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Welcome... Grandi spazi, natura incontaminata, montagne innevate, fari, foreste, specchi d’acqua dalle infinite sfumature di blu e le cascate più famose e fotografate al mondo. E poi il fascino di lodge sperduti nei boschi, dove personaggi che sembrano usciti da un libro di favole narrano storie di antichi taglialegna e di come si ricava l’inconfondibile sciroppo d’acero, il dolcissimo liquido ambrato tratto dall’albero la cui foglia è diventata il simbolo del paese. Terre incantate, leggende e tradizioni dei nativi Mohawk, melting pot di culture, lingue e popoli che abitano le città canadesi; shopping nelle metropoli dal fascino europeo che fondono tecnologia e armonia, un connubio che le rende sempre a misura d’uomo. Paesaggi sconfinati, praterie, acque e foreste che danno rifugio a lupi, orsi, castori, alci, orche e balene. Questo e molto di più è il Canada. Dal lontano Oriente all’America, dagli spazi infiniti dell’Australia alle selvagge savane africane, dalle calde acque delle isole tropicali alle fredde latitudini dell’Alaska. Hotelplan oggi accompagna i propri clienti nei luoghi più suggestivi e affascinanti del pianeta, con il servizio e la cura per il dettaglio che ne contraddistinguono l’attività da oltre 60 anni. La comprovata esperienza sul mercato italiano e l’appartenenza ad uno dei più grandi e importanti tour operator europei - Hotelplan Group con sede in Svizzera - hanno consentito all’azienda di affermarsi come uno dei principali attori nel mondo del turismo. Competenza, qualità dei servizi offerti e professionalità, uniti alla giusta dose di creatività, hanno permesso a Hotelplan di rinnovare costantemente la propria offerta sia per i soggiorni balneari su alcune delle più belle spiagge del mondo, sia per gli itinerari in ogni angolo del pianeta. Un mondo di proposte costruito nel rispetto della filosofia aziendale che fa dell’etica, della cultura, del rispetto dell’ambiente e dell’attenzione alle esigenze del viaggiatore valori imprescindibili che rendono davvero inconfondibile l’esperienza con Hotelplan.
12. Connecting with Canadians Community
Meet the First Nations
22. Lifestyle Vibrant Cities
Log Cabin Chic
Far From the Madding Crowd
Wine and Dine
Spa and Wellness
36. Landscapes Ranching and Prairies
Whales and Marine Encounters
52. Active and Relaxed Adventures
Float Planes and Helicopters
Hike and Explore
Adventures on Water
64. Explorations Northern Adventures
Small Ship Cruising
Exploring by Rail
72. Four Season Resort Destinations Whistler
Banff and Lake Louise
Snow and Ice
86. Journeys Rocky Mountain Magic
Pacific Coast Delights
Canada Nel 1535 due giovani nativi della tribù degli Iroquois indicarono all’esploratore francese Jacques Cartier, sbarcato lungo le coste atlantiche della Baie-des-Chaleurs solo l’anno prima, il luogo dove sorgeva una “kanata” che, nella lingua nativa, significava “villaggio”. Egli credette invece che “kanata” fosse il nome di quel luogo, quindi fu così che di lì a poco, le prime carte geografiche cominciarono ad indicare la regione a nord del San Lorenzo con il nome “Canada”, anche se questo nome fu utilizzato in maniera ufficiale per la prima volta solo a partire dal 1791, quando l’allora colonia British North America venne divisa in Upper e Lower Canada.
Questo è solo l’inizio della storia di questo meraviglioso paese, composto da città dal fascino incantato come Quebec City, che con i suoi vicoli da percorrere a piedi o in calesse e i suoi ristoranti con i tavolini all’aperto adornati di fiori, sembra volerci trasportare in un’altra epoca, oppure Vancouver, letteralmente incastonata tra il mare e le montagne, che con i suoi grattacieli moderni e i suoi più storici quartieri oggi rimodernati e trasformati in zone molto alla moda,
è senza dubbio il punto di partenza ideale per tuffarsi in quella che è la più grande ricchezza di tutto il Canada: la natura. Da est a ovest del paese, emozionanti escursioni a bordo dei tipici “zodiac” per l’avvistamento delle balene, incredibili passeggiate a due passi dai famosi black bear, dai grizzly,dai caribou e da molte altre specie animali, panorami dall’atmosfera fatata e laghi di origine glaciale dalle infinite sfumature di blu, battute di pesca al salmone all’interno di scenari dall’incomparabile bellezza naturale, e piccole isole ancora abitate dal guardiano del faro, sono solo alcune delle infinite possibilità che questo piccolo grande angolo di Nordamerica vi offre.
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Knight Inlet Lodge
Il Knight Inlet è un fiordo lungo 160 km , uno dei più grandi del British Columbia, situato a nord-ovest di Vancouver ed accessibile solo in idrovolante da Campbell River, sull’isola di Vancouver. Già il sorvolo sopra una regione così selvaggia e remota, dove una natura lussureggiante ed incontaminata regna ancora sovrana è un’esperienza incredibile, ma è semplicemente il preludio ad un soggiorno che forse solo due parole possono descrivere in pieno: indimenticabile ed unico.
Il Knight Inlet Lodge sorge a circa 60 km dalla bocca dell’omonimo fiordo, all’interno di una riserva naturale contraddistinta da cascate, da un fitto manto boscoso che degrada fino a raggiungere le gelide acque blu cobalto alimentate dai ghiacciai, e popolata da un’infinita specie di uccelli marini e non, orche, delfini, leoni marini, ma è soprattutto il regno incontrastato del Grizzly, il re della foresta Canadese. Il Lodge si “appoggia” su grandi tronchi di cedro galleggianti ancorati alla riva a Glendale Cove, una volta un campo dei lumberjacks, i taglialegna, nonché l’area con la più alta concentrazione di orsi Grizzly di tutto il British Columbia. In autunno infatti, quando i salmoni risalgono il fiume, talvolta è possibile vedere fino a 50 orsi nei dintorni del Lodge. In primavera ed estate questi animali si possono osservare a bordo di un’imbarcazione quando si dedicano alla ricerca del cibo nei pressi del fiume, mentre in autunno si utilizzano piattaforme situate a pochi metri da dove pescano.
Il Knight Inlet Lodge è costituito da 18 camere, tutte con bagno privato, rustiche e spartane, ma che si integrano perfettamente in quello che è il contesto naturale in cui sono inserite, locali comuni per consumare i pasti, sauna e bagno turco. Oltre all’osservazione degli orsi, sono disponibili altre attività a stampo naturalistico, quali escursioni nella foresta pluviale, in barca per l’osservazione delle orche (da metà luglio) vicino alla Robson Bight Marine Orca Whale Sanctuary, un’area frequentata da 16 differenti tipi di orche, considerato una dei migliori posti per l’osservazione di questi affascinanti mammiferi. E per i più sportivi gite in kayak guidate durante le quali si potranno osservare gli orsi che cercano il cibo sulle rive del fiume. Sono previste partenze giornaliere dal 01 giugno al 13 ottobre (il Lodge rimane chiuso dal 25 al 31 luglio) con possibilità di scelta fra diversi pacchetti della durata di 3/4/5 & 6 giorni con una notte obbligatoria per questioni organizzative e di trasporto a Campbell River.
Connecting with Canadians
Community Meet people from countless cultures who make up the Canadian mosaic, from fishermen and artisans to First Nations dancers and FrenchCanadian food lovers. Opportunities for authentic encounters abound. At a ‘sugar shack’ in Quebec, walk with a third-generation farmer to tap trees for their sap, then learn how to make taffy by pouring hot maple syrup on snow. Paddle a canoe past rocky outcrops on an Ontario lake, accompanied by First Nations guides who will mesmerise you with ancient stories. Or unwind in a British Columbia lodge run by a native band, where cultural ambassadors bring the region’s history to vivid life.
Great Spirit Circle Trail - Nature-based and cultural tourism from an Aboriginal perspective on beautiful, majestic Manitoulin Island and in the Sagamok region of northeastern Ontario The Great Spirit Circle Trail encompasses eight First Nations communities on Manitoulin Island and in the Sagamok region of northeastern Ontario. These communities are home to the Anishinawbek—the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi people—who have a long and full history, rich culture, and abundant lands. Specialising in authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences, the Great Spirit Circle Trail offers hands-on, interactive workshops and activities with expert guides. Experience history as you retrace ancient canoe routes. As well as tasting traditional Anishinawbek cuisine, learn to prepare it. Consider the art and spirituality of making an Ojibwe traditional craft. Enjoy local galleries and museums, hike one of Manitoulin’s many trails, or spend the day on a championship golf course.
Attend a Pow-Wow or cultural festival and witness Aboriginal traditions in a spectacular kaleidoscope of colourful craftwork, regalia and singing. While visiting, you can stay in rustic or refined accommodations, including a variety
of hotels, motels, lodges, cottages, camp grounds and B&Bs. Experience ‘glamping’—glamorous camping in tepees outfitted with buffalo hides and furs, king-sized beds with plush duvets, and hospitality that reaches back centuries. Or stay a night in the luxury Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre, a unique waterfront hotel featuring First Nations designs and elements. The Manitoulin Island-Sagamok region offers a variety of activities and attractions for all types of visitors. The region’s waterways boast fine fishing, and many lakes, inlets, coves and islands suitable for canoeing and kayaking. Experience the warmth of the people, the serenity of the forests and waters, and the vibrant culture of the Anishinawbek people. They are yours to discover as you experience the past and enjoy the present.
Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort Sucrerie de la Montagne Sucrerie de la Montagne is an authentic 'sugar shack' with a major difference: it is open yearround. This official Quebec Heritage-listed site—located in a 50 hectare forest of century-old maples atop Mont Rigaud, west of Montreal— transports you back in time, providing you with a momentary glimpse of life as it truly was for Québécois pioneers. Bring home an iconic souvenir: a bottle of maple syrup.
- Pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band, this lodge lies on the north shore of Little Shuswap Lake Quaaout Lodge features 70 guest rooms and suites, a healing spa and Jack Sam’s restaurant, which highlights local cuisine. The scenery fosters comfort and relaxation, quieting your senses with its calming effects. Each room has its own balcony or patio with lake and forest views. Quaaout Lodge also has two cultural ambassadors who are available to share the traditions and stories of the Secwepemc people.
Talking Rock Golf Course, built in 2007, is becoming a mature and worldrenowned course of a calibre that leaves you wanting to take the challenge over and over again.
1. Great Spirit Circle Trail 2. Sucrerie de la Montagne 3. Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort
Festivals Immerse yourself in timeless classics or world premieres at a theatre or film festival. Enjoy fine vintages at a wine celebration. Check out some of the countless music festivals from coast to coast, where you can enjoy everything from chamber music to hip-hop. Or put on a cowboy hat and join the revellers at western events throughout the country, including the renowned Calgary Stampede: thrill to the thunder of chuck wagon races, cheer on a bronc rider, or let some infectious country music inspire you to try line dancing. Experience a Québécois rodeo, at the Festival Western de St-Tite! You will be spoilt for choice.
Calgary Stampede - With something for everyone, the Stampede truly is The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth Attracting an average of 1.2 million visitors annually, the Calgary Stampede is the largest event in Calgary, Alberta. Each July, this ten day, city-wide celebration commemorates the history, culture and heritage of the Canadian West. True western hospitality and that special Stampede spirit are in big supply almost everywhere you go, from the high-steppin', two hour kickoff parade downtown to the streets filled with western musicians, dances, activities and free pancake breakfasts. Every afternoon, competitors saddle up for a ground-shaking showcase of world-class rodeo action, including bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, tiedown roping, steer wrestling and ladies’ barrel racing competitions.
Each evening, the GMC Rangeland Derby features chuckwagon races, a Stampede original, with 36 teams of horses and drivers competing. The nine heart-stopping chuckwagon races explode in an all-out dash for the finish line. It is all capped off with the nightly 90 minute Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show Spectacular on a gigantic outdoor stage, when hundreds of singers,
dancers and musicians dazzle a crowd of all ages. The show concludes with TransAlta ‘Lights Up The Night’, a huge fireworks finale. The Calgary Stampede is one of Canada’s largest music festivals, with five stages and 300 performers, including a slate of international country music head-liners. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a western art show and auction, lifestyle exhibits, agricultural events and displays, the First Nations of Treaty 7 at Indian Village (where band members set up their tepees and demonstrate the history and culture of Canada's First Nations), a giant midway, live entertainment and the Stampede Casino.
Festival Western de St-Tite - A unique cowboy experience that you will remember for years to come Imagine if the entire population of the United States paid a visit to the city of Montreal. That is what happens every September, proportionally, to the residents of St-Tite, a small town in the St. Maurice Valley region. What began as a modest Western rodeo and merchant fair in 1967 has become a world-renowned event that has been recognised by the International Professional Rodeo Association as the 'Best Outdoor Rodeo in North America' since 1999. The Festival Western de St-Tite is a unique country-and-western experience and a model of excellence in rodeo production for eastern North America. Its continued growth is the result of hard work on the part of the many passionate men and women who contribute to the Festival's success. For ten days of festivities, visitors immerse themselves in this exceptional lifestyle, enjoying everything from bull riding to line dancing. That is how the Festival Western de St-Tite earned the title 'Biggest Western Event in Eastern Canada'.
1. Calgary Stampede 2. Festival Western de St-Tite
Heritage Trappers and farmers, soldiers and lumberjacks, aristocrats and rogues— they all made their mark on Canada’s landscape and architecture. Why not visit an atmospheric piece of this rich past? In 400 year old Quebec City—the only walled city north of the Rio Grande—a castle-like landmark stands ready to welcome you as an honoured guest. North of the city, a delightfully restored Québécois village invites you to immerse yourself around the clock in the way life was lived in the early 1900s. While your surroundings evoke centuries long past, the adventures that await you are distinctly modern.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Village Historique de Val-Jalbert North of Quebec City, travel back in time to an authentic single-industry village of the 1920s with some 40 charming original buildings. The majestic Ouiatchouan Falls, higher than Niagara Falls, will leave you awestruck. Enjoy unforgettable accommodation in the general store or one of several period homes, all conveniently located in the village centre. A lot of unique experiences await you and your family!
- Be charmed by Quebec's fabled Château Nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, this heritage urban resort—an architectural landmark—will seduce you with its historic charm, distinctive elegance, worldclass hospitality and magic touch. Quebec, with its European flair and UNESCO World Heritage-listed site status, is one of the most fascinating cities in North America. Staying at the Château will allow you to explore the delightful historic sites surrounding the hotel and to discover the cachet of the old fortified city.
