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Find the right Floridian hot spot to fit your vacation style. Trouvez l’endroit par excellence pour vos vacances floridiennes.

Take a canal cruise through the UK’s West Midlands. Croisière sur les canaux de West Midlands au R.-U.

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VIVE LA FRANCE!

BY | PAR GREGG SARETSKY, WESTJET PRESIDENT AND CEO/PRÉSIDENT ET CHEF DE LA DIRECTION DE WESTJET

VIVE LA FRANCE!

In case you missed our exciting announcement on January 29, WestJet’s ongoing international expansion is about to take on a distinctly French flavour. On May 31, we will begin non-stop service to Paris, France (Charles de Gaulle Airport), from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia. A global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture, Paris is one of the greatest cities in the world. The list of things to see and do is endless, thanks to more than 1,800 monuments, 173 museums, over 800 libraries and 450 parks and gardens. The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Champs-Élysées, Notre-

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Dame de Paris… the City of Love is a bucket-list must-see. Paris is also home base for WestJet’s partner Air France, whose network can take guests throughout Europe and beyond, to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. WestJet Rewards members are able to earn and redeem WestJet dollars on Air France flights to popular destinations from A to Z—perhaps Ajaccio or Zurich or any of the destinations in between? And, if that isn’t exciting enough, you can look forward to a pretty sweet ride, too. We’ll operate the service using our new, fuel-efficient Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft featuring 12 seats in Plus (Premium Economy) and 164 in Economy Class all equipped with WestJet Connect, our wireless (WiFi) entertainment system. Further enhancing the guest experience, the aircraft comes with Boeing’s new Sky Interior which features customizable LED lighting and additional onboard storage space for personal items. Our MAX aircraft also have ovens on board which allows us to greatly enhance the variety of our inflight buy-onboard menus. Bon appétit! Thanks for flying with us today.

Au cas où vous auriez manqué notre nouvelle excitante le 29 janvier dernier, l’expansion continue de WestJet à l’échelle internationale est sur le point de prendre un petit air de France. En effet, le 31 mai prochain, nous offrirons un service sans escale à destination de Paris, France (aéroport Charles de Gaulle), au départ de l’aéroport international Stanfield d’Halifax en Nouvelle-Écosse. Capitale mondiale de l’art, de la mode, de la gastronomie et de la culture, Paris est l’une des plus belles villes du monde. Avec ses quelque 1 800 monuments et 173 musées, plus de 800 bibliothèques et 450 parcs et jardins, la liste des choses à voir et à faire est infinie. La tour Eiffel, l’Arc de Triomphe, le Louvre, les Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame de Paris… Bref, une liste du cœur pour découvrir la ville de l’amour. Paris est aussi la base d’attache d’Air France, partenaire aérien de WestJet et dont le réseau permet aux invités de voyager partout en Europe et au-delà jusqu’au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique et en Asie. Les membres de Récompenses WestJet peuvent accumuler des dollars WestJet et les échanger contre des vols d’Air France pour des destinations populaires de A à Z, comme Ajaccio ou Zurich, ou encore pour n’importe quelles centaines de destinations entre les deux. Et comme si ce n’était pas suffisant, vous pouvez également vous attendre à un voyage très agréable, puisque nous assurerons le service à bord de nos nouveaux appareils Boeing 737 MAX-8 à faible consommation de carburant qui offrent 12 sièges Plus (économie privilège) et 164 sièges en classe économique, en plus d’être tous dotés de WestJet Connect, notre système de divertissement sans fil (Wi-Fi). Afin d’améliorer davantage l’expérience-invité, ces appareils sont munis du nouvel agencement intérieur Boeing Sky Interior avec un éclairage DEL personnalisable et un espace de rangement à bord supplémentaire pour les articles personnels. Nos appareils MAX sont aussi équipés de fours, ce qui nous permet d’offrir une plus grande variété dans nos menus à bord pendant le vol. Bon appétit! Merci de voyager avec nous aujourd’hui.  


GOING TO A NEW CITY? When you land, celebrate with the new CITY barware collection from Orrefors. The CITY collection consists of crystal glass barware and stainless steel accessories that embody modern Scandanavian design. Inspired by city lights, the cuts on the surface create a bold and masculine, yet elegant and refined feeling. Urban elegance and beautiful clarity from Orrefors by designer Martti Rytkรถnen. CITY barware collection can be found at Bloomingdales and other fine retailers. Please see Orrefors.com for a list of retailers in the United States and Canada where the CITY barware collection can be found. CITY DESIGN MARTTI RYTKร–NEN Highball, Old Fashioned, Double Old Fashioned 4-p $60 | Ice Cubes stainless steel 4-p $30

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EDITOR/ RÉDACTEUR EN CHEF Growing up in northern Ontario, a trip to the local sugar shack was an annual school tradition. The maple syrup story (page 29) reminded me of seeing fresh syrup poured over snow and then rolling a popsicle stick over it as it hardened for a sticky snack. Ayant grandi dans le nord de l’Ontario, la visite scolaire à la cabane à sucre s’imposait annuellement. L’article sur le sirop d’érable (page 29) me rappelle les souvenirs du sirop frais versé sur la neige que nous enroulions autour d’un bâton de popsicle au fur et à mesure qu’il durcissait, ce qui donnait une agréable gâterie.

DIANE BOLT

ASSOCIATE EDITOR/ CORÉDACTRICE On a recent trip to London, I stayed at The Bloomsbury (page 18) and stuck around for brunch at the hotel’s Dalloway Terrace. The Ginger Boilermaker juice shot and avocado, grilled tomato and poached eggs on sourdough set me up for a day spent touring the city. Lors d’un récent voyage à Londres, je suis descendue au Bloomsbury (page 18) et suis allée au Dalloway Terrace de l’hôtel pour le brunch. Cocktail au jus de gingembre et avocat, tomate grillée et œufs pochés sur du pain au levain, voilà de quoi me tenir toute la journée à explorer la ville.

TERESA JOHNSTON

ART DIRECTOR/ DIRECTRICE ARTISTIQUE My experience with Florida is limited to the theme parks, so I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of its cities, which are highlighted in the Florida Match-up feature (page 51). I found Fort Lauderdale’s “living mermaids” show particularly intriguing. Mon expérience de la Floride se limite aux parcs à thème, je fus donc agréablement surprise par la diversité des villes décrites dans l’article sur cet État (page 51). J’ai trouvé que le spectacle sur les « sirènes vivantes » était particulièrement intéressant.

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DESIGN DIRECTOR/ DIRECTEUR DU DESIGN Revisiting the West Midlands by narrowboat (page 61) was a cool experience for me. The views from the canal give a unique perspective of a historically significant region, not to mention the hidden gems you’ll discover along the way. Il m’a été agréable de revoir les West Midlands en péniche (page 61). Les vues du canal donnent une perspective unique de cette région importante sur le plan historique, sans oublier les bijoux cachés que l’on découvre en route.

GOOD TIMES TRAVEL WELL Wherever you’re traveling to, The Keg will always make you feel celebrated. From consistently delicious dinners to exceptional service, why not make The Keg the next stop on your journey?

SENIOR EDITOR/ RÉDACTRICE PRINCIPALE I’ve often heard Denver compared to outdated stereotypes of Calgary: cowboys, beef and ski towns. So I was thrilled I had the chance to go to the Mile High City and discover what Denver is really all about (page 36). Hint: it includes food, craft beer and local art. J’ai souvent entendu Denver décrite dans les mêmes stéréotypes désuets que Calgary : cowboys, bœuf et stations de ski. J’étais donc emballée d’avoir l’occasion de me rendre à Denver et de découvrir la ville (page 36). Conseil pratique : comprend nourriture, bière artisanale et art local.

FABIAN MAYER

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT/ ADJOINT À LA RÉDACTION After spending a week in Mexico City a few years ago, I knew it was somewhere I would always want to revisit. Mexico Four Ways (page 26), which explores the bustling capital’s food scene, museums and rich history, has me looking at flights and brushing up on my Spanish. Après y avoir passé une semaine il y a quelques années, je savais que je voudrais revenir à Mexico (page 26). L’article sur le milieu culinaire animé, les musées et la riche histoire de cette capitale me pousse à trouver des vols et à polir mon espagnol.

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CONTRIBUTORS

JOSH PRUITT

PHOTOGRAPHER Discovering Denver, PG. 36 I live in Denver. If I were not a photographer I would be a professional drummer. My best travel tip is Create time in your schedule to explore without an agenda. Best spot for lunch in Denver Vert Kitchen—the pork shoulder sandwich is amazing. Don’t leave Denver without Visiting one of the many breweries to get a glimpse into the making of beer and a taste of the local brews.

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ASSIGNMENT HIGHLIGHT “I loved meeting the featured brewers and chefs. It was inspiring to be exposed to their own creative process.”

WRITER Three Days in Boston, PG. 21

MHAIRRI WOODHALL

NATASHA MEKHAIL

WRITER On the Ground in Gilbert, Ariz. PG. 25

WRITER Florida Match-Up, PG. 51

I live in Moncton. Best way to get around Boston On foot because there’s something to look at every step of the way. Assignment highlight Visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Her impressive art collection is displayed in her home in the exact idiosyncratic way she left it when she died in 1924. It’s part time capsule, part art museum.

I live in Calgary. My best travel tip is Ask the locals—restaurant servers, bartenders, hotel bell staff and Uber drivers—they always have the inside scoop. Favourite thing about Gilbert The eclectic array of dining opportunities. Don’t leave Gilbert without A visit to Rocket Fizz for salt water taffy.

I live in Zurich, Switzerland. Something few people know about me is I learned to play the koto, an Asian harp, in Japan in exchange for English lessons. Describe Florida in five words Surprising, hip, foodie, relaxing, young. With an unlimited word count I would have written more about The Redlands, an agritourism destination outside Miami.

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Las Vegas, Nev. They may not be of legal age, but Vegas is still a hoot for young adults. Circus Circus offers a whole host of activities including roller-coasters, bumper cars and an arcade. And, for palatepleasing meals, Cake Boss Buddy V serves up family favourites like spaghetti and meatballs and pizza at his namesake restaurant.

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Located on the Caribbean’s shallow seabed around Cancun, the Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) is one of the world’s largest underwater art museums. Snorkel, scuba dive or hop aboard a glass-bottom boat to view underwater galleries displaying more than 500 otherworldly life-sized statues and sculptures.

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You don’t need to venture far to explore ruins of the ancient Maya civilization. Right in the heart of the Hotel Zone, you’ll find Yamil Lu’um and El Rey, with the latter containing 47 excavated buildings, including a pyramid temple. Nearby, the Maya Museum of Cancun houses the San Miguelito archaeological site.

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s co-owner and vice-president of merchandising for Simons department stores, Richard Simons spends roughly 100 days a year travelling the world in search of the best designers, and new ideas and inspiration. He attends approximately 50 women’s fashion shows each year but his favourite place is in the showrooms, feeling the product as customers would in a store. Born and raised in Quebec City, Richard always wanted to follow his father into the family business and, after graduating from business school at the University of New Brunswick, he saw a place for himself at the family firm. Richard is the fifth generation of his family to work at Simons, which started in 1870 as a dry goods store in Quebec City. (His brother, Peter Simons, is the company’s CEO and president.) These days, Richard oversees the buying for Canada’s 15 Simons stores, including two new stores­— one in Calgary and the other in Edmonton. “It’s a very challenging and exciting time,” he says. “I’m always thinking about what’s next. What’s a mall going to look like in five years? How much will people be buying online? As a retailer, you know there’s going to be a lot of change.”

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Where do you find your inspiration for the upcoming season? “Inspiration is all around. There’s inspiration when you watch a film, walk through an airport, go to a fashion show, go to an art museum or when you read. We’re bombarded with inspiration.”

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Where did you get your fashion sense, your sense of style? “It’s like doing a 5,000-piece puzzle. There’s no instruction book. You might have a system and use logic;

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Richard Simons, Co-owner and Vice-President of Merchandising for Simons. maybe you start with the border or certain colours. It’s the same with fashion. If you start seeing a lot of yellow, you know that’ll be trending for the next season. You draw lines between the similarities, what everyone is doing. And sometimes no one else is doing it, but you just think it’s interesting.”

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Who are some of your favourite designers? “Without hesitation my favourite show is Dries Van Noten. He is the master of beauty and the values of his company reflect those of our

own organization. I’m very keen on Canadian designers [such as] Unttld, Denis Gagnon, Sid Neigum. There’s great talent amongst Canadian designers and we should encourage and support them.”

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What’s trending this spring? “Over the past season, we’ve seen a lot of flower prints, but this has really changed and we’ll be seeing more intense, bright colours this season mostly in solids prints and multi stripes and a lot of shiny vinyl in pants and skirts. I’m also loving the return of tailoring in pants

Could you recommend a business book? “The Designful Company: How to Build a Culture of Nonstop Innovation by Marty Neumeier. It’s great for creatives and the people who work with them.”

and suiting, which are slightly oversized. Fashion is much less fitted these days, more boxy, wider shapes are taking place over tight-fitted styling.”

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What’s the best part of your job? “The buyers and designers I work with. I’m privileged to work with such passionate forces in fashion. Nobody around me is ever unmotivated. It’s important to enjoy what you are doing, and it’s fun to work with happy people.”

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RESTORED AND RENEWED Sometimes hotels need a little love. Here are three that modernized in style.

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HISTORIC HAUNT

FAIRMONT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL Montreal, Que. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, The Queen Elizabeth has been an icon of the city since it opened in 1958 and is considered Canada’s last grand railway hotel. The hotel recently underwent a $140-million renovation, which transformed the property with a major design overhaul of its 950 rooms and suites and its common areas and restaurants. The hotel’s redesign reflects on its past with vintage design touches, such as mid-century modern furniture, but also looks forward with modern-art installations throughout the property—the hotel’s art collection has 123 works, including sculptures and paintings, by 37 local and national artists. Guest rooms include sleek furnishings and modern conveniences. Notably, guests can stay in room 1742 where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their Bed-In for Peace in 1969. The suite has interactive displays that provide video and audio clips detailing the pair’s stay. There are also four dining options, an indoor pool and a spa. Rates from $249. (fairmont.com) —Sara Samson

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The Bloomsbury London, UK Housed in a heritage neo-Georgian building in London’s Theatreland district, The Bloomsbury hotel has recently undergone an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation. The redesigned, modest reception area and homey, guest-only lounge with fireplace sets the scene for a modern Bloomsbury set, à la Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey. The hotel’s new bar, The Coral

Room, with its bold, coral-coloured walls, Herringbone parquet flooring and 1920s decor, is the place to go for cocktails and small plates—think Cumberland sausage rolls with relish and short-rib sliders and spiced slaw. Rates from $453. (doylecollection.com) —Diane Bolt Nearby: Dominion Theatre is next door to the hotel, so you may get to see your favourite thespians before or after the show.

