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COVER: STEVE COLLINS, FIONA DUNCAN AT PLATINUM BENCH. THIS PAGE: TOURISM IRELAND/MACMILLAN MEDIA

ROAM 11 Three days in Lyon, France 14 Sweet stays Toronto digs 16 Plan ahead Staying fit 18 Close-up on La Jolla, San Diego 20 What I know about Scents 22 Four ways Rome, Italy FEAST 63 66 68 70

Dining guide Naples, Fla. Drink up An intro to ice Bargain bites Boston, Mass. Taste of travel Cacio e pepe

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We get a taste of British Columbia’s wine country. Nous visitons la région vinicole de la Colombie-Britannique.

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HOME RUN STADIUMS CIRCUIT DES STADES

A closer look at some of baseball’s best ballparks. Nous nous penchons sur certains des meilleurs stades de baseball.

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LEGENDS OF THE EMERALD ISLE LÉGENDES DE L’ÎLE D’ÉMERAUDE

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Arizona is awe-inspiring. L’Arizona est si majestueux.

In many ways, the beauty of Arizona is embodied by its most famous natural landmark, the Grand Canyon. But Arizona is more than just red-rock buttes, pulledtaffy canyons and cartoon-like cactuses. It’s also whitewater rivers, snow-crusted mountain peaks, gigantic stands of ponderosa pine, blue lakes and sandy beaches. So, sure, the Grand Canyon—one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World—is something no visitor to Arizona should miss. But it’s far from the only thing that makes Arizona grand.

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À bien des égards, c’est la plus célèbre attraction naturelle de l’État, le Grand Canyon, qui incarne la beauté du lieu. Mais l’Arizona a bien plus à offrir que des rochers de couleur de feu, des canyons striés et des cactus tout droit sortis d’une bande dessinée. On peut y admirer des rivières d’eau vive, des montagnes aux sommets enneigés, de gigantesques pins jaunes s’érigeant dans le ciel, des lacs azur et des plages sablonneuses. Alors, oui, le Grand Canyon, l’une des sept merveilles naturelles du monde, est un incontournable pour tout visiteur se rendant en Arizona. Mais ce n’est qu’un des atouts grandioses de cet État.

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WELCOME ABOARD • BIENVENUE À BORD

LA RENAISSANCE AVEC WESTJET près la récente annonce que nous avons ajouté Rome à notre liste grandissante de destinations européennes, nos 787 Dreamliner arriveront bientôt à l’aéroport Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino à Rome, en Italie. Rome, qui est synonyme de la Renaissance, est une destination opportune tandis que nous amorçons d’importants changements à notre entreprise. Notre nouvelle flotte d’appareils 787 Dreamliner part de l’aéroport international de Calgary (YYC), le cœur de notre réseau et la plus grande plaque tournante de notre compagnie aérienne. En plus de desservir notre première destination italienne, nous ajoutons aussi plus de 200 000 sièges supplémentaires à nos vols à bord de nos Dreamliner vers Dublin, Londres et Paris. Notre premier salon phare est actuellement en construction à YYC et il sera prêt plus tard cette année. Il s’agit d’un autre témoignage de l’esprit de bienveillance de WestJet, notre marque de commerce, tandis que nous créons une expérience améliorée des plus remarquables durant votre voyage. Nous avons l’honneur d’avoir été reconnus comme la meilleure ligne aérienne au Canada selon TripAdvisor pour la troisième année consécutive et nous surpassons notre service primé en offrant un plus grand éventail d’options. Cela comprend des cabines Privilège et Affaires, des services prioritaires aux aéroports que nous desservons, des améliorations à notre expérience en ligne comme notre assistante vituelle conviviale Juliet et d’exceptionnels avantages grâce à notre carte WestJet World Elite Mastercard‡ RBCMD, nommée la carte de crédit de compagnie aérienne no 1 au Canada*. Ensemble, nous prenons la même approche attentionnée pour laquelle nous sommes reconnus et nous accueillons encore plus d’invités. Grazie d’avoir choisi de voyager avec WestJet.

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WE’RE EXCITED FOR EVERYTHING IN THIS ISSUE, BUT HERE’S WHAT STOOD OUT FOR MANAGING EDITOR DIANE BOLT.

Photo: My view from the starting line of the Half Corked Marathon.

he other day, I absentmindedly grabbed a bottle of wine from my cabinet to share with friends who were visiting from Vancouver. As I unscrewed the cap, I realized that it was the bottle of 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve that I had brought home from Stoneboat Vineyards following a summer trip to Oliver, B.C. I had planned to shelve the bottle for a while, but I’m so glad I didn’t. As the wine flowed, I shared stories of my trip and struggled to settle on just one highlight. Was it running the Half Corked Marathon in a refreshing May rain shower dressed-up as my hero, Holly Golightly? Possibly. The 19-kilometre route was certainly made easier with each wine-tasting stop along the way. But spending leisurely afternoons sipping wine with local winemaking legends, dining on stellar Indian cuisine at Kismet Estate Winery’s Masala Bistro or waking up to sweeping views of the morning sun bouncing off the vines at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, also jostled in my mind for first place. I share all my highlights, from the characters I met to the unique vintages I enjoyed, starting on page 24.

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Photo: Lanny Martiniuk of Stoneboat Vineyards.

While wine is a perfectly good excuse to travel, there are many more reasons to get out and explore. In this issue, we take a tour of some of North America’s most beloved baseball stadiums (pg. 39), delve into Ireland’s enchanting past (pg. 45) and offer four itineraries to suit every travel style on a trip to Rome (pg. 22), WestJet’s newest destination. Whatever ignites your wanderlust, I hope the stories in this issue will inspire your next adventure.

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COLLEEN SETO

STEVE COLLINS

JILLIAN BOLGER

WRITER FOUR WAYS: ROME, ITALY PG. 22 Whether travelling across continents or down the road, Seto is always looking for the extraordinary stories behind ordinary people and places. When at home in Bragg Creek, Alta., she spends her time chilling in the woods with her hubby, two kiddos and her pup.

PHOTOGRAPHER THE BENCH MARK PG. 24 Stemming from a passion for photography and typography, Collins has worked in magazines for nearly 25 years. Currently residing as WestJet Magazine’s design director in Calgary, Alta., Collins has previously spent time working in London, Sydney and Adelaide.

WRITER LEGENDS OF THE EMERALD ISLE PG. 45 This award-winning editor, travel writer and Dublin native is happiest on the road. Travel highlights include driving the circumference of Australia over nine months, sleeping in a treehouse in Zimbabwe and taking a three-night camel safari through Rajasthan’s Thar Desert.

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T H R E E D AY S I N

PHOTO: PIERRE PAQUETON

LYON, FRANCE rance’s third-largest city—easily reachable from Paris via a scenic, two-hour train ride—is famous for its gastronomy, but beyond that you’ll find postcard-perfect streets, incredible public spaces and 2,000 years of history. Spend your days wandering the passageways of Lyon’s old town, exploring the immense Parc de la Tête d’Or and eating some of the world’s greatest food.

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DAY 3

DAY 1 Morning Start your day by admiring the statues and buildings at the vast Place Bellecour (shown), one of Europe’s largest public squares. Then, cross the Saône River and head into the historic Vieux Lyon district to discover its hidden passageways, quirky shops and the Saint Jean Cathedral. Afternoon Ride the funicular railway up to the summit of Fourvière hill for sweeping views of the city. On a clear day, the Alps are visible in the far distance. Explore the iconic NotreDame de Fourvière basilica before making the short walk to the well-preserved ruins of the ancient Roman Theatres of Lyon. Evening Bars and restaurants spill out on to the busy, cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon at night. Settle into a table on the outdoor terrace of the Venetian-inspired Bar Le Florian, order a Negroni and watch the world go by as you sip.

DAY 2 Morning Explore the winding streets and colourful public art of the hillside neighbourhood of CroixRousse. Stop by Café Mokxa for a caffeine boost and one of its generously sized pastries before heading west across the Rhône River to the Parc de la Tête d’Or. Afternoon Spanning almost 300 acres, France’s largest urban park is an oasis of calm in the heart of bustling Lyon. It features a boating lake, botanical gardens and

a zoo containing almost 400 different animals divided into 80 different species. Evening Walk 20 minutes south to Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse, a renowned indoor food market. There are about 50 vendors packed in here selling everything from produce and meat to cheese and pastries. Sample as much as possible, especially classic Lyonnais fare such as quenelle de brochet and tarte aux pralines.

Mark Your Calendars TWO EVENTS TO CHECK OUT.

1 International Jazz Day April 30 Hundreds of musicians and singers swing into town for International Jazz Day. There are free performances throughout the city, all sponsored by UNESCO to promote intercultural dialogues.

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2 Lyon Beer Festival April 11 to 12 If you know your IPA from your saison, this festival is for you. Now in its fifth edition, the Lyon Beer Festival features hoppy creations from international, national and local breweries.

Afternoon No trip to France would be complete without visiting an outdoor market. The bustling Marché Saint-Antoine runs along the banks of the Saône and is the perfect place to spend a morning getting lost among the assortment of meats, vegetables and cheeses. Afternoon Head 10 minutes east on Metro Line D to see where modern cinema began. The elegant Musée Lumière pays homage to brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière, celebrated motion picture pioneers. Learn about their story and their inventions, including the famous cinematograph. Evening Dine at a traditional Lyonnais bouchon. With their checked tablecloths, wood panelling and traditional fare, these unpretentious restaurants are all about great food. At Daniel & Denise in the Part-Dieu neighbourhood try chef Joseph Viola’s awardwinning pâté en croûte. —James March


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PHOTOS: AGF SRL/ALAMY; LIONEL LOURENCO; HEMIS/ALAMY; DOMART CAROLANE @CAROL_ANANAS/BAR LE FLORIAN

CLOCKWISE A vendor at Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse market, exploring Parc de la Tête, cocktails at Bar Le Florian and Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Paris four times a week from Calgary.

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R|O|A|M S W E E T S TAY S

TORONTO DIGS These dynamic urban retreats have something for every style of traveller.

Historic suites

The Annex Hotel 296 Brunswick Ave.

Windsor Arms Hotel 18 Saint Thomas St.

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This century-old industrial building has been converted into a super-cool, 24room, key code-only hotel in the city’s vibrant Annex neighbourhood.

Elegant and luxurious, this 1927 neogothic building was completely rebuilt in 1999, with 28 suites that have hosted royalty, movie stars and heads of state.

Located in a 1914-built property that was once the head office of The Dominion Bank, this 300-suite hotel melds bygone grandeur with modern comfort.

THE ROOMS

All of the bright-white, loft-like rooms feature platform beds with luxurious Stearns & Foster mattresses, local artwork and record turntables with a selection of vinyl.

All of the intricately designed suites feature crown-moulding, custom drapery and Jacuzzi tubs. There is also a personal butler service and 24-hour room service.

The historic suites in the original building and the contemporary suites in the 51storey addition feature stylish furniture, streamlined kitchens and large HDTVs.

DINING OPTIONS

An on-site café and wine bar offers everything from breakfast to evening cocktails. The adjacent Annex Commons partners with local favourite Big Trouble Pizza.

Enjoy lunch, dinner or bar snacks at The Gatsby (the peanut-dusted chicken pops are a must), or take high tea by the fire in the lavish purple tea room.

Along with in-room dining (including treats available until 6 a.m.), there’s Teller’s Bar & Lounge. Try its artisanal pizzas and maplecandied bacon served on a mini clothesline.

GOOD TO KNOW

There are no phones in the rooms, but helpful staff is just a text away and ready to share the city’s hotspots. The hotel is close to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

The light-filled spa, with killer views of the city, has a heated saltwater pool, a healing salt cave and a full-service gym. Treatments for men include a sport pedicure.

Directly access the subway and Union Station through the city’s PATH walkway system—a bonus when taking the UP Express to and from Pearson Airport.

NEARBY

Venture north of Bloor Street West to discover the stately Victorian residences of the Annex, or head south for the bustle of Kensington Market.

The high-end shops of Yorkville and Bloor Street, along with the recently opened food emporium Eataly (the first in Canada), are steps away from the hotel.

Shop the mall at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, the design stores along King Street East, and the boutiques and eateries in the Distillery Historic District. —Christy Wright

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STAY FIT ON THE GO Sometimes, exercising while travelling is harder than it should be—not all hotel gyms are created equal. Switch up your workout on your next trip by visiting one of these unique spots.

1 muscle groups. Of course, you can turn up any time for a self-directed bounce and achieve many of the same benefits. There’s a foam pit, climbing walls, trampoline dodgeball and a slackline set up. Don’t be surprised if you end up smiling while getting in a workout. (launchpadtrampoline.com)

3 STREET MOVES Montreal’s The Spot – Parkour and Movement Centre is not your typical gym. Instead of weight racks and Stairmasters, you’ll find padded mats, climbing walls and foam pits. This facility is dedicated to parkour, the urban, acrobatic style that developed in France during the late 1980s. With an emphasis on safety and

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES Ottawa’s OCR Academy—those initials stand for obstacle course race—looks like a cross between a jungle gym and the backstage at a stadium rock concert: there is matte black paint on the walls and scaffolding, ramps, rings and ropes everywhere. The facility, founded by Ottawa local Joshua Fry, aims

to get patrons fit using obstaclecourse staples such as balance bars, nets, climbing ropes and vertical walls, though it also offers more traditional strength and mobility classes. The gym is a child-friendly zone, with kids’ classes during the week and family time on weekends. (obstacletraining.ca)

4 respect, The Spot is the perfect place to try it out and eliminate the risk of hitting the concrete. Devotees say parkour not only gets you fit, but teaches you awareness, confidence and discipline. An introductory, one-hour session with an instructor is $40, and a reservation is required. (thespotmontreal.com)

CLOWN AROUND If you’ve dreamed of running away to join the circus, this could be your chance. Founded by Cirque du Soleil alum Mike Hirschbach, Halifax Circus teaches acrobatics, juggling, clowning, tightrope-walking and unicycling to professional performers and members of the public.

