Travel blog – Canada

Icefields Parkway

Tales from Western Canada's Rockies in the Winter

“You can drive your car on it,” says a reassuring local, catching my fleeting hesitation as I step out on to the snow-covered ice of Lake Louise. Of course, I needn’t have worried. Dozens of people ar...
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Calgary riverwalk (image: Sophie Hart)

A Traveller's Guide to Calgary

Located just one hour from the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park, Calgary has long been known as a gateway city to Alberta's nature scene. It’s a city with a cowboy culture and a history st...
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Why I Love Jasper as Much as Banff

When you’re planning your trip to Western Canada, everyone will rave to you about Banff National Park and the beauty of its abundant mirror lakes and snow-capped peaks. I agree with this sentiment com...
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A Quick Guide to Niagara Falls, Canada

You don’t have to listen very hard to hear the thunder of Niagara Falls. We could hear it crashing into a dense mist from our hotel – but then we had been lucky enough to snag a room overlooking the m...
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10 Things I Ate in Canada

Canada is perhaps not the first country that springs to mind when you think of culinary excellence, but it should be. On a recent trip to Ontario, I gorged on some of the best food I’ve had in a long ...
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Adventure in Western Canada: Jasper & Banff

Having departed Vancouver two days prior, Alexandra Gregg continues her journey across Western Canada – keeping a keen eye out for bears in particular… The Rocky Mountaineer, en route from V...
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Canada: East vs West

Whether you opt for the east and its charming, historic cities, great whale watching and delectable seafood, or the west and its wide-open spaces, bears, and chic, eclectic hubs, you’re going to have ...
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Where the Locals Go in Vancouver

Experiencing a destination like a local, isn’t that what we all aim for when we travel to somewhere new? There’s something about scratching beneath the surface of a city and discovering the best place...
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Adventure in Western Canada: Vancouver

Maple leaves, uninterrupted snow, mounties. We’ve all heard the Canadian stereotypes. But that’s all they are – sweeping observations that barely provide a snapshot of this vast country. The truth is:...
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8 Delicious Dishes to Try in Toronto

Canada’s largest city has food aplenty – from swanky restaurants to street food vendors to casual dining. Sophie Hart experienced the cuisine first-hand on a recent trip; here she recommends the best ...
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Rocky Mountaineer to Launch Revamped GoldLeaf Service

Picture this: you’re chugging through some of the richest mountain landscapes in the world, surrounded by delicious Canadian wine and a la carte cuisine, with the prospect of a possible bear, moose or...
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Behind the Scenes of Canada's Rocky Mountaineer with Chef JP

The Rocky Mountaineer makes many a bucket list – whether you're retired and looking to splurge, on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or simply planning the trip of a lifetime. But what ...
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