1. Village Historique de Val-Jalbert 2. Fairmont Le Ch창teau Frontenac
Meet the First Nations With traditions going back many generations, Canada’s Aboriginal people have a deep knowledge of this land: its seasons, its flora and fauna, its delights and dangers. Encounters with First Nations people are an opportunity to learn and to share. Discover the fascinating culture of Canada’s first inhabitants. Try your hand at a traditional craft. Feel the rhythm of native drummers resonate deep inside a part of your psyche you’d long forgotten. Taste the flavours of the earth, in ingredients you may have gathered or caught with your own hands. With the wisdom of the elders to guide you, reconnect with the natural world.
Wendake - All who come to this stronghold of Huron-Wendat culture, experience the legendary hospitality of these proud First Nations' people The Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, a first-class boutique hotel, is a true architectural gem. Its longhouse-inspired design delights both guests and local residents. The northern gastronomy of its restaurant, La Traite—a multiple award-winner for the singularity of its fine dining—celebrates game meats, fish, terroir-harvested delicacies and the seasonings of the boreal forest. Annexed to the hotel, in a vast rotunda reminiscent of traditional smokehouses, the HuronWendat Museum preserves the nation’s memories and ancestral knowledge. Captivating guides, all First Nations members, walk visitors through the history of the Wendat people with passion. Several 'meet the First Nations' activities are offered year-round.
As for the Onhoüa Chetek8e traditional site, it is one of Quebec’s most authentic reconstructions of an Aboriginal village. Experience ancestral life through numerous workshops, ranging from the fabrication of a medicine ball to canoe outings, from myths and legends to archery. The charming chapel Notre-Damede-Lorette, along with its presbytery, is one of the reasons this Aboriginal community became part of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec. Built around 1730 and modelled after Santa Casa de Loreto in Italy, it includes a small sanctuary dedicated to St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk pilgrim canonised in 2012. Guided tours of this historic monument are available, and a spectacular collection of religious items will be on display starting in June 2014. You can admire a truly torrential cataract, the Kabir Kouba Falls, from meandering hiking trails that run along the Akiawenrahk River and through the neighbouring woodlands. Observe a wealth of flora, along with fossils dating back more than 455 million years, as related in several local myths. Secteur Tourilli is a hunting and fishing site renowned for the diversity of its wildlife. Moose, bear and small game populate the forest, while speckled and red trout are found in the 52 fishing lakes that are popular day-trip destinations. Helicopter fishing packages are available through the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations. Wendake also offers magical events. At the annual Pow-Wow, drummers and dancers take part in traditional dance competitions. The event takes place throughout Wendake and includes open-air handicraft workshops, demonstrations of traditional know-how and tastings of authentic First Nations dishes. In the summer, the stage production Ozalik reinvents Aboriginal folklore with First Nations flair. Music, dance, theatre and circus performances conceptualise the circle of life and the sacred fire. There are several performances per week at the outdoor amphitheatre. Everyone who comes to Wendake will bring a bit of this community back home with them. A mere 15 minutes from Quebec City, it is one of those places we never forget.
The Fairmont Waterfront Enjoy laid-back West Coast luxury at The Fairmont Waterfront hotel. Sweeping views of Vancouver's harbour and mountains, combined with contemporary décor, are just steps away from the seawall and boutiques of historic Gastown. Savour the local flavours of Executive Chef Dana Hauser, and stop to smell the flowers during a visit to the rooftop garden and honeybee apiary, where the hotel's fresh herbs and honey are sourced.
Vibrant Cities Shop for international luxury brands in glittering boutiques or browse for elegant antiques in charming shops. Challenge your mind at a groundbreaking museum or a contemporary art gallery. Enjoy a superb meal prepared by an acclaimed chef. Indulge in an encore at a symphony orchestra performance or cheer with the crowd at a professional sports game. Join joggers and cyclists on scenic waterfront trails. Then unwind with a spa treatment, an innovative cocktail or room service at your opulent hotel, where you can briefly relax—before doing it all again. Experience and absorb the multifaceted energy of Canada’s captivating cities.
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal - A symbol of refinement and elegance Granted the prestigious CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award, The Ritz-Carlton Montreal has been one of the most elegant addresses in the city since 1912. Located near many high-end boutiques, galleries and museums, this luxury hotel offers visitors 96 guest rooms and 33 suites featuring the latest high-tech amenities. Details from the original hotel abound to accentuate its seamless mixture of old and new. The hotel has welcomed some of the world’s best-known heads of state, artists and business magnates.
Pearl International Limousine Services
Luxury transportation by Pearl Limousine will give your elegant travel plans the finishing touch. Experienced chauffeurs offering services in several languages are available to take you to Vancouver's fascinating hot spots or to get you anywhere else you need to go in the Vancouver area. Explore Whistler, Seattle or Victoria in the comfort of your own private vehicle. Create a travel experience you will never forget.
Quebec City Tourism - Come discover the best of all worlds Quebec City is, of course, famous for its history and architecture. But beyond the charming cobblestone streets, the fortifications and the old neighbourhoods, visitors can find a wealth of entertainment and attractions. In the mood to catch a show? In summer, the city pulsates with open-air fun: an uninterrupted parade of concerts and festive events. Need some peace and quiet? Discover the reflective calm of the city’s many museums, art galleries and churches, or simply stroll through the historic Old Port of Quebec. Hungry? You are in luck. Quebec City is a food capital, full of chefs as famous as they are talented, waging a battle of culinary wits to offer you innovative and refined cuisine. The city has a long list of fine restaurants, but great food can be found across the entire region—where, after all, good food is a way of life. Looking to get active in wide-open spaces? You will find parks and wildlife reserves 30 minutes from downtown.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver A Vancouver icon since 1888, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a castle in the heart of the city. Perfectly situated to arts, cultural and world-class shopping. A long-time favourite for events and dining, the restaurant and bar at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is the perfect meeting place for all day dining and resplendent afternoon tea service.
Fairmont Pacific Rim - A modern oasis tucked at the ocean’s edge in Vancouver In the heart of the scenic port and financial district, Fairmont Pacific Rim offers unobstructed views of the mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. The hotel features state-of-the-art technology, a resort-style Willow Stream Spa, and a rooftop pool with private cabanas and fire pits. Guests can enjoy three distinct culinary offerings: local cuisine with Pacific Rim flair at ORU; the Italian-inspired giovane café, wine bar and gourmet market; and the Lobby Lounge and Terrace, featuring live music, cocktails as well as the sleek Raw Bar. Ranked 'Number One City Hotel in Canada' by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2013.
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver - A luxurious sanctuary between the mountains and the sea This 119 room CAA/AAA Five Diamond hotel, in the vibrant heart of the city, is conveniently located close to the cruise ship terminal, as well as some of Vancouver's best shopping. Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver occupies the first 15 floors of a 61 storey landmark building, the tallest in the city. Guests will find luxurious oversized guest rooms and suites decorated in a contemporary Asian style, with many rooms featuring private balconies and stunning views. Visitors can enjoy personalised spa treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, or experience fine dining with regionally inspired dishes at MARKET by Jean-Georges.
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1. Fairmont Waterfront Hotel 2. Ritz-Carlton Montreal 3. Pearl International Limousine Services 4. Quebec City Tourism 5. Fairmont Pacific Rim 6. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver 7. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Metropolitan Glamour Dangle 356 metres above Toronto's dramatic skyline on the CN Tower EdgeWalk. Take in a smash Broadwaycalibre show in the Entertainment District, one of the world's largest live theatre centres. Delight your kids with a visit to the Toronto Zoo or a day on the heart-stopping rides at Canada's Wonderland. Even mingle with Hollywood stars at the worldfamous Toronto International Film Festival. A short ferry ride across Lake Ontario takes you to the Toronto Islands, a spectacular place to watch the sun set. But the day isn't over yet: iconic restaurants, sleek nightclubs and exceptional hotels await you.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto - A vibrant flagship hotel in one of the world’s most en vogue destinations Enjoy your stay in Toronto’s famed Yorkville neighbourhood, with luxury retail shops, acclaimed restaurants and world-class museums. Stroll down charming tree-lined streets to experience the Royal Ontario Museum’s heart-pounding interactive dinosaur exhibit or a performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Escape to the Spa at Four Seasons for a treatment, haircut and style, or yoga class. Swim in the pool, or rejuvenate in the state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness centre. Delight in exceptional cuisine, a remarkable wine list, and innovative cocktails at internationally renowned Chef Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud, dbar lounge and spacious seasonal outdoor terrace.
Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto - There are some things you just cannot overdo
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto - Experience a life of luxury and bliss at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto This luxurious Five Diamond Toronto hotel features 263 elegantly appointed guest rooms with magnificent views of one of Canada's most dynamic cities.
Along with its legendary service, amenities and offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto include Spa My Blend by Clarins, the spacious outdoor terrace at DEQ Lounge, signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level service with complimentary culinary offerings and alcoholic beverages, and an impeccable Canadian dining experience at TOCA restaurant.
This 65 storey property presides over the corner of Bay and Adelaide streets in the heart of Toronto. From this enviable location, guests are steps from some of the city's top attractions, including the Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, Rogers Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as well as shops, museums, theatres, restaurants and nightlife. Exquisitely furnished, the hotel's 261 guest rooms and suites range from 51 to over 370 square metres. High ceilings add to the spacious feel, while oversized windows afford commanding views. The hotel features 1,200 square metres of meeting space, a signature restaurant, a destination lounge, and a 1,675-squaremetre spa and wellness facility with a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam baths and saunas. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, 24-hour in-room dining and valet indoor parking, as well as a Trump Attaché™ providing each guest with uncompromising personal service.
The Fairmont Royal York
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
- Experience an historic CAA/AAA Four Diamond property, one of Toronto’s premier hotels
- Enchantment beckons in the centre of Toronto's financial and entertainment districts
The city of Toronto has grown up around The Fairmont Royal York. Since 1929, the magnificent architecture of this landmark has graced the city’s skyline and the hotel has dominated the city’s social scene. Now, more than 80 years later, the tradition of gracious hospitality at The Fairmont Royal York is stronger than ever. The dedicated employees understand the needs of guests and draw on their breadth of experience to ensure every stay is memorable. The magnificently restored main lobby will awe you upon arrival and you will appreciate the comforts of the well-appointed guest rooms, furnished with traditional elegance but equipped for the pace of today.
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto offers some of the most spacious guest rooms in the city, decorated in a contemporary yet classical style with Asian highlights. The hotel’s 153 guest rooms and 49 suites provide expansive and elegant living space, and offer impressive views of the city. The Lobby Lounge tempts guests with an all-day menu of plates to share, as well as a tea menu featuring 68 handpicked teas from around the world. Afternoon tea service is a daily highlight.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the hotel is just steps from some of the city's best nightlife, dining, shopping and other attractions. Featuring an indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, steam bath facilities and exceptional spa treatments, this landmark hotel will graciously meet a wide range of needs, no matter what brings you to Toronto.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Bosk, has a globally inspired menu with distinct regional influences, brought to life by Executive Chef Damon Campbell. The 80 seat restaurant includes a private dining room for up to 30, and a seasonal outdoor terrace wraps around the corner of the building. Bosk also offers one of Toronto’s most extensive wine lists, featuring more than 600 international labels and rare vintages.
1. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto 2. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto 3. Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto 4. The Fairmont Royal York 5. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
Urban Chic Everyday experiences are not for you. Instead, you long to find boutique hotels, quirky shops and cutting-edge restaurants. Fortunately, Canada is well stocked in all of the above— hidden in historic districts, tucked into discreet downtown towers or clustered along trendy streets. Linger over coffee at a café on lively West 4th Avenue in Vancouver. Take in a free outdoor concert by a West African world music ensemble in Quebec City. Browse for artisanal chocolate and opulent bedding in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood, or art deco antiques along Toronto’s Queen Street West. Countless secrets lie just beneath the surface.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia - This landmark hotel celebrates its glamorous past Following its debut in the roaring 1920s, the Hotel Georgia became known as an elegant retreat. The hotel was the heart of Vancouver, with Hollywood celebrities, musical stars and British royalty all adding to the mystique of this irreplaceable piece of history. The opening of Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011 returned the legendary hotel to its place as one of the world’s select properties. Designed with a residential atmosphere, the 156 rooms and suites layer modern sophistication against an historical backdrop. Amenities include Sense Spa; Hawksworth, recently named ‘Canada’s Restaurant of the Year’; and the outdoor rooftop bar Reflections.
Auberge Saint-Antoine - Make history at Auberge Saint-Antoine Experience the historical roots of Old Quebec in a place that is more than simply a hotel. Be soothed by whispers of times past and of those who shaped one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in the heart of the Old Port, Auberge Saint-Antoine offers guests historical décor and atmosphere, coupled with fine quality and friendly service. Auberge Saint-Antoine is a member of Relais & Châteaux. Built on a major archaeological site, the hotel proudly displays artefacts from the French and British colonial regimes in a bold period context. Condé Nast Traveller has named Auberge Saint-Antoine one of the best hotels in the world for many years. The property is also home to the highly regarded restaurant Panache, a name well suited to this elegant and distinguished dining room. Located in a 19th century maritime warehouse, Panache has quickly earned an enviable reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Quebec for its seasonal menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.
OPUS Hotel Vancouver Named one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, OPUS Hotel Vancouver redefines the luxury boutique hotel experience, blending contemporary design with warmth and intuitive service. It is located in Yaletown, an eight-block heritage zone of downtown Vancouver, surrounded by dozens of fine restaurants, lounges and boutiques. Enjoy newly redesigned rooms and complimentary use of an in-room iPad.
Hotel 71 Quebec City
Le Saint-Pierre, Auberge Distinctive
- An urban hotel in the heart of Quebec City’s Old Port
- Let yourself be tempted by exclusive boutiques, antiques dealers and art galleries
Housed in a prestigious building once home to Canada's first national bank office, Hotel 71 boasts a warm and modern atmosphere within a 19th century neoclassical facade. Take advantage of the location and enjoy amazing views of the St. Lawrence River and Cap Diamant from one of the hotel's 60 rooms and suites. Hotel 71 is also home to a branch of Restaurant Il Matto, a local favourite. You will find the same friendliness, the same great Italian comfort food and the same ingenuity for which the original restaurant in Ste-Foy is famous.
