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    Discover Vancouver on Canada Day

    Tue, Jun 21, 2011

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    Discover Vancouver on Canada Day

    There is little doubt that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Standing at the Granville Island Market on a warm summer evening, you will be treated to a view of glass walled condos reflecting the night sky. Head downtown and see reminders of the Olympics of 2010 everywhere, or treat yourself to a ferry ride across the water to Victoria. If you are a tourist, you can rest assured that no matter where you go in Vancouver, you will have a great time.

    Tourists thinking about visiting Vancouver this summer should grab some cheap flights to Canada and head there for Canada Day. The downtown core will be rocking with musical performances, art displays, and activities to suit all ages. (more…)

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    Exploring Arctic Canada

    Thu, Apr 21, 2011

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    When beach life and all night partying is not enough there is no better retreat than enjoy time on an outdoors holiday. Getting back to nature and discovering the natural, rugged and beautiful landscapes that the planet offers can create memories that will last a lifetime. One of the best places to visit for those who want to completely immerse themselves in unspoilt landscapes is Arctic Canada. Regions such as the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon provide a fantastic opportunity to explore sights like many have never seen before, and such a trip will not come close to any other holiday experience ever had.

    When flying into Canada one of the best cities to start trips at is Toronto, one of the nation’s most bustling metropolises. Whilst originally an ‘icebox’ town, Toronto has become a fantastic mesh of cultures over the years which has created a patchwork of Caribbean, Asian, Latin, European and American neighbourhoods throughout the city. Flights to Toronto are readily available and it is a great place to start exploring the far reaches of Canada from.

    For the really keen outdoor enthusiast there can be no time wasted before travelling in to the rolling wilderness that Arctic Canada has to offer. Canada is often the one place in the world that is famous for not being disliked by anyone and this is despite the weather. As the world’s coldest country temperatures can easily plummet into the minuses, and the town of Snag in Yukon currently holds the record with a temperature of minus 62.8°C. However, this in no way stops the opportunity for a good time and there are a multitude of activities to enjoy.

    One of the most famous natural sights in the world is that of the Northern Lights, alternatively known as the Aurora Borealis. Arctic Canada is a great place to try and see this and with crystal clear skies amazing sights can be had as blue and green lights dance overhead. Inuvik is a great place to travel too for those chasing the Northern Lights and there are also a number of dedicated resorts and tours which cater to the Aurora Borealis adventurer.

    Wildlife is another huge attraction in Arctic Canada, with the northern most regions of the nation home to host of creatures much loved across the world. If travellers have headed to Inuvik for the Northern Lights then heading to the Mckenzie Delta is a must as these wetlands attract a multitude of creatures. Wolves, moose, black bears, caribou and muskox can all be found in this area and with over 100 species of bird also migrating through this region there is the chance to see Arctic wildlife like never before. For those who want to discover the popular polar bear, heading to Churchill is the best place to go. Here, along the icy coast of Hudson Bay, tourists will find exclusive tundra buggy excursions which will ride out into wildness in search of polar bears. Meanwhile, walking tours along the bay itself will discover seals, fox, snowy owls, ptarmigans and gyrfalcons and perhaps even the elusive wolverine.

    For those who want to actively engage themselves in outdoors life Arctic Canada offers a host of opportunities from hiking and boating to dog sledding, cross country skiing and kayaking amongst glorious lakes and coastal paths. Dog sledding is perhaps one of the most loved tourist activities, with the opportunity to whir amidst the beautiful natural landscapes in one of the oldest forms of the transport for the area. Meanwhile, stepping off land and exploring the northern regions of Canada by water are a fantastic way to get another viewpoint of this wonderful wilderness. There are a huge range of tour operators who run such excursions and holidaymakers can enjoy a day’s canoeing or indulge themselves in a longer trip with camping at night and several days of exploring Arctic lakes and coasts.

    Another fantastic way to explore Arctic Canada is by air and there are numerous opportunities to enjoy charter planes to remote locations, take helicopter rides to alpine ski slopes, and participate in flightseeing tours to some of the national parks including Tuktut Nogait, Aulavik and Ivvavik. Whilst tourists may prefer exploring Arctic Canada by ground, taking a short flight is a fantastic way to get an overview of the enormity of the landscape and the beautiful scenery that can be explored.

    Arctic Canada really is one of those places in the world that has to be seen to be believed. Its immense size offers thousands of miles of unspoilt landscapes to explore and as such tourists can immerse themselves in the nations’ culture and beauty. It is a wildlife stronghold, the perfect place for energetic activities, and a place that is likely to provide holidaymakers with memories and experiences that will last the rest of their lives.