PHOTOS: FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS; MIRAMONTE RESORT & SPA

Nearby: Dorchester Square park features many historic monuments highlighting Montreal’s and Canada’s history.


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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa Indian Wells, Calif. Nestled at the base of Coachella Valley’s Santa Rosa Mountains, this once-Tuscan-inspired retreat is debuting a fresh interior look, thanks to an US$8-million facelift. While the Miramonte maintains its original Tuscan-style exterior, inside, the lobby, common areas, meeting rooms, spa and dining areas have embraced a new “Coachella cool” aesthetic of blue hues and wood accents, a homage to the resort’s natural desert surroundings. Start with a treatment at the freshly renovated spa, The Well. The new menu highlights local ingredients like lemons and lavender plucked straight from the property’s own herb and citrus gardens. Keeping with the farm-to-(massage)table theme, the reimagined restaurant, Citrus & Palm, features produce from local Coachella Valley farms and the chef’s own on-site garden. After dinner, opt for some classic Miramonte experiences: relaxing in one of the resort’s two pools or playing a round of lawn games like cornhole under a starry, palm tree-lined sky. Rates from US$149. (miramonteresort.com) —Marissa Willman Nearby: Empire Polo Club, the site of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 13-15 and 20-22) is just 15 minutes away.

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Explore this capital city’s storied neighbourhoods and historic landmarks on a weekend getaway.

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ounded in 1630, Boston is one of North America’s oldest cities, resulting in a whole host of historic landmarks; downtown is home to some of the United States oldest parks, cemeteries and taverns, while the North End mixes colonial architecture with old-world Italian charm. There’s also an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods, from Fenway-Kenmore’s 1970s rock scene to Beacon Hill’s African-American legacy, that are best explored on foot.

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DAY 2 Morning Start the day in Back Bay shopping on Newbury Street where eight blocks of high-end shops, boutiques and popups fill the 19th-century Victorian brownstones. Don’t miss Newbury Comics, a Boston pop culture institution with exclusive vinyl and graphic novels. Afternoon Afterwards, head over to Copley Square for a tour of Trinity Church, a beautiful Boston landmark built in 1877 featuring incredible stained-glass windows, heavy arches and a dramatic tower. Cross the square to

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MARCH EVENTS TWO CAN’T-MISS CELEBRATIONS

Boston Wine Festival This annual festival offers events throughout all of March hosted at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Highlights include a Mediterranean food and wine pairing and a dinner hosted by Allegrini Winery with Italian dishes prepared by the hotel’s chef Daniel Bruce.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Starting at 1 p.m. (this year on March 18), the city’s 117th St. Patrick’s Day Parade will fill South Boston with green floats, pipe bands and Irish step dancers. Top the day off with a pint of Guinness at one of the downtown’s many historic taverns and Irish pubs.

the Boston Public Library for afternoon tea with smoked salmon sandwiches and macarons in its dining room overlooking the Italian Courtyard. Evening Continue down the street to Fenway-Kenmore’s Hojoko, a funky Japanese tavern in The Verb Hotel. Share the wasabi roulette (4) where one super-spicy roll is hidden amidst sushi pieces. After dinner, check out local music memorabilia from Aerosmith and The J. Geils Band in the hotel lobby, then catch a concert at a nearby venue like House of Blues.

PHOTOS: STAN TESS/ALAMY; MARCUS BAKER/ALAMY; JOYELLE WEST; VISIONS OF AMERICA, LLC/ALAMY

Morning Explore downtown Boston by walking the four-kilometre self-guided Freedom Trail. Starting at the Boston Common, follow the path’s red bricks to historic sites like Old State House and the Granary Burying Ground, where figures from the Revolutionary War are buried. Afternoon Continue along the trail to Faneuil Hall Marketplace (1) to browse its many shops and restaurants. Try Boston Chowda Co.’s award-winning namesake, grab a pint at J.J. Donovan’s Irish tavern, then leave the Freedom Trail and walk five minutes along the harbour to see penguins, seals and sharks at the New England Aquarium (2). Evening Walk 20 minutes south of the market, through the public art-filled Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, to Chinatown to try gourmet Cantonese fare such as Peking duck ravioli or fresh ginger lobster stir-fry at Peach Farm restaurant. End the evening by taking in a performance at the Boston Opera House or the vaudeville-era Paramount Theatre (3).


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DAY 3 Morning Immerse yourself in the North End’s American Revolution history at the Old North Church, where patriot Paul Revere’s associates hung the lanterns that signalled the British were invading. Next, walk down Hanover Street for the Great Gatsby themed brunch at Parla—don’t miss the meatball and fontina baguette. Afternoon Visit Beacon Hill’s Museum of African American History to learn about the neighbourhood’s role in ending slavery— many freed slaves in Boston lived in Beacon Hill between 1800 and 1900 and participated in the Underground Railroad. Wander the

neighourhood’s cobblestoned streets and admire the 19th-century brick row houses, including 66 Phillips Street, a former Underground Railroad station. Evening Stroll down Beacon Street, passing by the golddomed Massachusetts State House (5), and head for supper at Carrie Nation. The cheeky prohibition-inspired restaurant serves dishes such as pan-seared salmon with saffron leeks and lamb osso buco. Find the restaurant’s hidden speakeasy (spoiler: it’s at the back of the restaurant) for cocktails like the Boston Mahatma made with Irish whiskey, orange marmalade and egg white. —Mandy Savoie

CHEERS Cheers bar, featured in the eponymous TV sitcom, is located in Boston's Beacon Hill neighbourhood. Drop by for a pint and a Giant Norm Burger.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Boston six times a day from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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DAY TRIP "County Tipperary is off the beaten track in terms of tourism—it has a combination of historic buildings and beautiful landscape."

HISTORIC HOTSPOT “One place that should be visited is Nano Nagle Place, a convent complex that’s open to the public. You can visit the gardens and see the exhibition on Nano Nagle [a pioneer of Catholic education in Ireland] and see her grave. It’s a place of stillness, right in the city centre.”

IRELAND

A history buff at heart, Peter Foynes has worked as the director of The Butter Museum for the last 16 years. Foynes says Cork’s history is just one aspect of the town’s appeal. Here, he shares a few of his favourite things about this easy-going Irish town.

THE BUTTER MUSEUM “The Butter Museum offers a different historic perspective, not just on Cork but on Irish society as a whole. When most people think of Ireland in the 19th century, they think of potatoes and poverty, but we were the largest butter market in the world.”

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LOCAL GEM “St. Peter’s Cork on North Main Street. It’s a historic church that’s now a modern arts and event venue. There is always something different going on there, like exhibitions and performances. They have a good coffee shop, too: the Portafilter Café.”

IRISH SPORT “I’d recommend seeing a hurling match at the Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the main Gaelic games stadium in the city. Hurling is an amazing game to watch—the speed of play and the skill level of amateur players is remarkable.” FOR A PINT “I go to a pub called the Long Valley Bar. It’s an old-fashioned, historic bar with mahogany and stone. My preferred drink is the Rebel Red Ale, which is locally produced.” —Karin Olafson

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Dublin once a day from St. John’s, Nfld., starting April 29.

PHOTOS: KPHOTOGRAPHY.IE; IAN G DAGNALL/ALAMY

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GILBERT’S HERITAGE DISTRICT ARIZONA

Stroll through the Heritage District in downtown Gilbert, located about 30 minutes southeast of Phoenix, and find a mix of historic sights, museums, galleries, independent boutiques and lively, locally inspired eateries.

ILLUSTRATION: WES DAUNCEY. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF SODA EMPORIUM; AMANDA TINKER; GILBERT ART WALK; SHERRY SPITZ; GILBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SWEET TREATS Rocket Fizz, in Heritage Marketplace, carries a vast array of nostalgic and quirky sweets, memorabilia and small-batch sodas. Candy fans can indulge in 100-plus flavours of salt water taffy and sample unusual taste combinations like peanut butter and jelly pop. (rocketfizz.com)

PARK PLAY Water Tower Plaza, in the heart of the Heritage District, is a vibrant hub for community events like the Gilbert Art Walk (held monthly on the first and third Saturday). Visit the open plaza, with outdoor seating and children’s splash pad, to relax, picnic and play.

CREATIVE CUISINE Located in a beautifully refurbished historic grocery store, Liberty Market serves up creative fare made from regionally sourced ingredients. Hearty house favourites include Chef David’s Breakfast Sandwich and hand-tossed thin crust pizzas, fire-cooked over Arizona pecan wood. (libertymarket.com)

VINTAGE FINDS Collectible treasures await at Flashback Antiques. Peruse the unique display of vintage decor, furniture, jewelry and children’s toys. The shop also stocks handmade candles, lotions and soaps. (facebook.com/flashbackantiques)

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Phoenix eight times a day from eight Canadian cities and to Mesa three times a week from Calgary and Edmonton.

VISUAL ARTS Art Intersection features photography from both established and emerging local and international artists. This month, visit the gallery’s signature Light Sensitive exhibition (Mar. 6 to Apr. 21) to view images created using traditional darkroom and alternative photographic methods. (artintersection.com)

HISTORIC TALES Housed in the town’s original elementary school, circa 1913, HD South showcases the area’s railroad and agricultural heritage. Browse exhibits depicting early 20th century life for insight into Gilbert’s first homesteaders. (hdsouth.org) —Mhairri Woodhall

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MEXICO CITY

HISTORY BUFF

WHERE TO STAY On the Zócalo Plaza in the heart of the city, just steps from the Templo Mayor and other key attractions, the Gran Hotel Ciudad de México features old-world elegance in art nouveau surroundings. Built in 1899, the five-star property (originally a department store) recently starred in the James Bond flick, Spectre.

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WHERE TO STAY The Pug Seal Belisario in the southern neighbourhood of Coyoacan—named for revolutionary hero Belisario Domínguez—is more B&B than boutique hotel with just seven rooms, each with its own unique decor. The property is also walking distance to local sights like the Trotsky and Frida Kahlo museums.

WHERE TO STAY In the heart of trendy Condesa, Casa Malí by Dominion attracts guests for its stylish art deco elements and its convenient suites, each with a kitchenette and washer and dryer. But you’ll love it for its access to green space: beautiful Parque México across the street and the nearby green oval of Avenida Amsterdam.

WHAT TO DO The ancient city of Teotihuacan (1), which hit its peak some 1,500 years ago, is a mustvisit. Join an Urban Adventures day tour for a guided exploration of the site and its massive pyramids. The tour also takes you to nearby villages to learn about traditional local food and to drink and dine in a family home.

WHERE TO STAY Two of the city’s top restaurants are on-site at boutique hotel Las Alcobas (3), located in the Polanco district. Sharing plates at Anatol range from modern Mexican to western fare, while Dulce Patria serves contemporary takes on Mexican classics. Don’t skip the cocktail list, which features ingredients like cactus.

WHAT TO DO Frida Kahlo might just be Mexico City’s most famous daughter, so a visit to her museum, housed in La Casa Azul (5) (the blue house), where the artist was born, lived and died, is a must. Here, you’ll see not just artwork by Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, but learn about the lifestyle of their circle of contemporaries, too.

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WHAT TO DO Chef Ruth Alegria’s food tours give visitors an insider’s look at what’s on offer in Mexico City’s bustling markets. Come with an appetite and some cash on hand; while tastings of fresh-made tacos, fruit smoothies and more are included in your tour, there’s always more to buy—a cast-iron tortilla press, perhaps?

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WHAT TO DO On a sunny day there’s no better place to be than lounging in a colourfully painted pole-driven boat on the canals of Xochimilco (7), with a wreath of flowers in your hair, as mariachis and souvenir vendors float by. Before you leave, shop the market near the dock for snacks (spicy crickets, anyone?) and tchotchkes.

PHOTOS: JON ARNOLD IMAGES LTD/ALAMY; ASK IMAGES/ALAMY; JOSÉ IGNACIO; LAS ALCOBAS; DANIEL AVILES; DAVID CROSSLAND/ALAMY; MIGSTOCK/ALAMY; MARGARET METCALFE/ALAMY; MÁXIMO BISTROT

Mexico City has it all: rich history and culture, world-class museums, diverse architecture, and more amazing restaurants than you can fit into a single visit (though you’ll certainly try). Ready to dive in? Here are four itineraries to start your explorations.


WHERE TO EAT In a city dense with fantastic food at all price points, El Cardenal (2) stands out for its longevity—it’s been serving its take on time-honoured Mexican dishes for close to 50 years. Come early for breakfast; pair fresh pastries with nata (cream made from raw milk) before indulging in spicy sauce-covered scrambled eggs.

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WHERE TO EAT Traditional Mexican cuisine is the specialty at all three locations of famed Azul restaurant. Choose from dishes like cream of pumpkin flower soup (4) and black-bean tamales and save room for a hot chocolate in your choice of flavour (think vanilla, chili or licorice); it’s frothed up tableside with a wooden molinillo (whisk).

WHERE TO EAT Los Danzantes has been feeding Coyoacan residents for more than 20 years. Come for its traditional cuisine, including vegetables grown in the chinampas (artificial agricultural islands) of nearby Xochimilco. Be sure to order the house brand of mezcal (6), which has been distilled in Oaxaca since 1997.

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WHERE TO EAT Máximo Bistrot (8) might hit best-of lists for its wellcrafted cuisine, but you’ll be happy to support its business practices. It’s known for sustainably sourcing not just ingredients (in large part purchased daily from nearby markets), but its dishes and wooden furniture, made by local artisans. —Kat Tancock

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his month, just as Canada’s eastern provinces round the corner on winter, the nation’s maple trees are tapped. As the mercury hovers above 5˚C by day and just above zero at night, this liquid gold flows until late April when the trees’ leaves bloom and the sap runs dry. In and around Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia, sugar shacks serve up generous quantities of maple-mingled fare. Canada supplies 71 per cent of the world’s maple syrup—92 per cent of which comes from Quebec alone, and most of the rest from Ontario and the Maritimes—so it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike come out to celebrate this sweet season. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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QUEBEC'S SUGAR SHACKS DISCOVER TRADITIONAL CUISINE AND MORE LA TABLÉE DES PIONNIERS Chef Louis-François Marcotte of Montreal’s high-end Les Rouges steakhouse bestowed an upscale menu on La Tablée des Pionniers when he bought the classic, 55-year-old sugar shack in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré near Mont Tremblant (about an hour and a half north of Montreal). The menu boasts dishes using local products such as white wine from Rivière du Chêne Vineyard that has been flavoured with maple syrup.