Le Saint-Pierre, Auberge Distinctive—located in the heart of Old Quebec—offers discriminating travellers both elegance and comfort, as well as peace and quiet. Typical of traditional Québécois style, with its wooden floors, stone and brick walls, and abundant natural light, it opens onto one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city.
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The hotel recently completed a major renovation of its 41 rooms and suites, giving them all a fresh new look while conserving the sober elegance and warm ambience that the property is known for.
Kensington Riverside Inn Calgary This 19 room boutique hotel is situated along the Bow River in the charming Kensington neighbourhood. Enjoy intuitive service at Calgary's first Relais & Châteaux property, from personalised check-in to soul-repairing cuisine at the award-winning Chef’s Table, a premiere travel experience. Enjoy modern, luxurious décor, including Frette linens, warmed towels, and tea and coffee delivered with your morning newspaper.
Hotel Arts Experience a sumptuous blend of modern luxury and intuitive service at this superb designer boutique-style hotel. Located in downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is renowned for its restaurants—Yellow Door Bistro and Raw Bar by Duncan Ly—as well as a seasonal poolside patio. With 185 guest rooms and suites, a host of amenities, and a prime location, Hotel Arts is an excellent venue for business and leisure travellers alike.
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Log Cabin Chic There are few structures more evocative of wild landscapes than a log cabin. As soon as you catch a glimpse of one, you are transported to a world of covered wagons, lonely fur trappers and candlelight. These days, log cabins still have an aura of history and romance, but with all the mod cons—from tennis courts and geothermal spas to fine dining and wine cellars. One thing has remained constant, though: the sense that you are at one with the natural world around you. Bring your camera, fishing rod and hiking boots, and prepare to be enchanted by the wildlife roaming free just beyond the boundary of civilisation.
Sacacomie Lodge - Sacacomie Lodge is a Canadian getaway destination where luxury comes naturally Nestled in the heart of the forest and bordering the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve, Sacacomie Lodge overlooks a majestic lake whose shore extends for more than 42 kilometres. Enjoy amazing hospitality in this log-built lodge, which blends harmoniously into an enchanting setting where nature reigns supreme. Rustic on the outside and welcoming on the inside, the lodge has 109 rooms and suites, including forest-side and lakeside rooms, junior suites and executive suites, as well as a presidential suite. In both summer and winter, the natural beauty surrounding this retreat guarantees days filled with fresh air. On the private lodge’s land—more than 518 square kilometres—you can enjoy a variety of activities, such as hiking on 64 kilometres of trails, horseback riding, riding quad bikes, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing and more. Take a wildlife observation tour, a floatplane or helicopter journey, a sleigh ride, or just relax on the private beach. The lodge's guides are local people: native Canadians, trappers, storytellers,
fishermen, snowmobilers and naturalists. With their Québécois joie de vivre, they help guests discover the area's geography, culture, flora and wildlife. The Geos Spa Sacacomie is one of the largest eco-spas in Canada. Experience ‘thermotherapy’ by going back and forth between two saunas, a hammam, an ice waterfall, three Jacuzzis, a campfire and a solarium with fireplace. With 187 employees for 109 rooms and suites, an international clientele is assured of high-quality customer service in seven different languages. In the kitchen, skilled culinary professionals prepare European-inspired dishes featuring fine regional ingredients.
Cathedral Mountain Lodge
Côté Nord Tremblant
- Your gateway to Yoho and Banff National Parks
- A wonderful destination for a family holiday, a romantic weekend or a friendly get-together
Find divine seclusion among the tall spruce and fir trees lining the shores of the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River. The timber-frame Cathedral Mountain Lodge and its 29 log cabins are centrally located amid the area's sightseeing and recreational activities. This replenishing escape from city life offers beautifully appointed cabins with fireplaces, private decks and deep soaker bathtubs, all with classic Canadian Rocky Mountain allure. Service is appropriately attentive and includes the expertise of an adventure specialist. The Riverside Dining Room features dishes showcasing local, fresh, organic ingredients and a fine wine selection.
Only 75 minutes from Montreal, in Quebec's Laurentian mountains, Côté Nord Tremblant offers its guests luxurious three- to five-bedroom log homes and magnificent one- and two-bedroom waterfront suites with contemporary charm.
All guests at Côté Nord Tremblant have exclusive access to Club de la Pointe and its varied on-site facilities, including kayaks, tennis courts, a pool, a volleyball court, fire pits, beaches, an ice rink, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, a yoga studio, and much more. Year-round, you will discover an impressive natural playground only minutes from the Tremblant resort and Mont Tremblant National Park.
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Arowhon Pines Arowhon Pines is off the beaten track in the middle of the Algonquin Park woods. Stay in charming rustic cabins along Little Joe Lake and savour fresh local food in the heritage log dining room with its wraparound veranda. Enjoy varied activities, including canoeing a chain of lakes, hiking to see moose and other wildlife, swimming, sailing, playing tennis or just relaxing. Delight in peace and quiet in the wilderness.
Far From the Madding Crowd
Emerald Lake Lodge
The heady scents of cedar and pine. A mirror-smooth lake disturbed only by the ripples of your paddle. The haunting cry of a loon. This surprisingly accessible wilderness feels a long way from the urban rush.
Emerald Lake Lodge is surrounded by exquisite natural beauty. As the only property on secluded Emerald Lake, it is the perfect place to escape and relax. Originally built in 1902 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, this historic property has been restored and redeveloped to become one of the finest resorts in the Canadian Rockies. Savour gourmet food, sip unique boutique wines and let yourself unwind.
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Moraine Lake Lodge - Moraine Lake in Banff National Park is a must-see stop for visitors to the Canadian Rockies The lucky ones stay at the only accommodation on the lake. Designed by one of Canada's leading architects, Arthur Erickson, the timber-beam lodge is structurally imposing and yet blends into its surroundings. Massive glass windows invite the outdoors in, while inside, guests relax in the comforts of the dining room, library, and lodge rooms or cabins. Guided hikes, naturalist presentations and canoeing are complimentary. The Wilcox Dining Room showcases regional cuisine; signature dishes include buffalo carpaccio and deer tenderloin.
Painted Boat Resort Spa and Marina Experience the breathtaking Painted Boat Resort Spa and Marina. This luxurious two hectare waterfront resort, just 20 minutes by floatplane from downtown Vancouver, features 31 spacious two-bedroom villas, fitness facilities, a fully appointed spa, an infinity pool and a hot tub overlooking the ocean. Savour West Coast flavours at The Restaurant, which highlights fresh seafood and creative coastal cuisine.
Hastings House Country House Hotel Hastings House Country House Hotel is a small waterfront luxury resort, spa and restaurant on nine hectares of land on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Enjoy sophisticated lodging, fine dining, wellness and relaxation in a casually elegant atmosphere. Delight in British Columbiaâ€™s natural beauty, Salt Springâ€™s mild climate, and the warmth and creativity of its people.
Prince of Wales - Step inside the intimate and elegant Prince of Wales, and enter a world like no other Established in 1864, the Prince of Wales Hotel is one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic and beautiful landmarks. Conveniently situated on the town’s main street, the hotel is the perfect spot to people-watch and is only steps from bustling shops, galleries and Shaw Festival theatres. The Prince of Wales’ 110 elegant guest rooms are individually decorated to reflect the charm of their Victorian origins. The hotel offers authentic wine country cuisine at Escabèche, casual pub fare in the Churchill Lounge, traditional afternoon tea in the Drawing Room and luxurious spa treatments in the Secret Garden Spa.
Wine and Dine Prepare to be enticed by rich ice wines and smooth merlots, cedarplank salmon and fiddlehead ferns, sugar pie and Asian fusion cuisine. From vineyard bistros to penthouse restaurants, in Canada you dine well.
Vancouver Foodie Tours
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- This is the best way to taste Vancouver Vancouver Foodie Tours offers food tasting and educational experiences that introduce you to foods that make up the city's cultural mosaic. You will also meet Vancouver's culinary talents, learn about the multicultural society and architectures as you meander along lively sidewalks. On the World's Best Food Truck Tour, enjoy the anticipation as you wait to take your first bite of a succulent Japanese fried chicken. Share your pleasure with fellow foodies on a guided walking tour around the downtown core, exploring Canada's finest street food scene. On the Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour, enjoy being pampered by gastronomic delights paired with optional local wines and beer.
Spa and Wellness Ease those knots in your shoulders. Remember what vitality feels like. On mountaintops, in valleys and on beaches, trained professionals are eager to guide you on the path to health and self-confidence.
The Hills Health and Guest Ranch - An award-winning destination fitness/spa resort The Hills Health and Guest Ranch offers outstanding summer hiking, biking and horseback riding on 160 kilometres of trails winding over 8,000 hectares, among pine and fir forests, across rolling grasslands and along lakeshores. Hourly, half-day and all-day horseback rides are available. The ranch also features 18 wellness and spa treatment rooms, 40 fitness classes, hikes and wellness workshops, and two dining rooms. Enjoy hayrides, canoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and dog-sledding. Wellness services include horse whispering, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, aqua aerobics, kinesiology, personal training, nutrition consultation, therapy and counselling.
Scandinave Spa Whistler
- The perfect destination to relax in the heart of nature Discover this spectacular 1,858 square metre outdoor spa, spread over one hectare of natural land and overlooking Whistlerâ€™s incredible landscape. 1. The Hills Health and Guest Ranch 2. Scandinave Spa Whistler
The Scandinave Spa Whistler offers the Scandinavian baths experience, also known as hydrotherapy. This year-round refreshing activity cleanses the body and skin, improving blood circulation and physical conditioning. It increases wellness and intensifies relaxation. You need just a few hours to fully enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy, which has three stages. First, heat your body in the eucalyptus steam bath, hot baths or wood-burning Finnish sauna. Then, cool your body quickly in the Nordic waterfall, cold plunges or shower. Finally, relax in the solarium, in a hammock or on a terrace. While you are in Whistler, be sure to experience the Scandinave Spa, only a few minutes from Whistler village.
Family Time Soar over Niagara Falls in a helicopter or walk behind the thundering spray. Enjoy great hiking trails and vivid fireworks. Delight in experiences that will have your kids saying, 'Remember when?' for decades.
Niagara Parks: Attractions, restaurants and more - Discover Niagara’s unique beauty, power and natural history by exploring all that Niagara Parks and this natural wonder have to offer The authentic Niagara Falls experience is available at Niagara Parks. Go below, behind and right into the basin of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Feel the thundering power as one fifth of the world’s fresh water crashes down from above, and fully immerse yourself in the mist and spray at Journey Behind the Falls. Soar above the Niagara River to get a bird’s-eye view of one of the world’s most mesmerising natural phenomena, the Niagara Whirlpool, from the Whirlpool Aero Car. Hike the trails winding through the ancient gorge at the Niagara Glen or cycle along the Niagara River Recreational Trail, traversing globally recognised conservation areas and fascinating War of 1812 national historic sites. In fact, along the Niagara Parkway, you will find more than 100 plaques, monuments and sites commemorating the people, places and events that have played significant roles in Canada's history. Declared 'the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world' by Sir Winston Churchill, the parkway stretches along the Niagara River
from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, with unforgettable views year-round. Delight in the vibrant colour of the changing leaves in the fall and fragrant cherry blossoms in the spring. Discover Niagara Parks’ meticulously manicured parklands, lush orchards and rich vineyards, and the world-renowned Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture. Indulge in Niagara’s superb offerings. Enjoy gourmet cuisine featuring fresh local produce paired with Niagara wines at quaint, secluded locations or overlooking the beauty of the evening illumination of Niagara Falls. Finish the night with the thrill of one of Canada’s longest running fireworks series. Throughout the year, world-class festivals and events at Niagara Parks draw locals and visitors alike to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of Niagara. Be part of the excitement!
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Ranching and Prairies A cowboy silhouetted in the sunset against jagged mountains or sweeping prairie: itâ€™s an iconic image of the West. Put yourself in the picture at a Canadian ranch, where you can ride, fish, hikeâ€Śor just unwind.
La Reata Ranch - Open space, silence, freedom and breathtaking scenery: an experience that will touch your soul and make you want to stay forever La Reata is a working cattle ranch that welcomes guests. Located in the river hills of Lake Diefenbaker, it operates from May to October each year. Visitors stay in western-style cabins, each equipped with a private bathroom. The main activity is horseback riding on well-trained quarter horses, which roam freely on the large property. Other activities offered at the ranch include hiking, bird-watching, swimming, boating, fishing and other water sports. Evenings are spent playing games in the saloon, telling stories around the camp fire or relaxing in the hot tub.
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Elkin Creek Guest Ranch - For those dreaming of the Wild West Nestled in the Nemaiah Valley of central British Columbia, just a one hour flight north of Vancouver, the Elkin Creek Guest Ranch offers an authentic Western experience. Choose one of the ranch's horses and head out on the trail for an hour or a day. Or spend your time kayaking, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, sailing or windsurfing.
When you return from your adventures, enjoy delicious cuisine and the cosy lounge, or try the sauna and hot tub overlooking Vedan Lake, before retiring to your private cabin.
La Montagne After a jaw-dropping train trip along the mighty St. Lawrence River, discover a four-season Quebec paradise. Ski pristine powder or cycle scenic trails, then indulge in a spa treatment and gourmet cuisine.
Le Massif de Charlevoix - Explore a territory brimming with original and genuine experiences, lively encounters and memorable exchanges that stimulate the senses Le Massif de Charlevoix offers formidable river and mountain adventures. Not surprisingly, it already ranks among the world’s top 46 must-visit destinations, according to the New York Times. The Massif de Charlevoix experience revolves around the theme of humans within nature. At the heart of a landscape where tender greens shift to pristine whites, discover a unique landscape where nature is generous, and life is casual and friendly. Come feast your eyes, tickle your palate and have loads of fun. Stay at Hôtel La Ferme, which combines a beautiful countryside setting with a modern twist. Enjoy browsing in the farmers’ market, getting your fill of cultural happenings and tempting your taste buds with the products of a rich, authentic terroir. After the spa or before a show, explore Baie-Saint-Paul’s countless cafés, art galleries, boutiques and craft shops, only steps away. Time for some crisp mountain air? Climb aboard the riverside rail shuttle to Le Massif for an exciting day of alpine sports on the highest vertical east of
the Canadian Rockies. Imagine sailing down 800 metres of alpine and crosscountry ski trails that literally plunge toward the mighty St. Lawrence—or laying tracks on an awesome, untouched off-trail terrain. With family or friends, try the exhilarating sled run, and meander down seven blissful kilometres of winter fun. And in summer, how can you top a rail cruise featuring a new and original gourmet trip, across hundreds of kilometres of coastal wilderness along the St. Lawrence River? Take the train from Quebec City to La Malbaie and back for the pure pleasure of your senses. Come live your very own adventure.