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    Casinos in Niagara Falls

    Mon, Apr 18, 2011

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    The Casinos of the Falls promise excitement and thrills while in your ultimate quest for happiness, money, or just plain fun. When entering the plush environment of Niagara’s casinos, you will experience an over-abundance of pampering, so check out online casinos in Canada. (more…)

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    Canada’s Teams Go to Battle in the NHL Playoffs

    Sun, Apr 17, 2011

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    Canada may only have two teams in the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup this year, but both teams are off to fantastic starts in the 2011 NHL Playoffs. The big surprise so far is the Montreal Canadiens, the six-seed in the Eastern Conference who has taken two straight games in Boston against the Bruins. The Bruins were the heavy favorite to win this first round match-up, but now the Bruins must head north down two games to none and in desperate need for a win. (more…)

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    Camping in British Columbia

    Wed, Apr 6, 2011

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    Canada’s western province, British Columbia is known for its natural beauty, mountains and rivers. The province has a diverse terrain with rugged coastline, rainforest, fertile valley agriculture and vineyards, dessert, and prairie regions. About seventy-five percent of the province is mountainous. Seven national parks are within the borders of British Columbia. The province also has a number of provincial and regional parks, and reserved land. Camping, RV parks, cabins and lodges are located in most of these parks and all along the thousands of miles of scenic highways. (more…)

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    Go Surfing in Tofino

    Mon, Apr 4, 2011

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    When taking a trip to Canada, most people do not think of surfing as an activity that is often done. However, in the town of Tofino, British Columbia, surfing has become a popular pastime for visitors and locals alike. Located about halfway up the west side of Vancouver Island, Tofino is one of the best places in the world for cold-water surfing. Besides great water to surf in, people will find surf shops, places to rent surfing equipment, and opportunities to take surfing lessons. (more…)

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    Ocean Village Tofino

    Fri, Apr 1, 2011

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    Ocean Village Tofino

    Ocean Village is situated in Tofino, a village in Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve fronting the Pacific coast. Tofino is a popular eco-tourism destination where vacationers from other parts of Canada and the rest of the world can participate in activities such as whale watching, camping, hiking, and surfing.

    Ocean Village offers resort like accommodations in Tofino. The village occupies approximately 6 acres of coastal land. Guests who are staying in the village have a direct access to MacKenzie Beach, a pristine expanse of sandy beach hugged by forests of cedar trees. Accommodations range from 1 to 2 bedroom and studio cottages. All of the cottages offer amazing waterfront views and some are directly located near the shoreline.

    Within the resort are amenities such as a heated indoor saltwater pool, outdoor barbecue facilities, mobility and access for differently-abled guests, and free wireless access in all rooms. There are no phones, televisions, and radios inside the rooms so guests can truly relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings.

    The resort has a green policy in place. Guest bathrooms are supplied with organic and locally-produced soap and toiletries, and showerheads and faucet aerators use less than 40% energy and water. Other green innovations adopted by the resort includes Smart Glass windows in the pool area, an energy efficient laundry system, and green-compliant carpeting in all rooms.

    Ocean Village is located near the Pacific Rim National Park. Those who are planning to book their next vacation in Tofino can choose between land and air travel. Flights to Tofino can be arranged via Tofino Air or Orca Airways. Both airlines offer regular flights from Vancouver and Victoria.

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    Take In A Vancouver Whitecaps Game

    Fri, Apr 1, 2011

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    There is no shortage of thing to do and see in Vancouver. One of the most enjoyable ways to spend a summer evening in Vancouver includes a visit to Empire Field to take in a Whitecaps game. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC are a professional football team in the MLS league. (more…)

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    Banff National Park

    Thu, Mar 31, 2011

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    Banff National Park

    One of Canada’s spectacular national parks, the oldest in the country, Banff is a land of mountains, lakes, ice fields, glaciers, forests and meadows. The Banff is one of the globe’s most visited national parks. All year long, the park is open and offers many outdoor activities and attractions. (more…)

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    Visiting The Stunning Glacier National Park

    Thu, Mar 31, 2011

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    The Glacier National Park is one of 7 wildlife parks in British Columbia, Canada, and it has an area of 838 square miles. On the top of the 11.000 feet high mountains, the snow stays throughout the entire year. Therefore, there are about 400 glaciers in the park. The natural inhabitants of the Glacier National Park are grizzly’s, black bears, mountain goats and the mountain caribou. (more…)

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