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CABANE À SUCRE AU PIED DE COCHON Reservations are a must at Cabane à Sucre Au Pied De Cochon, the Mirabel-based cousin of Montreal’s popular restaurant, Au Pied du Cochon. Owner and celebrity chef Martin Picard’s belief that maple syrup is a national culinary treasure prompted him to open this sugar shack almost a decade ago. He taps the surrounding maple trees, makes his own syrup and creates a new menu each spring. Past dishes include mapleglazed duck, maple mille feuilles and maple-sugar cotton candy.

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SUCRERIE DE LA MONTAGNE Sucrerie de la Montagne, less than 45 minutes west of Montreal, transports visitors back in time to the pioneer days and is a designated Quebec Heritage Site. This clapboard sugar shack is located amid 120 acres of century-old maples atop Mont Rigaud and serves up hearty meals year-round.

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MAPLE GRADES AND TASTING NOTES THE LONGER THE SAP STAYS IN THE TREE, THE STRONGER THE FLAVOUR OF THE SYRUP

GOLDEN Delicate Taste Tapped as the tree is just waking up from winter’s freeze, this syrup is light in colour and perfect for marinades and salad dressings. Try: Drip Blonde is harvested from a single forest in Northern Ontario.

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AMBER Rich Taste Tapped mid-season, this is the Goldilocks of syrups—neither too delicate, nor too strong—and is delicious drizzled on pancakes. Try: Ontario’s The Graeme Foers Co.’s Tapped Out is smoky and full-bodied.

DARK Robust Taste With its strong and pronounced maple taste and dark colour, this syrup is a popular choice for baking. Try: Cosman & Webb syrup, made in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, is organic, single-forest and unblended.

VERY DARK Strong Taste Similar to molasses, this syrup can be used in baking, as a sugar substitute in coffee, and when crafting bourbon, rum and whisky cocktails. Try: 29 FÉVRIER’s Maple-in-a-tree is produced at the very end of the season.


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THREE WAYS TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT MAPLE SYRUP Visit the maple museum at Cabane à Sucre Paquette in SainteAnne-des-Plaines, less than an hour from Montreal, to learn about traditional and modern tapping techniques and the sap-to-syrup stages of production and processing, before finishing with a maple water tasting. Meanwhile, in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, join Parks Canada Interpreter Mary Louise (Googoo) Bernard, a Mi’kmaw elder and spiritualist, author and former chief of the indigenous Wagmatcook community, for Sweet Discovery: The Mi’kmaq legend of maple syrup, a weekly program that tells the ancient legend of Bernard’s ancestor, the Indian maiden, who was the first to boil maple sap to make syrup in the province. And, just 20 minutes north of Waterloo, Ont., celebrate the end of the harvest at Elmira Maple Syrup Festival (April 7). Meet farmers, take a tour of the sugar-bush and make maple taffy. There are also activities such as pancake-flipping and log-sawing contests, and round trips to the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market on a restored Waterloo Central Railway steam train. —David Lasker

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SUSHI AT STICKS AND STONES: “They have a lot of interesting flavours of sushi and a really great sake selection.”

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little more than a decade ago, Christie Peters moved to Vancouver, sought out her culinary hero, Chef Rob Feenie, and learned how to cook at his former restaurant, Feenie’s. Peters later honed her chops at restaurants in cities like Amsterdam and San Francisco, but she always knew that one day she’d return to her hometown of Saskatoon. Today, Peters and her partner (in life and in business), chef Kyle Michael, own two restaurants in this prairie town: an eclectic flagship called The Hollows and the Italian-focused Primal. With her dedication to sustainable house-grown ingredients, full animal butchery (even the excess animal fat is turned into soap) and a vintage chic aesthetic, Peters is on a mission to refine and redefine Saskatchewan cuisine.

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Q Why did you choose to return to Saskatoon? A Saskatoon is very much a land of opportunity for me. To own or even lease a building in Vancouver is unattainable, but, here in Saskatoon, it’s possible. Financially, it was easy for us to start a restaurant here—we got our foot in the door early and, as the city grows, we’ll grow with it. Q You have your own gardens, compost almost everything and practice full animal butchery. Why is that important to you? A I just couldn’t do it any other way. I’m a nature-lover and an environmentalist at heart, so, when I opened my own restaurants, I wanted that full-circle feeling. Q How are your restaurants representative of Saskatchewan? A Saskatchewan is the breadbasket of the world. To have a cuisine based around the heritage grains that we grow here was important.

We have a rye pasta with bison tongue pastrami and sauerkraut, and our house-made bread is made with red fife wheat. Q What are some of your favourite dishes at Primal and The Hollows? A At The Hollows, the menu changes frequently with the seasons, but there’s always a lot of beets and cabbage on the menu, because it’s so Saskatchewan. At Primal, we have a beef heart bolognese that I think is really cool because it uses beef heart mixed with pork. Q Can you describe the vibe of each of your restaurants? A I designed both restaurants and I’m really proud of that. The Hollows is in a huge building that used to be a Chinese restaurant—it’s kind of a time capsule from the 1960s. Primal’s decor is more high-end and polished. It’s dark and loud. —Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA AT TAVERNA ITALIAN KITCHEN: “You’d think I’d be sick of pasta, but I love going to Taverna. It’s got such a cool old-school feel.”

FRIED DUMPLINGS AT JIN JIN DUMPLING: “They’re amazing. Just the best dumplings in town.”

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Pucker Up!

Sour beers are catching on across North America.

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VANCOUVER, B.C. There’s a high concentration of craft breweries producing sour beers in Vancouver. At this East Van spot, brewmaster Iain Hill makes several different styles, including kettle sours and traditional wood-aged brews. TRY: Reynard (6.5% ABV)—an oud bruin with a complex cherry-like flavour, even though no fruit was used in the brewing process. It took home a gold medal at the 2016 B.C. Craft Beer Awards.

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art, fruity, refreshing: sour beers have grown in popularity across North America in recent years, with many craft breweries producing these pints alongside ever-popular IPAs, pilsners and porters. What differentiates sour beers from other styles is the fermentation process: they are soured naturally by bacteria and yeast. Sour beer was first produced in Belgium in the 18th century and is made by pouring beer into big, open-air vats, allowing airborne bacteria and yeast to drop into the liquid and start the fermentation process spontaneously. The beer is then aged, often for more than a year, in barrels that contain souring bacteria. This traditional style is called lambic and variations include gueuze (various lambics blended together), kriek (fermented with cherries) and fruit varieties like framboise (raspberries). Other styles of sour beers include Berliner

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Weisse, first brewed in Germany, which is lighter than a traditional sour and made with a lactic acid bacteria, and Gose, also from Germany, which is a blend of sour and salt—thanks to the addition of coriander and salt—giving it a refreshing profile. European sour beers have been available in North America in a limited fashion since the 1970s, and, by the late 1990s, craft breweries around the continent began experimenting with their own varieties. In the past decade, North American brewers have adopted a hybrid version called “kettle sours,” where beer is kept at a warm temperature in the brew kettle, accelerating the souring process so the beer is ready within four to eight weeks. Fruits or well-aged hops are sometimes added to emphasize the fruity flavours. There are now hundreds of craft breweries across North America producing sour beers. Here are a few standout spots to try. —Joe Wiebe

TRY: Transatlantique Kriek (6.5% ABV)—a unique blend of sour cherry lambic from Oud Beersel brewery in Belgium and New Belgium’s own sour golden ale.

THE LOST ABBEY SAN MARCOS, CALIF. Southern California is an epicentre of sour beer production in the United States and The Lost Abbey is one of the area’s most exciting breweries to check out. Its lineup of Belgian-inspired beers includes a range of outstanding sour and conventional styles. TRY: Framboise de Amorosa (8.5% ABV)—a barrel-aged sour (it spends more than a year in wooden barrels) that is a deep, ruby red and bursts with sour raspberry flavour.

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FORT COLLINS, COLO. Denver is a well-known hot spot for craft breweries, but its neighbour to the north also has a growing list of breweries. New Belgium Brewing’s inception was spurred by its founder’s bike trip through Belgium in 1988, resulting in a whole host of traditional ales.


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tep into Denver’s Union Station on a Saturday morning and you’re sure to find it buzzing with people sipping coffee, reading the paper, waiting in line for breakfast and just generally hanging out. This beautiful, turn-of-the-century building has become such a popular local haunt, it’s hard to believe only a few years ago it was a rundown train station most Denverites went out of their way to avoid. The decline of Union Station and the rest of Denver’s downtown began in the early 1980s, when the city fell into a recession. As time passed, a whole host of beautiful brick and stone buildings in the area, many dating back to the gold-rush era of the late 1800s, were abandoned and left to deteriorate. But, over the past decade, the city’s economy has steadily grown and Denver has invested in revitalizing its historic downtown core and surrounding neighbourhoods, reimagining buildings like Union Station and bringing a new kind of energy to the forefront. Home to 700,000 people (three million in the metro area) and nicknamed the Mile High City (it’s exactly one mile, or 5,280 feet, above sea level), Denver has long been known for its cowboys, beef and nearby ritzy ski towns. But the city is shaking off its outdated cowboyculture image and reinventing itself as a hip and progressive city. Leading the charge is a trailblazing craft beer scene, a host of diverse culinary offerings and neighbourhoods bursting with vibrant arts initiatives. An estimated 1,000 people move to the city each week, lured by its outdoorsy lifestyle, comparatively affordable housing and a welcoming attitude that embraces homegrown entrepreneurs. And lately, an influx of international visitors have been flocking here, too, to find out what’s behind the new Denver.

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ntrez dans Union Station à Denver un samedi matin et vous constaterez qu’elle grouille de gens prenant un café, lisant un journal, attendant de se faire servir le petit-déjeuner ou tout simplement passant le temps. Il est difficile d’imaginer que ce magnifique édifice du tournant du siècle, devenu un repaire populaire, était il y a à peine quelques années une vieille gare délabrée que les Denverois évitaient à tout prix. Le déclin d’Union Station et du reste du centre-ville de Denver commença au début des années 1980 lorsque la récession frappa la ville. Avec le temps, nombre d’édifices en brique et en pierre des alentours, plusieurs remontant à l’époque de la ruée vers l’or, furent abandonnés et se détériorèrent. Cependant, ces dix dernières années, l’économie de la ville n’a cessé de s’améliorer. Denver revitalisa son centre historique et les quartiers environnants réinventant des édifices comme Union Station dans le but de créer une nouvelle énergie au premier plan. La ville, surnommée Mile High City (parce qu’elle dépasse le niveau de la mer d’exactement 5 280 pieds, soit un mile), compte 700 000 habitants (trois millions dans la région métropolitaine). Elle fut longtemps reconnue pour ses cowboys, son bœuf et ses centres de ski luxueux. Or, la ville se débarrasse de cette image désuète et se réinvente en tant que ville branchée et progressive. Le milieu novateur de la bière artisanale, la panoplie de restaurants variés et les quartiers regorgeant de commerces et d’initiatives artistiques uniques en ouvrent la voie. Quelque 1 000 personnes s’installent dans la ville chaque semaine, attirées par le style de vie plein air, les logements relativement abordables et l’attitude accueillante des entrepreneurs locaux. Dernièrement, des visiteurs internationaux affluent aussi pour découvrir ce nouveau Denver. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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While Colorado has been brewing beer for more than 100 years (the Coors Brewery opened in neighbouring Golden in 1873), Denver’s modern-day beer scene came about in the late 1980s when an out-of-work geologist named John Hickenlooper (now Colorado’s governor) opened the city’s first craft brewery, Wynkoop Brewing, in an abandoned warehouse downtown—a radical idea, given that, at that time, downtown Denver was a nearly deserted area that locals avoided. Wynkoop proved to be a hit, drawing thirsty Denverites back into the core and inspiring other breweries and businesses—including Coors Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies—to take up residence in the surrounding rundown buildings. Thanks in large part to Hickenlooper and his brewery, downtown slowly turned into an appealing place to live and own a business.

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“one thing that makes denver’s beer scene unique is that the brewers are diverse.”

« CE QUI DISTINGUE DENVER, CE SONT LES BRASSEURS TRÈS Today, DenDIVERSIFIÉS. » ver has about 70 craft brewSTEVE KUROWSKI eries throughout the city (Colorado itself has nearly 350), and it hosts one of the world’s biggest beer events every fall: the Great American Beer Festival, Bien que l’on brasse de la bière au with more than 2,200 local, Colorado depuis plus de 100 ans (la national and international brewbrasserie Coors ouvrit tout près, eries showcasing nearly 8,000 à Golden en 1873), les bières mobeers. Beer is such big business dernes apparaissent à Denver vers in Colorado that it has a major la fin des années 1980 lorsque John impact on the state’s economy, Hickenlooper, géologue sans travail with craft breweries bringing in (et gouverneur actuel du Colorado) US$3 billion annually. décide d’ouvrir Wynkoop Brewing, “One thing that makes Denla première brasserie artisanale de ver’s beer scene unique is that the la ville dans un entrepôt abandonné brewers are diverse,” says Steve du centre-ville, une idée radicale Kurowski, operations director at surtout qu’à l’époque le centre-ville Colorado Brewers Guild. était un endroit déserté que les Indeed, the city’s tight-knit habitants évitaient. community of craft brewers is Wynkoop connut un grand succommitted to taking risks and cès, ramenant les résidents assoiffés introducing innovative brewing vers le centre et inspirant d’autres techniques and unconventional brasseries et commerces, y compris beer styles to the city. Black Shirt les Colorado Rockies, de la Ligue Brewing Co., for instance, focuses majeure de baseball à s’installer à on red ales, Prost Brewing is Coors Field, un des édifices délabrés

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environnants. C’est en partie grâce à Hickenlooper et à sa brasserie que le centre-ville s’est lentement transformé en un endroit où il fait bon vivre et travailler. De nos jours, Denver compte environ 70 brasseries (le Colorado en a presque 350) et accueille chaque automne un des plus grands festivals de la bière au monde : le Great American Beer Festival avec près de 8 000 bières représentant plus de 2 200 brasseries locales, nationales et internationales. La bière au Colorado, c’est sérieux, et elle rapporte chaque année 3 milliards de dollars américains à l’économie de l’État. « Ce qui distingue Denver, ce sont les brasseurs très diversifiés, » explique Steve Kurowski, directeur de l’exploitation de la guilde des brasseurs du Colorado. En effet, les brasseurs artisanaux de la ville s’engagent à prendre des risques et à introduire des techniques de brassage novatrices et peu conventionnelles. Black Shirt Brewing Co, notamment, cible les rousses, Prost Brewing est connu pour les bières authentiques à


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known for authentic, Germanstyle beers and Crooked Stave specializes in barrel-aged sour and wild beers. Chad Yakobson, owner and brewmaster at Crooked Stave, says that while these beers aren’t necessarily your typical offerings, consumers in Denver have developed educated palates, which is helping to make these local beers more mainstream. “The beer we are brewing is mostly for the beer geek—the educated consumer—and that base exists in Denver,” says Yakobson.

l’Allemande et Crooked Stave se spécialise dans les bières amères vieillies en fût et les bières sauvages. Chad Yakobson, propriétaire et maître-brasseur à Crooked Stave, précise que ces bières ne sont pas typiques, mais que les consommateurs de Denver ont développé un goût raffiné ce qui aide à les faire passer auprès du grand public. « Nous brassons surtout pour l’amateur éduqué et connaisseur, et cette base existe à Denver », dit Yakobson.