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Wilderness Style In summer, hike through virgin forests and paddle in coves where beavers and otters play. In winter, snowshoe across rolling hills where animal tracks are the only evidence that another living creature has been there before. But just because you are surrounded by wilderness, you donâ€™t have to rough it. As the sunlight wanes, indulge your senses with an aromatherapy massage. At dinner, enjoy the talents of an awardwinning chef during a five-course meal complemented by fine vintage wines. Soak in a jacuzzi or read by a crackling fire. Then drift off to sleep in a sumptuous bed, lulled to sleep by the music of the wind.
Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge - Enjoy a setting as untamed as it is magical Very comfortable accommodation in a natural environment: this is the concept behind the Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge. An unusual spot in Eastern Canada, it is perched at an altitude of 615 metres in the heart of the Matane Wildlife Reserve. Well-being, pleasure and tranquillity are the key words here. With only 18 rooms, privacy is guaranteed. Inside the lodge, you will find a cosy atmosphere where the innkeeper and his team have neglected nothing. Outside, you can enjoy your favourite activities in an untamed wilderness, in the company of experienced guides. The Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge is a refuge from the ordinary. The statistics tell the story: 18 rooms perched on a mountainside, 1,440 minutes of happiness per day, two peaks over 1,070 metres high, 9.6 moose per 2.6 square kilometres, 60 square kilometres of summits to explore, and 56 kilometres from the edge of the sea to the summit where the lodge is located. Nestled in the heart of a sweeping mountain panorama, the lodge invites you to enjoy a total change of scenery. Far from civilisation, recharge your batteries in an unspoiled spot. Landscaped with great respect for the natural environment, the Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge is a comfortable and welcoming place to stay, where it feels good to be on the
move...or to simply enjoy the silence and the amazing view. Summer activities include hiking, wildlife observation (moose, caribou, white-tailed deer and beaver), photography, kayaking on the lake and mountain biking. Safety gear and sports equipment are provided. After relaxing in the spa, sip a glass of wine by the fireplace, then savour healthy choices and regional dishes. The chef will surprise you with delicious meals featuring fish and game. For maximum freshness, the bread, ice cream and desserts are made on-site.
West Coast Wilderness Lodge - Embrace the beauty and adventure of the Sunshine Coast at this oceanfront wilderness lodge At West Coast Wilderness Lodge, choose from a variety of spacious suites or standard rooms with private balconies and ocean views. Savour fresh local food at Inlets Restaurant and a wide range of adventure activities. You could not ask for more!
Experience ocean kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, or heli-tours of the surrounding ocean inlets and mountains, or take a Zodiac boat tour of famous Princess Louisa Inlet or the daunting Skookumchuck Rapids. Winner of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 'Best of Vancouver Award for Wilderness Lodges' from the Georgia Straight newspaper.
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort - Discover an incredible adventure found only within nature
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - Remote, refined, remarkable Located in the Clayoquot Sound World Biosphere Reserve area on Vancouver Island's west coast, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a safari-style resort open from May to September. The property offers three-, four- and seven-night, all-inclusive adventures and luxurious tented accommodations. Packages include all personally guided adventure activities, including black bear and whale-watching excursions, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, and deep sea fishing.
At Nimmo Bay in beautiful British Columbia, you define what it means to be brave. Fly to a pristine coastal river to catch wild steelhead trout and salmon. Enjoy a helicopter adventure over the treetops of 130,000 square kilometres of wilderness, en route to lunch on a 10,000 year old glacier. Or test your courage by enjoying a brisk swim in the waterfall plunge pool. Enjoy a guided day of bear watching or whale watching, or a peaceful trek through the forest around the luxurious resort. You choose the adventure; Nimmo Bay provides the experience.
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Adventurous souls choose Nimmo Bay for experiences that are rare anywhere else, and they return because the property has exceeded their expectations. This family-owned and -operated business offers fresh coastal cuisine and firstclass service, along with intimate and relaxing wilderness experiences, helping you explore nature in its purest form.
Wildlife Experiences Venture into vast expanses that can be easy to reach but feel far from civilisation—rustling woods stretching to the horizon, salt marshes teeming with life, wild tundra, and foaming oceans. It is here, where roads are rare and humans are simply tiny specks under an all-encompassing sky, that you will encounter amazing animals roaming free. This is their land, and you are their fortunate guest. Feel your heart keep pace with the thunder of a caribou herd. Wrestle with your fishing rod as you hook an enormous salmon. Gaze in awe as an eagle wheels high overhead. Remember what is like to be part of a diverse chain of life.
Wood Buffalo National Park
Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien
- Experience the wonders of a UNESCO World Heritagelisted site and Canada’s largest national park
- Explore the magnificent nature of the boreal forest
Wood Buffalo National Park’s 44,807 square kilometres sprawl across northern Alberta and part of the southern Northwest Territories. Even bigger than Switzerland, the park was created in 1922. It is now home to the largest freeroaming wood bison herds in the world, one of the world’s only natural whooping crane nesting sites, and the world’s second-largest inland freshwater delta. See wood bison grazing by the road, stare into the cavernous Angus Sinkhole, taste Mother Nature’s salt at the Salt Plains, wiggle your toes in soothing clay at Grosbeak Lake and swim in the aquamarine waters of karst sinkholes at Pine Lake.
Echo Valley Ranch and Spa - A world-class destination, conveniently hidden in the mountains of the Cariboo This deluxe oasis is unknown, yet when you arrive, you feel you belong. It is a little slice of heaven on a big slice of earth, and unspoiled in every sense of the word. It is a serene place, a spiritual place — free of lobbies, elevators and doormen to tip. Drive through the canyons or alongside the ocean, or take a scenic flight — all from Vancouver.
At the ranch, enjoy a unique farm-to-fork culinary experience. The chef delicately prepares all meals using as many local, home-grown products as possible. Immerse yourself in ranch activities, such as horseback riding, gold panning, exploring the Fraser Canyon or indulging in the world-class spa.
An adventure hike in the land of the caribou at the Zoo sauvage de SaintFélicien offers close contact with the fauna and flora of the northern forest. In the company of an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, you will share in a memorable experience, following the rhythm of the caribou. Many activities will bring you to the centre of the action of the caribou herd. The highlights of the adventure include a meal in a period home, a walk in the forest, a canoe ride on a serene lake and one night in a prospector-style tent. This adventure is a thrilling way to discover the zoo, located near Lac Saint-Jean, north of Quebec City.
Sonora Resort - The design and architecture of the resort reflect the beauty of the Pacific Coast Nestled between Vancouver Island and the Canadian mainland are the Discovery Islands, a rainforest-capped archipelago of raw, unspoiled natural beauty. They are home to Sonora Resort, an all-inclusive, Relais & ChĂ˘teaux secluded retreat that overlooks the sparkling ocean. Natural stone fireplaces and rich wood accents are the backdrop for gorgeous artwork inspired by the Coast Salish people. Inside and out, Sonora Resort exudes the spirit of British Columbia. There is a wilderness adventure for every Sonora guest. Ocean excursions take you between the islands and into deep glacial inlets; here dolphins play in the currents, killer whales frolic and eagles soar. There is world-class salmon fishing in sheltered coves and guided ocean kayaking in calm waters. For those who want to experience the islands in style, Inside Passage tours serve champagne and chef-prepared delicacies aboard luxurious watercraft. Back on property, the dining experience at Sonora is the perfect way to refuel after a day outdoors. Take in a panoramic ocean view while savouring exquisite Pacific coastal cuisine. Sonora chefs source fine local and international ingredients to create
innovative dishes that capture the fresh beauty of the outdoors. The wine cellar features excellent vintages from British Columbia, as well as an exceptional international selection. And for rest and rejuvenation, Island Currents Spa uses elements such as warm stones, sea salt, rockweed and cedar in a spa menu that stimulates natural renewal and restoration. The spa includes a state-of-the-art fitness room and the Therapeutic Channelâ€”a circuit of steam, Swiss showers and refreshing mineral pools.
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Bear Viewing Your group stares in silent astonishment at a scene in the vast wilderness of British Columbia: a mother grizzly bear and her cub poised over a rushing stream. Suddenly, she swipes an enormous paw into the current and extracts a silvery fish. Jaws fall open. Thousands of kilometres away on the shore of Hudson Bay, another group sets out in a rugged vehicle on a quest: to spot a majestic polar bear. They succeed beyond their dreams. Against a backdrop of endless tundra, two males are reared up on their hind legs, engaged in a bitter battle. Their rumbling growls echo through the brisk autumn air. Cameras click.
Churchill Nature Tours - Exploring new landscapes, observing new wildlife and experiencing new ecosystems For over a quarter of a century, Churchill Nature Tours has provided deluxe nature tours to people from all over the world. The firm specialises in bird watching in June, whale watching in July and August, and polar bear viewing in October and November. Each itinerary is carefully designed to enable exciting encounters with nature at an enjoyable holiday pace. Churchill takes pride in the thoughtful consideration it gives to each tour's design and logistics to ensure your maximum enjoyment of all aspects of every tour. Churchill strives to please all of the people all of the time and to give you the holiday you want.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge - Experience small group grizzly tours in the home of the grizzly bears Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is located in the Great Bear Rainforest amongst the fjords and pristine rivers of Bella Coola. Thanks to healthy fish stocks, the area is home to one of the world’s largest grizzly bear populations. Nestled in a protected park, the lodge—deemed the most luxurious lodge in the region by BC Living — offers private timber chalets bordering the Atnarko and Bella Coola rivers, just a one-hour flight from Vancouver. The Canadian Tourism Commission has included Tweedsmuir Park Lodge’s Grizzly Bear Safaris in its superb ‘Canadian Signature Experiences’ collection. Delight in the small group size (maximum of four people) and the absence of man-made fishing channels. All river travel is on non-motorised drift boats, giving you a natural experience. You can also enjoy heli-fishing, heli-hiking, interpretive nature walks or summer heli-skiing! In winter, the lodge is the home base of Bella Coola Heli Sports, specialists in small group heli-skiing in an area larger than the Swiss Alps.
Great Bear Lodge - Lose yourself in nature at Great Bear Lodge Enjoy the chance to encounter grizzly bears on their own terms in the remote wilderness. This personal safari experience for a maximum of 16 guests, based at a charming floating lodge, is accessible by floatplane from Vancouver Island. Great Bear Lodge is finished in natural cedar and pine, has comfortable beds, and is free of mobile phones and the Internet. The biologist-guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge of bears and the coastal ecosystem. They lead twice-daily bear safaris and other excursions, such as walks through the towering forest. After each adventure, gourmet meals and friendly staff await you at the lodge.
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Knight Inlet Lodge
- Enjoy one of the premier grizzly bear viewing spots in the world, set amidst the snow-capped peaks of Canada's rugged coastline
- A wilderness adventure vacation destination in British Columbia brings you face to face with the wonders of nature
Your visit to Knight Inlet Lodge will provide you with the opportunity to experience sustainable tourism at one of British Columbiaâ€™s original grizzly bear viewing lodges. A remote floating lodge, accessible only by floatplane from Vancouver Island, the property is located amidst prime grizzly bear habitat in one of the more scenic locations on the coast of British Columbia.
Experience superb grizzly bear watching and wildlife viewing, amazing alpine hiking, birding, world-class fly-fishing and much more. Explore glaciers, forests, mountains and salmon-bearing rivers with Gary Zorn, known to many worldwide as the 'Bear Whisperer'. He has spent a lifetime studying the habits of the region's iconic grizzlies and other wildlife in their natural habitat, and eagerly shares his passion for and knowledge of the natural world.
Choose from both land- and marine-based grizzly bear tours; kayaking is one of the more popular ways to see the bears. Your stay will give you a fascinating glimpse into the grizzliesâ€™ daily lives. In addition to bear viewing, you can take part in a number of other activities, including whale watching from July to September, rainforest hikes, interpretive tracking tours and bird watching, all from the comfort of one resort. Knight Inlet Lodge is proud to be a TripAdvisor 2013 Travellers' Choice Award Winner for 'Best Service' and a member of the 'Canadian Signature Experiences' collection.
In a mountain wilderness of over half a million hectares, rich with grizzlies, black bears, moose, mountain goats, mountain caribou, wolves, mule deer, furbearers and more than 250 species of birds, the adventure never stops. The lodge capacity of only eight guests ensures an intimate encounter with nature and wildlife. Immerse yourself in an authentic Canadian wilderness experience of sheer beauty, lifelong memories and life-changing moments in nature. Ecotours-BC is part of the Canadian Tourism Commission 'Canadian Signature Experiences' collection.
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Great Pacific Adventures
Whales and Marine Encounters In a Zodiac churning though shimmering waters, you shade your eyes and follow your friends’ spellbound gazes. What do they see? Where is it? Suddenly, your breath catches in your throat as, just metres away, the massive tail fin of a humpback whale flicks a glittering arc of water into the sky. Or perhaps it’s a pair of giddy porpoises frolicking in the wake of a small ship, a beluga swimming silently alongside a passing kayak or a colony of barking sea lions sunning themselves on a rocky shore. You raise your camera again and again, inhaling deeply of the bracing, briny air between each shot. You’ve never felt more alive.
Join Great Pacific Adventures for a fantastic whale-watching and wildlife viewing experience. See the stunning beauty of the West Coast and learn from your professional guide about the many wonders of southern Vancouver Island’s unique marine community, which includes orca, humpback and minke whales, along with seals, sea lions, porpoises, and a variety of birds. It is an amazing adventure with so much to see!
Mer et Monde Ecotours Thanks to the calm waters of the St. Lawrence River at night, you can enjoy an unforgettable experience during this sea kayaking excursion, when you will observe the phenomenon of bio-luminescence and listen to whale sounds using a hydrophone. The sea is like a mirror, and the sky is full of stars and northern lights, to the delight of visitors in search of memorable experiences in Quebec.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu - A source of inspiration for artists and a delight for leisure travellers Nestled majestically between the sea and the mountains, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix is a vision of historical splendour. Rich in tradition, this exquisite paragon of hospitality blends the quiet charm of the countryside with the sophistication of a world-class resort. The expert staff and well-equipped facilities make this an enticing holiday destination. Golf, whale-watching cruises on the St. Lawrence River, alpine and cross-country skiing, and tennis are just a few of the outdoor activities you can enjoy during your stay. There is even an exciting casino where you can try your luck! Revel in the magnificent landscape surrounding the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. When it is time to relax, the hotel's sweeping deck and soothing spa are delightful places to slow down, unwind and let the magic of this special place put you under its spell.