Introductory classes require no experience, and some are available in French (check the schedule on the website). Many of the moves require core and full-body strength and flexibility, so expect to sweat. The best part is you’re learning a whole new skill. (halifaxcircus.com) —Alex McClintock

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La Jolla, San Diego

Shop Browse quirky stores, stylish boutiques and distinctive galleries along Prospect Street, Girard Avenue and the rest of the downtown “village” district. Be sure to pay a visit to Legends Gallery, which features the secret sketches, iconic illustrations and whimsical, taxidermy-like sculptures by Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Geisel lived in La Jolla from 1948 until his death in 1991, and drew inspiration from the area’s flora and fauna. Wander Enjoy a shoreline stroll along the La Jolla Coast Walk Trail. The trail is only about a half-mile long, but there’s lots to see along the way, from rocky cliffs and tidepools to the ever-popular Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Created in 1931, and originally intended to serve as a safe swimming beach for kids, it has become a favourite spot for dozens of seals who seek out the sheltered beach to raise their pups and simply lounge in the sun. Dine There’s no shortage of finedining experiences in La Jolla, but for a meal you’ll remember long after you’ve gone home, head to Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar inside the historic Grande Colonial hotel. Here, award-winning executive chef Jason Knibb and his team create elegant, California-inspired dishes with the freshest local ingredients.

M ar vel Take in spectacular, 360degree views of San Diego County from atop Mt. Soledad.

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Explore Spanning 6,000 acres of ocean floor and tidelands, La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve is one of the best spots in greater San Diego for snorkelling and diving. Replete with two artificial reefs and seven sea caves etched out of a sandstone cliff, the area is brimming with marine life. Rent scuba or snorkelling gear from one of the on-site outfitters or opt for a guided kayak and snorkel tour with Everyday California. Discover Learn about leopard sharks, moray eels and more than 6,000 other sea creatures at Birch Aquarium, the public education centre for the neighbouring Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Explore 60-plus ocean habitats, read the inspiring story of the resident rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and check out the exhibit on seahorses and seadragons. Admire Art is an important part of life in La Jolla—as is evident in the Murals of La Jolla public art program. Currently, 15 contemporary works adorn the walls of buildings throughout the area. The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library hosts walking tours of the murals on the last Wednesday of each month, but you can also download a map at muralsoflajolla.com/map and explore at your leisure. —Jill Foran

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to San Diego six times a week from Calgary.

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SCENTS Making sense of the science behind aromas.

How does scent marketing actually work? We start by understanding the brand’s DNA. Casinos want the guest to be alert but comfortable, so they stay longer to gamble or enjoy food and beverages. We develop a brief for the master perfumer, who creates the aromas.

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to calibrate them. Fabrigas’ company manages aroma programs for brands that include Hyatt hotels, 57 Ocean Miami Beach and 1 Hotels. She says scent marketing works because our sense of smell is hardwired into our limbic system, the part of our brain where memory is stored and instinctual responses, like fight-or-flight, are decided. We spoke with Fabrigas to learn how casinos and hotels are using scents to build unforgettable experiences for their guests. Why are businesses using aromas? When people go out, they seek an emotional experience. When communicating a brand, you want to hear it, see it, but you need to be able to smell it, as well. The guest will remember an experience longer because of its smell.

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Which scents do you frequently use? Vanilla is an aroma historically known to give a sense of comfort. Also, the lavender family. But, when it comes to a hotel or casino, what we’re doing is creating a signature scent, a blend that expresses the values of the brand. This could include mint for focus, lavender for relaxation, vanilla for comfort and citrus for sustained energy.

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WHERE TO STAY A Waldorf Astoria property, Rome Cavalieri keeps the whole family happy with spacious suites, adjoining rooms, a world-class spa, pools, La Pergola (the city’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars), a wooded parkland and a kids’ club. Its location is remote, but a free hourly shuttle takes you into Rome.

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WHERE TO STAY Located a few minutes from the central train station, the Beehive feels more like a boutique hotel than a hostel, partly due to its bright and airy rooms, 16 of which are private. There’s also a café serving largely organic and vegetarian fare, a courtyard garden and an array of weekly events, including pastamaking lessons. APRIL 2020 | WESTJETMAGAZINE.COM

WHAT TO EAT Gelato will appease (and cool down) even the crankiest kid. Try Fatamorgana for unique, seasonal options. Located in a quiet piazza near the Colosseum, this shop uses raw, natural ingredients to create traditional Italian gelato with very untraditional flavours such as black garlic with white chocolate.

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WHAT TO DO If everyone needs a break from touring monuments, go for an interactive lesson at Gruppo Storico Romano’s Gladiator School. Here you’ll learn about the life of Roman gladiators in the hands-on museum. After, the whole family can dress up in replica equipment, partake in physical training and fight in a (mock) match.

WHAT TO DO The Pantheon, an architectural wonder that was once a temple and is now a church, is ancient Rome’s best-preserved building. It also boasts the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world—an engineering marvel nearly 2,000 years old. A visit to this remarkable building is a must, and, best of all, it’s free to explore.

WHAT TO EAT Cheap, but good is the refrain at Farinè La Pizza, tucked away in San Lorenzo (a bohemian area of the city teeming with students). Run by a husband-wife team, this no-frills pizza joint uses all-natural ingredients for its vegetarian pizzas that include the Mediterranea, which comes topped with olives and capers.

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Rome lures visitors with its treasures: UNESCO World Heritage Sites, archaeological monuments and incredible centuries-old art. But, one of the best parts of the Eternal City is how seamlessly it blends new and old, with modern eateries, contemporary art and boutique hotels nestled amongst ancient relics. There is something for everyone in the Italian capital.

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WHERE TO STAY The five-star First Roma Arte hotel is filled with more than 150 artworks. Each of the hotel’s 29 rooms showcase contemporary Italian artists, so it’s like sleeping in your own private gallery. The hotel also houses the Michelinstarred Acquolina restaurant, so you can indulge in gourmet works of art.

WHAT TO EAT Opened in 1979, il Margutta was the first vegetarian restaurant in Italy. To complement its artful and organic Mediterranean fare—think rosemary pasta and chickpeas or Roman artichokes with hummus, mint and olives—the restaurant also acts as a contemporary art gallery, featuring a changing portfolio of artwork.

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GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Rome once a week from Calgary, starting May 2, and three times a week, starting May 28.

WHAT TO DO Villa Farnesina is a museum housed inside of a Renaissance home in Rome’s suburbs. It’s often overlooked by tourists, so it is un- crowded and peaceful. Completed around 1510, the museum gives the opportunity to see Raphael’s 16th-century frescoes (a method using water-based paint on wet plaster) of Cupid and Psyche.

WHERE TO STAY Built in 1620, the Grand Hotel De La Minerve was converted from a family palace into a luxury, 132-room hotel in the 19th century. Don’t miss the rooftop garden restaurant with its 360-degree view of central Rome. Located next to the Pantheon, the hotel has played host to aristocrats, artists and intellectuals, as well as Pope Pius IX.

WHAT TO DO Built in less than 10 years as a gift to Rome’s citizens, the Colosseum was the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world. For nearly 500 years, it was the site of gladiatorial fights and executions. A trip to Rome isn’t complete without a guided tour of this incredible, and almost 2,000-year-old, iconic landmark.

WHAT TO EAT La Campana, Rome’s oldest restaurant, celebrated 500 years in 2018. It was first a winery, then an inn, and, for the past 100plus years, a family-run trattoria. Still much loved, it continues to serve authentic and seasonal Roman cuisine such as tagliolini with anchovies and pecorino cheese. —Colleen Seto WESTJET.COM | APRIL 2020

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Opposite/Ci-contre: Gene and Shelly Covert. This page/Cette page: Platinum Bench.

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ine speaks. Pop the cork, pour it into your glass, breathe in its aroma and savour that first sip. A tale is soon being told; how the sunlight, rain and subtleties of the terroir nurtured the grape from vine to

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e vin s’exprime. Faites sauter le bouchon, versez-vous un verre, humez son arôme et savourez la première gorgée. Il vous racontera son histoire et comment le soleil, la pluie et les particularités du terroir ont nourri ses raisins. Dans les régions d’Oliver et

d’Osoyoos, en Colombie-Britannique, on raconte plein

country, there are a variety of interesting stories

d’histoires intéressantes. Puisque les conditions du sol

being told. With soil conditions changing from one

changent d’un kilomètre à l’autre et que les versants

kilometre to the next, and valley slopes bathed in

des vallées baignés de lumière protègent les cultures

sunlight and protected from the elements, it’s little

des intempéries, on ne se demande pas pourquoi cette

wonder that this area of the province is home to more

région abrite plus de 43 vignobles, dont certains cépages

than 43 wineries—and some unexpected varietals.

inattendus. Ce mélange de conditions gagnantes fait

It’s this delightful blend of conditions that makes the

de la région une destination incontournable pour les

region a must-visit destination for wine-lovers.

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GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Kelowna 24 times a day from four Canadian and three international cities, and one U.S. city, and to Penticton once a day from Calgary.

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THE GOLDEN MILE BENCH HAS 791 ACRES OF PLANTED GRAPES AND IS DIVIDED BY FOUR CREEKS: H E S T E R , R E I D , T E S TA L I N D E N A N D T I N H O R N .

WINE AND BREAD Former accountant Murray Jones and his wife, Fiona Duncan, retired to Oliver from Winnipeg, in 2011 to try their hand at winemaking. “There’s no place like this anywhere else in Canada,” says Jones. “It’s magical.” The couple spent two years searching for a property where they could grow and produce “big reds,” before deciding on a plot of land on the east side of the Black Sage Bench south of Oliver. Helping them was Richard (Dick) Cleave, one of the most celebrated viticulturalists in Canada, who quickly became their friend and mentor. They called their new winery Platinum Bench, a name that Jones credits to Cleave. It is a nod to the Golden Mile Bench, located across the valley from their vineyard. Benches are long, narrow strips of level land edged—above and below—by steeper slopes ­formed through different geological processes, such as retreating glaciers. They are also great places to grow grapes. “Dick joked, ‘If that’s the Golden Mile Bench, then this is the Platinum Bench,’” says Jones. While Jones takes charge of the wine side of the business, overseeing the production of varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Gamay, Duncan’s domain is the creation of artisanal breads that compliment Platinum Bench’s vintages. It’s a passion she discovered as part of a stress-management program she took while working as the vice president of design for a women’s sportswear company. Daily tastings at Platinum Bench see its

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wines expertly paired with Duncan’s fresh loaves. The gorgonzola and fig is accompanied by the Meritage, its complex bouquet of ripe plums, blackcurrants, blackberries and cherries accentuating the loaf’s light, blue cheese flavour. The sharpness and saltiness of her asiago cheese bread pairs nicely with the Gamay Noir’s notes of raspberry and light pepper.

TA ST I NG NOTES Platinum Bench Estate Winery & Artisan Bread Co. Established: 2012 Location: 15 acres on the Black Sage Bench Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Gamay Must try: The Gamay is light, with a bright finish. Served slightly chilled, the wine pairs well with tomato-based dishes. Gamay is most commonly found in France’s Beaujolais region and Loire Valley, but thrives in the sandy soil of the Black Sage Bench.

A LOCAL PIONEER Bill Eggert honed his winemaking skills working on his uncle’s vineyard in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula before moving to B.C. in 1983 armed with a University of Guelph diploma in agriculture. In 1989, he bought Fairview Cellars—a 10-acre property located next to the first green of the Fairview Mountain Golf Course—and harvested his first grapes four years later. “When I planted my Cabernet Sauvignon in 1993, there were just 10 acres of it in the Okanagan,” he says. “But, that year, hundreds

of acres were planted, and the wine that hit the shops in 1996/97 was dynamite. We’d always made great aromatic white wines here, but we realized that we could do really nice reds, too.” Arriving at Fairview Cellars’ tasting room, housed in a rustic log cabin, you’ll likely be greeted by one of the winery’s two dogs, Marty and Honey. After your tasting, take a glass of your favourite wine outside to one of the picnic tables or stand at one of the reused oak barrels on the patio located over the wine cellar’s flat roof. The barrels are recycled after four or five vintages. Eggert shies away from the term “pioneer,” but he is something of a legend in the valley, with a reputation as an exceptionally good grower. He enjoys talking to visitors about the region and the wine it produces. “It’s so much fun being in this valley. The diversity of the wine is our strength,” he says.

TA STI N G N OTES Fairview Cellars Established: 1993 Location: 10 acres on the Golden Mile Bench Varietals: Grüner Veltliner, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Verdot Must try: Grüner Veltliner is most commonly grown in Austria, but Eggert has had success growing this varietal at his second property, Eagle Bluff Vineyards, which is between McIntyre Bluff and Eagle Bluff, just north of Oliver.


PLAN AHEAD

Half Corked Marathon (May 29 to 31) Almost 1,500 participants take part in this celebrated annual event. Don a costume, or not, and run or jog the 18-km route that passes some of the area’s best wineries. Stopping for sips during the race is encouraged (pace yourself), and the party at the finish line features tastings, food trucks and live music. Tickets are issued via a lottery system and, although the event is sold out for 2020, you can still cheer on the runners.