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La sensation d’innovation qui domine le milieu de la bière artisanale de Denver se ressent aussi dans le milieu dynamique des arts. À l’extrémité du centre, dans le quartier créatif de Golden Triangle (appelé ainsi en raison de la forte concentration de galeries et de musées) se trouve le Denver Art Museum, de calibre mondial qui accueille un nombre impressionnant d’expositions itinérantes et qui compte une collection massive d’art indien d’Amérique; le musée Clyfford Still remplit tout un édifice consacré au célèbre peintre de l’expressionnisme abstrait qui a donné son nom au musée. Certes le milieu des arts s’étend bien au-delà des établissements du Golden Triangle. Ces dernières années, les artistes denverois utilisent la ville comme canevas; une promenade dans les quartiers émergeants, dont Baker, River North (appelé RiNo) et South Broadway, révèle un nombre ahurissant de murales colorées, commandées par des commerces locaux pour transformer les édifices à l’allure industrielle en magnifiques œuvres d’art. Les autorités s’engagent aussi à soutenir les initiatives d’art locales. Le Programme d’art public fut créé en 1988 pour amener l’art dans l’espace public; des fonds du conseil de ville sont mis de côté pour de l’art public chaque année. En 2009, le Fonds d’art urbain fut prévu pour faciliter la création de nouvelles

The sense of innovation that dominates Denver’s craft-brewing community is also evident in the city’s vibrant arts scene. Located on the northern tip of downtown in the Golden Triangle Creative District (so named for its high concentration of galleries and museums), the world-class Denver Art Museum hosts an impressive array of travelling exhibitions and a massive American Indian art collection, while the eponymous Clyfford Still Museum is an entire building dedicated to showcasing the celebrated American painter’s abstract-expressionist work. Of course, the city’s art scene stretches well beyond the more formal institutions found within the Golden Triangle. In recent years, artists throughout Denver have been using the city itself as their canvas; a stroll through any of Denver’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods—including Baker, River North (known locally as RiNo) and South Broadway—reveals a dizzying array of colourful murals, commissioned by local businesses to transform industrial-looking buildings into beautiful works of art. The municipal government is also committed to supporting local art initiatives—the Denver Public Art Program was created

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“there’s art everywhere: upstairs, downstairs, in the alleyways.”

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in 1988 as a way to bring art into public spaces; municipal funding from City Council is set aside specifically for public art each year. And in 2009, the Urban Art Fund was established to facilitate the creation of new murals by local youth in heavily vandalized areas of the city. In addition, there are currently seven certified arts districts in Denver, each with their own unique offerings of galleries, museums, murals, festivals and initiatives. “There is a real identity here in owning your craft and having a community to support it,” says Amy Phare, president of the local non-profit organization Art District on Santa Fe. This district is home to more than 100 galleries, artist studios and museums, including the Museo de las Americas, a Latin-American art museum. This area also attracts thousands of people during the monthly First Friday Art Walk, when dozens of businesses open their doors for this creative event. “There’s art everywhere: upstairs, downstairs, in the alleyways—people are opening galleries in their garages now— the neighbourhood just really comes alive,” says Phare.

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To say that Denver’s food scene is exploding would be an understatement—245 restaurants opened in 2017 alone. And the city is basking in international attention as the 15th season of Top Chef (which premiered in December 2017) showcases various locales around Denver. “When I was growing up here, Denver had this moniker of being a cowtown or a meat-and-potato town,” says Adam Schlegel, co-founder of popular breakfast eatery Snooze and the president of EatDenver, a non-profit that supports local restaurants. “So to see what has happened over the past 10 years is phenomenal.”

murales par des jeunes locaux dans les zones fortement vandalisées de la ville. En outre, la ville compte actuellement sept quartiers certifiés en art, chacun avec ses propres galeries, musées, murales, festivals et initiatives. « Le fait de posséder une œuvre et de jouir du soutien de la communauté procure un véritable sens d’identité, explique Amy Phare, présidente d’Art District on Santa Fe, organisme sans but lucratif local. Il y a tellement de gens passionnés ici, chacun ayant son propre talent. » Art District on Santa Fe compte plus de 100 galeries, studios d’artistes et musées, dont le Museo de las Americas, musée d’art d’Amérique latine. Ce secteur attire aussi des milliers de personnes pour la promenade artistique du premier vendredi du mois; des dizaines de commerces ouvrent alors leurs portes pour l’occasion. « Il y a de l’art partout: à l’étage, en bas, dans les ruelles, les gens transforment leur garage en galerie, le quartier prend vie, » explique Phare.

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C’est peu dire que le nombre de restaurants à Denver explose; 2017 a vu 245 ouvertures. De plus, la ville est dans la mire internationale avec la 15e saison de Top Chef (lancée en décembre 2017) qui se veut une vitrine des restaurants des environs de Denver. « Quand j’étais petit, on disait que Denver était une ville de cowboys où l’on mangeait viande et pommes de terre, dit Adam Schlegel, co-fondateur de Snooze, endroit populaire pour le petitdéjeuner, et président de EatDenver, organisme sans but lucratif au soutien des restaurants locaux. Il est phénoménal de voir ce qui s’est passé au cours des dix dernières années. » Bien que la cuisine des Rocheuses y soit encore bien présente (on ne manque pas de plats de viande WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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While the city still offers plenty of Rocky Mountain cuisine—there’s no shortage of local meats like lamb, bison and elk on menus—Denver has diversified well beyond the steakhouse with hip fast-casual offerings, upscale fine dining and authentic ethnic cuisines. Chuey Fu’s, a quirky spot in the Art District on Santa Fe, melds Latin and Asian cuisines to create dishes like the Fuh (Pho) Burrito, packed with bean sprouts, Thai basil, rice noodles and pho broth (order it alongside the guacamole for a real explosion of delicious international flavours). Schlegel says the city’s culinary community is also putting a larger emphasis on sustainable ingredients. “[Chefs here] spend a lot of time getting to know our vendors,” he says. For instance, Snooze works with local producers who are making everything from pickles to tortillas, and with responsible international producers for items like coffee, which is sourced from a Guatemalan farm that Schlegel visited himself.

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As a result of locale comme this collective l’agneau, le bison ADAM SCHLEGEL focus on local et le wapiti), and sustainable Denver compte ingredients, aussi, outre les seasonal menus are the norm at grilladeries branchées, des restaumany of the city’s best restaurants décontractés à service rapide, rants, which include Acorn, Linger des restaurants haut de gamme et and Potager. Root Down, one of de cuisine ethnique. Chuey Fu’s, six local spots owned by chef/ endroit bizarre dans Art District on restauranteur Justin Cucci, grows Santa Fe, fusionne les cuisines latine about 20 per cent of its seasonal et asiatique pour offrir un Burrito vegetables from a 4,000-squareFuh (Pho), plein de germes de soja, foot, on-site garden and sources de basilic thaï, de nouilles de riz et many of its ingredients from de bouillon pho (à accompagner de Colorado-based ranchers and guacamole pour une véritable exfarmers to create vegetableplosion de saveurs internationales). focused dishes. Schlegel dit que le milieu cu“Colorado gets linaire de la ville met plus knocked for being l’accent sur les ingrécold,” says Schlegel. dients durables. « [Les “But there’s a new GETTING THERE chefs] passent beaucoup greenhouse or farm WestJet flies to de temps à apprendre à popping up all the Denver once a day connaître les fournistime because we have from Calgary seurs, » dit-il. Par exemland, sunlight and this starting March 8. ple, Snooze travaille entrepreneurial spirit. S’Y RENDRE avec des producteurs We want to figure WestJet dessert Denver locaux qui offrent de out how we can une fois par jour au tout, cornichons, tortillas make great things in départ de Calgary à et produits laitiers, ainsi our backyard.” partir du 8 mars. que des producteurs

internationaux responsables pour les ingrédients comme le café qui provient d’une exploitation au Guatemala que Schlegel a lui-même visitée. En conséquence de cette prise de conscience collective pour les ingrédients locaux et durables, nombre des meilleurs restaurants changent leurs menus au gré des saisons, notamment l’Acorn and Potager, un des premiers restos de la ferme à la table. Root Down, un des six endroits locaux appartenant au chef et restaurateur Justin Cucci, cultive 20 pour cent des légumes saisonniers dans un potager de 4 000 pieds carrés et s’approvisionne auprès d’éleveurs, fermiers et producteurs du Colorado pour créer des plats à base de légumes comme les gnocchis au panais et le tofu paneer. « Le Colorado a mauvaise réputation en raison du froid, explique Schlegel. Mais de nouvelles serres ou fermes s’installent constamment parce que nous avons la terre, le soleil et l’esprit d’entrepreneuriat. Nous voulons apprendre à faire de bonnes choses chez nous. »


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28-April 1 Club Skirts Presents the Dinah thedinah.com

30-April 1 Indian Wells Arts Festival indianwellsartsfestival.com

1315 & 20-22 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival coachella.com

27-30 White Party Palm Springs jeffreysanker.com

28-30 Stagecoach Country Music Festival stagecoachfestival.com

MAY 5 Jacqueline Cochrane Air Show jcairshow.com

10-13 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com

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Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience rwbexp.com

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Joshua Tree Music Festival joshuatreemusicfestival.com

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American Documentary Film Festival american-documentaryfilm-festival.com

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Citi Taste of Tennis tasteoftennis.com/iw

28ºC

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1-17 Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week dinegps.com

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Catch that feeling that stays with you and shouts from the rooftops: what they really need is more Palm Springs.

Exprimez cette sensation persistante qui vous donne envie de crier sur les toits : « Palm Springs, encore et encore ».

This summer WestJet makes it easier to get to Palm Springs with weekly flights from Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto, as well as daily flights from Calgary and Edmonton.

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Book today at westjet.com or call your travel agent.

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FLORIDA MATCH-UP FACE-À-FACE EN FLORIDE

PHOTO: NOBLEIMAGES/ALAMY

BY | PAR NATASHA MEKHAIL

Florida is home to a number of prime vacation-friendly destinations, each with its own flavour. Here are four Floridian hot spots to consider, depending on what you’re looking for in your next sun-soaked getaway.

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THE HIPSTER H O L I D AY POUR LES HIPSTERS

Greater Fort Lauderdale LE GRAND FORT LAUDERDALE

It’s on-point with every trend, but far from being too-cool-for-school. Tout à fait tendance, mais loin d’être trop cool. THE VIBE: It wasn’t long ago that Fort Lauderdale was synonymous with spring break. But local hipsterati have been working hard to elevate their entertainment offerings beyond the collegiate bacchanal. Today’s Lauderdale has all the markings of a trendy destination: an artsy mural district, a craft-ale trail, a third-wave café scene. Check out FATVillage for its street art-plastered walls and monthly ArtWalk; and The YARD area in Wilton Manors for syphon coffee and ironic T-shirts. With its focus on all that is indie-cool, Fort Lauderdale has officially graduated.

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AMBIANCE : Il n’y a pas si longtemps que Fort Lauderdale était synonyme de semaine de relâche, mais en matière de divertissement, les hipsterati dépassent la bacchanale étudiante. Aujourd’hui, Fort Lauderdale possède toutes les caractéristiques d’une destination branchée : murales, bières artisanales et cafés de la troisième vague. Explorez le FATVillage, pour ses murs recouverts d’art de rue et son ArtWalk mensuel; le YARD à Wilton Manors pour son café par infusion lente et ses t-shirts emblématiques. Cette priorité pour le branché indé a permis à Fort Lauderdale de réussir.

YOU’LL WANT TO STAY AT: The new Plunge Beach Hotel, with its boho-chic design (think Acapulco chairs, driftwood lamps and surf-inspired artwork) and modern eateries that include beachside street food at Backflip Beach Bar & Kitchen and creative gastro-pub fare at Octopus.

CHOIX D’HÉBERGEMENT : Le nouvel hôtel Plunge Beach, de style bohémien chic (chaises d’Acapulco, lampes en bois de grève et art inspiré par le surf), qui sert des casse-croûte de plage au Backflip Beach Bar & Kitchen et des créations culinaires de pub gastronomique à Octopus.

WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, GO TO: Market 17, a locals’ hot spot for farm-to-table fare. Here, try Dining in the Dark, a tasting experience that deprives diners of sight to heighten the other senses. To keep things clean, waiters wear night-vision goggles and silverware is optional.

SI VOUS AVEZ FAIM : Allez au Marché 17 (de la ferme à la table) et essayez Dining in the Dark, une expérience de dégustation dans le noir pour aiguiser les autres sens. Les serveurs portent des lunettes de vision nocturne et les couverts sont facultatifs.

TICK THE “BEEN-THERE” BOX BY: Taking in the city’s exploding craft beer scene. Try veteran ale house Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park for one of its bourbon-barrel-aged brews. Then, make your way to Riverside Market, where patrons help themselves to bottles from the rows of fridges and count their beer caps to pay.

INCONTOURNABLE : Explorer le monde des bières artisanales en pleine effervescence. Goûtez la bière vieillie en fût de bourbon à la brasserie Funky Buddha, établie de longue date à Oakland Park. Allez au Riverside Market, où les amateurs de bière se servent dans les rangées de frigos et comptent leurs capsules.

FOR AN OUTING: Go next-level on the Everglades airboat tour by signing up for the Red Eye at Sawgrass Recreation Park. After dark, you’ll spot gators and other things that go bump in the night.

EXCURSION : Choisissez l’excursion « yeux rouges » de l’hydroglisseur Everglades au parc récréatif Sawgrass. Vous y verrez le soir des alligators et d’autres créatures effrayantes.