Jamie's Whaling Station and Rainforest Inn - An excellent location for your trip to Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast In the pristine coastal environment of Tofino and Ucluelet, Jamie's has been offering guided adventure tours since 1982! Experience whale watching, bear watching, kayaking, scenic flights, traditional canoe tours and excursions to Hot Springs Cove amidst the magnificent scenery of Clayoquot and Barkley sounds. From March through October, enjoy unparalleled opportunities to view grey and humpback whales, black bears, orcas, sea lions, sea otters, sea birds and much more. Jamie’s Rainforest Inn sits on over one hectare of old-growth rainforest, with lovely trails to a private waterfront bird sanctuary. The 38 room inn features rooms with kitchenettes, gas fireplaces and jacuzzis, and is within walking distance of Chesterman Beach, one of Tofino’s most popular surfing spots. The on-site restaurant and lounge offer casual West Coast dining in a warm and comfortable environment. With fine accommodations, dining and adventures, Jamie’s offers you the complete West Coast experience.
1. Great Pacific Adventures 2. Mer et Monde Ecotours 3. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu 4. Jamie’s Whaling Station and Rainforest Inn
Polar Bears Travel to Canada’s ruggedly beautiful North for one of the world’s greatest natural adventures. In an environment alive with wild creatures—caribou and moose, red foxes and Arctic hares, ptarmigans and snowy owls— you are on a quest to spot one in particular: the magnificent polar bear. Marvel at these powerful animals as they congregate on the seashore to prepare for their winter hunt. Watch as they rear up on their hind legs against a snowy landscape to battle each other — in play or in earnest. After a day of incredible sights, one last one awaits you: slip outside your lodge to watch the Northern Lights flicker against an inky sky.
Churchill Wild Polar Bear Safari - This is truly one of the wildest places on earth Churchill Wild specialises in ground-level walking safaris through the remote, polar bear-inhabited regions of Arctic Canada, with exclusive access from its remote fly-in eco-lodges on the shore of Hudson Bay. This is not a Churchill town bus tour. Churchill Wild offers unusual polar bear-viewing experiences in both summer and the traditional autumn season. It has a 100 percent success rate for summer polar bear sightings by land and sea—and then there’s the spectacular, snow-covered autumn. Summer or fall, you can walk with polar bears! Gaining access to these indomitable inhabitants of the Arctic is the opportunity of a lifetime for professional and amateur photographers alike. Professional polar bear guides and Canadian Aboriginal people who are native to the region lead the safari packages. Above and beyond the incredible polar bear viewings, Churchill Wild offers other wildlife encounters, including whale watching and swimming with whales; deer, moose, seal and wolf tours; and bird watching. You may also see the ethereal green northern lights. Each safari is a profound and unforgettable journey into the Arctic wilderness as it is meant to be experienced.
Churchill Wild offers fine northern cuisine prepared by its exclusive chefs, authors of the best-selling cookbook series Blueberries and Polar Bears, with most items being sourced locally. Wine pairings are also offered on some departures. Guests enjoy private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Churchill Wild is family owned and operated, and cares about every detail. It offers safaris from July to November.
Polar Bear Encounters with Frontiers North Adventures - Find your true north on an authentic Arctic experience with Frontiers North Adventures Gaze across the tundra at a majestic polar bear from a world-famous Tundra BuggyÂŽ, discover Arctic culture and history, and marvel at the breath-taking northern lights. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure awaits you in Churchill, Manitoba, with Frontiers North Adventures. As one of only two companies with access to the trail network in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and exclusive permission to host guests in Wapusk National Park, Frontiers North can take you where no others can. Led by expert interpretive guides, summer and autumn options for every traveller abound, from single-day adventures to multi-day photography expeditions. As a spirited adventurer, you will love waking up with the bears and watching them from the specially designed Tundra Buggy Lodge. See their lives unfold before your eyes, day and night, in this imposing wilderness. A Churchill hotelbased stay lets you see polar bears in their natural environment, as well as soak up Churchillâ€™s unique northern charm.
1. Churchill Wild Polar Bear Safari 2. Polar Bear Encounters with Frontiers North Adventures
Active and Relaxed Adventures
Float Planes and Helicopters Like scenes from a wide-screen film, sweeping tundra, soaring cliffs and misty waterfalls unfold beneath your helicopter or float plane. Soon, your aircraft lands, and these natural wonders are at your feet.
Niagara Helicopters - One of Niagara's only year-round aerial attractions provides a memorable high For 50 years, Niagara Helicopters has been thrilling people from around the world with an unforgettably scenic, exciting sightseeing experience in the Niagara region, from the safety and comfort of one of five meticulously maintained Bell 407 helicopters. The nine-minute tour includes on-board commentary in many languages, including English, French, German and Spanish. On-site services include a gift shop featuring exclusive Niagara Helicopters collectibles, a gourmet café/bar, and a state-of-the-art photography lab producing personalised, high-quality photos of you and your loved ones.
North-Wright Airways - Your northern adventure takes off with North-Wright Airways 1 1. Niagara Helicopters 2. North-Wright Airways
Looking for an unforgettable experience? The Canadian Arctic is for you. Allow North-Wright Airways to connect you with the untouched and untamed landscape of the spectacular Sahtu region of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Board one of the airline’s float-, wheel- or ski-equipped aircraft and be whisked away to the vast uninhabited land of the Mackenzie Mountains and the Arctic barren lands, where your dream adventure awaits. Hike under the midnight sun; fly amongst towering canyons populated by wildlife, such as Dall sheep, moose, caribou and muskox; walk amongst heritage remnants of years past; canoe mountain rivers; and fish for record-sized trout. Northern flying experts will transport you through a landscape populated by big game, scattered with heritage sites, and rich in captivating views of mountains and tundra. All tours can be custom-tailored to your unique needs. This is truly a Canadian adventure you will never forget.
Fairmont Le Château Montebello Fairmont Le Château Montebello is what you would expect of a true Canadian experience. Sitting in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by nature in all of its wild splendour, it is one of the world's largest log structures. Enjoy a myriad of on-site activities, including an 18-hole golf course, the Land Rover Experience Driving School and a Fairmont Spa. In the evening, relax by the lobby's massive stone fireplace.
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa Set alongside the lush green fairways of a 36hole Nicklaus Design golf course is the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa. The hotel features 156 contemporary guest rooms, each with expansive views of the rolling fairways, nearby Mount Finlayson and the village centre. Enjoy a premium level of style, sophistication and elegance, all just minutes from the beautiful downtown Inner Harbour of Victoria, B.C.
Par Excellence Do not allow the stellar surroundings—wooded hills, rushing rivers—to distract you from your goal: a hole-in-one. Swing your club and delight in the satisfaction of your ball sailing into a clear blue sky.
1. Fairmont Le Château Montebello 2. The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Hike and Explore Challenge your muscles and your orienteering skills against some of the most rugged terrain on the planet. Skilled guides can lead you deep into untamed backcountry, where you will test your abilities to the limit. But if you’re seeking something less extreme, moderate efforts will still yield unforgettable rewards — a superb photo of a turquoise lake, for example, or the adrenaline rush of crossing a swinging bridge high above a ravine. And hiking is just the beginning of the tale; you can also go rock climbing, ski mountaineering, glacier walking or snowshoeing. Your feet and your ingenuity are your passports to adventure.
Appreciate nature from three breath-taking perspectives: the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is 137 metres long and 70 metres high; the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure; and the thrilling Cliffwalk, a heartstopping journey high above Capilano River. Knowledgeable staff and informative signage share details of history, culture and nature. It is an all-encompassing B.C. experience.
CycleTreks Tours Southern Vancouver Island offers some of the most spectacular scenery on Canada's West Coast, and one of the best ways to see it, smell it and feel it is on two wheels. CycleTreks has a variety of high-quality fully guided and selfguided cycling programmes for riders of all skill levels. Come and see why Victoria calls itself the Cycling Capital of Canada.
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures - Explore the Canadian Rockies with a private and internationally certified mountain guide In the summer, enjoy rock climbing, mountaineering and hiking in a vast and serene mountain environment. In the winter, ice climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering are bound to exhilarate and rejuvenate you. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is one of Canada’s premier mountain and adventure guiding companies. Single or multi-day mountain experiences are available at all levels, from beginner to expert. Learn a new skill, test your mettle or enjoy a relaxing hike in the peaceful backcountry of the Canadian Rockies near Banff. The mountains are Yamnuska’s speciality. Go as remote as you want or enjoy day trips from your hotel base. With over 30 years of experience working and playing in these mountains, Yamnuska has extensive experience in developing ultimate to-do lists. Mountains, glaciers and certified guides await you for your dream hiking, climbing or skiing adventures.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Sure to evoke memories that will last a lifetime Located in Jasper National Park, the lodge gives you easy access to the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff, one of the most scenic drives in the world. The beautifully appointed rooms, suites and signature cabins offer choices for every guest. Unwind at the Fairmont Spa, whose luxurious touches were inspired by the parkâ€™s natural elements. Play 18 holes at one of Canadaâ€™s leading golf resorts, enjoy gourmet and casual dining, explore chic boutiques, and peruse Canadian art on the Beauvert Shopping Promenade. Activities include kayaking, horseback riding, white-water rafting, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more.
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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Where every detail is considered with your ultimate enjoyment in mind
The Fairmont Banff Springs - Iconic beauty amidst snow-capped peaks, enchanting lakes and pristine wilderness The Fairmont Banff Springs offers everything from relaxing moments to exhilarating adventures. The majestic 'Castle in the Rockies', situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Banff National Park, has been providing legendary hospitality for 125 years. The beauty of the park is rivalled only by that of the castle you will call home. Few hotels in the world can duplicate the hospitality and scenery offered by this symbol of Rocky Mountain splendour. With its award-winning golf courses, Willow Stream Spa and exceptional cuisine, this superb resort will spoil you after an unforgettable day outdoors in one of the world's finest national parks.
Enveloped by soaring mountain peaks in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, is the magnificent Lake Louise. Nestled on the shore of this glittering emerald lake is The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Immerse yourself in the historic elegance of this iconic resort and experience luxurious comfort, remarkable service and award-winning cuisine. Blending history with modern-day style, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a fabulous destination offering a full slate of activities. From world-class downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and ice skating in the winter, to hiking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting in the summer, your adventure awaits you right outside the hotel doors. Elegant accommodation and superb service combine to create mountain-inspired comfort.
1. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 2. CycleTreks Tours 3. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures 4. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 5. The Fairmont Banff Springs 6. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Mountain Escapes Immerse yourself in a world of lofty peaks, alpine meadows and aquamarine lakes. Escape the everyday in a landscape that is anything but. Revel in the silence as you cast your fishing line at dawn. Delight in the babble of a hidden waterfall tumbling over a rocky cliff. Enjoy the gentle breeze in your hair as your tour boat glides toward a scenic island, or let the wind take your breath as you hurtle downhill on skis or through thundering rapids on a white-water raft. You may be surrounded by wild glory, but the attention to detail and exceptional cuisine at your fine hotel will rival those at any city property.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sutton Place Hotel - Perfect powder, varied alpine terrain and a quaint mountain community Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers one of the highest verticals in North America: 1,713 metres. Renowned for powder snow and incredible terrain, the resort features 1,263 hectares of fall-line skiing, open bowls, glades, flowing groomed trails, a beginner area and tube park. It is one of the only resorts in the world to offer lift, cat, and heli-skiing from one village base! The village centres on the ski-in/ski-out Sutton Place Hotel, a sleek, contemporary property with suites ranging from studios to three-bedroom penthouses. Enjoy the outdoor pool, hot tubs, fitness facilities, slope-side ski valet and modern dining. The hotel is also the hub for cat and heli-skiing, backcountry programmes, and lessons. Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, owned by Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers packages for everyone from first timers to experienced clients, in 202,342 hectares of exclusive terrain celebrated for its snowfall of 12 to 18 metres.
Maligne Tours and Adventures - Paddle, cruise, hike, fish or white-water raft in and around Maligne Lake, the heart and soul of Jasper National Park Spirit Island, a diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies, is the destination of the scenic Maligne Lake cruise. This 90 minute interpretive tour aboard heated, glass-enclosed boats was recently voted Canada's best cruise by Readerâ€™s Digest subscribers. Maligne Lake, just 48 kilometres from the Jasper town site, is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Glacial remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lake's fabulous ring of 3,360 metre mountains. The meltwaters of those glaciers give the lake its tranquil blue colour, and that backdrop of lofty peaks holds back the busy world providing a calming wilderness experience. Authentic Rocky Mountain experiences await you at Maligne Lake. Rent a canoe or kayak, and paddle the azure lake waters at your leisure. Or perhaps you would prefer to nose around some of the historic buildings that dot the shoreline. You could explore the wide assortment of hiking trails, which range from easy walks to energetic scrambles; if you would like to hike with a guide, this can
be arranged as well. The lake itself has abundant populations of rainbow and eastern brook trout, and a full or half-day of fishing with a guide will bring you to some prime angling spots. Wherever you go and whatever you do, the clear, pine-scented air and breath-taking scenery will rejuvenate you. For a real Rocky Mountain adventure, plan on a white-water rafting trip with Maligne Rafting Adventures. This wet and wild ride takes advantage of the big natural vertical drop found in mountain rivers. There are three rivers to choose from: the Athabasca, for a family-friendly Class II experience; the turbulent Sunwapta, with its Class III rapids; and the mighty Fraser, for a big-water, daredevil, Class III rapids run all season long.
1. Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sutton Place Hotel 2. Maligne Tours and Adventures
Adventures on Water There’s something primal about water. Feel your worries evaporate as your sleek canoe skims the glassy surface of a secluded lake or the burbling waters of a northern river. Gasp in wonder as a whale breaches the waves near your small cruise ship, noisy spray shooting from its blowhole. Revel in exhilarated anticipation as your rubber raft mounts the crest of a Class III rapid. Or get soaked to the skin when you take on the churning waters of the Niagara River in a powerful jet boat. Whether you dream of salt water or fresh, a tiny lake or an endless ocean, a woodsy pond or a mighty river, you can find it in Canada.