WILL LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVE

Opposite: Murray Jones and Fiona Duncan with their daughter, Keira. Left: Bill Eggert and Honey.

SPLURGE-WORTHY VINEYARD STAYS

The Guest House Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Nestled on a 140-acre vineyard, this property features 10 rooms and a suite with vineyard views. It is eco-friendly and has electric vehicle charging stations. The Villa at Hester Creek Estate Winery The property has six adult-only suites styled after Mediterranean villas with soaker tubs, walk-in showers and geothermal heating and cooling.

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“ T H E W I N E S A R E FA N TA S T I C , T H E F O O D I S G R E AT A N D T H E P E O P L E A R E S U P E R - F R I E N D L Y. L I F E H E R E I S V E R Y L A I D - B A C K . ” KANE MORGAN, RUST WINE CO.

TA S T I N G T H E T E R R O I R Located on the southern edge of the Golden Mile Bench, Rust Wine Co.’s main vineyard features some of the oldest vines in the valley—the rows of Gewürztraminer you pass on your way to the tasting room were planted in the 1960s. Most of the Golden Mile faces due east, so the vines get plenty of morning sunlight, but here the grapes receive a more southern exposure, resulting in a beautiful distribution of heat. The stony soil also helps. “There’s a cooling effect from the sun going down behind the mountains, but the rocks continue to heat up the vines from underneath,” says hospitality manager Kane Morgan. “You get ripe fruit, but the preservation of acidity, as well.” Start by sampling the Gewürztraminer—it bursts with flavours of guava, ginger, rose petal and all-spice—before moving on to a blind tasting of the winery’s three Merlots. While its grapes are cultivated in virtually the same manner, the differences in taste is due to where the grapes were grown. In addition to Rust’s Golden Mile property, the winery has vineyards in West Osoyoos and the Similkameen Valley. “It’s all about creating an identity and a sense of purpose in this region. The wines are fantastic, the food is great and the people are super-friendly. Life here is very laid-back,” says Morgan. After sampling its vintages, settle into the winery’s patio to enjoy chef Natasha Schooten’s small-bite dishes, like the build-your-own Duck Confit Tacos served with Mexican cabbage Pico

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slaw. If you don’t feel like leaving, spend the night in the 126-year-old guest house and wake up to sweeping valley views.

TA ST ING N OTES Rust Wine Co. Established: 2017 Location: 12 acres on the Golden Mile Bench Varietals: Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel Must try: In all of B.C., there are only about 23 acres planted with Zinfandel, so one of the gems of this property is its 20-year-old Zinfandel vines. The wine is savoury, spicy and earthy, and similar to something you’d find from Italy.

APPLES TO GRAPES George and Winnifred Covert moved to the valley from California after George learned apricots grew in the Okanagan Valley, and, astounded that you could grow fruit in Canada, wanted to see for himself. He purchased an undeveloped parcel of land north of Oliver in 1959 and started growing onions and tomatoes. Later he planted 80 acres of Gala and Ambrosia apples, making Covert Farms one of the area’s leading apple producers. In 2004, George and Winnifred’s grandson, Gene, and other family members, took over the farm from his parents and soon converted part of the apple orchard into an organic vineyard. Gene now leases out much of the land so he can focus on his 30 acres of organic grapes. They are planted at the southeast of the prop-

erty overlooked by McIntyre Bluff—the narrowest part of the valley—and also at a cooler section in the northwest. The northwest mountain provides shade in the afternoon, protecting the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the intense afternoon heat, while a cool breeze keeps them dry. The farm grows mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, but also a number of other varieties, including a light, sparkling Zinfandel. “We make the most of the Zinfandel yield, with both a fantastic table wine but also a very interesting sparkling,” says Gene. Along with organic farming philosophies, Gene has also introduced biodynamic and regenerative practices that go beyond sustainability to give back to the land for future generations. He describes himself as a “bug farmer” when referring to the microbial element of maintaining the soil.

TA STI N G N OTES Covert Farms Family Estate Established: Farm 1959 / Winery 2005 Locations: 650 acres on north Oliver bench land Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Roussanne, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier and Chardonnay Must try: The Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend is a summer favourite. In the southernmost part of the Okanagan, Sauvignon Blanc expresses more citrus notes than grassy flavours while retaining its racy acidity.


TWO INTERESTING VINTAGES Stoneboat Vineyards Lanny Martiniuk moved to the valley from Vancouver about 40 years ago. He and his wife, Julie, bought the farm on a handshake and began growing fruit, but switched to grapes in 1983. Today, Stoneboat has nearly 50 acres of vineyards across three sites. It’s a special area known as the Black Sage Gravelbar. “There’s solid gravel under here for 150 feet,” says Martiniuk. “We hit water at 11 feet, and it goes to 60 feet. The water draws minerality from the calcium-coated rocks. It’s the type of soil that is perfect for growing Pinot Noir.”

From top: Shelly Covert; Sukhwinder and Balwinder Dhaliwal; Lanny Martiniuk.

Kismet Estate Winery For a hearty meal, head to Kismet Estate Winery’s Masala Bistro for Indian food made from family recipes. Sukhwinder and Balwinder Dhaliwal immigrated to Canada in the 1990s. They managed various vineyards in the valley before buying a parcel of land to grow grapes to sell. Over the years, they expanded their vineyards to 400 acres. In 2013, they began making their own wine under the Kismet label, Sanskrit for “destiny” or “luck.” About 10 per cent of the grapes they grow—such as Grenache and Mourvedre—are used for their wines, enough for about 6,000 cases. WESTJET.COM | APRIL 2020

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ARTICLE DE FOND EN FRANCAIS

T H E G O L D E N M I L E B E N C H C O M P T E 7 9 1 A C R E S D E V I G N E S E T E S T D I V I S É E PA R Q U AT R E R U I S S E A U X : H E S T E R , R E I D , T E S TA L I N D E N A N D T I N H O R N

D U PA I N E T D U V I N L’ancien comptable Murray Jones et sa femme, Fiona Duncan, de Winnipeg, se sont installés à Oliver en 2011 pour tenter leur chance en vinification. « Il n’y a aucun lieu tel qu’ici ailleurs au Canada », dit Jones. « C’est magique. » Le couple a passé deux ans à chercher une propriété où il pourrait cultiver des vins de fruits noirs avant de choisir un terrain à l’est de Black Sage Bench, au sud de Oliver. Ils ont pu compter sur l’aide de Richard (Dick) Cleave, l’un des viticulteurs les plus célèbres du Canada, qui devint rapidement leur ami et mentor. Ils appelèrent leur nouvelle vinerie Platinum Bench. Leur nom, que Jones attribue à Cleave, est un clin d’œil à Golden Mile Bench, situé de l’autre côté de la vallée. Les replats (bench) sont de longues bandes étroites de terrain plat dans un versant de pente plus accusée formées par différents processus géologiques, dont le retrait des glaciers. Ils sont parfaits pour faire pousser la vigne. « Dick disait : “si le replat de Golden Mile est en or, le nôtre est en platine” », se souvient Jones. Jones s’occupe du côté vin et supervise la production des cépages tels que Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec et Gamay, tandis que Duncan est dans le domaine de la fabrication de pain artisanal, qui accompagne bien les millésimes de Platinum Bench. Elle a découvert cette passion dans le cadre d’un programme de gestion du stress, alors qu’elle était vice-présidente de la conception dans une entreprise de vêtements sport féminins. Les dégustations journalières à Platinum Bench

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combinent les vins aux pains frais de Duncan. Le gorgonzola et figues accompagne le Meritage, au bouquet complexe de prunes mûres, de cassis, de mûres et de cerises, accentuant la saveur de fromage bleu de la miche. L’arôme prononcé et salé de son pain au fromage asiago accompagne bien les notes de framboise et de poivre du Gamay Noir. COM M E NTA I R ES DE DÉGUSTATI ON Platinum Bench Estate Winery & Artisan Bread Co. Fondé en : 2012 Emplacement : 15 acres à Black Sage Bench Cépages : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah et Gamay Incontournable : Le Gamay est léger et sa finale est éclatante. Servi légèrement froid, ce vin accompagne bien les plats à base de tomate. Le Gamay est plus commun en France, dans la région du Beaujolais et la vallée de la Loire, mais le sol sableux de Black Sage Bench lui convient bien.

UN PIONNIER LOCAL Bill Eggert a perfectionné ses techniques de vinification dans le vignoble de son oncle, sur la péninsule du Niagara, en Ontario avant de déménager en C.-B. en 1983, armé d’un diplôme en agriculture de l’Université de Guelph. En 1989, il achète Fairview Cellars, une propriété de 10 acres près du premier vert du terrain de golf Fairview Mountain, et fait les premières vendanges quatre ans plus tard. « Quand j’ai planté mon Cabernet Sauvignon en 1993, il y en avait seulement 10 acres dans

l’Okanagan », dit-il. « Mais cette année-là, on en a planté des centaines d’acres, et le vin commercialisé en 1997-1996 était extraordinaire. Notre production de vin blanc aromatique a toujours été fabuleuse, mais on a compris qu’on pouvait faire des rouges très intéressants. Dans le salon de dégustation en bois rond de Fairview Cellars, vous serez accueilli par l’un des chiens de la vinerie, Marty et Honey. Après la dégustation, prenez un verre de votre vin favori à une des tables de pique-nique ou debout près des fûts de chêne revalorisés sur la terrasse sur le toit de la cave à vins. Eggert recycle les fûts après les avoir utilisés pour quatre ou cinq millésimés. Eggert évite l’adjectif « pionnier », mais il est un peu une légende dans la vallée, et a la réputation d’être un vigneron exceptionnel. Il aime parler aux visiteurs de la région et des vins produits ici. « C’est tellement agréable dans la vallée. La diversité de nos vins est notre force », dit-il. COM M EN TA I R ES DE DÉGUSTATI O N Fairview Cellars Fondé en : 1993 Emplacement : 10 acres à Golden Mile Bench Cépages : Grüner Veltliner, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc et Petit Verdot Incontournable : Le Grüner Veltliner est généralement cultivé en Autriche, mais Eggert a réussi à faire pousser ce cépage sur son deuxième terrain, Eagle Bluff Vineyards, situé au nord d’Oliver entre McIntyre Bluff et Eagle Bluff.


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« L E S V I N S E T L A N O U R R I T U R E S O N T FA N TA S T I Q U E S , E T L E S G E N S S O N T S I GENTILS. LA VIE EST SIMPLE ICI. »

DÉGUSTER LE TERROIR Au sud de Golden Mile Bench, le vignoble principal de Rust Wine Co. possède certains des vins les plus âgés de la vallée : les rangées de Gewurztraminer sur le chemin du salon de dégustation furent plantées dans les années 60. La plupart des vignes de Golden Mile sont orientées vers l’est, et sont bien exposées au soleil matinal, mais ici, les vignes sont orientées vers le sud, où la chaleur est bien répartie. Le sol rocailleux aide aussi. « Le soleil qui se couche derrière les montagnes entraîne un refroidissement, mais la roche continue de chauffer les vignes par en dessous », explique Kane Morgan, responsable de l’accueil. « Le fruit est mûr, mais l’acide est aussi préservé. » Commencez par une dégustation de Gewurztraminer, aux saveurs éclatantes de goyave, gingembre, pétales de rose et piment de la Jamaïque, avant une dégustation à l’aveugle des trois Merlots de la vinerie. Même si les méthodes de culture sont les mêmes, l’emplacement des vignes entraîne nécessairement des différences de saveur. Outre la propriété Rust à Golden Mile, la vinerie possède des vignobles à West Osoyoos et dans la vallée de Similkameen. « Il s’agit de créer une identité et de faire œuvre utile dans la région. Les vins et la nourriture sont fantastiques, et les gens sont si gentils. La vie est simple ici », commente Morgan. Après la dégustation des millésimés, installezvous sur la terrasse de la vinerie pour goûter aux petites bouchées de la chef Natasha Schooten,

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comme les tacos au canard confit avec salade de chou Pico mexicaine. Si vous n’avez plus envie de partir, passez la nuit dans le petit hôtel de 126 ans et réveillez-vous devant le panorama de la vallée. COM M E NTA I R ES DE DÉGUSTATI ON Rust Wine Co. Fondé en : 2017 Emplacement : 12 acres à Golden Mile Bench Cépages : Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot et Zinfandel Incontournable : Il y a seulement 23 acres de plantation de Zinfadel dans toute la C.-B., donc les vignes de Zinfadel de 20 ans sont le joyau de cette propriété. Ce vin aromatique et épicé goûte le terroir et ressemble aux vins qu’on trouve en Italie.