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT: Watch “living mermaids” through the portholes of the Wreck Bar at B Ocean Resort. Catch the early show or a later, over-21 burlesque edition.

MÉMORABLE : Observez les « sirènes vivantes » par les hublots du Wreck Bar au B Ocean Resort, puis allez au spectacle de style burlesque pour 21 ans et plus.

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PHOTOS: SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK; B HOTELS & RESORTS; FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY

Clockwise/ Dans l’ordre habituel : Everglades airboat tour/ Excursion en hydroglisseur dans les Everglades; Wreck Bar at B Ocean Resort/ Wreck Bar au B Ocean Resort; Funky Buddha Brewery/Brasserie Funky Buddha.

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T H E C U LT U R E CLUB LE CULTURE CLUB

Miami

A beach vacay with depth. Vacances plage et culture. THE VIBE: When Art Basel launched in Miami in 2002, the glitzy international art fair gave the sun city a new purpose: to ride the wave of art tourism with the trendiest restaurants, the chicest hotels and the most architecturally significant arts venues. Sixteen years on, the only thing Miami still consumes more than mojitos is culture. It seems nothing can quench the city’s thirst for new museums, galleries and creative spaces. Major openings or reopenings in recent years—including the Bass Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and the Faena Forum—have secured Miami’s reputation as a destination that is equal parts beauty and the beach.

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AMBIANCE : Lorsque Art Basel a débuté à Miami en 2002, cette foire d’art contemporain internationale a donné à la ville un nouveau but : suivre la vague du tourisme de l’art en proposant les restaurants les plus branchés, les hôtels les plus chic et les centres d’art les plus importants du point de vue architectural. Seize ans plus tard, Miami consomme toujours plus d’art que de mojitos. Rien ne semble apaiser sa soif de nouveaux musées, galeries et espaces créatifs. De grandes inaugurations ou réouvertures récentes, dont le Bass Museum of Art, l’Institute of Contemporary Art, et le Faena Forum, ont confirmé la réputation de Miami en tant que destination offrant autant de beauté que de sable.

YOU’LL WANT TO STAY AT: The Julia Hotel, a new, adults-only, 29-room property in South Beach. You’ll love the refined touches like 20-foot ceilings in the guest rooms, daily wine-and-cheese happy hour and, of course, an original art collection.

CHOIX D’HÉBERGEMENT : L’hôtel Julia, un nouvel hôtel pour adultes de 29 chambres, à South Beach. Vous aimerez le raffinement des plafonds de 20 pieds dans les chambres, l’heure de l’apéro vin et fromage quotidienne et, bien sûr, une collection d’œuvres d’art.

WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, GO TO: A food hall. The culinary-gallery trend has hit the city in a big way. Italian market La Centrale Miami and New Orleans export St. Roch Market are set to open this year. But if you can’t wait, visit 1-800-Lucky, an Asian marketplace in the Wynwood neighbourhood with seven eateries and two bars.

SI VOUS AVEZ FAIM : La tendance de la galerie culinaire est bien installée. Choisissez entre La Centrale Miami, le nouveau marché italien, le marché St. Roch, importé de La Nouvelle-Orléans. Si vous ne pouvez pas attendre, entrez au 1-800-Lucky, marché asiatique du quartier Wynwood avec sept restos et deux bars.

TICK THE “BEEN-THERE” BOX BY: Packing a picnic for the New World Center. While performances at the music hall are inside, you can see many outside on the 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed building.

INCONTOURNABLE : Pique-niquer au New World Center. Les spectacles de la salle de concert sont à l’intérieur, mais vous pouvez en voir beaucoup d’autres sur le mur de projection de 7 000 pieds carrés du bâtiment dessiné par Frank Gehry.

FOR AN OUTING: Head to Little Havana. Between sipping cortadito coffees and eating Cubano sandwiches, visit Futurama 1637, a cluster of artist studios open to the public.

EXCURSION : Rendez-vous à Little Havana. Entre votre sandwich cubain et votre cortadito, visitez Futurama 1637, une grappe de studios d’artistes ouverts au public.

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT: Take in the multimedia circus show, Sensatia (on through May) at the Faena Theater, a modern riff on a Moulin Rouge-style cabaret. Between the performance and the venue, it’s tough to say which is more surreal.

MÉMORABLE : Allez voir Sensatia, spectacle de cirque multimédia (jusqu’en mai) au théâtre Faena, cabaret moderne de style Moulin Rouge. Difficile de dire ce qui est le plus surréel, le spectacle ou le lieu.

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PHOTOS: RUI DIAS-AIDOS; BOOGICH/ISTOCK; THE JULIA

Clockwise/ Dans l'ordre habituel : New World Center; Little Havana; The Julia Hotel/ Hôtel Julia.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Miami once a day from Toronto. S’Y RENDRE WestJet dessert Miami une fois par jour au départ de Toronto. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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THE DIGITAL D E TOX LA DÉSINTOXICATION NUMÉRIQUE

Fort Myers

Leave your devices at the door at this mindful getaway. Laissez vos appareils chez vous pour vous évader de manière consciente. THE VIBE: Close your eyes. You’re reclined in a beach chair on a long stretch of powdery white sand. Out in the water before you, a pod of wild dolphins turns somersaults in the waves. You rise, walk to the ocean’s edge and dip your fingers in, only to catch a sand dollar in your outstretched hand. Around you, thousands of seashells tinkle in the tide like a giant wind chime. Relaxed yet? This isn’t a guided meditation—it’s real life on Sanibel and Captiva islands, just across the bridge from Fort Myers. Explore these unspoiled isles tip-to-tip by bike, spot resident manatees from trailside lookouts and roam the shell-strewn beaches.

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AMBIANCE : Fermez les yeux. Vous êtes sur une chaise longue, sur une longue plage de sable blanc. Un groupe de dauphins fait des culbutes dans les vagues. Vous vous levez pour vous tremper le bout des doigts, et vous attrapez un oursin plat, comme ça. Autour de vous, des milliers de coquillages tintent dans l’eau comme un carillon géant. Êtes-vous détendu? Ce n’est pas une méditation guidée, mais la vraie vie dans les îles Sanibel et Captiva, de l’autre côté du pont de Fort Myers. Explorez ces îles d’un bout à l’autre à vélo, observez les lamantins du coin depuis les belvédères le long du sentier, et vagabondez sur les plages débordant de coquillages.

YOU’LL WANT TO STAY IN: A beach house. They range from tiny rustic cabins to glamorous stilted mansions on North Captiva. Self-catered options abound, but, for hotel-style amenities, opt for a breezy beachfront cottage at the Island Inn.

CHOIX D’HÉBERGEMENT : Une maison de plage. Des minuscules cabanes rustiques aux grandes demeures glamour sur pilotis à North Captiva, vous avez le choix, mais pour profiter des commodités d’un hôtel, optez pour un chalet au bord de l’eau à Island Inn.

WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, GO TO: Sweet Melissa’s Cafe, where chef Melissa Donahue whips up local seafood with inventive flavours. Order the fish stew, a hearty serving of shellfish in tomato-saffron broth with Pernod aioli. Finish with Lime-Elo sorbet, made from the rare hybrid of a key lime and a Honeybell orange.

SI VOUS AVEZ FAIM : Au Sweet Melissa’s Cafe, Melissa Donahue, prépare des fruits de mer locaux aux saveurs originales comme le ragoût de poisson, plat solide de fruits de mer dans un bouillon de tomate au safran garni d’aïoli au Pernod. Terminez par le sorbet Lime-Elo, à base d’un rare hybride de lime et d’orange Honeybell.

TICK THE “BEEN-THERE” BOX BY: Catching a water taxi to Cabbage Key Restaurant, said to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett’s song, “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Marvel at the 70,000 dollar bills covering every inch of wall and ceiling.

INCONTOURNABLE : Prendre un bateau-taxi jusqu’au resto Cabbage Key, qui a inspiré semble-t-il la chanson de Jimmy Buffett, Cheeseburger in Paradise. Admirez les 70 000 billets d’un dollar qui couvrent chaque centimètre carré de mur et de plafond.

FOR AN OUTING: Visit the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge to see gators, river otters and hot-pink-winged roseate spoonbills. Across the street, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a wildlife hospital where you can watch the patients’ progress.

EXCURSION : Visitez le refuge faunique national J.N. “Ding” Darling pour voir des alligators, des loutres de rivière et des spatules rosées aux ailes resplendissantes. En face, la clinique de réhabilitation de la faune est un hôpital pour animaux sauvages où l’on peut observer les progrès des patients.

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT: Anyone who finds a coveted junonia shell gets their picture in the local paper.

MÉMORABLE : Quiconque trouve le fameux coquillage Junonia a sa photo dans le journal.

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PHOTOS: JIM BENNIGHT; ALLENSPHOTO/THINKSTOCK

Clockwise/ Dans l'ordre habituel : J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge/Refuge faunique national J.N. “Ding” Darling; A coveted junonia shell/Fameux coquillage Junonia; Cabbage Key Restaurant/Resto Cabbage Key.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Fort Myers 11 times a week from Toronto and Ottawa. S’Y RENDRE WestJet dessert Fort Myers 11 fois par semaine au départ de Toronto et Ottawa. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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T H E A D U LT A W AY - T I M E L’ESCAPADE POUR ADULTES

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Leave the kids at home—just don’t tell them where you’re going. Laissez les enfants à la maison; ne leur dites pas où vous allez. THE VIBE IS: Visitors may think only about its theme parks (there are 13, after all), but the real Orlando lies in its themeless parks: districts like College Park, Winter Park and Audubon Park. These city neighbourhoods have been quietly developing a distinct adult appeal—not to mention some serious foodie cred. Today, even the staunchest Disney Springs devotees will venture out to College Park for the open-faced rock-shrimp ravioli at K Restaurant and the shrimp and grits at Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen. Or, they’ll head to Winter Park to shop for niche-label handbags and edgy Italian eyewear from among the 140 mostly independent high-end boutiques on its tree-lined streets. Let’s just say if there was ever a time to visit Orlando without the kids, it’s now.

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AMBIANCE : Les visiteurs pensent parfois seulement à ses parcs thématiques (il y en a 13 après tout), mais c’est dans les parcs sans thème qu’on trouve le vrai Orlando, dont College Park, Winter Park et Audubon Park. Ces quartiers sont faits pour les adultes, et leur gastronomie n’est pas à négliger. Aujourd’hui, même les plus ardents amateurs de Disney Springs se rendent à College Park pour les raviolis-canapés aux crevettes du K Restaurant, et les crevettes au gruau de maïs d’Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen, ou à Winter Park pour trouver des sacs à main de micro-marque et des lunettes italiennes d’avant-garde parmi les 140 boutiques haut de gamme, la plupart indépendantes, le long des rues bordées d’arbres. Disons simplement que c’est le moment de visiter Orlando sans les enfants.

YOU’LL WANT TO STAY AT: The Alfond Inn in Winter Park. This gallery-inside-a-hotel features rotating works from The Cornell Fine Arts Museum—Tracey Emin’s neon signs and Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl photo among them. A private college owns the hotel and all profits fund scholarships.

CHOIX D’HÉBERGEMENT : Alfond Inn à Winter Park. La galerie de l’hôtel présente en rotation des œuvres du musée des beaux-arts de Cornell, dont les enseignes au néon de Tracey Emin et la photo « Fille afghane » de Steve McCurry. L’hôtel appartient à un collège privé et tous les profits financent des bourses d’étude.

WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, GO TO: The Mills 50 District for modern-American at The Strand (try the Shrimp & Fried Green Tomato) and a tasting session at the nearby Quantum Leap Winery.

SI VOUS AVEZ FAIM : Choisissez le quartier Mills 50 pour de la cuisine américaine moderne à The Strand (goûtez les crevettes à la tomate verte frite), et une séance de dégustation à la vinerie Quantum Leap.

TICK THE “BEEN-THERE” BOX BY: Walking to Jack Kerouac’s house in College Park, where the beat writer penned Dharma Bums. Today, it’s home to a new writer-in-residence every three months.

INCONTOURNABLE : Se rendre à pied à la maison de Jack Kerouac à College Park, où cet auteur « beat » a pondu Dharma Bums. Un nouvel écrivain en résidence y habite tous les trois mois.

FOR AN OUTING: The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Loch Haven Park stages all things Bard, from his own works (Twelfth Night, until March 23) to those he inspired (Shakespeare in Love: The Play, until March 25).

EXCURSION : Le théâtre Orlando Shakespeare à Loch Haven Park présente les pièces du Barde (La Nuit des rois, jusqu’au 23 mars) et celles qu’il a inspirées (Shakespeare in Love: The Play, jusqu’au 25 mars).

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT: After the show, head to Ivanhoe Village to visit The Imperial at Washburn Imports. By day, it’s a furniture store showcasing exotic, one-of-a-kind wood pieces. By night, it’s a hip wine bar, and every seat is for sale.

MÉMORABLE : Après le spectacle, rendez-vous a Ivanhoe Village pour visiter The Imperial at Washburn Imports. Magasin de meubles uniques en bois exotiques le jour, bar à vin branché le soir, et chaque siège est à vendre.

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PHOTOS: THE STRAND; LINDSEY HAHN; SCOTT COOK/THE ALFOND

Clockwise/ Dans l’ordre habituel : The Strand; The Imperial at Washburn Imports; The Alfond Inn.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Orlando 36 times a week from 13 Canadian cities. S’Y RENDRE WestJet dessert Orlando 36 fois par semaine au départ de 13 villes canadiennes. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE COLLINS RECOUNTS HIS RECENT TRIP HOME TO EXPLORE THE TRANQUIL WATERS OF ENGLAND’S CANALS. Steve Collins, photographe, nous décrit son récent voyage dans son pays sur les eaux calmes des canaux d’Angleterre AS TOLD TO | TEL QUE RACONTÉ À DIANE BOLT

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’ai grandi dans les West Midlands d’Angleterre, England’s canals date back to Roman times and à environ deux heures et demie de Londres; le cover more than 3,200 kilometres from London réseau de canaux passait to northern England. Cruise along these tranquil juste derrière chez moi. waters and you’ll discover idyllic countryside and J’avais hâte de montrer ces voies interesting cities. navigables historiques à Laura, ma femme, lors d’une croisière de 10 jours sur une péniche. Le circuit Stourport Ring, boucle de 119 kilomètres, contourne Kidderminster, Wolverley, Cookley, Kinver, Wordsley, Birmingham, Alvechurch, Worcester et certains coins du Black Country (le Pays noir), appelé ainsi en raison de la suie produite

grew up in England’s West Midlands, about two and a half hours from London, with its network of canals in my backyard. I couldn’t wait to introduce my wife, Laura, to these historic inland waterways on a 10-day cruise on a narrow boat. We opt for a tour of The Stourport Ring, a 119-kilometre loop that skirts Kidderminster, Wolverley, Cookley, Kinver, Wordsley, Birmingham, Alvechurch, Worcester and parts of the Black Country—named for the soot arising from its ironworking foundries and forges.