Bluewater Adventures' Natural History Cruises - Explore British Columbia’s remote wilderness coast for amazing wildlife and fascinating history The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve is Canada’s Galapagos. Guests on these eight- and nine-day cruises in this remote archipelago see ancient Haida totem poles, old-growth forests, whales and marine mammals along the Pacific continental shelf. Only small groups may access this incredible wilderness, one of North America’s most spectacular national parks. Enjoy a Canadian Tourism Commission 'Canadian Signature Experience': an excursion to the Great Bear Rainforest, home to the amazing spirit bear, grizzlies and humpback whales. Led by naturalists and local guides, this trip offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these amazing creatures!
Yukon River Tour by Ruby Range Adventure - Take a classic canoe trip down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, following the trail of history This tour is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far from the tourist routes. Starting in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, you will pass many relics of the historic gold rush of 1898. Travel over 700 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements, such as Fort Selkirk, Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. At night, camp on the gravel and sandbanks of the mighty river. En route, you may well see black bears, which are quite common in the Yukon valley, even grizzly bears sometimes stroll along the shoreline. The only major interruption to the river’s smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigation problem for the large paddle wheelers. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers, you will find the settlement of Dawson City, where you can relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.
Voyageur Quest and the Algonquin Log Cabin - Selected by the Canadian Tourism Commission as part of the 'Canadian Signature Experiences' Located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner, Voyageur Quest operates yearround with three eco-lodges and a canoe trip base camp. Scheduled and private guided canoe trips focus on wildlife viewing and safari camping. Enjoy gourmet meals, secluded campsites and the services of professional guides. Canoeing, hiking and wildlife interpretation are provided from two eco-lodges, the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost. The new Algonquin Island Retreat is for couples only and was once a favourite painting base for Canadian artist Tom Thomson. Return transfers from downtown Toronto are available for scheduled three- and five-day trips.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Canoe North Adventures
- Adrenalin experience on the Niagara River
- On an unforgettable canoe trip, take a walk on your wild side
Join the fun with daily tour departures from May to October. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will take you on an incredible adventure up the Niagara River as you learn about the area’s rich history and feel the thrill of Class V white-water rapids. Choose your adventure! Soak it up on our Wet Jet Tour or stay dry aboard the Jet Dome. Experience the thrill of our Hamilton 360 turns, the Shower Before the Power and the rush of the rapids. The Jet Dome follows the same route as the Wet Jet but keeps passengers dry. Tours are one hour or 45 minutes long, with Canadian and American departures available.
Join one of the finest canoe expeditions of the Canadian wilderness on the Keele River. Travel between towering mountains on turquoise water. Camp on sites where ancient Dene hunters once lived. Take in vistas that fill the sky, making you glad you came! Voyage through the boreal forest on a personal journey. Chance upon moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears and golden eagles, and enjoy superb fly-fishing.
Join a thrilling trip that offers a deep connection to adventure. Enter a land of endless valleys that will stay in your soul forever. The Canadian Tourism Commission has deemed this a 'Canadian Signature Experience'.
Canoe Arctic Inc.
- An unforgettable and awe-inspiring one-hour ride through Grizzly Bear Valley
- Fly-in canoe trips on the Arctic tundra of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
In the picturesque Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, the River Safari is an activity that both the seasoned adventurer and the not-so-daring can enjoy. These safaris through one of the world’s only inland temperate rainforests are accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
Paddle some of the most remote rivers left in the world, deep in the heart of what some have called North America's last great wilderness. Explore pristine, wild tundra rivers hundreds of kilometres from the nearest road or community. Photograph muskox, caribou, white wolves, moose, grizzlies and rich bird life. Revel in warm, arid summers. All canoe trips are guided by wildlife biologist Alex Hall, one of the Canadian Arctic's first and most experienced canoeing guides.
Custom-built, eco-friendly boats travel the mountains’ jade-coloured waters in search of bears, moose, eagles and ospreys, to name only a few of the magnificent creatures you are likely to see during this breath-taking wilderness experience.
Canoe Arctic has been bringing travellers to the Canadian North since 1974.
1. Yukon River Tour by Ruby Range Adventures 2. Bluewater Adventures’ Natural History Cruises 3. Voyageur Quest and the Algonquin Log Cabin 4. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours 5. River Safari 6. Canoe North Adventures 7. Canoe Arctic Inc.
North Knife Lake Wilderness Fishing Lodge
Gone Fishing Climb into a float plane and take off for a luxurious lodge on a remote Manitoba lake, where the surrounding woods echo with wolf howls. Or step aboard a meticulously restored heritage tugboat and set sail through waters teeming with porpoises off the British Columbia coast. It is finally time to pursue the fish of your dreams: enormous lake trout, powerful northern pike, Arctic grayling, or spectacular salmon and halibut. Cast your line. When the line twitches, play it out. Reel it in. Play it out again. Eventually, the fish tires of the gameâ€” and you have a trophy worth boasting about over a hearty dinner that night.
Enjoy the luxury of North Knife Lake Wilderness Fishing Lodge. Catch trophy-sized lake trout and northern pike. Lounge outside in the woodfired hot tub and sip a glass of fine wine when youâ€™re not fishing! Over 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg, you will be surrounded by clean, clear waters, magnificent sand-crowned eskers and the atmosphere of a wilderness paradise fit for the fishing experience of a lifetime.
Westwind Tugboat Adventures - Welcome to North America's original tugboat cruise Experience a one-week fishing and cruising adventure aboard a 1941 vintage tugboat with a maximum of only 12 guests. Westwind Tugboat Adventures pioneered the 'follow the fish' concept and cruises every day. Enjoy world-class salmon and halibut fishing on British Columbia's beautiful Inside Passage. With majestic fjords, velvet forests, waterfalls, whales, eagles, bears and wolves, it is a true paradise for nature lovers. Let a dedicated and friendly crew pamper you with tantalising meals, fine wines and all the comforts of home. Each two guests have the use of their own five metre skiff, allowing them to fish, view whales, hike, search for wildlife, beachcomb, dig for clams or check the Dungeness crab pots whenever they like. The calm waters of the Inside Passage make this trip perfect for families and couples. Cascading waterfalls, picturesque anchorages, spectacular West Coast sunsets and adventure await you. Step aboard for fantastic scenery, wildlife and fishing.
1. North Knife Lake Wilderness Fishing Lodge 2. Westwind Tugboat Adventures
Northern Adventures Canada’s North is a place apart from the rest of the country and from anything else you have ever experienced. Seemingly endless swaths of pristine tundra sweep to a horizon punctuated by the rocky peaks of ancient mountains. Vast herds of caribou and muskox thunder across the land. Untamed rivers wind though stunning national parks, where photographers capture images of polar bears at play and the gleaming northern lights. Frontier towns offer glimpses into gold rush history. And in tiny villages on the very edge of human habitation, Inuit generously share their art, customs and traditions with intrepid visitors.
Nunavut – Canada’s Eastern Arctic - Untamed, unspoiled and undiscovered Leave the beaten path behind and head north to experience a place where ancient traditions, untouched landscapes and incredible wildlife exist together like nowhere else on Earth. Settled by indigenous people thousands of years ago, Nunavut, which means 'our land' in Inuktitut, is Canada's newest and largest territory, formed in 1999 and covering a staggering one fifth of Canada’s land mass. This enormous natural paradise is home not only to half of the world’s polar bears, but also to the other four species that make up Nunavut’s ‘Big Five’: muskox, walrus, caribou and the exotic narwhal, the ‘unicorn of the sea’. Witness these incredible animals from the comfort of a cruise ship, or up close and personal with an experienced guide—the choice is yours. With only one person for every 65 square kilometres, Nunavut’s stunningly varied landscape offers some of the world’s most exciting adventure travel. Go sea kayaking alongside massive icebergs, canoe along the Thelon, Kazan, and Soper heritage rivers, or tackle a challenging multi-day hike in one of Nunavut’s four spectacular national parks. The endless snow-blanketed tundra and frozen sea ice are a dream come true for snowmobilers and skiers. Or for an authentic cultural experience, take a half-day, full-day or overnight dogsled trip, snuggled
up in caribou skins on a qamutik (traditional sled), basking under the magical northern lights at night. No matter where you travel in Nunavut, you will find yourself immersed in the vibrant culture of the Inuit people. Their rich history can be traced through the thousands of archaeological sites on the land, storytelling, drum dancing, throat singing and world-famous Inuit art. Nunavut Tourism member operators will help arrange cultural encounters and visits to galleries or co-ops where you might find that special piece you have been looking for.
2 Seasons Adventures - One of the North’s best-kept secrets: See the aurora in style
This adventure begins with a flight to Hay River from Yellowknife, across Great Slave Lake, with Buffalo Airways on a legendary Douglas DC-3 aircraft. Your lodging on the shore of Great Slave Lake, away from town lights, offers optimum aurora viewing. Spend the night snuggled in a yurt with a fireplace, comfortable furnishings and a clear dome top that offers spectacular views of the aurora borealis.
Guided tours to a private aurora viewing camp on Great Slave Lake are available, as well as a wide range of winter activities, including snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and bonfire picnics. Airport transportation is included.
Northern Highlights by Ruby Range Adventure - Highlights of the North in half the time Based on the popular Best of Yukon and Alaska tour route, the Northern Highlights tour is ideal for travellers who want to experience Alaska’s and Yukon’s major attractions in a short time. On this escorted hotel tour, you will travel through some of the most spectacular landscapes and national parks that Alaska and Canada’s Yukon have to offer. See the continent’s tallest mountain and experience superb wildlife viewing in Denali National Park. Visit some of the North’s most iconic communities, including Anchorage, Fairbanks and Dawson City, home to the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Departing from Anchorage and ideal for cruise ship travellers who have taken a one-way cruise along the Inside Passage to Whittier or Seward, this relaxing small group tour through stunning wilderness landscapes provides a welcome contrast to the larger groups found on cruise ships and their post-cruise tours. At the end of the trip in Whitehorse, Yukon, you can return home via an international charter flight.
1. Nunavut – Canada’s Eastern Arctic 2. 2 Seasons Adventures 3. Northern Highlights by Ruby Range Adventures
Northern Lights Shimmering hues of emerald and gold light the night sky and the snowy fields below. The northern lights pulse and dance like living things. Mesmerised, you witness a phenomenon few others are privileged to see.
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Tours - Marvel at a natural phenomenon that appears along a narrow band circling the magnetic North Pole: the aurora borealis 1. Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Tours, canada
In the Northwest Territories, the aurora borealis is often so vivid it seems close enough to touch. Far from city lights, you can gaze in amazement as the night sky lights up. When the aurora is directly overhead, as it is in the Northwest Territories, you can almost feel the lights wrap ghostly fingers around you. The display is usually blue-green or yellow-green, sometimes edged with pink. Deep red auroras, which are very rare, are caused by an unusually heavy bombardment of particles acting on the oxygen in the atmosphere. There are many ways to enjoy this awe-inspiring experience. View natureâ€™s greatest light show from the steamy heat of an outdoor hot tub at a wilderness lodge. For a truly magical experience, try a dogsled adventure under the northern lights. Or you could select a heated and enclosed deck chair on a 360-degree viewing deck, with activities to amuse you till the aurora appears. Whether you prefer rugged or pampered, the Northwest Territories has a spectacular aurora experience just for you.
If the weather is clear, chances are good that you will catch sight of the aurora around midnight between late August and mid-April in the Northwest Territories. The aurora is at its dazzling best from December to March, when the nights are longest and the sky is darkest, but autumn nights can be very rewarding, too. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, has more than 240 potential aurora viewing nights per year, and the Northwest Territories has two important advantages over other locations. The landscape is relatively flat, so the full auroral display can be seen from most vantage points. Weather is also a factor: the Northwest Territories has more clear nights than mountainous or ocean-side locations at the same latitude.
Small Ship Cruising Come aboard a nimble expedition ship and sail to shores so wild it is hard to believe they still exist. Behold massive glaciers, scenic fjords and noisy colonies of seabirds. Truly connect with unspoilt places.
Northwest Passage - Join Adventure Canada in tracing a history both epic and inspiring: a story of courage, determination and endurance For 25 years, Adventure Canada has combined adventure, education and fun in the Canadian Arctic. Its state-of-the-art ship, Sea Adventurer, represents small-ship cruising refined. Presentations from artists, scientists, writers, photographers, naturalists and cultural experts are complemented by excellent evening entertainment. A fleet of Zodiacs takes travellers swiftly from the ship to daily amazing adventures. These include viewing marine mammals at the floe edge, photographing migratory birds in their nesting grounds and visiting Inuit hamlets of the Far North. Few in the south realise the vitality and warmth of communities such as Grise Fiord, Gjoa Haven and Pond Inlet. Arrival in these centres is always a highlight for both travellers and locals. Carvers and printmakers, hunters and fishers, singers and drummers are proud to display their culture, drawing on centuries of knowledge and skill. Cruise through majestic fjords beneath a midnight sun. Discover the infinite shapes and colours of icebergs and sea ice. Experience the geology of a land
without overburden, revealing the history and movements of the earthâ€™s crust. Seek whales, seals and walruses in rich Arctic waters and watch for polar bears, caribou and musk oxen on shore. Explore locations swathed in ice and bathed in northern light, such as Smith Sound, the Beaufort Sea, the Prince of Wales Strait, the Amundsen Gulf and Melville Island. Follow the routes of the explorers, such as those of the Ross expeditions of the 1830s that pinpointed the Magnetic North Pole. Visit the graves of sailors from the lost Franklin Expedition on Beechey Island and the historical site of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Dundas Harbour.
1. Northwest Passage
Exploring by Rail Sit back in your comfy seat as one amazing scene after another unfurls outside your window: darting deer, golden grain fields, canyons ablaze with autumnal hues. Canada was built on rails — the construction of a line to British Columbia was one of the reasons the province joined the young country in 1871. The iron bands wind deep into scenes where even roads are rare. Delight in soaring mountains. Admire the sweep of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Travel into Canada’s most exciting cities. And relax: someone else is in the driver’s seat, leaving you free to enjoy your lunch and photograph the passing beauty.
Rocky Mountaineer - Bringing the majestic Canadian Rockies closer to Seattle with the Coastal Passage route This spectacular rail experience seamlessly connects the cosmopolitan cities of Seattle and Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies on a luxurious, all daylight journey aboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer. This brand-new route highlights the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest’s glistening coastal shorelines, rolling hills and majestic mountains, along with Rocky Mountaineer’s acclaimed on-board service and delicious cuisine. In 2014, Rocky Mountaineer will offer an expanded Coastal Passage schedule with select Saturday departures between May and September. GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Service options will also be available.