DES POMMES AU RAISIN George et Winnifred Covert, de la Californie, sont venus dans la vallée de l’Okanagan, car George voulait voir de ses propres yeux la culture de fruits au Canada après avoir appris avec stupéfaction qu’on y faisait pousser des abricots. Il acheta un terrain sous-exploité au nord d’Oliver en 1959 et commença la culture de tomates et d’oignons. Plus tard, il planta 80 acres de pommes Gala et Ambrosia, faisant des fermes Covert l’un des producteurs les plus importants de la région. En 2004, le petit-fils de George et Winnifred, Gene, et d’autres membres de la famille reprirent l’entreprise et convertirent une partie du verger en vignoble biologique. Gene loue une grande partie du terrain pour se concentrer sur ses 30 acres de

vignes biologiques. Elles poussent au sud-est de la propriété, près de McIntyre Bluff (la partie la plus étroite de la vallée), et dans une zone plus froide du nord-ouest également. Les montagnes du nord-ouest font de l’ombre en après-midi, protégeant les vignes de Pinot Noir et de Chardonnay de la chaleur intense, et la brise fraîche les garde au sec. La ferme fait pousser principalement du Merlot, du Carbenet Franc et Sauvignon, mais aussi d’autres cépages, notamment un Zinfadel léger et mousseux. « Nous en tirons le maximum. Il produit un excellent vin de table et un mousseux fantastique », dit Gene. Suivant les principes de l’agriculture biologique, Gene a introduit des pratiques biodynamiques et régénératrices qui sont durables et redonnent à la terre et aux générations futures. Il se décrit lui-même comme un « fermier microbien », faisant référence aux bactéries qui nourrissent le sol. COM M EN TA I R ES DE DÉGUSTATI O N Covert Farms Family Estate Fondé en : 1959 et 2005 Emplacement : 650 acres au nord d’Oliver Cépages : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Roussanne, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier et Chardonnay Incontournable : Le mélange Sauvignon Blanc/ Sémillon est le favori estival. Le Sauvignon Blanc le plus au sud de l’Okanagan exprime des notes plus citronnées qu’herbacées, tout en conservant une acidité distinctive.


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Half Corked Marathon (29 au 31 mai) Environ 1 500 personnes participent à cet événement annuel. Portez un costume, ou pas, et parcourez 18 km le long de certaines des meilleures vineries de la région. À la ligne d’arrivée, dégustation, concerts et cuisine de rue vous attendent. L’obtention des billets se fait par tirage, et puisque c’est complet pour 2020, vous pouvez encourager les coureurs!

À gauche : Gene Covert. Plus bas : Lanny Martiniuk.

DEUX C É PA G E S INTÉRESSANTS Stoneboat Vineyards Lanny Martiniuk, de Vancouver, est arrivé dans la vallée il y a environ 40 ans. Lui et sa femme, Julie, ont acheté la ferme avec une poignée de main et sont passés de la production de fruits à celle des vignes en 1983. Aujourd’hui, Stoneboat possède presque 50 acres de vignobles sur trois sites. Cette région spéciale se nomme Black Sage Gravelbar. « Il y a 45 mètres de gravier solide sous nos pieds », dit Martiniuk. « On trouve de l’eau de 3,5 m à 18 m de profondeur. L’eau emporte les minéraux des roches couvertes de calcium. Ce type de sol est parfait pour la production de Pinot Noir. » Kismet Estate Winery Pour un repas copieux, goûtez aux recettes familiales de cuisine indienne du bistro Masala, à Kismet Estate Winery. Sukhwinder et Balwinder Dhaliwal ont immigré au Canada dans les années 90. Ils ont géré divers vignobles avant d’acheter un terrain pour vendre le fruit de leurs vendanges. Leur vignoble s’étend maintenant sur 400 acres de plus. En 2013, ils ont commencé à produire leur propre vin sous l’étiquette Kismet, qui signifie « destin » ou « chance » en sanskrit. Environ 10 % des vignes cultivées, comme le Grenache et le Mourvedre, sont utilisés pour les vins, assez pour 6 000 caisses.

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Le petit hôtel de Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cette propriété écologique possède 10 chambres et une suite avec vue sur le vignoble de 140 acres et des bornes de recharge pour voitures électriques. La Villa de Hester Creek Estate Winery La propriété possède six suites style villa méditerranéenne, pour adultes seulement, avec chauffage et climatisation géothermiques, baignoires et douches à l’italienne.

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FUN IN THE SUN Florida has something for everyone.

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ith its glorious warm weather and great beaches, it’s easy see how the Sunshine State — a.k.a. Florida — earned its official nickname. And though it is, indeed, the perfect spot for travellers who want to savour the sun, Florida also happens to be a hotbed of culture, style, and both natural and urban adventures. Here are some favourite things to do in WestJet’s top Florida destinations.

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World-class art and nightlife, just about every type of cuisine you can imagine, and great beaches, too? If you’re looking for all the urban amenities and some fun in the sun to boot, then Miami’s your city. Start in South Beach. The area’s long beachfront and trendy restaurants make it the place to see and be seen, but the neighbourhood also features a magnificent collection of restored art deco buildings — more than 900 in all (the Miami Design Preservation League offers daily guided walking tours or self-guided audio tours). For contemporary street art, head to nearby Wynwood, a former warehouse district that has transformed into a larger-than-life outdoor gallery full of murals from world-renowned artists. The city’s food scene is as hot as its art — from Cuban mom-and-pop sandwich shops to chic eateries helmed by superstar chefs, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy some Miami spice.

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Just north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale ranks high on culture and history but with a more low-key, laid-back vibe than its glitzy neighbour. And though it offers nearly 40 kilometres of gorgeous shoreline, step away from the sea to discover Fort Lauderdale’s artsy charms. First stop: Las Olas Boulevard, a historic street lined with galleries and boutiques full of local art, fashion and other creations. Or, for a more cuttingedge scene, visit FATVillage, an emerging arts and culture district in downtown with a trail of public art installations that stretches for 3 km. If timeless grandeur is what you’re after, Fort Lauderdale’s historic mansions are a must-do. Among the standouts is Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, the 1920s-era oceanfront estate of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn Fortune Lilly. Open to the public, it features 35 acres of landscaped gardens and the owners’ private art collection.

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RIGHT Universal Studios, Orlando. FAR RIGHT The Tampa skyline. BELOW Roseate spoonbills at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

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As a gateway to tranquil Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Islands, the city of Fort Myers, situated along Florida’s southwest coast, puts some of the state’s most pristine and beautiful attractions within easy reach. Here you’ll find spectacular beaches, hidden mangroves and countless ways to get up close to all kinds of exotic wildlife. Florida’s massive manatees — water-based mammals that weigh about 450 kilograms and graze on seagrass and other marine plants — are among the fauna you’ll want to try to spot. While the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act cautions against approaching or touching these gentle giants, they’re a sight to behold, and you can see them for yourself by land or kayak at Fort Myers’ aptly named Manatee Park. If birds are more your thing, head to J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on nearby Sanibel Island. One of the largest mangrove ecosystems in the U.S., the park is home to more than 245 species of birds, including its own “Big 5”: American white pelicans, mangrove cuckoos, reddish egrets, roseate spoonbills and yellow-crowned night herons.

You’ll probably run out of time before you run out of things to do in Orlando. With dozens of large-scale attractions, waterparks and theme parks, this central-Florida city offers more than its share of entertainment. Perhaps the best known, Walt Disney World actually consists of four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. And while you could easily dedicate days to Disney alone, you’ll want to pace yourself, because there’s plenty more to do. Universal Studios Florida has two theme parks of its own — Harry Potter fans will want to spend time at Universal’s Island of Adventure, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And kids of all ages will love the 150-acre Legoland (with its own separate waterpark), and numerous others.

Tampa Tampa’s best beaches may be outside of its centre, but there’s so much going on you might have a hard time trading city for sand. With 15 stops through downtown, the hop-on, hop-off Pirate Water Taxi is a fun and scenic way to get to sites like the Tampa Museum of Art and Sparkman Wharf — an outdoor shopping and dining complex that features live music or outdoor movies most nights, as well as a Florida-centric biergarten with 24 taps and, of course, stellar waterfront views. And, if you’re interested in everything that makes Florida special, make sure to visit the Tampa Bay History Center. A Smithsonian affiliate, this sprawling complex covers three floors — and 12,000 years of Floridian history. WESTJET.COM | APRIL 202065 35


Choose your own adventure in Florida. Choisissez votre propre aventure en Floride.

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The land of sun, sand and something for everyone. From

Le pays du soleil et du sable qui a quelque chose à offrir à

theme parks and beaches to championship golf courses and

chacun. Des parcs thématiques aux plages en passant par

fine dining, you can find it all in Florida. Visit Fort Myers for the

les terrains de golf de championnat, vous pouvez trouver

sand, surf and seafood. Set sail on a yacht or gondola in Fort

tout cela en Floride. Visitez Fort Myers pour son sable, son

Lauderdale. Try some delicious Cuban food and learn to salsa in

surf et ses fruits de mer. Partez naviguer sur un yacht ou une

Miami. Explore a theme park and do some shopping in Orlando.

gondole à Fort Lauderdale. Dégustez la délicieuse cuisine

Or check out the slick art museums and funky boutiques in

cubaine et apprenez à danser la salsa à Miami. Explorez un parc

Tampa. Visit Florida and choose your own adventure.

thématique et magasinez à Orlando. Ou encore, découvrez les musées d’art raffinés et les boutiques branchées à Tampa.

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

Visitez la Floride et choisissez votre propre aventure.

Réservez aujourd’hui sur westjet.com ou contactez votre agent de voyages.

Seasonal start and end dates apply. Des dates de services saisonniers s’appliquent. Des dates de services saisonniers s’appliquent.

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Les 30 stades de la Ligue majeure de baseball reflètent les villes où ils se trouvent. Ils ont évolué et se sont transformés de structures de forme bizarre en monuments modernes. En voici quelques-uns que vous devez visiter.

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RO N S E LT E R A baseball historian, he is the author of the 2008 book, Ballparks of the Deadball Era. Historien du baseball et auteur de Ballparks of the Deadball Era, publié en 2008.

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L’ÉQUIPE DE RÊVE Nous avons dressé une liste des vétérans des stades de la Ligue pour découvrir pourquoi la visite vaut le prix d’entrée.

RUSS TIFFIN This super fan has visited all 30 MLB ballparks, documenting his travels on his Instagram account, @mlb.stadiums.tour Amateur passionné ayant visité les 30 stades de la Ligue et illustré ses voyages à @mlb.stadiums.tour.

B E N WAG N E R The play-by-play radio announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2018, he has visited a number of stadiums. Annonceur radio en direct des Blue Jays de Toronto depuis 2018, il a visité un certain nombre des stades de la Ligue.


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hielding spectators from the desert heat with its retractable roof, the air-conditioned home of the Arizona Diamondbacks has a reputation for being fan-focused. “Chase Field was one of the first ballparks that resonated for me,” says Wagner about the downtown Phoenix stadium that opened in 1998. “You need to have a good time, and the Arizona Diamondbacks struck that chord very, very early.” Look no further than its swimming pool near right centre field. “People can hit home runs into the pool,” says Tiffin. “It’s something that you don’t really see in other stadiums.” From the chance to take a mid-game dip to snapping pics with the D-backs Legends Racers—four mascot-like caricatures of iconic team players—a visit goes beyond nine innings. “It’s an absolutely inclusive experience,” says Wagner.

Chase Field was the first retractable-roof stadium to use grass in the outfield. It was replaced with synthetic turf in 2019. Chase Field fut le premier stade à toit rétractable avec du gazon à l'arrièrechamp, synthétique depuis 2019.

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râce à son toit rétractable, le stade climatisé des Diamondbacks d’Arizona protège les spectateurs contre la chaleur du désert et a la réputation de très bien s’occuper des supporteurs. « Chase Field est l’un des premiers stades de baseball qui m’a interpellé », dit Wagner au sujet du stade de Phoenix qui a ouvert en 1998. « Il faut avoir du plaisir, et les Diamondbacks ont compris cela très, très tôt. » Prenons la piscine près du champ centre droit. « Les spectateurs peuvent faire un circuit aquatique », explique Tiffin. On peut en effet se baigner entre les demi-manches, prendre des photos avec les Legends Racers (quatre mascottes de joueurs célèbres), et la visite dépasse le cadre des neuf manches du match. « On vit une expérience vraiment inclusive », affirme Wagner. « C’est le but : divertir les spectateurs, en plus de jouer au baseball. »

Renting the D-backs Pool, which includes up to 42 tickets, food and a towel for each guest, starts at US$6,700. Louez la suite de la piscine avec 42 billets, de la nourriture et des serviettes, à partir de 6 700 $ US.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Phoenix 47 times a week from eight Canadian cities.

Stay in your seats after the fifth inning. During each home game, the D-backs Legends Racers run around the field. Restez assis après la neuvième manche pour ne pas manquer la course des Legends Racers autour du terrain.

S’Y RENDRE WestJet dessert Phoenix 47 fois par semaine au départ de huit villes canadiennes.

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he Toronto Blue Jays, Canada’s only MLB team, have called Rogers Centre home since 1989, when it opened as the SkyDome. Its downtown location, along with its retractable roof, makes it instantly recognizable. “It definitely adds a lot,” says Tiffin. “Having the roof open gives it the feel of a true baseball experience.” Given the opportunity, Tiffin suggests visiting on a sunny day, as the open roof transforms the feel of the place— thanks to an equally iconic structure. “The CN Tower is right there,” says Tiffin. “You don’t see a giant monument like that in every stadium. It shadows over the whole playing area.” While downtown stadiums have become the norm, Selter says the Rogers Centre’s location in the city’s Entertainment District is a relatively new phenomenon. “Before, ballparks were built wherever they could get the land,” he says.

Stay at one of the 70 stadium field-view rooms at the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel. Rates start at $325. Passez la nuit dans l’une des 70 chambres du Marriott du centre-ville avec vue sur le stade, à compter de 325 $.

The Rogers Centre’s retractable roof was the first of its kind when it debuted in 1989. Le toit rétractable du Rogers Centre était le premier en son genre à l’ouverture en 1989.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Toronto 105 times a day from 16 Canadian, 12 U.S. and 30 international cities.

