of Long Beach, Wash.,The Royal Canadian Navy had been conducting sonar and small underwater explosive activity off...

This Is What A Snowball Fight With 2,000 People Looks Like

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | February 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It doesn't snow often in Vancouver but when it does, we make the most of it. About 2,000 people at the University of British Columbia took part in a massive snowball fight on Tuesday, some letting off steam from mid-terms no doubt. Here's what it looked like: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by The University of British Columbia (UBC). Epic snowball fight on main mall #ubc #snowballfight pic.twitter.com/5RH5PfIGhg— Phil Chatterton (@PhilChatterton) February 26, 2014

Heritage Classic Tickets Given Away By Jason Garrison

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | February 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cue the Vancouver hipster jokes. Vancouver Canucks defenceman Jason Garrison has some tickets for the NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place on March 2 to give away, so he decided to launch a contest for his Twitter followers. Who wants to go to the...

Quidditch Global Games Coming To Burnaby

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | February 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Grab your Nimbus 2000 and start perfecting your quaffle toss, because the quidditch Global Games are coming to Burnaby. The sport, though born in the mythical world of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, has become a real-life game complete with international championships. Run by the International...

Virgin Airline's In-Flight Safety Video Pays Homage To Cinema & The Oscars

AFP | Brian Trinh | February 26, 2014 | Canada Travel
(Relaxnews) - After orcs, hobbits, dancing, singing flight attendants, and Betty White -- in a class all her own -- Virgin Atlantic has become the latest airline to release an innovative in-flight safety video, this time in an animated demo that pays homage to classic films and genres. In a...

The World's 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions People Can't Get Enough Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | February 26, 2014 | Canada Travel
If you're looking for a tried-and-true bucket list, this may be it. It may not be the most original collection of destinations, but this infographic of the the world's 50 most visited tourist attractions certainly has the populist vote going for it. After all, who can resist the allure of...

10 MILLION Scallops Dead In B.C. Waters

The Huffington Post B.C. | Fiona Morrow | February 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A Vancouver Island aquatic farming operation has been forced to scale back its operations significantly following a mass wipeout of its shellfish. Rising acidity in the sea water around Qualicum Beach has led to the death of 10 million scallops — equivalent to three years' product, and every scallop the...

The Best Of The World Spa & Wellness Awards May Be Your New Haven For Bliss

Brian Trinh | February 26, 2014 | Canada Travel
(Relaxnews) - Brands like the Mandarin Oriental and Clinique La Prairie were among the big winners at an awards night honouring the best in luxury spa and wellness destinations around the world. If you’re planning a spa vacation abroad, take cues from the results of the World Spa & Wellness...

Harry Manx Guitar Recovered From Alleged Thief In Chicago

Andree Lau | February 25, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
In just a weekend, B.C. blues musician Harry Manx went through the despair of having his unique Indian guitar stolen from an airport baggage carousel, the staggering online support of strangers who offered to find it, and the relief that the alleged thief had been caught. Manx, who is from...

Russell And Graham Henry Kayak From Brazil To Florida For Fun

Sara Harowitz | February 25, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
For most of us, the idea of kayaking 6,500 kilometres would seem like a daunting task. But for two British Columbia brothers, it sounded like fun. Russell and Graham Henry, 21 and 22 respectively, embarked on a kayaking journey from Brazil to Florida. Why? According to their Facebook...

Video Of Whale Slapping Girl Is Why We'll Stick To Watching From Afar

Brian Trinh | February 26, 2014 | Canada Travel
A group of girls were whale watching off the coast of Mexico in Baja California last weekend when a nearby whale got a little too close for comfort, slapping one of them in the back of the head with its tail. The incident was caught on camera and later uploaded...

Best Restaurants In Asia: Thailand's Nahm Named Best Place To Eat

Arti Patel | February 25, 2014 | Canada Living
A Thai restaurant in Bangkok helmed by an Australian-born chef has been named the best restaurant in Asia for a “feisty” menu that elevates the punchy authentic flavours of Thai cuisine into a sophisticated, fine dining experience. At the second annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards which took...
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