These cities, towns and villages thrived during the UK’s Industrial Revolution, churning out goods such as metal, textiles, glass and ceramics, and the canals served as a means of cargo transportation. Competition from railways and motorways saw the canal network redundant by the mid-20th century and the canals fell into disrepair. An injection of government and third-party funding, however, has seen many canals restored to their former glory, with nearby restaurants, cafés and bars creating a buzz.

En Angleterre, le réseau de canaux remonte à l’époque romaine et couvre plus de 3 200 kilomètres de Londres jusqu’au nord du pays. Naviguez le long des eaux tranquilles et découvrez des contrées idylliques et paysages urbains.

par les fonderies et les forges. En plein essor pendant la révolution industrielle au R.-U., ces villes et villages produisaient le métal, le textile, le verre et la céramique nécessaires au pays; les canaux servaient au transport du fret. Avec la concurrence des chemins de fer et des routes, les canaux, devenus désuets vers le milieu du 20e siècle, furent abandonnés. Le financement provenant du gouvernement et de tiers a toutefois permis de restaurer bon nombre de canaux à leur splendeur d’autrefois avec des restaurants, des cafés et des bars générant de l’intérêt. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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A complete circuit of the Stourport Ring takes around 10 days, so, before we hop aboard our narrowboat and hit the water, we head into Stourport-on-Severn, a Georgian canal town in the heart of the Severn Valley, to pick up some supplies. This quaint town, once labelled “Pioneer Town of the Canal Age,” is one of a handful in Britain founded as a direct result of a canal, namely the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, which opened to the area in 1772. The town is also home to five canal basins—wider areas of the canal that allow narrowboats to easily load, unload and turn. As we stroll along High Street, we stumble across Laurence Gough & Sons, a family butchers that serves up organic, freerange meat, game and pork pies. Nearby, the Stourport Bakery offers homemade treats that team perfectly with a hot cup of tea—don’t miss the gooey white chocolate cheesecake.

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At Stourport Marina, Starline Narrowboats’ owner Terry Huckerby and Boat Handling Instructor Dave Staines give us a thorough tour of North Star, an 18-metre craftsman-built narrowboat. The boat is slim, and, while the living quarters are tight, I’m surprised to learn it sleeps up to 12 people. Narrowboats may be simple in design, but they’re built like tanks. I volunteer to operate the 100-odd locks along the route, so Laura, under Dave’s instruction, gets the hang of steering by moving the tiller to the right to go left and to the left to go right. After a quick cruise, we moor up. “Never leave the boat without the main rope,” Dave warns. Despite its weight and size, the boat cannot go anywhere while you are holding this rope. Dave shows Laura how to secure the boat to the mooring station with a quick release knot.

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“NARROWBOATS MAY BE SIMPLE IN DESIGN, BUT THEY'RE BUILT LIKE TANKS.” « DE CONCEPTION SIMPLE, CES BATEAUX SONT CONSTRUITS COMME DES CHARS. »

Le circuit complet de Stourport Ring prend une dizaine de jours. Avant de prendre le large, nous allons à Stourport on Severn, petite ville de style Georgien située le long du canal au cœur de la Severn Valley, pour faire des provisions. Cette charmante ville, appelée autrefois « ville de pionniers à l’ère des canaux » est la seule en GrandeBretagne qui soit née directement du canal, ouvert dans la région en 1771. La ville compte cinq bassins, ou sections plus larges du canal assurant le chargement, déchargement et virage facile des péniches. Sur High Street, nous voyons Laurence Gough & Sons, une boucherie familiale qui vend de la viande bio de ferme, des pâtés de gibier et de porc. Tout près, Stourport Bakery propose des douceurs maison qui s’accordent parfaitement avec une tasse de thé. Le gâteau au fromage au chocolat blanc fondant est un vrai délice!

Les péniches

ONE OF THE CANALS’ MANY LOW BRIDGES/L’UN DES NOMBREUX PONTS BAS A FELLOW BOATER WE MET ALONG THE WAY/AUTRE NAVIGATEUR CROISÉ EN CHEMIN FOLLOW THE SIGNS/SUIVEZ LES PANCARTES PORK PIES FROM LAURENCE GOUGH & SONS BUTCHERS/PÂTÉS AU PORC DU BOUCHER LAURENCE GOUGH & SONS

À la marina de Stourport, Terry Huckerby, propriétaire de Starline Narrowboats et Dave Staines, instructeur de manœuvre de bateaux, nous fait faire une visite très informative du North Star, péniche de 16 mètres construite par un artisan. Elle est étroite et il y a peu d’espace d’habitation, mais elle peut loger jusqu’à 12 personnes. De conception simple, ces bateaux sont construits comme des chars et bougent lentement. J’ai proposé d’opérer les quelque 100 écluses situées sur l’itinéraire. Ainsi, Laura, sous la supervision de Dave, apprend à naviguer en bougeant la barre vers la droite pour aller à gauche et en sens inverse pour aller à droite. Après une courte excursion, nous amarrons. Dave nous a avertis de ne jamais laisser la péniche sans l’amarrer. Retenue par la corde, elle ne peut pas bouger, malgré son poids et sa taille. Dave montre à Laura comment faire le nœud pour amarrer la péniche. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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lock system

“Use your legs, stay low and use the foot grooves,” advises Dave as I set about tackling my first lock. Laura tentatively steers the boat into the lock’s chamber and a mark on the wall indicates where the boat needs to stay to prevent it from flooding when the paddles— sliding panels in the gates—open. After shutting the gate behind the boat, I insert the key into the paddle gear, which resembles an oversized laundry mangle, and, with some effort, crank it clockwise, Clack. Clack. Clack. As the grooves of the paddle in the 1,000-plus-kilogram front gate pass an oily cog, the resistance eases and it opens, sending water into the chamber and raising the boat. Once the water levels have equalized, I push the front gates open and Laura steers through. Having successfully navigated our first lock, we’re on our own. “Relax,” I tell myself. “How hard can it be with a top speed of three miles per hour?”

the black country

Named for the thick black soot that covered the landscape, a result of the coal used in the area’s many factories, The Black Country—comprising Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton—was the heart of the nation’s Industrial Revolution, producing much of the nation’s textiles, ceramics, glass and more. We cruise along Stourbridge Canal and brace ourselves for the Netherton Tunnel which, at 2.7 km long, is just wide enough for two narrowboats to pass each other and was the last tunnel built during Britain’s Canal Age. Other than a shaft of light under each of the tunnel’s many air vents and a single head light on the boat’s bow, it’s pitch black. After almost an hour of unwavering concentration to keep the boat in a straight line, we emerge and point the bow toward Birmingham.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT/DANS LE SENS HABITUEL À PARTIR DE LA GAUCHE : STOURBRIDGE CANAL AND LOCKS/CANAL ET ÉCLUSES DE STOURBRIDGE THE LOCK BY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS CHURCH, KIDDERMINSTER/L’ÉCLUSE PRÈS DE L’ÉGLISE, À KIDDERMINSTER A STATIONARY STEAM PUMP HOUSE AT NETHERTON TUNNEL’S ENTRANCE/TOUR DE LA POMPE À VAPEUR À L’ENTRÉE DU


Les écluses

“HAVING SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATED OUR FIRST LOCK, WE'RE ON OUR OWN.” « Après le passage réussi de la première écluse, nous sommes seuls. »

TUNNEL NETHERTON ROPE MARKS ON THE BRIDGE, REMNANTS OF HORSEDRAWN BOATS/TRACES DES CORDES SUR LE PONT, LORSQUE LES PÉNICHES ÉTAIENT TIRÉES PAR DES CHEVAUX THE RED HOUSE GLASS CONE IN WORDSLEY/ CÔNE DE LA VERRERIE DE WORDSLEY THE PADDLE OR WINDING GEAR/VANTELLE

« Utilisez les jambes, penchez-vous et mettez vos pieds dans les rainures », me conseille Dave avant d’opérer ma première écluse. Laura essaie de piloter la péniche dans le sas; une marque au mur indique l’endroit où elle doit rester pour éviter que la proue ne soit inondée lors de l’ouverture des portes coulissantes. Une fois la porte fermée derrière la péniche, j’insère la clé dans le mécanisme qui ressemble à une grosse essoreuse et, avec effort, je la tourne dans le sens des aiguilles, et voilà. Alors que les rainures de la porte pesant plus d’une tonne arrivent à une dent graisseuse, la résistance baisse et la porte s’ouvre faisant monter le niveau de l’eau et la péniche dans le sas. Une fois les niveaux d’eau égalisés, j’ouvre les portes de devant, et Laura fait passer la péniche. Après le passage réussi de la première écluse, nous sommes seuls. Je me dis que tout ira bien et que cela ne peut pas être bien difficile à une vitesse de trois miles à l’heure.

Le Pays noir

Appelé ainsi en raison de la suie qui couvrait le paysage produite par l’utilisation du charbon pour faire tourner les industries, Black Country comprend Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall et Wolverhampton et était au cœur de la révolution industrielle, produisant textiles, céramique, verre et autres pour le pays. Nous naviguons sur le canal Stourbridge et nous nous préparons au tunnel Netherton de 2,7 km de long et qui est juste assez large pour permettre à deux péniches de se croiser dans le tunnel; c’était le dernier tunnel construit pendant l’ère des canaux de Grande-Bretagne. Outre un puits de lumière sous chacune des nombreuses bouches d’aération et le phare sur la proue du bateau, tout est noir. Après presque une heure de concentration absolue pour maintenir le bateau en ligne droite, nous sommes sortis du tunnel et mettons le cap sur Birmingham. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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Embracing this slower pace of life, we cruise effortlessly along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal—considered one of the country’s prettiest canals—and through the rolling countryside toward Kidderminster, once the heart of England’s carpet-making industry. We reach the rail viaduct at Falling Sands and moor up for a quick bite as the magnificent Severn Valley Railway train steams by overhead. Then we’re back on the water, treated to peripheral views of canal-side pub gardens, wild residential gardens, ivy-covered lock keepers’ cottages and fields of curious horses. We putter under small moss-covered bridges, each named and numbered, some crumbling at the corners after years of boating activity. We drift through Worcester, a historic cathedral city, and the nearby locks at the Diglis Basin Marina that open onto the mighty River Severn—Britain’s longest river.

The Experience

Most mornings, we awaken to moody skies and a light fog hovering above the water. This only adds to the burst of smells, colours and sounds filling our senses as we set off for the day, bundled up in thick woolly sweaters while chowing down on breakfast sandwiches. We bump into first-time boaters like us, and our collective anxiety is replaced with nervous laughs and encouraging words as we gingerly pass each other. A group of wader-clad fishermen cheerfully lift their fishing rods out of our way as we work the angles of a tight right-hand turn to join the Stourbridge Canal. We moor at sunset, as the boat is only equipped for daytime use. Cool nights are spent on board drinking wine and revisiting tales of the day, or enjoying an alfresco canal-side pub supper washed down with a pint or two.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT/DANS LE SENS HABITUEL À PARTIR DE LA GAUCHE : HORSE-SPOTTING ON THE STAFFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE CANAL/ CHEVAL PRÈS DU CANAL STAFFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE LOCK AND BRIDGE AT WHITTINGTON/ÉCLUSE À WHITTINGTON WORCESTER CATHEDRAL/CATHÉDRALE DE WORCESTER

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Adoptant un rythme de vie plus lent, nous voguons sur le canal Staffordshire & Worcestershire, considéré comme l’un des plus beaux du pays, et la campagne vers Kidderminster, autrefois le centre de l’industrie du tapis en Angleterre. Nous arrivons au viaduc ferroviaire de Falling Sands et amarrons pour casser la croûte alors que le magnifique train à vapeur Severn Valley passe au-dessus de nous. De retour sur l’eau, nous admirons les terrasses des pubs, les jardins résidentiels, les maisons éclusières couvertes de lierre et les champs de chevaux curieux le long du canal. Nous broutons sous les petits ponts couverts de mousse, chacun portant un nom et un numéro, certains s’effritant dans les coins après des années de navigation. Nous dérivons dans Worcester où se trouve une cathédrale historique et des écluses à proximité à la marina du bassin Diglis qui s’ouvre sur le majestueux Severn, le fleuve le plus long de Grande-Bretagne.

L’expérience

“WE PUTTER UNDER SMALL, MOSS-COVERED BRIDGES,EACH NAMED AND NUMBERED.” « NOUS BROUTONS SOUS LES PETITS PONTS COUVERTS DE MOUSSE, CHACUN PORTANT UN NOM ET UN NUMÉRO. »

La plupart du temps, le ciel est sombre au réveil avec une légère brume au-dessus de l’eau, mais cela ne fait qu’ajouter aux odeurs, couleurs et sons qui nous préparent à la journée, bien emmitouflés dans les chandails de laine pour prendre le petit-déjeuner. Nous rencontrons des profanes comme nous; notre angoisse collective fait place à des rires nerveux et des paroles encourageantes en croisant les autres avec précautions. Des pêcheurs en cuissardes lèvent gaiement leurs cannes à pêche pendant que nous exécutons des manœuvres délicates pour serrer à droite et rejoindre le canal Stourbridge. Nous amarrons au coucher du soleil parce que la péniche ne convient qu’à la navigation de jour. Nous passons les nuits fraiches à bord à boire du vin et revivre la journée ou en prenant un repas bien arrosé sur la terrasse d’un pub près du canal. WESTJET.COM | MARCH 2018

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CLICKWISE FROM TOP LEFT/DANS LE SENS HABITUEL À PARTIR DE LA GAUCHE : BISTROT PIERRE AT GAS STREET BASIN/LE BISTROT PIERRE AU BASSIN GAS STREET THE LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM/BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE BIRMINGHAM THE BULLRING & GRAND CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE/CENTRE COMMERCIAL BULLRING & GRAND CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM COUNCIL HOUSE/COUNCIL HOUSE À BIRMINGHAM A CANALSIDE PUB/PUB PRÈS DU CANAL

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Graffiti on the brick buildings signal that we are nearing Birmingham, home to England’s largest population outside of London. Cruising along the Birmingham Canal Navigations—rumoured to have more waterways than Venice—we turn into the Gas Street Basin and moor up for the night, joining the mass of full-time moorings and pleasure boaters. There’s plenty on offer in this revitalized city and we’re ready to hit the shops, take in a theatre show, and drink and dine at some of the city’s many restaurants

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and bars. We book a waterfront table at Bistrot Pierre, set in what was once the headquarters of the Birmingham Canal Company, and end the night with a beer at the historic Brewmaster’s House. After Alvechurch Marina and Worcester, we’re on the home stretch, and, as I fluently close the gate on my final lock, I’m struck by how life aboard a narrowboat is a bite back at the modern world—nothing is instantaneous while cruising along the canal. You have to watch as time passes by, but that’s the romance of it.

