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A Tribe Called Red Brings The Noise

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 12:11 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Ian Campeau has more than a little Chuck D in him. One of the three leaders of A Tribe Called Red, Campeau -- aka Deejay NDN -- is political, articulate and keenly aware of the power of his art. Like Public Enemy, whose...

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Small-Town Alberta Theatre Is A Big Deal

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 5:09 PM

ROSEBUD, ALBERTA -- I was in town to check out Rosebud Theatre and I wasn't sure what to expect.

This is one of Alberta's premier entertainment companies and the only professional rural theatre in the province. It has a solid reputation for high-quality live performances but...

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In Search Of Sasquatch Near Vancouver

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:04 PM

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- My grandfather had stories. Logging up in the mountains, things got a bit wild, and so did the tales of the Sasquatch. You see, he worked near the town of Harrison Hot Springs, home to the great, ape-like creature, or so they...

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A Canada Day Tour Of The Nation

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 1:30 PM

Story by Vacay.ca Staff

Canada celebrates its 147th birthday on July 1 and Vacay.ca has team members in the nation's four largest metropolitan areas. Here's what's happening on Canada Day in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

ROD CHARLES IN TORONTO

Canada's largest city has always been a great place to...

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The Top Shakespeare Festivals in Canada

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 2:03 PM

In Canada, there are many places that celebrate the greatest playwright in the English language. You can watch the works of William Shakespeare alongside the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, in the forests beside historic forts, and under black-brow'd nights.

On April 23, 1564 -- 450 years ago...

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Why I Won't Be Travelling To Russia

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 11:08 AM

I believe that every traveller has a "places to see before I die" list. One of the places on my list for many years has been Volgograd, Russia (formerly Stalingrad). If the name sounds familiar, there's a sad reason why. A terrorist attack at a train...

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Montreal Showcases Its Best

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 5:27 PM

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- We all know Montreal as a city of festivals. The best known of those celebrations, however, are focused on a particular type of experience, such as food, art, or music. But for the tourist who wants a taste of it all, Montréal en...

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Would You Hurl Down Sheets of Ice at 125 Km/H?

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:05 PM

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- The guy next to me appears pensive when he glances over as we watch the video showing how it's going to feel to hurl down curving sheets of ice at speeds of 125 kilometres an hour.

"Ginger candy," I say, attempting to hide my worry with...

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Best Places to Travel in Canada: 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 4:31 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- The word is sesquicentennial and Canadians and visitors to the country are going to hear lots about it, and a few will even learn how to properly pronounce it.

In 2017, the nation marks its 150th birthday. The celebratory mood spikes this Canada Day, when the sesquicentenary...

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How the Tourism Commission Gets the Word Out About Canada

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 5:24 PM

If you're like me, then there are times you've probably asked this question: "how do international travellers view Canada? And what motivates them to visit?"

It's one thing if you live in New York or Montana -- we're neighbours. But for someone living in Brazil, South Korea, the United Kingdom...

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Go Deep At Banff's Cave And Basin Site

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:21 AM

BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA -- The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) unveiled the latest 28 tourism businesses joining the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection this week. Among the list is the Cave and Basin National Historic Site Discover Tour.

The timing of this announcement was impeccable...

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Dogtopia Paws Its Way Into Canada

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:34 AM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- I have a frequent-flyer friend who lives with her yorkie and often finds herself having to run out of town at a moment's notice. Most times, she can leave home feeling confident and secure knowing she can count on me to step in and provide Coco...

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The Top 20 Streets In Canada: Vive Quebec!

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 4:05 PM

The streets of Canada's neighbourhoods are the arteries of our communities. The shops, people and experiences that occur on them define our societies. When Vacay.ca set out to find the best streets in the country we did it with a sense of exploration and authentic experience in mind....

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The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy In Dallas

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 7:02 AM

DALLAS, TEXAS -- At the Dallas Museum of Art, a massive Robert Rauschenberg collage titled Skyway will catch any visitor's eye -- a bold combination of colours and arresting pop culture images are a brief summary of the early 1960s and one man: John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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National Geographic Spotlights Toronto

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 4:36 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- National Geographic Traveler Director of Photography Dan Westergren's career over the past two decades has seen him climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the Matterhorn in the European Alps.

But two weeks ago he flew into Toronto for a different challenge -- to participate in...

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'35 Million Directors' Winner Inspires

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 11:38 AM

Cecil Johnson's time-lapse video of icebergs in Quidi Vidi, a tiny village within the Newfoundland & Labrador capital of St. John's, won praise and votes from film buffs and earned him the Viewers' Choice Award from the 35 Million Directors...

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Massachusetts Means Business in Canada

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 3:43 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- OK, this may not be the most professional question that I could have asked Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick during his official Canadian visit, but I couldn't resist.

"Mr. Patrick, could you talk about the reasons why you love Canada for business?" I asked. "Also, could...

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Rock n' Roll, Fine Dining, and Grizzly Bears -- All In One Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Three of Vacay.ca's dedicated explorers packed in as much as they could to enjoy the final days of summer and usher in autumn in Canada. Using the divide-and-conquer strategy, we spread out to cover and capture some unique and wonderful Canadian experiences. Here's a recap of outings made...

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

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Eric Vezina can trace his roots to this spot, a cobblestone street that is 12 metres wide and 500 metres long, with a history older than the nation and a devotion to culture that is as fierce as it is endearing. Walking along Rue du Petit-Champlain, Vezina says, "My family...

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The Spa That Heals You at -110 Celsius

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2013 | 11:16 PM

"In 10 minutes you're going to feel really good, like a drug-free high," assures my spa practitioner, Loraine Worsnop. But it's hard to believe her when you're about to step into the coldest place on earth. Even though we Canadians frequently moan about enduring some of the most frigid temperatures...

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