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Vacay.ca is the leading source of Canadian travel and the original publisher of the <a href="http://vacay.ca/top-50-restaurants/" rel="nofollow">Top 50 Restaurants</a> <br> in Canada List. Independently owned and produced by award-winning Canadian journalists and travel experts, Vacay.ca uses the wealth of its editorial experience, knowledge and industry contacts to deliver authoritative information about the best places to see, sleep and eat in Canada. <br> <br> A comprehensive resource and growing online community, Vacay.ca is dedicated to celebrating Canadian destinations. In its short existence, Vacay.ca has been featured on CTV News Channel, CHCH-TV News, CBC TV, TSN Radio and other media outlets in Canada, the United States and beyond. Destinations, notable deals, exclusive news and travel products are spotlighted during our broadcast segments.
The 20 Best Places To Visit In Canada For

The 20 Best Places To Visit In Canada For 2016

As the nation nears its 150th birthday in 2017, touring through the provinces and territories in a car brings an opportunity for intimate discovery of the nation as well as the chance for Canadians to make a poignant and personal connection with Canada just prior to its landmark anniversary.
01/15/2016 06:13 EST
Star Wars Filming Locations To

Star Wars Filming Locations To Visit

Look closely when the much-anticipated epic opens on December 18 and see if you can spot these travel destinations as the backdrop of galaxies and planets where rebel warriors and storm troopers live, plot and fight battles.
12/18/2015 01:56 EST
4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This

4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer

The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.
05/28/2015 01:04 EDT
5 Awesome Hiking Trails in

5 Awesome Hiking Trails in Canada

Our country possesses one big backyard and some of the best hikes in the world. To get you moving, I've listed some of my favourite hiking trails in Canada, along with a handful that I aspire to trek in the future. Some trails are well-known; others may surprise you. And this is by no means a complete list.
05/12/2015 12:35 EDT
8 Must-See Shows at Canadian Music Week in

8 Must-See Shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto

CMW's music component is massive (hundreds of bands and more than 60 venues) but the schedule spans more than a week and more than just music. But the festival also squeezes in award shows, comedy and film festivals, trade shows and a comprehensive lineup of industry conferences.
05/01/2015 05:39 EDT
Ocean Conservation Is a Family Affair for This

Ocean Conservation Is a Family Affair for This Explorer

Céline Cousteau is the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and grand-daughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, a French undersea explorer, researcher, photographer and documentary host who invented diving and scuba devices, including the Aqua-Lung.
04/22/2015 06:30 EDT
Spring Destinations For Every

Spring Destinations For Every Skier

Not everyone looks forward to seeing the snow melt. Spring is often the best season to hit the slopes, what with the warmer temperatures and longer sunny days. It's a time of year when a wide range of travellers share Canada's hills and mountains, from students on spring break to families on March Break to couples embracing that frisky energy in the air.
03/10/2015 06:40 EDT
This British Columbia Pizza Costs

This British Columbia Pizza Costs $850

SeeNay is a pizza cake covered in tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, smoked Chilean steelhead, Russian caviar and then snowed with Italian white truffles. If the $850 is a bit too steep for you, Hatami also offers several less expensive pizzas you will be tempted to try.
03/05/2015 12:42 EST
Three Reasons to Love the Canadian Auto

Three Reasons to Love the Canadian Auto Show

You can see some of the coolest trends in the industry, and there have been many over the years. One of the most important ones that has driven the market is the push for cleaner cars. CIAS is not only an opportunity to get a first look at some of the environmentally friendly advances made by the automotive industry, but also a chance to check out innovative developments.
02/18/2015 12:46 EST
Have A Ladies' Getaway And Meet Molly

Have A Ladies' Getaway And Meet Molly Ringwald

When you think of a female movie icon from the 1980s, Molly Ringwald should easily come to mind. That is why it is so cool that she will be making a guest appearance at an annual ultimate girls' getaway weekend in Jasper. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has invited Ringwald to its mid-March '80s-themed PJ Party.
02/18/2015 06:02 EST
Revelstoke Promises A Jolt Of

Revelstoke Promises A Jolt Of Adrenalin

The morning view at the summit of Mount MacKenzie was definitely Instagram material: snow-covered peaks across the way, illuminated by a bluebird sky, with an otherworldly blanket of deep cloud shrouding the lower slopes and the town of Revelstoke below.
02/01/2015 10:22 EST
Americans Are Coming -- Thanks To The

Americans Are Coming -- Thanks To The Dollar

You don't need to be an economist to understand what's going on with Canada's currency. Our dollar is under pressure and this isn't great news -- unless you're exporting goods from Canada. It just so happens that tourism is an export business.
01/22/2015 05:10 EST
Stargazing With Chris Hadfield In

Stargazing With Chris Hadfield In Jasper

When Chris Hadfield first visited Jasper, there was a twinkle in his eye but it had nothing to do with the stars. Hadfield was focused on raising a family -- thoughts of heaven secondary to his terrestrial responsibilities. "My wife and I first came to Jasper 29 years ago," recalls Hadfield, Canada's most famous astronaut. "We were here when our son was one-year-old and she was pregnant with our second child."
01/09/2015 05:27 EST
The #1 Place to Visit in Canada for

The #1 Place to Visit in Canada for 2015

Vacay.ca's travel journalists placed Toronto at No. 1 because of the Pan Am Games, the new Union-Pearson Express train and the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.
01/02/2015 07:34 EST
Canada's Best New Year's Eve Party

Canada's Best New Year's Eve Party Spots

What constitutes a great party? That's entirely subjective, of course. However, Vacay.ca has put together a shortlist of where to go -- whether you're a singleton, coupled up or just part of one big happy family. No matter who you are these ideas will make sure you have fun.
12/31/2014 05:35 EST
Why the Grey Cup Matters to

Why the Grey Cup Matters to Canada

Rob Bridges was among the many visitors to Vancouver this week that reminded me why the Grey Cup matters. A proud Hamiltonian, Bridges travelled more than 4,300 kilometres to cheer on his hometown team, despite the fact they were overwhelming underdogs.
12/01/2014 01:15 EST