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Extreme Ice Canoeing, Only In Quebec

The "snap, crackle, pop" of crunching ice does little to distract me from the notion that ice canoeing is supposed to be fun.  Of course, that overused word – FUN - one too often associated with adventure travel, would never have occurred to the early French settlers who braved the treacherous Saint Lawrence River of necessity.  Back...

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Massive Skiing at Le Massif, Quebec, Canada

You can't talk about Quebec's rustic Le Massif mountain resort without understanding how it towers above Charlevoix, a ruggedly beautiful region of fjords, bays and rolling pasture designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mixed in among hearty farmers are artists, artisanal cheesemakers, and die-hard ski and snowboard fans who cherish Le Massif’s views of...

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Winter Brings On Fun And Festivals Around North America

Here's a preview of some of the top shows and festivals for the winter of 2014-2015, ones often designated as among the American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America." Note that they take place approximately the same time each year.Fun Winter Festivals & Events around the USA and CanadaAnchorage Fur Rendezvous - Feb. 27-March...

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Winterlude in Ottawa

Pack your bags and head to the capital and shy star of Ontario province -- Ottawa, Canada -- for a winter wonderland.Among Canadian cities, Ottawa best straddles the nation's cultural schisms. It sits at the confluence of three rivers -- the Rideau, the Ottawa, and the Gatineau -- and right on the lingually-charged Ontario/Québec border. Queen Victoria picked it as the Canadian national...

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Ski and Stay Deals at Le Massif de Charlevoix in Eastern Canada

This winter, Le Massif de Charlevoix is offering special vacation packages for families to welcome them to one of Canada’s most beautiful mountain resorts. Book their "Happy Parents" promotion right away... or wait a bit longer, and there are still good deals to be had.Let's start with Happy Parents: if you book before February 12, 2015 and visit between February 16-March...

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Montreal, Quebec Attractions

With fun activities like ice-skating, visiting an unusual biodome science center, boat tours, eating crepes, and admiring 17th-century architecture, the city of Montreal in Quebec province, Canada knows how to keep the entire family entertained.Montreal, an island city founded on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, is one of North America's most vibrant destinations. With a wealth of classic...

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A Chilling Winter Weekend in Montreal

What better way to weather the wintry cold than to travel north for a long weekend of icy immersion in Montreal?The logic seems skewed, but the warmth of the staff, décor, and outdoor Jacuzzi of Hotel Le Crystal convinced us that Montréal, Quebec, Canada was the perfect city for a mid-winter (or summer!) getaway.At Le Crystal, all guests are quickly greeted by highly professional...

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Touring British Columbia Virtually: The Oculus Rift VR Experience

This December, I was able to take part in the Wild Within, Destination BC's virtual reality experience used to promote travel to British Columbia. As pioneers in the use of this technology, I was curious to see what this innovative marketing team had come up with to tantalize tourists.Upon arriving at the penthouse of the Royalton Hotel in New York, I was greeted by Janice...

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British Columbia, Canada by Rail

Here are some great train options for gliding your way through Canada's most scenic western province of British Columbia. Rail journeys are a multi-generational favorite for relaxing travel. Here are some great train options for gliding your way through Canada's most scenic western province of British Columbia. Rail journeys are a multi-generational favorite for relaxing travel.Rail travel...

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Vancouver, Canada Attractions

Vancouver, Canada's great Western city and the third largest in the entire nation was the host of 2010 Winter Olympics. In addition to the scenery of the rugged Pacific Ocean coast on one side, a myriad of forested islands, and impressive snow-capped mountains rising to the north; Vancouver offers a great variety of museums and outdoor attractions to choose from. Although beautiful and fun-filled,...

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