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es Blue Jays de Toronto, la seule équipe canadienne de la Ligue majeure, jouent depuis 1989 au Rogers Centre, qui s’appelait alors le SkyDome. On le reconnaît tout de suite à son toit rétractable et son emplacement au centreville. « C’est un très bel ajout », dit Tiffin. « On a vraiment l’expérience d’une partie de baseball quand le toit est ouvert. » Il suggère de visiter le stade quand il fait beau pour profiter du plein air et de la vue d’une structure aussi emblématique. « La tour du CN est juste à côté. Il n’y a pas de monument aussi géant dans tous les stades. Il jette son ombre sur tout le terrain. » C’est devenu la norme de bâtir un stade au centre-ville, mais Selter précise que le Rogers Centre, situé dans le quartier des spectacles, représente un phénomène relativement nouveau. « Avant, on construisait les terrains de baseball là où il y avait de la place. » The name SkyDome was the result of a competition in 1987. The winner received lifetime passes to all stadium events. Le nom SkyDome vient d’un concours en 1987. Le gagnant reçut des laissezpasser à vie pour tous les événements.

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racle Park made a splash—pun intended—when it debuted in 2000 as Pacific Bell Park. Situated next to San Francisco Bay, the home of the San Francisco Giants has waterfront views. “Nowhere do you find a backdrop, or a venue, like you do in San Francisco,” says Wagner. “If you elevate yourself within the ballpark, you get one of the more spectacular views—not just from a baseball-fan perspective, but also from a tourist perspective.” The bay also plays a role in the game. Named after legendary slugger Willie McCovey, the unofficially titled McCovey Cove is located just beyond the right field wall. Paddlers take to the cove during games in hopes of retrieving a rare Splash Hit—a homer slammed out of the park and into the bay. “Having kayakers trying to catch the ball, is a big draw to that stadium,” says Tiffin. “It’s in a perfect spot.”

As of the end of the 2019 season, the San Francisco Giants recorded 81 Splash Hits at Oracle Park. Les Giants de San Francisco comptaient 81 splash hits à Oracle Park à la fin de la saison 2019.

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racle Park fit sensation quand il fut inauguré en 2000 sous le nom Pacific Bell Park. Situé à côté de la baie de San Francisco, le stade des Giants de San Francisco offre des vues époustouflantes. « Rien ne se compare à la vue ou au stade de San Francisco », dit Wagner. « En montant dans les gradins, on peut admirer l’une des vues les plus spectaculaires qui soit, non seulement pour un amateur de baseball, mais également pour un touriste. » La baie joue aussi un rôle dans la partie. McCovey Cove, un nom officieux qui rend hommage au cogneur légendaire Willie McCovey, s’étend juste derrière le mur du champ droit. Les pagayeurs s’y rendent dans l’espoir d’attraper la rare balle d’un coup de circuit envoyé en dehors du parc, jusque dans la baie (appelé splash hit). « Le fait que des kayakistes essaient d’attraper les balles attire des gens au stade. C’est l’endroit parfait », dit Tiffin.

The 47-foot-tall Coca-Cola bottle in left field contains four slides to be enjoyed by fans ages 14 and younger. La bouteille de Coca-Cola de 15 m de hauteur abrite quatre toboggans pour les amateurs de 14 ans et moins.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to San Francisco three times a day from Calgary and Vancouver, starting April 26.

Oracle Park has hosted everything from a Rolling Stones concert to Kanye West’s 2013 proposal to Kim Kardashian. Les Rollings Stones se sont produits à Oracle Park, et Kanye West y a demandé la main de Kim Kardashian en 2013.

S’Y RENDRE WestJet dessert San Francisco trois fois par jour au départ de Calgary et Vancouver dès le 26 avril.

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pened in 2009 just a block from the team’s original stadium, the home of the New York Yankees is a tribute to its legendary predecessor, which stood for more than 85 years. “Yankee Stadium is a modern attempt to recreate the look of the old Yankee Stadium from 1923,” says Selter. From the frieze that adorns the top of the upper deck to the exterior of towering arches and columns of white limestone, its design evokes memories of the earlier structure. Inside, the New York Yankees Museum displays memorabilia from Bronx Bomber greats and Yankee’s history. “Once you’re there, you know exactly where you are,” said Wagner of the iconic design of Yankee Stadium. “They did such a great job of tying in the classic look with every modern amenity from a player and fan perspective.”

The stadium’s inaugural 2009 season began with a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Yankees legend Yogi Berra. C’est le légendaire Yogi Berra qui donna le traditionnel coup d’envoi pour inaugurer la première saison en 2009.

A plaque at 1720 Bedford Ave. marks the former site of Ebbets Field, where Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson played. Une plaque marque le site de l’ancien Ebbets Field, où jouait Jackie Robinson, au 1720 Bedford Ave. à Brooklyn.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to JFK six times a week from Calgary and to LaGuardia 48 times a week from Toronto.

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un coin de rue du premier stade de l’équipe, le Yankee Stadium, inauguré en 2009, rend hommage à son ancêtre légendaire, en fonction pendant plus de 85 ans. « Le Yankee Stadium tente de donner une allure moderne à l’ancien stade de 1923 », explique Selter. De la frise qui orne le haut de la plateforme supérieure à l’extérieur composé de colonnes et d’arcs imposants en calcaire blanc, l’architecture évoque l’ancienne structure. À l’intérieur, le musée des Yankees de New York expose des souvenirs des grands joueurs (Bronx Bombers) ainsi que de l’histoire des Yankees de New York. « Une fois sur place, on sait exactement où on est », dit Wagner de la conception emblématique du Yankee Stadium. « Ils ont vraiment réussi à marier l’allure classique à toutes les commodités modernes pour les joueurs et les spectateurs. » The Yankees aren’t the only team in town. The New York Mets play at Citi Field in Queens. Les Yankees ne sont pas la seule équipe en ville. Les Mets de New York jouent à Citi Field dans Queens.

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he league’s latest build hit a home run with baseball fans thanks to its design, which incorporates elements from classic and modern ballparks. Debuting in 2017, the home of the Atlanta Braves heightens the fan experience for die-hard game-goers and casual attendees alike. “It’s definitely one of my favourite stadiums,” says Tiffin. “They really built it as a great experience.” That experience is due in part to Truist being an anchor for the newly developed Battery Atlanta neighbourhood, with shops, restaurants and a hotel just steps from the stadium. Game watching is also elevated thanks to meticulously designed seating tiers that ensure ideal sightlines, and fans are treated to southern hospitality with food options in the concourse ranging from barbecue to catfish po’ boy tacos. “You won’t find that in every part of the country,” says Wagner.

Spectators at Truist are shielded from the elements by the MLB’s largest overhead canopy. Les spectateurs à Truist sont protégés contre les éléments par le plus grand auvent de la Ligue.

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e plus récent stade de la Ligue a remporté un franc succès auprès des spectateurs grâce à son architecture qui combine des éléments classiques et modernes des stades de baseball. Inauguré en 2017, le stade des Braves rehausse l’expérience des mordus et des spectateurs occasionnels. « C’est l’un de mes stades favoris », affirme Tiffin. « Il offre une expérience formidable. » L’expérience est en partie attribuable à Truist, l’ancre du nouveau quartier Battery Atlanta, qui propose des magasins, des restaurants et un hôtel à quelques pas du stade. De plus, les gradins méticuleusement dessinés optimisent la ligne visuelle et le hall regorge de mets typiques du sud comme le barbecue et les tacos po’ boy au poisson-chat. « On ne trouve pas ça dans toutes les régions du pays », fait remarquer Wagner.

If you’re after a souvenir foul ball, you can rent a glove for the game at the Mizuno Glove Experience. Si vous voulez attraper une fausse balle en souvenir, vous pouvez louer un gant à Mizuno Glove Experience.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Atlanta once a day from Calgary.

Truist is home to a couple of firsts, including the first zipline and rockclimbing wall in an MLB stadium. Truist se targue d’offrir la première tyrolienne et le premier mur d’escalade dans un stade de la Ligue.

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huge swath of Ireland’s east coast— from Cork in the south all the way up to Monaghan and Louth, near the Northern Ireland border—is bursting with rich landscapes, ancient structures and centuries of

history. Aptly named Ireland’s Ancient East, this area offers spectacular itineraries for the history-loving traveller. The options for exploring are endless, but if you venture

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beyond the curve of the mountains that sweep to the south of Dublin, along the road to Glendalough, Kilkenny and Wexford, you’ll be rewarded with a journey that reveals the very essence of Ireland’s past. Along the way, you’ll discover the cast of characters that helped shape this island nation from learned monks and violent Vikings to power-hungry Normans and humble farmers.

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ne immense portion de la côte est de l’Irlande (de Cork au sud jusqu’à Monaghan et Louth, près de la frontière de l’Irlande du Nord) déborde de paysages luxuriants, de structures anciennes et de siècles d’histoire. Portant le nom évocateur d’Ancient East, la région offre des itinéraires spectaculaires aux voyageurs férus d’histoire. Les options d’exploration sont infinies, mais si vous vous aventurez au-delà des montagnes qui s’étendent vers le sud de Dublin, sur la route vers Glendalough, Kilkenny et Wexford, vous aurez le privilège de voir se révéler l’essence du passé de l’Irlande. Vous découvrirez les personnages qui ont contribué à façonner la nation de l’île, des moines érudits aux Vikings violents en passant par les Normands assoiffés de pouvoir et les humbles fermiers. WESTJET.COM | APRIL 2020

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inned between dense forest and a vertigo-inducing drop, walkers carefully pick their way along the Spinc in Glendalough. The undulating cliff path follows the line of the mountain ridge, a narrow wooden boardwalk straddling bog and grass, stream

and rock. Here, about 50 kilometres south of Dublin, you’ll find neither car nor building, road nor powerline. Below, a long, deep lake runs the length of the valley, which has an-

other, small rounder lake at the eastern end. Together, these inky blue mirrors appear like one giant liquid exclamation mark, a trick of topographical punctuation that perfectly expresses the wonder of this magical place. And it’s difficult not to feel wonder. Glendalough—Irish for Valley of the Two Lakes—doesn’t just impress with its pristine panoramas, but also with its illustrious history. The isolated valley, carved by glaciers some 20,000 years ago, is home to one of Ireland’s most remarkable monastic sites. Long before the day-trippers came, long before the British built the Military Road—one of the country’s first purpose-built roads, designed to flush out early 19th-century Irish rebels hiding in the mountains—and long before marauding Vikings came over the hills, Glendalough was a haven for pilgrims. This spectacular valley’s first recorded inhabitant, a hermit named Kevin, left quite a legacy for a man who slept in a cave and wore animal skins. Canonized in 1903, Saint Kevin was a simple man who sought solace here in the sixth century. His nature-loving way of life soon attracted other followers, and he founded a monastic settlement. As the community grew, so too did the site’s importance. A mainstay of Christianity and learning, Glendalough became one of Europe’s most important ecclesiastical centres, thriving for more than 500 years. At its peak, the beautiful monastic city had seven churches. It’s a thrill to stand in Glendalough now and imagine what this industrious community would have looked like; praying and farming, crafting and carving. The surviving buildings date from the 10th to 12th centuries, with St. Kevin’s Church still impressively intact amongst the amber-

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hued plants and Celtic crosses. It’s the 30-metre-high,

beauty of the valley, nor the Anglo-Normans who came from

freestanding Round Tower that draws the biggest crowd,

England three centuries later. Between land grabs and town

though. Once a bell tower and beacon for approaching

building, the Normans set about reorganizing the church,

monks, its Rapunzel-esque proportions hint at something far

which eventually led to Glendalough’s decline in 1214.

more intriguing: its role as a watchtower and refuge from

The monks may have dwindled soon after, but this valley’s

raiders. And it wasn’t long after it was built that the Vikings

enduring beauty now attracts pilgrims of a different kind:

made their way through the Wicklow Mountains, in search

tourists, city workers, hikers and families all seeking refuge

of treasures to take back to their Dublin stronghold.

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Clockwise from top: St. Kevin’s church; a stone celtic cross; the Round Tower. Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre à partir du haut : l’église St. Kevin; une croix celte en pierre; la tour ronde.


THIS SPECTACULAR VALLEY’S FIRST RECORDED INHABITANT, A HERMIT NAMED KEVIN, LEFT QUITE A LEGACY.