Agawa Canyon Tour Train - A one-day rail excursion into the heart of the Canadian wilderness This round-trip, 367 kilometre tour treats passengers to incredible sights in this unspoiled region, from numerous lakes and rivers to the dense mixed forests and rugged granite rock formations of the Canadian Shield. It’s a landscape made famous by Canada’s most notable landscape artists, the Group of Seven. The excursion has proven to be one of North America's iconic rail tours. The tour train has undergone a dramatic upgrade and it is more than a shiny paint job. New features include larger windows; tinted glass; high-tech additions such as GPS-triggered narration, available to all passengers in five languages (English, German, French, Japanese and Mandarin) on flat-screen monitors; and locomotive-mounted cameras that provide you with an engineer’s-eye view. These updates have made the tour experience even better, and promise firsttime riders and those who have previously enjoyed the tour an engaging way to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of northern Ontario.
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VIA Rail's 'The Canadian' - Unforgettable moves up a notch with the introduction of VIA Rail Canada's new Prestige Sleeper class A cross-Canada train journey conjures up images of lake-studded forests, charming rural communities clustered along the tracks, endless fields of golden wheat, towering snow-capped mountains and wildlife so close you can almost touch it. Add to this impeccable service, exquisite meals and comfortable accommodation, and you have an idea of what awaits you on board the legendary ‘Canadian’ train. With the new Prestige Sleeper class, this experience promises to be even more appealing and unforgettable. Travellers will be treated to a classic train journey with a modern twist: the completely reconfigured cabins are 50 per cent larger than those in Sleeper Touring class and offer a premium selection of luxurious amenities and services. From the plush double bed, plasma-screen TV and private bathroom with glassed-in shower to the dedicated attendant, all-day room service, and priority baggage and boarding privileges, no detail has been neglected. Moreover, with its completely renovated Park car, VIA Rail offers an entirely wheelchair-accessible cabin with a private bathroom.
These are, however, just some of the many new features to which you can look forward. VIA Rail has recently invested over $22 million in the modernisation of ‘The Canadian’. The Dining and Manor sleeping cars, for example, have been completely redesigned. Carpets, coverings and colours: everything has come together for a refined, modern look that still respects the historical cachet of these magnificent cars. When it came to refurbishing the Skyline cars, VIA Rail left no detail to chance. The fresh colours, tasteful fabrics and modern textures were all carefully selected to offer travellers a timely update on an already exquisite experience. With its elegant ambience, delectable cuisine and brandnew sleeper cabins, VIA Rail is ready to set a new standard in land cruising by rail across Canada.
1. Rocky Mountaineer 2. Agawa Canyon Tour Train 3. VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’
All Season Resort Destinations
Whistler Ski or snowboard though glittering powder along dazzling slopes that have challenged Olympic athletes. Let a helicopter whisk you and your gear to spectacular backcountry sites that will leave you speechless. Inhale restorative breaths of cedarscented air as you hike a mountain path. Leap into the unknown on a bungee cord or meander through a meadow on horseback. Watch for soaring bald eagles and listen for the whistling call of the hoary marmot that gives this resort town its name. At dayâ€™s end, mouthwatering meals, fine wines, elegant shopping, superb accommodations and alpine camaraderie await you in Whistler village.
Check into this ski-in/ski-out property to experience all that Whistler is famous for! Located at the base of Whistler Mountain, Legends sets itself apart from more traditional mountain lodges. Legends' amenities include a fitness centre, an outdoor pool and a children's games room. With the Creekside Gondola at your door and all the conveniences of home, Legends is a wonderful choice for your next Whistler holiday.
Aspens on Blackcomb - Enjoy all the comforts of home This modern, four-storey, all-suite hotel offers a fantastic ski-in/ski-out location on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain and an alpine lodge ambience. The tastefully decorated one- and two-bedroom suites are a great fit for families. Fully furnished suites feature cosy rim rock gas fireplaces, private balconies, and the kitchens have all the necessities of home. Relax after a day of enjoying all that Whistler has to offer in one of the three slope-side hot tubs and the outdoor heated swimming pool. Minutes from superb shopping and dining experiences, you can also enjoy the convenience of skiing from your front door straight to the slopes.
Evolution A slope-side mountain lodge on the outside and a modern sanctuary on the inside, Evolution is cleverly designed and furnished to give you the best of both worlds. Located in Whistler Creekside, host venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic alpine events, Evolution is only steps from the slopes and all the shops and restaurants that Whistler Creekside has to offer.
Pan Pacific Mountainside
Whistler Tasting Tours
The ski-in/ski-out Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside is ideally located at the base of the gondolas to both of Whistler's mountains. Complimentary perks like wireless Internet, valet ski and bike storage, and an in-resort shuttle help make your stay effortless. Choose from spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens, fireplaces, balconies, and mountain or village views.
Experience exceptional Whistler restaurants during a guided three-hour walking tour. Guests enjoy a fantastic multi-course progressive lunch, dinner or dessert tour. The twist is that each course is provided by a different restaurant and paired with a British Columbian wine (at dinner; optional). Itâ€™s a wonderful way to explore Whistler's award-winning food scene.
Pan Pacific Village Centre
Relax in alpine-inspired serenity at this contemporary all-suite hotel in the heart of Whistler Village, steps from shops and dining, and a short walk from the lifts. Enjoy Pan Pacific Perks, including complimentary breakfast, Internet and slope-side valet ski storage. Choose from one-, two- and threebedroom suites with kitchens, fireplaces and balconies. Relax in the outdoor pool and two hot tubs with mountain views.
Blueberry Home is a luxurious four-bedroom rental home in Whistler with post-and-beam timbers, vaulted ceilings, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with marble and granite countertops, a spacious dining area, and a family media centre. Other features include a cedar-sided dry sauna, a private outdoor hot tub, a wood-burning rock-faced fireplace, and decks with views of spectacular Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Discover a luxurious resort experience on the doorstep to adventure at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistlerâ€™s landmark Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines classic mountain luxury. Revel in exceptional alpine comfort and resort elegance. Ideally nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, it offers true ski-in/ski-out convenience and a modern setting for superb guest service. Each of the 550 guest rooms and suites features majestic mountain or village views, with warm, comfortable interiors. Dining options offer authentic menus and distinctive experiences, from fine dining and fireside fondues to gourmet take-away picnics. The on-site spa is an oasis of serenity complemented by the fitness centre and slope-side pool terrace. A world-class, year-round resort, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler boasts direct access to the famous Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the on-site Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and endless outdoor pursuits.
1. Aspens on Blackcomb 2. Pan Pacific Mountainside 3. Pan Pacific Village Centre 4. Legends 5. Evolution 6. Whistler Tasting Tours 7. Blueberry Home 8. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler Blackcomb - Rated among the top ski resorts in North America, year in and year out, and recognised as one of Canada’s premier summer destinations Whistler Blackcomb in winter virtually defines the 21st-century big mountain scene, with one of the largest areas of skiable terrain and one of the longest snow seasons in North America, a record-breaking gondola that connects the peaks of two side-by-side mountains, a vibrant mountain culture of athletes, artists, filmmakers, photographers, festivals and events, and an exceptional après-ski scene. Located in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, in a temperate coastal rainforest, Whistler Blackcomb boasts plentiful, consistent and reliable snow. The combination of high levels of precipitation and moderate temperatures creates the West Coast powder that Whistler Blackcomb is famous for. This snow sticks to terrain, providing unparalleled coverage and enabling Whistler Blackcomb to offer some of the best, most accessible expert slopes in North America. With 3,306 hectares of skiable area, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, more than 200 marked trails, and just over 1,600 metres of vertical, Whistler Blackcomb is on the must-do list of many skiers and riders. Link all of that with an advanced high-speed lift system (37 lifts, including 18 express lifts and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola), and you have a remarkable ski and snowboard experience. And for the ultimate experience, go all the way with Whistler Heli-Skiing. It offers what others cannot — the amenities of a world-class ski resort and access to 173 glaciers, 475 runs and 174,821 hectares of deep and uncharted powder. Once the day’s on-mountain adventures are done, the village is packed with activities. Stroll the walkways of Whistler Village and you will quickly realise that this is not your average ski town. One part quaint mountain village, one part international snow sport cultural hub — Whistler Village is truly one of a kind. From an end-of-the day beer and tall tales during après-ski to the chance to burn off any leftover energy at the outdoor skating rink or the Coca-Cola Tube Park, the list of “what to do in Whistler” gets even longer when the lifts stop.
1. Whistler Blackcomb
Summertime transforms Whistler Blackcomb into a world-renowned destination offering endless adventure and entertainment. There is an activity with the right amount of adventure to suit just about anyone, from the breathtaking PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience to a meal at a mountain-top restaurant or an alpine hike with 360-degree views; from a bear-viewing tour to a glacier walk; or from a day in the spectacular Whistler Mountain Bike Park to an afternoon of mini golf. Whether it is winter or summer, an endless array of outdoor activities, shopping, food and nightlife makes Whistler Blackcomb the consummate resort.
Banff and Lake Louise These breathtaking mountains and turquoise lakes have been drawing visitors from all over the world for over a centuryâ€”since the Canadian Pacific Railway first built the castlelike hotels that are landmarks to this day. Despite the influx of visitors, the Rocky Mountain vistas of Banff and Lake Louise remain pristine. Forest trails beckon hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders in summer; in winter, vast snowy bowls and heart-stopping verticals provide challenges for even the most experienced skiers. Coyotes and elk, bighorn sheep and grizzly bears, and many other species make this unspoilt haven their home.
Banff Lake Louise Tourism - For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with unspoiled wilderness, wildlife, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration With its breath-taking landscapes, it is no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site has been nominated time and again as a 'must-see' destination for travellers from around the world. Two vibrant communities—Banff and Lake Louise—are excellent base camps for outdoor activities, dining, spa services and more! Impressive mountains and heaps of dry powder snow await downhill skiers and snowboarders in Banff National Park. Three ski areas are close to both towns and give you unspoiled views as you carve the hills. With a total of 3,116 hectares of developed terrain suitable for beginners and experts alike, and an extensive ski season that stretches from November to May, the region is a beacon for snow lovers.
Experience the authentic and lively community, modern amenities, and beautiful surroundings of the town of Banff. Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, Banff makes you feel at home and exhilarated with wonder, both at the same time. Once 'Siding 29' on the Canadian Pacific Railway, Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The park’s first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town’s first street in such a way that it would offer the best possible views of Cascade Mountain. Discover an energetic community of artists, athletes, families, outdoor enthusiasts, restaurateurs and hoteliers nestled in a 6,641-square-kilometre national park. This is a town that truly celebrates its heritage, lives and breathes mountain culture, and never takes its backyard for granted. Not far from Banff, experience the alpine wonders and dramatic history of Lake Louise! The lake itself is a quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. Known for its sparkling blue waters, it is situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks that have long been at the heart of Canadian mountaineering. At about two-and-a-half kilometres long and 90 metres deep, the lake offers a surreal paddling experience in the warm summer months and one of the most scenic skating rinks in the world in winter.
1. Banff Lake Louise Tourism
The hamlet of Lake Louise, just minutes from the lake, has been developed over the last century to serve the needs of people visiting this astonishingly accessible and picturesque area of Banff National Park. Nearby Moraine Lake, with its indigo blue waters surrounded by the Valley of the Ten Peaks, is another one of Canada’s most iconic lakes. For those seeking some of the purest of alpine experiences, Lake Louise is a protected mountain destination close to worldclass hotels, postcard-perfect lodges, dining options, and both summer and winter activities.
Banff and Lake Louise
Hidden Ridge Resort
Fox Hotel and Suites
- Quiet, secluded and tucked away on Tunnel Mountain
- A wonderful place to unwind after a day exploring the beauty of Banff National Park
Hidden Ridge Resort has some of the most spectacular views in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. The large outdoor hot pools are set on the edge of the ridge with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Enjoy access to many hiking and biking trails just outside your door, or capture close-up photographs of some of Banff's wildlife. Each self-catering unit has a full kitchen with dishwasher and wood-burning fireplace. Some of the larger family units have a separate games room, complete with video games and table top games, like foosball or bubble hockey. Each honeymoon suite has spectacular views of the Bow Valley and a private outdoor hot tub.
1. Hidden Ridge Resort 2. Fox Hotel and Suites
Fox Hotel and Suites immerses you in the mountain experience from the moment you enter the stunning lobby, with its waterfalls and crackling fire. The centrepiece of the hotel is a spectacular hot pool area patterned after the nearby Cave and Basin historic site. The one- and two-bedroom suites are beautifully decorated to embrace their mountain location and feature artwork that celebrates Banff's heritage. Enjoy all the must-have amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast. With its great staff and warm, comfortable surroundings, this is an excellent home base for exploring Banff's stunning beauty.
Jasper Explore a frozen river winding through a spectacular canyon. Ski famed Rocky Mountain slopes. Inhale crisp, clean air, and revel in a wilderness where the black velvet sky glitters with galaxies of stars.
Tourism Jasper - Lose the lift lines, find your own space and just remember to look up Jasper is a small, eclectic mountain town smack dab in the heart of a giant national park and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. In winter, it is a Christmas card come to life, only you are in it! From exploring the depths of a frozen canyon, to hitting the slopes at Marmot Basin, to delighting in the starry night sky of one of the largest dark sky preserves in the world, enjoy life in Jasper at Mother Nature’s pace.
town of Jasper. Vancouver 2010 Olympic medal winner Jenn Heil launched her freestyle mogul skiing career on Marmot Basin’s 86 marked runs. An all-new lift system, including the longest high-speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, reduces the line-ups and lets you pack more action into a day on the slopes. And, finally, who needs five stars when Jasper has five billion! Jasper is one of the darkest places on the planet and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada has designated it a dark sky preserve. While the dark skies are exceptional all winter, you can celebrate them during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival every October.
1. Tourism Jasper
Plunging 51 metres from edge to floor, Maligne Canyon is the deepest attraction in Jasper National Park. While the views from the rim-tracing trail are stunning, walking the canyon’s depths is one of Jasper’s most unusual experiences. In winter, you are on a frozen white-water river that winds through a maze of spectacular ice sculptures, looking up at 30 metre frozen waterfalls and towering limestone walls. In a region renowned for breath-taking mountain terrain and world-class alpine skiing, Marmot Basin ski area is a wild place: 914 vertical metres of superb skiing and snowboarding spread over 677 hectares and only 20 minutes from the
H么tel de Glace
Snow and Ice Skate across a frozen lake or historic canal, then warm up with a mug of rich hot chocolate. Compete with your kids to build the biggest snowman or the sturdiest winter fort, then challenge them to a snowball fight. Explore a magical white forest on snowshoes or crosscountry skis. Hang on as a howling dog team tugs your sled across the crisp, glittering snow. Unwind in an outdoor hot tub as puffs of your breath mist the air around you and stars shimmer in the inky sky above. Then sip a frosty martini from a glass made of ice before retiring to a hotel room made of snow. Where else could you be but Canada?