Birmingham

Le graffiti sur les édifices de brique indique que nous approchons de Birmingham, la ville la plus populeuse d’Angleterre après Londres. Naviguant sur les Birmingham Canal Navigations, qui selon les rumeurs, comptent plus de voies navigables que Venise, nous entrons dans le bassin Gas Street, amarrons pour la nuit et rejoignons les masses de plaisanciers et de bateaux amarrés en permanence. Cette ville revitalisée bat son plein, et nous sommes prêts à faire les boutiques, voir les spectacles ou manger et boire dans les nombreux restaurants et bars.

Nous réservons une table près de l’eau au Bistrot Pierre, autrefois quartier général de la Birmingham Canal Company, et terminons la soirée par une bière à la brasserie historique Brewmaster’s House. Après la marina Alvechurch et Worcester nous prenons le chemin du retour; alors que je ferme sans mal la porte de la dernière écluse, je m’étonne que la vie à bord de ce bateau soit un peu en recul de la vie moderne. Rien n’est instantané en naviguant sur le canal. Il faut tout surveiller pendant que le temps file, mais c’est la beauté de la chose.


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it becomes a desirable getaway for families who are ready to begin their spring and summer adventures. With WestJet offering direct flights to Victoria, Nanaimo and Comox from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, Vancouver Island is an accessible, easy-to-get-to destination.

Kick-start your vacation in Port Hardy, the largest community in the Vancouver Island North region and a wilderness destination for travellers keen on hiking, kayaking, caving and fishing. As a nature-enthusiast, you’ll enjoy a stay in the environmentally friendly accommodations at Ecoscape Cabins. The cozy cabins, made using salvaged wood, reclaimed flooring and recycled plants, are just steps away from rainforest and beach trails, and they also feature cedar decks and shared fire pits for relaxation after your outdoor explorations. For adventurous travellers hoping to catch a glimpse of marine wildlife, Telegraph Cove, a one-hour drive south of Port Hardy, is a must-visit. Stubbs Island Whale Watching, the first company in British Columbia dedicated to observing whales in their natural habitat, has been offering tours since 1980 and re-starts its spring/summer season in May. Take a tour for a chance to see orcas, humpback whales, porpoises and other wildlife, and to learn all about the animals from the naturalist on-board the custom-built whale-watching vessel.

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Of course, your wildlife encounters in this part of the island could be even more memorable. If watching a whale breach from the seat of a kayak is a bucket-list item for you, there are a couple of ways to make that dream come true. Both North Island Kayak and Spirit of the West Adventures offer the opportunity to go kayaking with orcas in an educational and environmentally friendly way. Starting in the early summer, the guided sea kayaking tours can be multi-day adventures or a one-day trip — both are unforgettable experiences. After your adventures on the water, return to the Telegraph Cove Resort, where you can unwind in one of the historic cabins or suites located on the 800-foot-long boardwalk that surrounds the village. Although this part of the Island can feel remote, golf fans will still be able to find world-class links. The Vancouver Island Golf Trail is a 250-kilometre stretch that includes 13 courses between Campbell River in the north and Victoria, the southernmost city on the island. Driving south from Telegraph Cove, visitors can stop to play at two courses in Campbell River —

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the Campbell River Golf & Country Club and the Storey Creek at Quadra Island Golf Club — before continuing to play on courses down to the South Island.

RELAXATION AND DISCOVERY MID-ISLAND With direct flights from Vancouver and Calgary, the Nanaimo Airport is an ideal landing spot if you’re starting your vacation mid-island. Once you’ve arrived, make your way to Parksville, a coastal town on the east of Vancouver Island.

Parksville is known for its huge sandy beaches and calm waters, and is a must-visit destination for hiking, mountain biking and golf enthusiasts — the Fairwinds Golf Club and the Pheasant Glen Golf Course are both nearby. Also in Parksville is the Grotto Spa at Tigh-NaMara Resort, widely considered to be the best ocean spa in North America, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018. Make the most of its warm, rejuvenating mineral pool and the variety of spa treatments on offer, then, afterward, dine at the venue’s Treetop Tapas and Grill restaurant.

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and April. In fact, the town’s annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival runs March 10 to 25. Just steps from the Wild Pacific Trail is The Francis, an intimate, five-star boutique inn with harbour views and elegant rooms. After a day spent hiking, surfing or just beachcombing at nearby Big Beach, unwind in your luxurious room here or relax admiring the gorgeous view from the inn’s outdoor spa tub. If you’re looking for a little pampering, check out the Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites. In addition to several private outdoor soaker tubs, a lounge area filled with board games, and views of both the harbour and the marina, Water’s Edge houses the tranquil Aveda Concept Nurture Day Spa.

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Don’t leave without visiting the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, a luxury boutique resort right on the beach. At the property’s Boathouse Spa, treat yourself to a relaxing dip in the three outdoor mineral pools that overlook the ocean before your massage, facial or pedicure. And if you can time it right, make it here for one of the multi-course Winemaker’s Long Table Dinners, which are held once a month from May to July in the property’s seaside gardens. For another garden sojourn, drive up the Saanich Peninsula to see The

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Butchart Gardens, one of the South Island’s top tourist attractions. While colourful and full of life all year long, the gardens here are at their most breathtaking in spring and early summer. If you visit in the spring, expect to see cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden and rhododendrons in full bloom. By early summer, azaleas, poppies and delphiniums are at their best. Just a 20-minute drive from The Butchart Gardens is Sidney, a desirable town to visit — and to live in. If you love the area so much and don’t want to leave,

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ALMOST EVERYWHERE. ICI. LÀ-BAS. PRESQUE PARTOUT.

Travel the world with your WestJet dollars. As a WestJet Rewards member, you earn WestJet dollars every time you fly with us, and WestJet dollars are easy to redeem because they can be used just like cash towards the base fare of a flight or WestJet Vacations package. And now with our Member Exclusive fares you can redeem your WestJet dollars towards more than 450 partner destinations around the world. Get your bucket list ready! Voyagez à travers le monde avec les dollars WestJet. Les membres Récompenses WestJet accumulent des dollars WestJet chaque fois qu’ils voyagent avec nous; il est tout aussi facile d’utiliser ces dollars comme de l’argent comptant pour réserver un vol au tarif de base ou un forfait Vacances WestJet. Dorénavant, avec les tarifs Exclusif aux membres, vous pouvez utiliser ces dollars pour voyager dans plus de 450 destinations dans le monde. Dressez vite votre liste du cœur!

Connect with WestJet at / Suivez WestJet sur : blog.westjet.com • blogue.westjet.com • facebook.com/westjet • twitter.com/westjet • youtube.com/westjet • instagram.com/westjet Send us your feedback: How was your experience? WestJet wants to hear from you. Your feedback allows us to improve our guest experience. westjet.com/feedback The Canadian Transportation Agency wants to make you aware of your rights as a traveller. And, as a WestJet guest, we want you to know them too. westjet.com/guestrights

Comment était votre expérience? WestJet veut savoir ce que vous pensez. Vos commentaires nous aident à améliorer notre expérience-invité. westjet.com/commentaires L’Office des transports du Canada veut vous faire connaître vos droits en tant que voyageur. Comme vous êtes un invité de WestJet, cela nous tient à cœur aussi. westjet.com/droitsdesinvites

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go further with westjet Rewards Redeeming your WestJet dollars opens up a world of opportunity and gets you to places you’ve always wanted to go: Sydney, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Tokyo…the list goes on and on*. In addition to the robust network that WestJet offers, we’ve partnered with other airlines to get you to almost every corner of the world through our Member Exclusive fares.

To see all the places WestJet Rewards can take you, visit westjet.com/here.

Paris is closer than you think. With direct service from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and convenient connections from other Canadian cities, Air France is your ticket to Europe and beyond. LOGO AIRFRANCE

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Paris est plus proche que vous ne le pensez. Avec ses vols directs de Toronto, Montréal et Vancouver, et des correspondances pratiques au départ d’autres villes du Canada, Air France vous amène en Europe et ailleurs.

As one of the world’s largest airlines, Delta can fly you to almost any destination around the globe. From small-town America to big-city Asia and everywhere in between, our Member Exclusive fares and Delta can get you there. Delta, un des plus gros transporteurs au monde, se rend presque partout dans le monde. D’une petite ville d'Amérique à un grand centre urbain en Asie, et toutes les destinations entre, nos tarifs Exclusif aux membres et Delta vous y amèneront.

Join WestJet Rewards for free at westjet.com/rewards. Add your WestJet Rewards ID to all of your bookings to earn WestJet dollars on: • WestJet flights or vacation packages booked with WestJet or your travel agent • Partner flights booked with Air France, Delta, KLM or Qantas • Hotels, car rentals and travel insurance booked online with WestJet

Earn even faster with the WestJet RBC® Mastercard‡ Use your credit card to pay for everyday purchases and watch the WestJet dollars add up. Ask a cabin crew member for details.

*WestJet dollars can be used towards payment of the base fare of an eligible flight or vacation package, available on westjet.com or WestJet’s contact centre. WestJet dollars cannot be applied against taxes, fees or charges and can only be used for new bookings. Minimum redemption rules apply and may vary. Other restrictions may apply and are subject to change at any time. Full details available at westjet.com/redeem. ® Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. ‡ Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used under license. Delta name and logo are registered trademarks of Delta Air Lines and used with permission.

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ALLEZ PLUS LOIN AVEC RÉCOMPENSES WESTJET Lorsque vous utilisez vos dollars WestJet, un monde de possibilités s’ouvre à vous. Voyagez vers des destinations dont vous avez toujours rêvé, comme Sydney, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Tokyo… la liste est longue*. Outre le solide réseau de WestJet, les membres peuvent voyager à bord de transporteurs partenaires pour se rendre presque partout dans le monde grâce à nos tarifs Exclusif aux membres.

Visitez westjet.com/ici pour voir toutes les destinations à découvrir avec Récompenses WestJet.

With direct service to Amsterdam from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, along with convenient connections from other Canadian cities, there’s plenty of time to stop and smell the tulips. Avec des vols directs pour Amsterdam au départ de Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Edmonton et Calgary, et des correspondances pratiques d’autres villes du Canada, il est plus facile que jamais d’admirer les tulipes.

Fly with our friends at Qantas to destinations in Australia, New Zealand and more with our Member Exclusive fares. With connectivity from Vancouver, Los Angeles and other North American cities you can almost hear the sweet sounds coming from the Sydney Opera House. Voyagez avec notre partenaire Qantas en Australie, en Nouvelle-Zélande et ailleurs avec nos tarifs Exclusif aux membres. Grâce à des correspondances au départ de Vancouver, Los Angeles et d’autres villes nordaméricaines, on peut presque entendre les airs de l’opéra de Sydney.

Adhérez à Récompenses WestJet sans frais à westjet.com/recompenses. Entrez votre ID Récompenses WestJet chaque fois que vous faites une réservation et vous accumulerez des dollars WestJet sur les éléments suivants : • vols et forfaits vacances WestJet réservés auprès de WestJet ou d’un agent de voyages; • vols partenaires réservés auprès d’Air France, Delta, KLM ou Qantas; • hôtels, voitures de location et assurance-voyage réservés en ligne auprès de WestJet.

Accumulez des dollars WestJet encore plus vite avec la carte WestJet Mastercard‡ RBC® Utilisez votre carte de crédit pour payer les achats courants et voyez grossir le solde de dollars WestJet. Adressez-vous à un membre d’équipage pour plus de détails.

*Les dollars WestJet peuvent servir à payer le tarif de base d’un vol ou forfait vacances admissible réservé sur westjet.com ou par l'entremise du centre d'appels de WestJet. Les dollars WestJet ne peuvent servir à payer les taxes, frais et suppléments et ne peuvent être échangés que dans le cadre de nouvelles réservations. Des règles quant au montant minimum à utiliser s’appliquent et peuvent varier. D'autres restrictions peuvent s'appliquer et peuvent être modifiées en tout temps. Pour tous les détails, visitez westjet.com/echanger. ® Marques déposées de la Banque Royale du Canada. RBC et la Banque Royale sont des marques déposées de la Banque Royale du Canada. ‡ Mastercard est une marque déposée de Mastercard International Incorporated. Utilisation sous licence. Le nom et le logo Delta sont des marques déposées de Delta Air Lines et sont utilisés avec autorisation.

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Where we fly

Yellowknife

Whitehorse

Fort St. John

Fort McMurray Grande Prairie

Terrace

Prince George

Kamloops

WestJet is pleased to offer service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. We serve many other destinations through our code-sharing agreements with some great airline partners. Go to westjet.com for details.

Edmonton

Calgary

Kelowna Comox Vancouver Penticton Nanaimo Abbotsford Victoria

WestJet est fière de desservir plus de 100 villes en Amérique du Nord, en Amérique centrale, dans les Caraïbes et en Europe. Nous offrons également de nombreuses autres destinations par le biais de nos accords de partage de codes avec de superbes partenaires aériens. Rendez-vous à westjet.com pour en savoir plus. San Francisco Las Vegas Los Angeles Palm Springs Orange County - Anaheim Phoenix San Diego

Loreto

Lihue Honolulu

Cabo San Lucas Maui Kona

Our flights may change. Please visit westjet.com for the latest route and destination info. Nos vols peuvent changer. Veuillez visiter westjet.com pour les dernières nouvelles sur nos routes et destinations.