PHOTOS: JACQUES VANDINTEREN/ISTOCK; MAMMUTH/ISTOCK; NEVIO3/ISTOCK; PEPMIBA/ISTOCK

« LE PREMIER HABITANT CONSTATÉ FUT UN ERMITE NOMMÉ KEVIN; IL A LAISSÉ TOUT UN HÉRITAGE. »

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oincés entre les forêts denses et les falaises vertigineuses, les randonneurs suivent prudemment le sentier Spinc de Glendalough. La promenade étroite de bois suit les courbes de la crête de la montagne, au-dessus des marais, des herbes, des ruisseaux et des rochers. Ici, à 50 km au sud de Dublin, vous ne trouverez aucune voiture, ni bâtiment, route ou ligne électrique. Plus bas, un long lac profond remplit la vallée, et à l’est, il y a un lac plus petit et plus rond. Ces deux miroirs bleus ressemblent à un point d’exclamation

liquide géant, qui exprime parfaitement notre émerveillement face à la magie de l’endroit. Il est difficile de ne pas être émerveillé. Glendalough, qui signifie « la vallée des deux lacs » en gaélique, impressionne autant par la pureté de son panorama que par son histoire glorieuse. Cette vallée isolée, façonnée par des glaciers, dont certains datent de 20 000 ans, abrite l’un des sites monastiques les plus remarquables en Irlande. Bien avant l’arrivée des excursionnistes, le pillage des Vikings et la construction de la route militaire par les Britanniques (une des premières voies construites pour se débarrasser des rebelles irlandais cachés dans les montagnes au 19e siècle), Glendalough était le paradis des pèlerins. Le premier habitant constaté fut un ermite nommé Kevin; il a laissé tout un héritage pour un homme qui dormait dans une grotte et se vêtait de peaux d’animaux. Canonisé en 1903, saint Kevin était un homme simple qui trouva son réconfort ici, au 6e siècle. Son style de vie respectant la nature a bientôt attiré des disciples et il fonda une colonie monastique. Le site prenait de l’ampleur à mesure que la communauté grandissait. Pilier du christianisme et de l’apprentissage, Glendalough fut l’un des centres ecclésiastiques les plus importants de l’Europe, et ce pendant plus de 500 ans. Au sommet de sa popularité, la jolie ville monastique comptait sept églises. Comme il est excitant d’être à Glendalough et d’imaginer cette communauté à l’œuvre, priant ou pratiquant l’agriculture, l’artisanat et la sculpture. Les bâtiments ayant survécu datent du 10e et 12e siècles, et l’église St. Kevin est toujours étonnamment intacte parmi la végétation et les croix celtiques. Mais c’est la tour ronde de 33 mètres qui attire les plus grosses foules. Servant à l’époque de clocher et de point de repère pour les moines, sa taille évoquant Raiponce rappelle son rôle fascinant de refuge et de tour de guet contre les pilleurs. Mais les Vikings n’ont pas mis de temps à entrer par les monts Wicklow, à la recherche d’or et d’argent à rapporter à leur forteresse de Dublin. Il est peu probable que les Vikings se soient arrêtés pour s’émerveiller devant la beauté de la vallée, pas plus que les Normands venus d’Angleterre trois siècles plus tard. Entre les prises de territoire et la construction de villes, les Normands se mirent à réorganiser l’église, ce qui a finalement mené au déclin de Glendalough en 1214. La population de moines a baissé peu après, mais la beauté de la vallée attire maintenant des pèlerins d’un genre nouveau : touristes, employés municipaux, randonneurs, familles, tous cherchant un refuge contre la vie moderne. WESTJET.COM | APRIL 2020

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nce you’ve been enchanted by Glendalough’s beauty, head southwest to Kilkenny—a quick dash by motorway—to uncover the next chapter in Ireland’s history. The country’s medieval capital seems

somewhat diminutive in size, but it is more than a match for any metropolis. Travellers would be remiss not to settle into Kilkenny for an extended stay to fully appreciate its perfect blend of ancient relics and modern amenities. Founded by monks, the city’s importance was solidified over the centuries by a succession of Irish and Norman lords

who made it their home, and, thanks to its cathedrals and a royal charter from 1609, Kilkenny earned its stripes—the city’s beauty owes much to its medieval architecture. Compact and walkable, you’ll find the narrow streets crisscrossed by cobbled laneways, granite gables, imposing façades and colourful shop fronts. Wander down The Butter Slip, an atmospheric, arched laneway built beneath houses in the 17th century, and you’ll find the modern world ceases to exist for a tantalizing moment. Then there’s the city’s Medieval Mile, which feels as though you’re walking through the pages of a history book. From the 13th-century Black Abbey and the 14th-century Kytelers Inn, one of the country’s oldest, to Rothe House & Garden, a 16th-century Tudor silk merchant’s home, the pages of Kilkenny’s past turn before you. There’s also the impressive Kilkenny Castle, built by the Normans in 1195 and restored in Victorian times, and the glorious 13th-century St. Canice’s Cathedral, further proving this is a modern city with an ancient heart. After you’ve had your fill of history and heritage, turn your attentions toward Kilkenny’s vibrant culture. From pub life and traditional music sessions (O’Gorman’s and Ryan’s Bar are favourites) to local crafts, it’s a town that proudly wears its Irishness on its sleeve. Kilkenny is Ireland’s craft capital, and you’ll find the National Design & Craft Gallery next door to the Kilkenny Design Centre in the castle’s old coach houses and stables, both offering a fresh take on contemporary Irish jewelry, ceramics and weaving. Hot coffee and ridiculously good pastries from Cakeface Patisserie are mandatory Kilkenny pleasures. By night, dine casual at Zuni or dress smart and eat at Campagne, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the city centre where you’ll find local fare such as Kilkenny beef and lamb, Wicklow venison and Wexford strawberries on the menu. The best beds in town can be found at the sumptuous Butler House within Dower House on the grounds of Kilkenny Castle, or, 20 minutes outside the city, at the five-star Mount Juliet Estate.

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Clockwise from top: Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile; details of Kilkenny Castle; Kytelers Inn; St. Canice’s Cathedral; Kilkenny Design Centre.

Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre à partir du haut : Medieval Mile de Kilkenny; détails du Château de Kilkenny; Kytelers Inn; cathédrale St. Canice; Kilkenny Design Centre.


IN KILKENNY, YOU’LL FIND THE MODERN WORLD CEASES TO EXIST FOR A TANTALIZING MOMENT.

PHOTOS: ALEXANDER CIMBAL/ALAMY; LESLEY PARDOE/ALAMY; LITTLENY/ISTOCK; DARREN MCLOUGHLIN/ALAMY; FÁILTE IRELAND

« À KILKENNY, VOUS AUREZ L’IMPRESSION QUE LE MONDE MODERNE N’EST PLUS QU’UN SOUVENIR. »

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près avoir ressenti l’enchantement auprès de la belle Glendalough, rendez-vous à Kilkenny, au sud-ouest, et découvrez un nouveau chapitre de l’histoire de l’Irlande. La capitale médiévale semble petite, mais elle est peut se mesurer à toutes les métropoles. Les voyageurs qui n’optent pas pour un séjour prolongé à Kilkenny risquent de ne pas pouvoir profiter de son mélange parfait composé de reliques et d’installations modernes. L’importance de cette ville fondée par les moines fut renforcée au cours des siècles par une succession de seigneurs irlandais et normands qui s’y installèrent, et grâce à ses cathédrales et une charte royale datant de 1609, Kilkenny acquit ses lettres de noblesse (son architecture médiévale est absolument magnifique). Les rues sont étroites et propices à la marche, et bordées d’allées pavées, de pignons de granit, d’imposantes façades et de devantures de magasins colorées. Sous l’arche du Butter Slip, une allée construite sous les maisons au 17e siècle, vous aurez vraiment l’impression que le monde moderne n’est plus qu’un souvenir. Il y a aussi le Medieval Mile, qui ressemble à une promenade dans les pages d’un livre d’histoire. Tournez les pages de Kilkenny et découvrez Black Abbey datant du 13e siècle, Kytelers Inn, l’un des plus anciens du pays datant du 14e siècle, ou le Rothe House & Garden, qui fut la maison d’un marchand de soie Tudor au 16e siècle. Le château Kilkenny, construit par les Normands en 1195 et restauré à l’époque victorienne, et la glorieuse cathédrale St. Canice, datant du 13e siècle, sont autant de vestiges impressionnants au cœur de cette ville moderne. Après avoir absorbé toute cette histoire et ce patrimoine, attardez-vous au milieu culturel dynamique de Kilkenny. Avec ses pubs, son artisanat local et ses concerts de musique traditionnelle (O’Gorman’s Bar et Ryan’s Bar sont les plus populaires), la ville porte fièrement les couleurs de l’Irlande. Kilkenny est la capitale des métiers d’art : la National Design & Craft Gallery et le Kilkenny Design Centre juste à côté présentent, dans les anciennes écuries du château, des œuvres irlandaises contemporaines en joaillerie, en céramique et en tissage. Le café chaud et les pâtisseries ridiculement délicieuses de Cakeface sont des plaisirs obligatoires à Kilkenny. Pour souper, optez pour une tenue décontractée au Zuni ou soyez chic au Champagne, un restaurant étoilé par le guide Michelin qui offre des mets locaux comme le bœuf et agneau de Kilkenny, le chevreuil de Wicklow et des fraises de Wexford. Les meilleures chambres en ville se trouvent au Butler House dans Dower House sur le terrain du château Kilkenny, ou à 20 minutes de la ville, à l’hôtel cinq étoiles Mount Juliet Estate. WESTJET.COM | APRIL 2020

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GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Dublin five times a week from Halifax, starting April 27, and three times a week from Calgary, starting May 3. S’Y RENDRE WestJet dessert Dublin cinq fois par semaine au départ de Halifax dès le 27 avril et trois fois par semaine au départ de Calgary, dès le 3 mai.

Left to right: the Dunbrody famine ship; the Hook Head Lighthouse. De gauche à droite : le Dunbrody, le navire de la famine; le phare à Hook Head.

that Ireland wasn’t always a hospitable place, with 1.5 million people fleeing its shores during the Great Famine (1845 to 1849), and another

1 million perishing from starvation. This story is far more recent than that of Glendalough or Kilkenny but, none the less, it is a defining period in Ireland’s history. A trip southeast from Kilkenny, toward the town of New

Ross in County Wexford, will reveal the Dunbrody famine ship and a glimpse back in time to famine-stricken Ireland. One of eight cargo vessels built in Quebec for a wealthy merchant family from Wexford, it was launched in 1845, the year Ireland’s potato crop failed. Refitted hastily to carry emigrants, the Dunbrody ended up making many passenger trips between Quebec and Ireland. The replica ship, moored on the River Barrow, can be explored at the fascinating Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, revealing the conditions of these uncomfortable journeys that so many endured on their way to better lives. A short drive further south to Hook Head—where the Dunbrody once entered open waters—will reveal far more than Wexford’s dramatic coastline. On the headland, you’ll see one of the world’s oldest working lighthouses. Built 800 years ago by a Norman lord, it served as a coastal landmark and offered protection to ships bringing supplies. The lighthouse overlooks the estuary where Vikings likely once sailed on their way to establishing Vadra Fiord (Waterford) in the ninth century. As you gaze out to sea from Hook Lighthouse, you may find yourself daydreaming of the monks and marauders, migrants and merchants who all stepped on this island and played a part in shaping Ireland’s Ancient East.

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evant tant de charme, on oublie facilement que l’Irlande n’a pas toujours été accueillante. En effet, 1,5 million de personnes ont dû fuir le pays lors de la grande famine (1845-1849), et un million de plus sont mortes de faim. Cette histoire est beaucoup plus récente que celle de Glendalough ou de Kilkenny, mais ce fut une période très marquante pour l’Irlande. Si vous voyagez vers New Ross, dans le comté de Wexford, au sud-est de Kilkenny, vous vous rapprocherez du navire Dunbrody à bord duquel les gens avaient fui la famine qui sévissait en Irlande. Faisant partie des huit navires construits à Québec par une riche famille de marchands de Wexford, il fut lancé en 1845, l’année où la récolte de pommes de terre fut un désastre en Irlande. Réaménagé à la hâte pour transporter les émigrants, le Dunbrody fit plusieurs voyages entre le Québec et l’Irlande. On peut explorer sa réplique, amarrée sur le fleuve Barrow, dans le cadre de la Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, une visite révélant les conditions qu’ont dû endurer tant de personnes en quête d’une vie meilleure. À Hook Head, un peu plus au sud (où le Dunbrody avait pris la mer autrefois), vous pourrez admirer davantage la côte spectaculaire de Wexford. Sur le cap se trouve l’un des plus vieux phares fonctionnels du monde. Construit il y a 800 ans par un seigneur normand, il servait de point de repère aux navires transportant les marchandises. Le phare surplombe l’estuaire que les Vikings ont probablement parcouru avant de construire Vadra Fiord (Waterford) au 9e siècle. En contemplant la mer du phare Hook, votre esprit pourrait se laisser aller à des rêveries de moines, de maraudeurs, de migrants et de marchands, qui ont tous joué un rôle dans l’histoire d’Ancient East.

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Cycling in Penticton.

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Island means long, warm days and cool, electric nights. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure or encounters with the arts, there’s no shortage of amazing options to be found on the western edge of the continent. The province is also an exceptionally convenient place to explore, given that popular attractions are close together and easy to get to. WestJet offers daily non-stop service to Vancouver from Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto; daily flight service to Kelowna and Victoria from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton; and direct flights to Kamloops. No matter where you are, you’re never far from B.C.

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Osoyoos, in the heart of wine country, is an ideal starting point for a northbound exploration of B.C.’s interior. There are unique cultural attractions, like the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, and otherworldly natural gems like Mount Kobau and Spotted Lake. Of course, there are also more than 40 wineries to explore. Numerous wine tour options are available in the region, and you can even book a stay at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery just outside the town’s limits. Its exclusive 11-room guest house makes for a perfect home base to enjoy the breathtaking views of vibrant green hills and taste award-winning wines. Take a dip in its private outdoor pool and indulge in fine dining at the onsite Sonora Room. It would be tempting to spend your entire trip here, but then you’d miss out on the busy summer season just an hour away in the City of Penticton. Penticton is also a wine lover’s dream given there are more than 80 wineries within a 20-minute drive from the downtown core. Plus, it has the most breweries per capita of anywhere in B.C., as well as three craft distilleries and one cidery. That kind of indulgence calls for some time in nature to balance things out, and the options to do so are numerous. Penticton is nestled between two idyllic lakes, Lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake, which both offer lush parks and sun-kissed beaches. One of the most popular leisure activities for visitors of all ages is to float down the seven-kilometre Okanagan River Channel while relaxing and admiring the adjacent rolling hills. The average float time is two-and-ahalf hours and shuttle service is available to return you to your vehicle.

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TOP Beautiful Osoyoos Lake. ABOVE LEFT Both Penticton and Osoyoos are an outdoor-lovers paradise. ABOVE RIGHT Floating the Okanagan River Channel in Penticton. LEFT Burrowing Owl Estate Winery.

