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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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Avid Skiers + Toddler = Thrills in Banff

Imagine taking your two-year-old on a ski trip to Alberta, Canada? Here;s how one Family Travel Forum family made it a success.Several years ago, my husband, 2-year-old son and I spent a one week ski holiday at the 3,200-acre mountain resort of Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, Canada.The skiing was outstanding, with a...

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Halifax: By Sea and By Land

Our ship eases into Halifax' vast harbor, foggy with mist. The pilot ship has already come alongside to guide our cruise ship, Premier's SeaBreeze, into port. There we are greeted by bagpipers in kilts, a vivid reminder of the marvelously rich heritage of Halifax, in Canada's "New Scotland" province, and a hint at the wonderment that lay ahead.  [FTF Note: Premier Cruises to Halifax...

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True North: Off Road Wilderness, Luxury Nearby

The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello bills itself as a luxury wilderness retreat in the heart of the pristine Canadian backwoods, and that description is spot on the mark.Closer to Ottawa (1 hour drive) than Montreal (90 minutes distant), this historic resort, on the western slopes of the Laurentian mountain range (think Mt. Tremblant), Montebello offers visitors both wilderness and luxury...

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Polar Bear Capital Of The World

Want to see polar bears without the frigid temperatures? Churchill, Manitoba in Canada is the place families can experience the tundra without the arctic chill. Here, July temperatures average a warm high of 61°F or 16°C -- great summer weather for viewing the wildlife that make the town of Churchill an ideal eco-adventure destination.With human...

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Edmonton, Alberta Attractions

Edmonton, best known as home to the world's largest indoor entertainment complex, the West Edmonton Mall, was one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Family Destinations in Canada for 2011. This friendly city in western Alberta Province also supports a civic calendar filled with cultural and heritage festivals that provide family-welcoming events all year round. Here are some of our favorite activities to try...

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Four Seasons At Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia

Get ready to hit the ski slopes, the mountain bike trails or the lake, with family traveler reviews about Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.If British Columbia is Canada's premier outdoor recreation province, then Whistler Blackcomb is its crowning jewel, providing an adventure for every season. My family of ski and snowboard fanatics likes to visit the resort...

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