A magical ice hotel getaway for all winter lovers. Just 10 minutes from downtown Quebec City, this ephemeral work of art is entirely redesigned each year. With snow vaults over five metres high and crystalline ice sculptures, the H么tel de Glace impresses guests with its dazzling d茅cor. Sip a cocktail from a glass made of ice, relax in the outdoor sauna, then snuggle into a cosy Arctic sleeping bag for the night.
Arctic Winter Explorer by Arctic Range Adventure - A route offering some of the greatest geographic diversity in the country Travel overland from the Pacific to the Arctic, along snow-covered highways and roadways built of ice along ancient wildlife corridors and traditional routes of First Nations traders. The Tombstone Mountains in the central Yukon are among the youngest mountain ranges in North America; the low-rolling Ogilvies, with their naked spines, were not glaciated during the last Ice Age and thus are among the oldest. The tour finishes with a thrilling excursion to the Inuvialuit village of Tuktoyaktuk, on the Arctic coast, accessible only by a winter 'ice-road' constructed from the frozen ice of the Mackenzie River and the Arctic Ocean.
Winter at Sacacomie Lodge - Let the breath-taking scenery with its coat of powdery snow charm you Hang on behind an eager team of barking canines on a dogsled. Skate on a frozen lake. Cross-country ski, hike or tube slide in the forest. Snowshoe with a trapper. Or perhaps you would prefer the adrenaline rush of riding a snowmobile or driving a car on ice. No matter what you choose to do, end your day of fresh air by enjoying some thermotherapy at the GEOS Spa Sacacomie.
1. H么tel de Glace 2. Arctic Winter Explorer by Ruby Range Adventures 3. Winter at Sacacomie Lodge
TLH Heli-Skiing at Tyax Wilderness Resort and Spa
Heli Ski It is like a scene from a wide-format movie, but instead of watching it, you are soaring above it. Serrated stone peaks protruding from swaths of brilliant snow. Slopes studded with hardy trees, where fearless sheep clamber. All this and more unfolds beneath your helicopter, but it is just the beginning. When you touch down, these natural wonders are at your feet. The chopper blades slowly stop spinning, and you step onto a vast expanse of untouched powder and become aware of the deep, profound silence. As you strap on your skis, you realise in awe that you and your friends have this spectacular mountain to yourselves.
TLH Heli-Skiing at Tyax Wilderness Resort and Spa offers guests a thrillingly spectacular adventure that keeps them coming back year after year. By day, you can experience some of the best ski terrain the world has to offer. At night, you can warm up, relax and rejuvenate in the newly renovated lodge. Enjoy a massage in the spa, a drink in the lounge, or an exquisite meal and fine wine in the fireside dining room.
rk heliski - Sharing the majestic backcountry with skiers and snowboarders from far and wide for over 40 years A pioneer in B.C.'s heli-ski industry, rk heliski provides an exhilarating backcountry adventure with a focus on safety. Whether you are a first-time, intermediate or experienced skier/boarder, you will love rkâ€™s vast virgin slopes surrounded by scenic glaciers and deep-powder gladed runs. Base operations are a short scenic drive from Calgary and Banff, west of the Canadian Rockies, boasting 1,500 square kilometres of spectacular terrain and 3,050-metre landings. If you are new to the heli rush, treat yourself to a single day or an exclusive private trip. Discover the ultimate champagne powder experience.
Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing In Revelstoke, B.C., Selkirk Tangiers offers oneto seven-day packages, with options for both first-time heli-skiers and experienced clients looking for a private package. Guests can also add lift and cat skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. For over 36 years, Selkirk Tangiers is renowned for its snowfall of 12 to 18 metres of light, dry powder and 202 hectares of exclusive terrain.
1. rk heliski 2. TLH Heli-Skiing at Tyax Wilderness Resort and Spa 3. Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park
Banff Yoho National Park Bugaboo Bow Valley Provincial Park Assiniboine Wildland Kootenay Provincial Park National Park British Columbia
Rocky Mountain Magic 8 days
Day 1 Encounter the Rockies
As you travel west from Calgary, rolling hills give way to the jagged Rocky Mountains. Explore charming Banff, a picturesque village in the heart of Canada’s first national park, and relax at the renowned Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Day 2 Water Excitement
Raft the upper canyon of the Kicking Horse River, following an original surveyor’s route through the Rockies, before sitting down to a shoreline barbecue lunch. Treat your muscles to a soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, where visitors have been ‘taking the waters’ since 1884. Finally, enjoy sensational mountain views from the Banff Gondola.
Day 3 An Iconic Lake
Travel to Moraine Lake, then step into a sleek canoe for a serene paddle across glacier-fed waters. Bring your camera to capture the famous “20-dollar view” once featured on the back of Canada’s currency, and keep your eyes open for bald eagles soaring overhead. At night, the tranquil setting of Moraine Lake Lodge awaits.
Day 4 Mountain Vistas
A guided hiking tour reveals the secrets of these rugged mountains. Your wild companions may include mountain goats, elk, white-tailed deer, chipmunks and picas. Alpine flowers—from Indian paintbrush and calypso orchids to asters and mountain heather—paint the meadows in brilliant shades of crimson, purple, blue and pink.
Day 5 Soar Over a Glacier
En route to Jasper, stop to visit one of the most popular sites in Western Canada: the Columbia Icefield. From a helicopter, thrill to a bird’s-eye view of the 325-square-kilometre (125-square-mile) icefield and its iconic Athabasca glacier, as well as towering waterfalls and aquamarine lakes. Then continue to your welcoming hotel in the wilderness town of Jasper.
Day 6 Get Your Motor Running
Put on leathers for the adventure of a lifetime—a guided Rocky Mountain tour by Harley Davidson motorcycle and sidecar with a professional driver! See waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, lakes and bountiful wildlife. Next, enjoy a relaxing cruise on Moraine Lake to tiny, iconic Spirit Island.
Day 7 Canyon Views
Experience one of Canada’s newest attractions: the dramatic Skywalk above the Athabasca glacier, where a glass-floored platform gives you an astonishing view of Sunwapta Canyon. Your home tonight will be the landmark Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.
Day 8 Goodbye to the Rockies
It’s time to leave the Rockies behind, as a private transfer whisks you back to the Calgary airport.
Ts‘yl-os Provincial Park
Pacific Coast Delights
British Columbia Stein Valley
Tofino Pacific Rim National Park
Day 1 Cosmopolitan and Coastal
Check into your luxurious Vancouver hotel and explore this dynamic West Coast city. Find a unique souvenir in the artists’ galleries and market stalls of Granville Island. Cycle or jog through scenic Stanley Park. Then linger over a superb dinner in Gastown.
Day 2 A Bridge to Remember
Discover more of Vancouver’s secrets on a private sightseeing tour. Then head to the heart-stopping Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, where you can stroll across a narrow footbridge 70 metres (230 feet) above the Capilano River.
Day 3 From Bears to Fine Wines
Floatplanes are an iconic part of Canada’s history. Board one in Vancouver’s harbour and follow the sweeping curve of Howe Sound before arriving in the lively mountain village of Whistler. Gasp at the jaw-dropping views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, and seek out some of the region’s countless bears on a hike with a seasoned guide. Tonight, sample fine foods and spirits during a tasting tour.
Day 6 Equestrian Escape
Your floatplane transports you across the Strait of Georgia to the remote, refined and remarkable Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island. Ride along old-growth forest trails; the resort’s extensive stables offer horses for every level of rider. Or watch for the region’s abundant wildlife on a guided hike. At night, drift to sleep in an opulently appointed tent.
Day 7 A Spa with Wildlife
Spend the morning watching for bears, orcas and humpback whales in this untrammelled wilderness. In the afternoon, indulge in a massage at the resort’s Healing Grounds. Relax in the cedar sauna, then repair to the wraparound sun deck.
Day 8 Bid Farewell to Clayoquot
Step aboard your helicopter or seaplane for the return trip to Vancouver.
Day 4 Waterfront Idyll
Your adventures by floatplane have just begun. Today, soar above sapphire waters studded with islands to West Coast Wilderness Lodge on the spectacular Sunshine Coast. Paddle a kayak or canoe in secluded coves, or just relax and enjoy the views from the cliff-side hot tub.
Day 5 Seals, Rainforests…and Grizzlies!
Step aboard a Zodiac for an amazing tour of Princess Louisa Inlet. Watch for ospreys and eagles overhead, and seals, sea lions and even grizzlies along the shore. Hike through lush rainforest to Chatterbox Falls, where your tour guides will serve a superb picnic lunch. Back at the lodge, curl up in the fireplace lounge with a glass of wine.
Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park
Ontario Toronto Niagra-onthe-lake Niagra Falls USA
Ontario Contrasts 8 days
Day 1 An Enchanting Village
Travel from Toronto to idyllic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Shop for artisanal jams, handmade jewellery and one-of-a-kind gifts along historic Queen Street. After a delicious meal at your charming Inn, drift to sleep between crisp linens.
Day 2 Sip and Applaud
Tour some of the region’s 70 diverse wineries–many of them international award winners. Sample the area’s trademark vintage: rich, complex ice wine. In the evening, take in a classic play at the lively Shaw Festival.
Day 7 Capital Delights
Return to city life in Ottawa, the nation’s capital. Stroll along the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or tour the neo-Gothic buildings of Parliament Hill before indulging in a fabulous meal at Le Cordon Bleu–a Canadian Signature Experience. Finish the day with a nightcap in your elegant hotel.
Day 8 Once-in-a-Lifetime Flight
Conjure the romance of decades gone by during an exhilarating flight over the capital in a vintage biplane. Back on the ground, return to Toronto in business-class comfort on VIA Rail.
Day 3 Niagara’s Thunder and Fine Cuisine
Thrill to a jetboat ride on the Niagara River, then soar over mighty Niagara Falls by helicopter before flying on to Toronto. This evening, savour a gourmet dinner prepared just for you at a chef’s table in one of the city’s most buzzed-about restaurants.
Day 4 Urban Pleasures
Orient yourself in Canada’s largest city with a customised sightseeing tour of Toronto’s bustling neighbourhoods, architectural treasures and historic sites. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the sky atop the landmark CN Tower, with Toronto’s glittering skyline at your feet.
Day 5 Into the Wild Travel to the unspoilt wilderness of Algonquin Park. A leisurely paddle in a voyageur canoe brings you to the rustic Algonquin Log Cabin. Swim or enjoy the sauna, then savour a hearty meal. As dusk wraps the lake in shades of violet and wolves begin their evening serenade, take a twilight hike, then gather around a bonfire as night descends. Day 6 Reconnect With Nature
At sunrise, set off by canoe or on foot with a seasoned guide in search of moose and beavers. Relish a traditional Canadian camp breakfast: pancakes cooked over a campfire, drizzled with rich maple syrup. Spend the day relaxing by the tranquil lake or exploring woods alive with birdsong. At night, marvel at millions of stars in a velvet sky during an astronomy lesson.
An Iconic Train & Polar Bears
In season, expand your adventure to include two of Canada’s most distinctive experiences.
Canada by Rail
In Toronto, step aboard VIA Rail’s legendary train, The Canadian, for the two-day trip to Winnipeg. Revel in delightful meals and the comforts of a deluxe cabin as the train transports you through vast pine forests and golden prairies.
From Winnipeg, fly to remote Churchill. Check into a comfortable hotel or try the unique Tundra Buggy Lodge, which is moved each year to the best locale for polar bear viewing. An unforgettable adventure awaits: exploring wild trails in a tundra buggy with an expert guide. Gasp as you spot a pair of majestic polar bears sparring on their hind legs, their throaty growls echoing across the untouched landscape. At night, share tales of your adventures under the shimmering northern lights.
Jacques-Cartier National Park
La Mauricie National Park
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
La Malbaie Baieu St. Paul
Day 1 Cosmopolitan Diversions
Check into your luxury hotel in Montreal, the largest French-speaking city outside of France (although English is widely spoken, too). Linger in a bistro in the trendy Plateau neighbourhood, or head downtown to immerse yourself in an outdoor festival.
Day 2 Treasures of the Past
Today is all about history. Hear tales of Montreal through the centuries on a custom-tailored sightseeing tour. That night, dine in the shimmer of candlelight in a restaurant whose stout stone walls and mullioned windows evoke the city’s storied past.
Day 3 A Castle of Logs
Travel to the Fairmont Chateau Montebello hotel, one of the world’s largest log structures. Participate in diverse outdoor activities at this rustic yet elegant resort, then bask in a treatment in the airy spa.
Day 4 Adventures with Bears
This morning, enjoy a Land Rover safari through Kenauk, the hotel’s vast private land preserve. Delight in the whisper of the wind and the chatter of blue jays. And watch closely: a slight movement in the bushes may be all you observe before a black bear crashes through the undergrowth.
Day 6 Whales, Fjords and a Scenic Train
Enjoy a fascinating whale-watching and fjord excursion in Baie Ste-Catherine, where you may spot minke, humpback and fin whales. Next, step aboard the luxurious Charlevoix train for a scenic “rail cruise” along the dazzling bank of the St. Lawrence. Revel in dome-car views before arriving at the award-winning Hotel La Ferme in Baie St. Paul.
Day 7 Fine Art and Magnificent Nature
In the morning, browse the village’s many art galleries before once again indulging in the splendour of the Charlevoix train–and a gourmet meal. Alight in a station near towering Montmorency Falls, then travel to historic Quebec City, where an elegant hotel awaits you.
Day 8 Canada’s Only Walled City
Discover the cobblestone streets and Old World charms of this walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour. Then have your portrait sketched by a street artist or relax at a sidewalk café.
Day 9 Bid adieu to Quebec
Travel to the Quebec City airport for your departure.
Day 5 Captivating Landscapes
Thrill to a classically Canadian scenic floatplane trip above sweeping forests and scattered lakes. Descend and dock on Lac Nairn before arriving at the opulent Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, where the terrace offers an incomparable view of the majestic St. Lawrence River.
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