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Penticton’s close proximity to an international airport, mild climate and well-maintained trails and roads have made it one of Canada’s top cycling destinations. Cyclists of all stripes routinely flock to the city in July for the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan road race. Founded by retired Belgian cyclist Axel Merckx—an Olympic medalist and son of five-time Tour de France champ Eddy Merckx—the event, now in its 10th year, attracts recreational, elite and pro cyclists from around the world. Competitive and casual cyclists alike can choose between 160-km, 126-km, 92-km and 55km distances, all of which start and finish alongside Okanagan Lake in downtown Penticton. The main race takes place on July 12, but family-friendly festivities, such as the Kids’ Piccolofondo Race and more, run all weekend long.

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The next must-stop destinations in the interior are twin waterfront cities Kelowna and West Kelowna. Get outside and experience some of the top-rated natural attractions in the province like Myra Canyon Park, Knox Mountain Park and Lake Okanagan. Then, at night, take advantage of cultural offerings such as craft breweries, food trucks, French restaurants and wine-pairing experiences. In particular, West Kelowna is a vibrant place to stay awhile, or even long term. Situated on the picturesque west bank of Lake Okanagan, West Kelowna preserves its rural and agricultural heritage while focusing on creating a modern haven for comfort and livability. At the forefront of this is the new Lakeview Village Residences development. After six years of developing and approving this exciting urban/rural masterplan, this revitalized community is set to become the urban heart of West Kelowna. Offering a mix of outdoor recreation, stunning views, easy socializing and healthy living, Lakeview Village is a thoughtful community by design. Perched above and looking over the majestic Lake Okanagan, and bordering a working vineyard, the community allows residents to simultaneously connect with nature and a plethora of modern, on-site amenities. Residents will enjoy a private pool and hot tub, walking trails for all levels of mobility, community and rooftop gardens, an indoor year-round greenhouse, a fitness centre, dog-washing area, coffeehouse, microbrewery and other commercial and retail offerings. With The Lakeview Village Mall, a Montessori school and the Anders Park tennis centre and Community Hall across the street, homeowners have little need to leave the area—though there is an abundance of additional cultural, natural and recreational options just a short distance away. The initial phase will feature an exciting offering of 100 units, with homes customdesigned for everyone from singles and families to empty nesters. Lakeview Village Residences is also the first community in West Kelowna to include a selection of concrete homes—the first two floors of the Residences are proposed to be built with this enhanced construction method. It also boasts two spectacular penthouses, featuring stunning interiors and meticulously

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Just a two-hour scenic drive from West Kelowna lies Kamloops, a perfect part of the Okanagan to enjoy cultural events and attractions and savour some local wine. Located at the junction of the north and south Thompson rivers, Kamloops has a unique, desert-like landscape thanks to its grasslands, hoodoos, sandstone valleys and pine forests. As well as its stunning natural beauty, Kamloops has a vibrant arts and culture scene. There are world-class formal institutions like the Kamloops Symphony, Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Art Gallery and Kamloops Museum & Archives, as well as more underground options like live indiemusic venues and the self-guided Back Alley Art Gallery tour. Meanwhile, the city’s rich Indigenous culture can be explored at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, the annual Kamloopa Powwow, or on a canoe tour led by Indigenous tour company Moccasin Trails. Kamloops is also home to four different wineries, each with its own speciality and expression of terroir. There’s Harper’s Trail Winery, the oldest in the area known for its diverse landscape, and Monte Creek Ranch Winery, which is located on a working ranch and features a boutique of locally made goods. Next, Privato Vineyard & Winery operates an on-site cidery and specializes in Burgundy, and lastly, Sagewood Winery is Kamloops’ first estate winery and is open by appointment.

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Must-Try Dish Stone crab claws Southern Florida is the biggest producer of stone crabs in the world. This crab has a natural ability to regenerate its claws, so only that part is harvested and the rest of the crustacean is returned to the water. While you’ll find this treat on almost every menu when they are in season—from Oct. 15 to May 15— you won’t find them much fresher than at Captain & Krewe Seafood Market & Raw Bar. Wrap the claw in a towel, grab a hammer and crack it open. Dip the sweet meat in a creamy mustard sauce and enjoy.

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F|E|A|S|T AROUND THE CLOCK BREAKFAST Located in a strip mall, The Rooster serves up true southern cooking with an elevated flair. Enjoy pink shrimp and grits in a pepper pan sauce or chicken and waffles, all in a cosy, minimalist space.

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Amazing seafood options for any mood. Truluck’s Set just off bustling 5th Avenue, swanky Truluck’s seasonal menus celebrate the freshest ocean fare, including the enormous Alaskan king crab and the beloved Florida stone crab. The warm ambiance of the dining room perfectly accents its high-end menu and service, which carries over to the adjoining lounge, where you’ll find nightly live music. Enjoy a glass of wine from the restaurant's impressive selection and save room for desserts, such as the flaming meringue-encased baked Alaska.

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Whether you’re looking for interesting cocktails, an upbeat space with live music or a relaxed brewery, Naples has plenty of options where you can grab a drink.

Three60 Market The wooden deck perched above a picturesque inlet at Three60 Market provides the perfect setting for slow dining. Making an effort to use locally sourced ingredients, this easygoing establishment is open from breakfast through lunch serving mix-and-match pasta and sauces, gourmet salads, sandwiches and more. At night, the place transforms into Dilly’s Seafood Dinners, a chilled-out spot for fresh fish. Across the inlet is Celebration Park, a collection of food trucks and a lively outdoor bar.

LUNCH With its beautiful waterfront location, EJ’s Bayfront Cafe is a relaxed Naples staple. Enjoy brunch items such as the popular bananafilled French toast and crab cake Benedict.

DINNER The small plates at HobNob Kitchen & Bar are a favourite with locals. Enjoy tuna nachos and scallop ceviche to start, and mains such as the Meyer lemon short ribs with risotto and a gremolata garnish.

Bar Tulia Located next to Osteria Tulia restaurant on 5th Avenue, Bar Tulia is a trendy spot to enjoy a cocktail delicately made by knowledgable staff. A generous food menu, full of wood-fired pizzas, complements an amazing drink list that includes creations made from unique ingredients such as molé bitters and spicy ancho verde.

Sweet treats From chocolate to pastries. At Norman Love Confections, celebrated chocolatier Norman Love uses high-quality ingredients to create artistic sweets in unique flavours, including the must-try Key Lime Shells. Inspired by southern Mexican food, Garibaldi Restaurant and Bakery serves breads and pastries like tres leches cake, flan and conchas, while old-fashioned Regina’s Ice Cream Pavilion is the go-to spot on 5th Avenue for a cool-down cup or cone. —Danielle Owen

The Bevy The vertical gardens of The Bevy surround an upbeat atmosphere. The indoor-outdoor restaurant boasts a diverse selection of mules and frequently hosts live music.

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COOL AS ICE The most essential ingredient in your cocktail is usually the easiest to overlook. n the mixology world, ice is trending. No longer considered an afterthought, this ingredient is taking centre stage as top-tier cocktail bars invest in pricey technology and tools to create premium cubes. Almost every cocktail calls for some type of chilling, and ice really can make or break a drink. Sweating cubes can dilute a drink—wiping out the flavour profile of a spirit or the nuances of a garnish—so bartenders prefer premium ice that’s relatively dry. Size also matters: the larger the surface area, the slower the ice melts. Rus Yessenov, director of mixology at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, points to a Collins ice spear—a long piece of ice usually used in highballs—as an example of what works. “Spear ice takes awhile to melt, so your cocktail will stay cold, but won’t over-dilute,” he says. “One of the worst things is a watery drink.” Clarity is critical, too. Many bars achieve crystal-clear cubes that are free of impurities—such as air bubbles or dust—by using an industrial-strength Clinebell machine. “It was originally used for ice sculpting,” says Yessenov. “After three days, it makes a massive 300-pound block of ice by constantly rotating water in an ice bath. Then, it slowly freezes with the water circulating, so you only get the clear ice without the air trapped inside it—which is what makes ice cloudy.” Typically, this block is then carved into different shapes and sizes. At the Royal York, a massive freezer is reserved just for ice, and each of the hotel’s bars has a storage unit set to slightly below 0˚C, an ideal temperature that prevents ice from cracking when liquid is poured into a glass. The hotel consumes 600 to 1,000 of these cubes per week, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They also have a crushed ice machine for slushy-style cocktails, and a Hoshizaki ice machine that produces one-inch cubes that are great for shaking or stirring. Beyond simply perfecting the styles, bartenders like Yessenov are also experimenting with ice by testing out monograms, freezing edible objects inside of cubes and making flavoured ice—helping to solidify ice as a well-crafted cocktail’s star ingredient. —Lisa Jackson

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TRY THIS Crushed ice is one of the star ingredients in the Fairmont Royal York’s Front Street Bramble cocktail.

SPEAR A long, skinny spike of ice that melts slowly, keeping cocktails cold and concentrated. Try it in: Gin and tonic.

BLOCK A large, slow-melting chunk of ice that keeps beverages chilled for longer periods of time. Try it in: Punch.

CRUSHED Great for slushystyle and blended drinks that need some dilution. Try it in: Mint julep.

TWO-INCH SQUARE CUBE Used for classic cocktails served over ice to keep dilution to a minimum. Try it in: Old Fashioned.

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MEATBALLS TONY & ELAINE’S 111 North Washington St. This cosy trattoria in Boston’s North End—the city’s oldest neighbourhood—has a reputation for having the best homemade Italian meatballs. There is a reason this area is also known as Little Italy.

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ALCOVE 50 Lovejoy Wharf Tucked away on a quiet corner of the city’s eclectic West End, Alcove offers sophisticated grilled cheese sandwiches that pair fontina’s melt-ability with cheddar’s sharp kick. The restaurant also serves fantastic views.

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from sheep’s milk—with the starchy cooking water. Rome’s answer to macaroni and cheese can be tricky to perfect, but, once you’ve mastered the technique, you will be able to transform a few kitchen staples into a luxurious and filling dish. —Julie Van Rosendaal Tip: Using less cooking water will make it starchier; stir often to keep pasta from clumping.

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® /™ Trademark(s) 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. *Terms and conditions apply. Boingo services provided by Boingo Wireless, Inc. See mastercard.boingo.com for full details. **As awarded by RewardsCanada.ca on January 28, 2020. Visit rewardscanada.ca/topcc2020 for full details. ^Only available to residents of Canada. Once approved for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, please allow 4-6 weeks after the first purchase transaction date for the welcome 250 WestJet dollars and round-trip companion voucher (the “World Elite Companion Voucher”) to appear on your WestJet Rewards account, accessible at westjet.com/account. The World Elite Companion Voucher is offered to new WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard cardholders only, and annually thereafter 4-6 weeks after the annual fee is charged. Primary cardholder may use the World Elite Companion Voucher only once for one of these options of A) round-trip flight for travel in Canada and the continental U.S. for $119 CAD; or B) round-trip flight to/from the rest of the WestJet network for $399 CAD. Applicable taxes, fees and other ATC charges on the World Elite Companion Voucher and must be paid at time of booking. Other terms and conditions apply. Visit westjet.com/companion-voucher for complete details. Additional cardholders are not eligible for the welcome WestJet dollars or World Elite Companion Voucher offer. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and conditions of the World Elite Companion Voucher are established by WestJet and WestJet reserves the right to change or withdraw this offer at any time.


The world is your router. With the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, you get complimentary access to Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard® Cardholders. Le monde est votre routeur. Avec la carte WestJet World Elite Mastercard RBC, vous pouvez accéder gratuitement au service MD Boingo Wi-Fi offert aux détenteurs de la carte Mastercard . More than 1 million hotspots | Plus de 1 million de points d’accès sans fil Get Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard® Cardholders nearly everywhere you go. You’ll be able to get unlimited global Wi-Fi in select cafés, stores, hotels and airports. Obtenez le service Boingo Wi-Fi offert aux détenteurs de la carte Mastercardᴹᴰ presque partout où vous allez. Vous pourrez ainsi profiter d’une connexion Wi-Fi illimitée dans certains cafés, magasins, hôtels et aéroports.

In-flight Wi-Fi | Accès Wi-Fi en vol Time flies when you’re connected to Wi-Fi in-flight, for no additional charge. Register your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard at wifi.mastercard.com prior to your next WestJet flight to access the Internet on aircraft equipped with WestJet Connect. Le temps passe vite lorsque vous êtes connecté au Wi-Fi en vol, sans frais supplémentaires. Enregistrez votre carte WestJet World Elite Mastercard RBC sur wifi.mastercard.com avant votre prochain vol WestJet pour accéder à Internet sur les avions équipés de WestJet Connect.