Notre rĂŠseau

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Saskatoon Regina

Brandon

Winnipeg

Deer Lake/Corner Brook Gander

Thunder Bay

St. John's Quebec City

Sudbury

Montreal

Ottawa

Chicago

Charlottetown Sydney Fredericton Halifax

Moncton

Kitchener-Waterloo Toronto Hamilton London Windsor

Boston New York (LaGuardia) New York (JFK)

Denver

Nashville Myrtle Beach

Dallas-Fort Worth

Bermuda

Houston Tampa

Orlando

Fort Myers Miami Mazatlan

Varadero Merida

Puerto Vallarta Manzanillo

Mexico City

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

Fort Lauderdale Nassau

Santa Clara Cayo Coco Holguin

Providenciales Cancun Cozumel Puerto Plata Samana Grand Cayman Punta Cana Montego Bay San Juan Belize City Kingston

Huatulco Aruba Liberia

San Jose

Curacao

St. Martin Antigua St. Lucia Bridgetown Port of Spain


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OUR FLEET NOTRE PARC AÉRIEN WestJet operates a fleet comprised of Boeing 767-300, Boeing 737 MAX 8, and the Boeing Next-Generation 737-600, 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft. WestJet Encore operates a fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen. WestJet exploite des appareils Boeing 767-300 et Boeing 737 MAX 8 ainsi que des appareils Boeing 737-600, 737-700 et 737-800 de la nouvelle génération. WestJet Encore exploite des appareils Q400 NextGen de Bombardier.

BOEING 767-300

BOEING 737 MAX 8

Seats Sièges 262 Engine Moteur GE CF6-80C2B6 Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530 mph/850 kmph Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 43,000 ft./13,100m Range Rayon d’action 5,904 miles/9,500 km Wingspan Envergure 167 ft./50.9 m Length Longueur 180 ft. 3 in./54.9 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 52 ft./15.8 m

Seats Sièges 174 Engine Moteur CFM International LEAP-1B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530 mph/850 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500m Range Rayon d’action 4,045 miles/6,510 km Wingspan Envergure 117 ft. 10 in./35.92 m Length Longueur 129 ft. 6 in./39.47 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 40 ft. 4 in./12.3 m

BOEING 737-800NG

BOEING 737-700NG

V1 Seats Sièges 168 / V2 Seats Sièges 174 Engine Moteur CFM International CFM56-7B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530 mph/850 kmph Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action 3,521 miles/5,667 km Wingspan Envergure 117 ft. 5in./35.8 m Length Longueur 129 ft. 6 in./39.5 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 41 ft. 2 in./12.5 m

V1 Seats Sièges 130 / V2 Seats Sièges 134 Engine Moteur CFM International CFM56-7B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530 mph/850 kmph Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action 3,800 miles/6,115 km Wingspan Envergure 117 ft. 5in./ 35.8 m Length Longueur 110 ft. 4 in./33.6 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 41 ft. 2 in./12.5 m

BOEING 737-600NG

BOMBARDIER Q400 NEXTGEN

Seats Sièges 113 Engine Moteur CFM International CFM56-7B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530 mph/850 kmph Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action 3,500 miles/5,635 km Wingspan Envergure 112 ft. 7 in./34.3 m Length Longueur 102 ft. 6 in./31.20 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 41 ft. 2 in./12.5 m

Seats Sièges 78 Engine Moteur Pratt and Whitney 150A Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 414 mph/667 kmph Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 25,000 ft./7,620 m Range Rayon d’action 1,565 miles/2,519 km Wingspan Envergure 93 ft. 3 in./28.4 m Length Longueur 107 ft. 9 in./32.8 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 27 ft. 5 in./8.36 m

SPECIAL LIVERIES LIVRÉES SPÉCIALES In collaboration with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, we have two custom-painted aircraft. The first features Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and our second features characters from Disney’s Frozen. Nous avons peint deux avions thématiques en association avec Walt Disney, Parks & Resorts. Le premier met en vedette Mickey Mouse en tant que l’Apprenti Sorcier et le second arbore les personnages de La Reine des Neiges de Disney.

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Plaza Premium Lounge, U.S. Departures: Edmonton International Airport/Salon Plaza Premium, départs pour les É.-U. : Aéroport international d’Edmonton

LOUNGES

SALONS

Start your flight in style We’ve partnered with airport lounges to provide WestJet guests a place to relax or take care of last-minute business, featuring comfortable seating, snacks and more. Lounge guests enjoy: • Wi-Fi, work stations, meeting rooms and charging stations* • Light bites, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks^ • TV, local newspapers and magazines

Partez du bon pied Nous nous sommes associés à des salons d’aéroport afin d'offrir aux invités de WestJet un endroit où se détendre et régler des affaires de dernière minute, ainsi que des fauteuils confortables, des collations et plus encore. Voici ce dont peuvent profiter les invités : • Wi-Fi, postes de travail, salles de réunions et stations de charge*; • collation légère, boissons non alcoolisées et alcoolisées^; • télé, journaux locaux et revues.

WestJet Rewards members in the Silver and Gold tiers with available lounge vouchers receive complimentary access to lounges in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and Montego Bay (Jamaica), and London (United Kingdom). A valid boarding pass with a WestJet flight number and WestJet Rewards ID is all you need to gain access.

Les membres Argent et Or de Récompenses WestJet qui détiennent des bons de salons valides sont admissibles à un accès gratuit aux salons à Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, Québec, Kingston et Montego Bay (Jamaïque) et Londres (Royaume-Uni). Vous avez seulement besoin d'une carte d'embarquement valide avec le numéro de vol WestJet et de votre ID Récompenses WestJet pour accéder à un salon.

All other WestJet guests enjoy discounted entry of up to 20% off † regular walk-in rates at all lounges.

Tous les autres invités de WestJet profitent d’une entrée à prix réduit allant jusqu’à 20 % † de rabais sur le tarif courant à la porte, et ce, pour tous les salons.

Offering choice and comfort at Edmonton International Airport Whether you're travelling within Canada, to the U.S. or points beyond, Plaza Premium Lounges have you covered. Featuring natural light-filled spaces and abundant amenities, you may never want to leave. Choose from two convenient locations: • Plaza Premium Lounge, U.S. Departures (near Gate 88) • Plaza Premium Lounge, Domestic/International Departures (near Gate 52)

Choix et confort à l’aéroport international d’Edmonton Que vous voyagiez au Canada, aux États-Unis ou ailleurs, vous apprécierez les salons Plaza Premium. Avec leur éclairage naturel et de nombreuses commodités, vous ne voudrez plus partir. Choix de deux emplacements : • Salon Premium, vols vers les É.-U. (près de la porte 88) • Salon Plaza Premium, vols intérieurs et internationaux (près de la porte 52)

Visit westjet.com/lounges to learn more.

Visitez westjet.com/salons pour en savoir davantage.

* Amenities vary by location. ^Serving times may vary according to provincial liquor laws. † Discount varies by location and lounge partner

* Les commodités varient d'un endroit à l'autre. ^ Les heures de service peuvent varier selon les lois provinciales concernant les boissons alcooliques. † Le rabais varie selon le lieu et le salon partenaire.

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WESTJET VACATIONS’ EXCLUSIVE FAMILY COLLECTION

COLLECTION EXCLUSIVE POUR FAMILLES DE VACANCES WESTJET

Family fun. Lifelong memories.

Plaisir en famille, souvenirs de toute une vie

Memorable, magical experiences for travellers of all ages. That’s what the perfect vacation is all about, and that’s the ideal that WestJet Vacations’ Exclusive Family Collection brings to life. We’ve chosen resorts where every guest feels welcome to enjoy themselves, and where families can come together to make memories that last a lifetime.

Des expériences mémorables et magiques pour les voyageurs de tout âge. C'est ce que vous propose la Collection exclusive pour familles de Vacances WestJet pour des vacances parfaites. Nous avons choisi des hôtels où tous les invités se sentent chez eux et où les familles peuvent se retrouver pour des souvenirs de toute une vie.

WestJet Vacations packages in our Exclusive Family Collection will include1: • Pre-reserved seating on the aircraft • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Pre-boarding for families • Kids club • Early check in and late check out • Kids play area and pool (subject to availability) • Kids menu at select restaurants • Connecting rooms (based on • Bottled water in-room daily availability and upon request) • Unlimited à la carte dining

Voici ce que comprennent les forfaits de la Collection exclusive pour familles de Vacances WestJet1 : • préselection de sièges; • Wi-Fi gratuit; • embarquement prioritaire pour • club pour enfants; les familles; • aire de jeu et piscine pour enfants; • arrivée hâtive et départ tardif • menu pour enfants dans certains (sous réserve des disponibilités); restaurants; • chambres communicantes (sur • eau en bouteille dans la chambre demande et sous réserve des tous les jours; disponibilités); • repas à la carte illimités.

Visit westjet.com/exclusivefamily for details.

Visitez westjet.com/exclusivefamilles pour les détails. 1 Applicable on bookings made by April 30, 2018 and travel from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018. Minimum 5-night stay with at least two kids per room. Offer subject to change or expire without notice. Offer may vary by property or time of year and may be subject to availability. Applies to new bookings only. Additional restrictions may apply. Visit westjet.com/exclusivefamily for more information.

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Valable pour les réservations faites avant le 30 avril 2018 et les voyages effectués entre le 1er novembre 2017 et le 31 octobre 2018. Séjour minimal de 5 nuits; au moins deux enfants par chambre. L’offre peut être modifiée ou expirer sans préavis. L'offre peut varier selon l'hôtel, le moment de l'année et la disponibilité. S'applique aux nouvelles réservations seulement. D'autres conditions peuvent s'appliquer.Visitez westjet.com/exclusivefamilles pour les détails. 1


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RBC® TRAVEL INSURANCE More coverage in more places.TM Travel knowing you’re well protected against the high cost of medical expenses that can result from unforeseen medical emergencies, no matter how big or small. The right travel insurance can offer you these benefits*:

RBC ASSURANCES® Plus grande couverture à plus d’endroits.MC Partez en voyage en sachant que vous êtes bien protégé contre le coût élevé de soins médicaux imprévus. La bonne assurance voyage peut vous faire profiter des avantages suivants * :

• Emergency medical assistance 24/7 • Up-front payment of eligible medical expenses • Reimbursement of non-refundable travel arrangements or the costs of an emergency return flight home.

• Assistance médicale d’urgence 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7 • Remboursement des frais assurés directement au prestataire de soins médicaux • Remboursement des frais de voyage non remboursables ou des coûts associés à un retour d’urgence au pays

Your direct connection to help from home. The best-in-class claims service of RBC Insurance® gives you access to exceptional emergency assistance from home to around the world.

Votre lien direct pour de l’aide du Canada. Le meilleur service de demandes de règlement de RBC Assurances® vous donne accès à un service d’assistance canadien hors pair en cas d’urgence, où que vous soyez dans le monde.

Travel more than once a year? Take advantage of a Multi-Trip Annual Plan. You’ll be covered for every trip you take within a 365-day period.*

Vous voyagez plus d’une fois par année? Procurez-vous l’assurance annuelle Voyages multiples. Vous serez couvert pour chaque voyage que vous faites annuellement.*

Book today at westjet.com/insurance.

Souscrivez à une assurance dès aujourd’hui à westjet.com/assurances.

* Subject to Policy terms and conditions. Please read the policy for

* Conformément aux modalités et conditions de la police. Veuillez consulter la police pour

complete details. Underwritten by RBC Insurance Company of Canada.

tous les détails. Assureur : Compagnie d’assurance RBC du Canada. Au Québec, certaines as-

In Quebec, certain coverages underwritten by Aviva General Insurance

surances sont établies par Aviva, Compagnie d’Assurance Générale.MD / MCMarque(s) déposée(s)

Company.®/™Trademark(s) of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence.

de la Banque Royale du Canada. Utilisée sous licence.

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PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE CLUB

T ’ S E J BEST T S E W LE MEILLEUR DE WESTJET

BJ SHACKLETON

CABIN CREW MEMBER, CALGARY | MEMBRE DE L'ÉQUIPAGE DE CABINE, CALGARY WESTJETTER SINCE 1997 | WESTJETTER DEPUIS 1997 BJ has been recognized as one of our finest cabin crew members by our President’s Circle Award—WestJet’s premiere award recognizing the impact of WestJetters who consistently go above and beyond to create a remarkable guest experience. Based out of Calgary, BJ has an unforgettable way of caring for our guests. BJ is one of 12 WestJetters chosen annually for this award and has been inducted into our President’s Circle Club. WINNER OF THE 2017 PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE AWARD. GAGNANTE DU PRIX PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE DE 2017.

Favourite WestJet destination: St. John’s, Newfoundland. The people, music, and culture is unlike any other. In your words, how would you describe WestJet? Proud owners, family and culture. Best travel tip: Always be prepared for your flight. Pack headphones, a charged tablet, a good paperback, comfortable shoes, a neck pillow and pen to make your trip more enjoyable. What is one thing that you want to share with our guests? WestJet is the most incredible company—the people and culture are what make it such a special place to work. Having been here for more than 20 years, I am a proud owner and have built a lifetime of memories. WestJet is where your coworkers become friends who become family. What WestJet guests have told us about BJ: "Thank you to our cabin crew member, BJ. She truly enjoys her job, which was evident by the genuine, caring, smiling way she greeted each guest. It is such a pleasure to see customer service at its finest. WestJet is fortunate to have BJ on staff!" BJ a reçu notre prix President's Circle en guise de reconnaissance comme l'une de nos meilleurs membres de l'équipage de cabine. Ce prix est le plus prestigieux de WestJet et souligne les efforts des WestJetters qui dépassent constamment leur cadre de travail pour offrir une expérience-invité remarquable. Basée à Calgary, BJ se caractérise par cette façon de montrer que nos invités lui tiennent vraiment à cœur. Elle est l'une des 12 WestJetters à avoir reçu le prix cette année et a été intronisée au club President's Circle. Destination WestJet préférée : St. John's, T.-N.-L. Les gens, la musique et la culture de Terre-Neuve se distinguent de tous les autres. Dans vos propres mots, comment décririez-vous WestJet? Fiers propriétaires, famille et culture. Meilleur conseil de voyage : Toujours vous préparer pour votre vol. Ayez en main des écouteurs, une tablette chargée, un bon livre, des souliers confortables, un oreiller et un stylo, ce qui rendra votre voyage avec WestJet plus agréable. Quelle est l'une des choses que vous aimeriez dire à nos invités? WestJet est la compagnie la plus formidable pour laquelle j'ai travaillé. Les gens et la culture font de WestJet un endroit spécial pour travailler. Étant ici depuis plus de 20 ans, chaque jour est une nouvelle expérience. Je suis une fière propriétaire et j'ai créé des souvenirs gravés à jamais. WestJet est l'endroit où vos collègues deviennent d'abord des amis, puis votre famille. Voici ce qu'ont dit les invités de WestJet au sujet de BJ : « Merci à BJ. Elle aime vraiment son travail, ce qui paraît évident par sa façon d'accueillir chaque invité avec le sourire. C'est un plaisir de voir un service à la clientèle de premier choix. WestJet a de la chance de vous compter parmi son personnel! »

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