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Give Us a Song, Newfoundland

“Give us song,” the dark-haired beauty called out from the doorway of one of the many Celtic pubs and taverns in St. John’s, Newfoundland’s upbeat capital.The young men sitting around the table smiled, and the patrons hoisted drinks and called for a song.“Give us a tune,” she laughed boldly,...

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Prince Edward Island: The Gentle Province

The first view is of red clay cliffs, gently sloping to the Northumberland Strait. The plane banks slowly… and all of Prince Edward Island (PEI) comes into sight: a patchwork of color and sea.In the spring and summer it’s as green as Ireland, and as golden as Vermont on a crisp autumn day.Charlottetown, the capital, is as laid back as it gets with...

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Shuck ’em and Eat ’em: PEI Mussels

Shuck ‘em and Eat ‘em Prince Edward Island’s Malpeque Oysters and Blue Mussels have earned Canada’s smallest province a big reputation worldwide. “Ten years ago, customers were ordering 200 pounds a week,”  says mussel man Brian Fortune of Atlantic Aqua Farms in Orwell Cove. “Now, they’re taking 16,000 pounds a week.”With...

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Family Tee Time Golf With Kids

As golf becomes more popular with younger generations, golf resorts are catering to grandparents and parents interested in upping their game with kids -- whether on vacation or during special skills camps.  By incoporating youth golf programs, one-on-one instruction and kid-friendly discounts, many golf resorts are bringing families closer together for the love of the sport.  Whether your...

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Montreal, Quebec Hotels

Our pick of charming Old Town B&Bs, downtown Quebecois favorites and Montreal, Canada's greatest luxury hotels will help you plan the best vacation ever to this wonderful city.Located along the Saint-Lawrence River, Old Montreal provides the pedestrian sightseer with beautiful 17th and 18th century European-style architecture.  Its soothing charms and many friendly 'restos' make it...

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Canada’s Provinces Have Cool Summer Crafts, Creatures and Cuisine

This summer experience all that Canada’s unique culture has to offer through a variety of workshops and classes across the Canadian provinces.  Visitors of all ages can learn about Canada’s rich culture through hands-on experiences found in various institutions across the country. From New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island,...

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Family-Friendly Cruises On Cunard Line

The famous luxury Cunard Line recalls the Golden Age of transatlantic cruising, offering families a very different experience from other major cruise lines.  Cunard operates three ships – the lovely Art Deco Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Mary 2, one of the largest luxury liners at sea. Both...

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Family Adventures with Disney in the Canadian Rockies

It’s rare when my college-age son chooses to spend time with me. So when Alec expressed interest in traveling together during his school break, I jumped at the opportunity.  I had been invited to cover a media tour of Adventures by Disney, an abbreviated version of their popular 7-day

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Canada Day: Food, Fireworks, and Fun in Ottawa

Just as schools are letting out, it seems that July 1st is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Canada Day! This year, Canada celebrates its 145th birthday and the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution Act with good food, live music, fireworks fit for a prince. Canada Day is the...

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Top 10 Family Ski Resorts

Looking for the top ski resorts for a family ski or snowboarding vacation? The following are winners of FTF's Top 10 Getaway awards in the snowsports category, honored for their top family facilities and instruction. Our "Top 10 Getaways" award winners, selected annually since 1998, combine the facilities for a top family snow sports vacation with a commitment to services and amenities that...

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