Apply for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard at westjet.com/creditcard Demandez la carte WestJet World Elite Mastercard RBC sur westjet.com/cartedecredit

® MD / Marque(s) de commerce de la Banque Royale du Canada. RBC et Banque Royale sont des marques déposées de la Banque Royale du Canada. ‡ Mastercard est une marque déposée de Mastercard International Incorporated. Utilisée sous licence. * Des conditions s’appliquent. Les services Boingo sont fournis par Boingo Wireless, Inc. Visitez mastercard.boingo.com pour tous les détails. ** Tel que ce prix nous a été décerné par RewardsCanada.ca le 28 janvier 2020. Visitez rewardscanada.ca/topcc2020 (en anglais) pour tous les détails. ^ Offre réservée aux résidents du Canada. Une fois votre demande de carte WestJet World Elite Mastercard RBC approuvée, veuillez prévoir de 4 à 6 semaines après la date du premier achat pour que les 250 dollars WestJet en guise de bienvenue, ainsi que le bon pour compagnon pour un vol aller-retour (le « bon pour compagnon World Elite»), apparaissent dans votre compte Récompenses WestJet, accessible à westjet.com/compte. Le bon pour compagnon World Elite est offert aux nouveaux détenteurs de la carte WestJet World Elite Mastercard RBC seulement, et chaque année par la suite, 4 à 6 semaines après le paiement des frais annuels de carte de crédit. Le détenteur principal de la carte peut utiliser le bon pour compagnon World Elite une seule fois pour une des options suivantes : A) Un vol aller-retour au Canada ou aux États-Unis continentaux pour 119 $ CA; ou B) Un vol aller-retour à destination ou en partance du reste du réseau de WestJet pour 399 $ CA. Les taxes, frais et suppléments Autres FTA applicables au bon pour compagnon World Elite sont en sus et doivent être payés au moment de la réservation. D’autres modalités et conditions s’appliquent. Pour connaître tous les détails, visitez westjet.com/bon-pour-compagnon. Les détenteurs de cartes supplémentaires ne sont pas admissibles à l’offre de dollars WestJet en guise de bienvenue, aux dollars WestJet additionnels ou au bon pour compagnon World Elite. Cette offre ne peut être jumelée ou combinée à d’autres offres. Les modalités du bon pour compagnon World Elite sont établies par WestJet, et WestJet se réserve le droit de modifier ou de retirer cette offre à tout moment.

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Love where you're going. Par amour du voyage. Yellowknife

Whitehorse

Fort St. John Dawson Creek

Fort McMurray Grande Prairie

Terrace Prince George

Edmonton

Lloydminster Saskatoon

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

Kamloops

Calgary Kelowna

Medicine Hat Comox Vancouver Lethbridge Penticton Cranbrook Nanaimo Victoria Abbotsford

Regi Brand

agreements with some great airline partners. Go to westjet.com for details.

Portland

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

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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 Mesa San Diego

Loreto San Jose del Cabo Cabo San Lucas Lihue Honolulu

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.

Mazatlan

Puerto V

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Glasgow Manchester Dublin London (Gatwick) Paris

Barcelona

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Winnipeg

Deer Lake/Corner Brook Gander

Thunder Bay

St. John's Quebec City

Charlottetown Sydney Fredericton Halifax

Moncton

Montreal

Ottawa Kitchener-Waterloo Toronto Hamilton London Windsor

Boston New York (LaGuardia) New York (JFK)

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Nashville Atlanta Bermuda Austin Houston Tampa

Orlando

Fort Myers Miami Varadero Merida

Vallarta

anillo Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Huatulco

Fort Lauderdale Nassau

Santa Clara Cayo Coco Holguin

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

Aruba Liberia

San Jose

St. Martin Antigua

St. Lucia Barbados Curaรงao Port of Spain

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OUR FLEET NOTRE FLOTTE

BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER

BOEING 767-300

Seats Sièges 320 Engine Moteur GE/GEnx-1B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 561 mph/903

Seats Sièges 262 Engine Moteur General Electric CF6-80C2B6 Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530

km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action 8,786

mph/850 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 43,000 ft./13,100 m Range Rayon d’action

miles/14,140 km Wingspan Envergure 197 ft. 4 in./60.17 m Length Longueur 206 ft./63 m Tail

5,904 miles/9,500 km Wingspan Envergure 167 ft./50.9 m Length Longueur 180 ft. 3 in./54.9 m

height Hauteur de la queue 55 ft. 10 in./17.02 m

Tail height Hauteur de la queue 52 ft./15.8 m

BOEING 737 MAX 8

BOEING 737-800NG

Seats Sièges 174 Engine Moteur CFM International LEAP-1B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530

Seats Sièges 174 Engine Moteur GE/Snecma CFM56-7B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530

mph/850 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action

mph/850 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action

4,045 miles/6,510 km Wingspan Envergure 117 ft. 10 in./35.92 m Length Longueur 129 ft. 6

3,521 miles/5,667 km Wingspan Envergure 117 ft. 5in./35.8 m Length Longueur 129 ft. 6 in./39.5

in./39.5 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 40 ft. 4 in./12.3 m

m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 41 ft. 2 in./12.5 m

BOEING 737-700NG

BOEING 737-600NG

Seats Sièges 134 Engine Moteur GE/Snecma CFM56-7B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 530

Seats Sièges 113 Engine Moteur GE/Snecma CFM56-7B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière

mph/850 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon d’action

530 mph/850 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 41,000 ft./12,500 m Range Rayon

3,800 miles/6,115 km Wingspan Envergure 117 ft. 5in./35.8 m Length Longueur 110 ft. 4 in./33.6 m

d’action 3,500 miles/5,635 km Wingspan Envergure 112 ft. 7 in./34.3 m Length Longueur 102 ft. 6

Tail height Hauteur de la queue 41 ft. 2 in./12.5 m

in./31.20 m Tail height Hauteur de la queue 41 ft. 2 in./12.5 m

BOMBARDIER Q400 NEXTGEN

SAAB 340B

Seats Sièges 78 Engine Moteur Pratt and Whitney 150A Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière

Seats Sièges 34 Engine Moteur GE CT7-9B Cruise speed Vitesse de croisière 290 mph/467 km/h

414 mph/667 km/h Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 25,000 ft./7,620 m Range Rayon d’action

Maximum altitude Altitude maximale 25,000 ft./7,620 m Range Rayon d’action 1,076 miles/1,732

1,565 miles/2,519 km Wingspan Envergure 93 ft. 3 in./28.4 m Length Longueur 107 ft. 9 in./32.8 m

km Wingspan Envergure 70 ft. 4 in./w1.44 m Length Longueur 64 ft. 9. In./19.73 m Tail height

Tail height Hauteur de la queue 27 ft. 5 in./8.4 m

Hauteur de la queue 22 ft. 11 in./6.97 m Operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines Vols exploités par Pacific Coastal Airlines

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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INTERNET INTERNET

MOVIES AND MORE FILMS ET PLUS

Supported device types / Types d’appareils compatibles : • Smartphones / Téléphones intelligents • Tablets / Tablettes • Laptops / Ordinateurs portatifs

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MAC OS 10.12 or newer / MAC OS 10.12 ou version plus récente Windows 10 or newer / Windows 10 ou version plus récente

1

Go to Settings and turn on airplane mode and enable Wi-Fi on your device. Connect to the WestJet Connect hotspot. Depuis les réglages, activez le mode avion et le Wi-Fi sur votre appareil. Connectez-vous au point d’accès WestJet Connect.

2

Once at cruising altitude, open the WestJet app on your device and tap on “Connect” then “Internet” or open a supported web browser and navigate to westjetconnect.com on any device. Une fois que l’altitude de croisière est atteinte, ouvrez l’appli WestJet sur votre appareil et touchez « Connect » puis « Internet » ou encore, ouvrez un navigateur Web compatible et naviguez vers westjetconnect.com sur n’importe quel appareil.

3

Supported device types / Types d’appareils compatibles : • iPhone or iPad (iOS11+) / iPhone ou iPad (iOS11 ou version plus récente) • Android version 5.0 + smartphone / Téléphone intelligent (Android version 5.0 ou plus récente)

1

Download the WestJet app (laptop browser playback not supported). Téléchargez l’appli WestJet (lecture via le navigateur d’un ordinateur portatif non compatible).

2

Go to Settings, turn on airplane mode and enable Wi-Fi on your device. Connect to the WestJet Connect hotspot. Depuis les réglages, activez le mode avion et le Wi-Fi sur votre appareil. Connectez-vous au point d’accès WestJet Connect.

3

Open the WestJet app on your device and tap on “Entertainment” to watch movies, your favourite TV shows and more. Ouvrez l’appli WestJet sur votre appareil et touchez « Divertissement » pour regarder des films, vos séries télé préférées et plus encore.

Select the Internet pass you wish to purchase.1 Choisissez l’accès Internet que vous souhaitez acheter.1

TIPS & TROUBLESHOOTING ASTUCES ET DÉPANNAGE • Do you have the latest version of the WestJet app, and latest operating system for your device? • Avez-vous la dernière version de l’appli WestJet ainsi que la dernière version du système d’exploitation sur votre appareil?

• Streaming sites such as YouTube and Netflix are not supported by WestJet Connect. • Les sites de diffusion en continu comme YouTube et Netflix ne sont pas compatibles avec WestJet Connect.

• Clear your browser cache or history. If you’re on a laptop, disable any live Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. • Videz le cache ou l’historique de votre navigateur. Si vous utilisez un ordinateur portatif, désactivez vos connexions à des réseaux privés (VPN).

• Is your device in Airplane mode? • If you can’t connect to the network, go to Wi-Fi settings, “forget” the network and reconnect. • Votre appareil est-il en mode avion? • Si vous n’arrivez pas à vous connecter au réseau, rendez-vous dans vos réglages Wi‑Fi, « oubliez » le réseau, puis connectez-vous de nouveau.

For additional support, please visit our FAQ section on WestJet Connect. Pour plus d’aide, visitez la section FAQ de WestJet Connect. Not all of our Boeing 737-600s are equipped with WestJet Connect yet. WestJet Connect is not available on WestJet Encore turboprop aircraft. WestJet Connect is an open network, use at your own risk. WestJet cannot and does not guarantee the privacy of your data and communication while using WestJet Connect. Entertainment displayed within image may vary. 1Pricing is in Canadian dollars and does not include tax. Internet connectivity speed may vary due to your device, atmospheric conditions, terrain, network capacity, and aircraft location. We are working diligently with our service provider to enhance your experience.

Nos Boeing 737-600 ne sont pas encore tous dotés de WestJet Connect. WestJet Connect n’est pas offert sur les avions à turbopropulseurs de WestJet Encore. WestJet Connect est un réseau ouvert et son utilisation est à vos propres risques. WestJet n’est pas en mesure de garantir la sécurité de vos données et de vos communications pendant l’utilisation de WestJet Connect. Le divertissement présenté dans l’image peut varier. 1 Les prix sont en dollars canadiens et ne comprennent pas les taxes. La vitesse de la connexion Internet peut varier selon votre appareil, les conditions atmosphériques, le terrain, la capacité du réseau et l’emplacement de l’avion. Nous travaillons en collaboration avec notre fournisseur de service afin d’améliorer votre expérience.

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EN RECONNAISSANCE DES WESTJET TERS QUI VONT AU-DELÀ DU DEVOIR.

MICHELE BASTARACHE WHERE NEXT? Spain, now that WestJet has service to Barcelona. PROCHAINE DESTINATION? L’Espagne, maintenant que WestJet offre un service à Barcelone.

WESTJETTER SINCE: 2000 (20 years) POSITION: Customer Service Agent LOCATION: YQM, Moncton, New Brunswick

Favourite destination, and why? My husband and I travel a lot for music and went to London, England, for an Eric Clapton concert. There’s so much to love about London: it’s quaint, exciting and beautiful and there’s so much romance in the air. What advice would you give to a new WestJetter? Your best allies are the folks standing on either side of you. Your team really does become your family. What’s one of your favourite things about your role? It’s the people I meet. It makes me emotional because I get to see all the happiness. People are going to a wedding, or they’re on vacation, or they just woke their kids up and they thought they were going to school and instead they’re going to Walt Disney World. I have fun every day that I’m at work. WESTJETTER DEPUIS : 2000 (20 ans) POSTE : Agente du service à la clientèle EMPLACEMENT : YQM, Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick

Votre destination préférée et pourquoi? Mon conjoint et moi voyageons beaucoup pour la musique et sommes allés voir Eric Clapton en concert à Londres, en Angleterre. C’est une ville pittoresque, magnifique, excitante et si romantique. Quel conseil donneriez-vous à un nouveau WestJetter? Vos meilleurs alliés sont les gens qui se tiennent à vos côtés. Votre équipe devient vraiment votre famille. Quel est l’un des aspects de votre rôle que vous préférez? Ce sont les gens que je rencontre. Ça me rend émotive parce que j’ai la chance d’être témoin de beaucoup de bonheur. Les gens voyagent pour aller à un mariage ou en vacances, ou encore ils ont simplement réveillé leurs enfants comme s’ils allaient à l’école, alors qu’ils s’envolent plutôt vers Walt Disney World. J’ai du plaisir chaque jour que je travaille.

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THE IT LIST

➝ Fifty years ago this month, The Beatles officially announced they were breaking up. Mark the occasion by exploring Liverpool on one of the city’s many related tours, or drop by Abbey Road in London and recreate the iconic album cover of the same name by walking across the famous zebra crossing. ➝ College basketball enthusiasts should head to Atlanta, Ga., for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four that starts April 4. MercedesBenz Stadium is hosting the Division I tournament, with the finals on April 6. ➝ If you find yourself in the City of Lights in April, cheer on the 60,000 runners competing in the Paris Marathon (April 5). This event starts at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe on Avenue de Champs-Elysées and moves right through the city. ➝ Fans of the Emmy-award winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel can step back in time to the 1950s on a two-and-ahalf hour guided excursion by On Location Tours in New York City. The journey starts near B. Altman’s on Fifth Avenue, where Midge Maisel works when she’s not on stage. The tours runs Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at noon and costs US$52. ➝ If you’re travelling to Europe anytime soon, this is the only adapter you’ll need. The All-in-one International Power Adapter allows you to charge four USB devices at once and includes a socket for an additional device. ($23.99, at amazon.ca) ➝ The Mission Federal ArtWalk, southern California’s largest and longest running fine arts festival, returns to San Diego’s Little Italy on April 25 and 26. The free event features more than 350 local, national and international artists exhibiting their work. —Dean Lisk 82

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