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81 SHARING CANADA’S STORY 84 WHERE WE FLY 86 OUR FLEET 87 INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 89 WESTJET’S BEST

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Welcome aboard What I loved Online this month Spot the difference Event picks

ROAM 13 Three days in New York City 16 Spotlight on Ski towns in the summer 18 Close-up on The Saint John River 20 Dig deeper Houseboating 22 What I know about Packing 24 Plan ahead Free time on a business trip 26 Sweet stays Scottish sanctuaries 28 Four ways Paris, France

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Dining guide Portland, Ore. Taste of travel Pork tacos Chef insider Scott Davis, HipChips 70 Ingredient Prickly pear

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We meet three young Indigenous athletes who are connecting to their culture through sports. Nous rencontrons trois jeunes athlètes autochtones reliés à leur culture par le sport.

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ONE FINE DAY IN AUSTIN UNE BELLE JOURNÉE À AUSTIN

Our guide to spending 24 hours discovering all of the exciting things the Texas capital has to offer. Notre guide découverte révèle tout ce que la capitale du Texas a à offrir en 24 h.

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Discover the art of slow travel and learn some simple tips to help you slow down on your next vacation. Découvrez ce qu’est le slow travel et comment ralentir lors de vos prochaines vacances. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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WELCOME ABOARD • BIENVENUE À BORD

JETER DES PONTS e suis un Canadien qui est arrivé au pays il y a de cela deux ans. Je suis venu ici après avoir vécu et travaillé en Nouvelle-Zélande au cours des deux dernières décennies, où la culture riche et diversifiée du peuple maori fait partie intégrante de la société. J’ai apporté avec moi cet intérêt à contribuer à une société intégrée au Canada. Au cours de mon bref séjour ici, je me suis particulièrement intéressé à l’exploration des liens plus étroits avec nos propres membres des Premières nations. Il y a beaucoup à offrir et à apprendre en continuant à construire des ponts. Pour moi, il s’agit du véritable esprit du Canada. Aujourd’hui, alors que l’accent est mis sur la réconciliation, il n’y a pas de meilleur moment pour WestJet, en tant que grande entreprise canadienne, de tisser des liens plus étroits avec nos peuples, notre culture et nos organisations autochtones. Le rapprochement des gens est au cœur des activités de nos WestJetters. C’est pourquoi nous tendons activement la main à nos communautés autochtones pour établir des ponts, des relations et collaborer avec elles dans des domaines importants comme l’éducation et l’emploi. Pour amorcer cet engagement, j’ai rencontré le chef national de l’Assemblée des Premières Nations, Perry Bellegarde, l’an dernier. Cette année, nous avons pris livraison de notre premier Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Les membres des Premières nations signataires du Traité no 7 du sud de l’Alberta ont béni l’avion et son nouveau hangar, ce qui représente une première pour WestJet. Au début du mois de mai, nous avons parrainé une initiative de l’Association touristique autochtone du Canada (ACTI) à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, visant à sensibiliser les gens à l’importance du tourisme autochtone, un secteur unique et en croissance de l’industrie touristique canadienne. En fait, l’ACTI signale que 37 % des visiteurs internationaux au Canada s’intéressent aux expériences touristiques autochtones. Pour WestJet, ce sont là de petites étapes, mais le voyage se poursuit. Je vous invite à en apprendre davantage sur nos initiatives visant à établir des liens et à soutenir les membres des Premières nations à la page 81 de l’édition de ce mois-ci du WestJet Magazine. En avant et toujours plus haut!

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BUILDING BRIDGES am a relatively new Canadian, having arrived here two years ago. I came to Canada after living and working in New Zealand for two decades, where the rich and diverse culture of the Maori people is an integral part of society. Naturally, my interest in contributing to an integrated society came with me to Canada. In my short time here, I have been particularly interested in exploring ways to strengthen ties with our own Indigenous peoples. There is much to be offered and learned in continuing to build bridges. This, to me, is truly the spirit of Canada. Today, amid a heightened emphasis on reconciliation, there is no better time for WestJet, as a major Canadian company, to forge closer ties with our Indigenous peoples, culture and organizations. WestJetters are caring at our core, and connecting people is at the heart of what we do. That’s why we are actively reaching out to our Indigenous communities to build bridges, establish relationships, and

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consult with them on important areas such as education and employment opportunities. Last year, I met with Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Perry Bellegarde to begin that engagement. This year, we took delivery of our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner and in a first for WestJet, members of the Treaty 7 First Nations in Southern Alberta blessed the aircraft and its new hangar. In early May, we sponsored an initiative by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) in London, England, to help raise awareness of the importance of Indigenous tourism, a unique and growing sector of the Canadian tourism industry. Indeed, ITAC reports that 37 per cent of international visitors to Canada are interested in Indigenous tourism experiences. For WestJet, these are small steps—but the journey is underway. I invite you to read more about our initiatives to engage with and support our First Nations peoples on page 81 of this month’s edition of WestJet Magazine. Onward and upward!

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THIS MONTH

WHAT I LOVED WE’RE EXCITED FOR EVERYTHING IN THIS ISSUE, BUT HERE’S WHAT STOOD OUT FOR EDITOR DEAN LISK.

Photo: The statue of Duke Kahanamoku in Waikiki, Hawaii.

n a recent trip to Waikiki, Hawaii, my itinerary had me waking up at 5:30 a.m. to participate in a traditional morning ceremony as the sun rose over Diamond Head—a volcanic crater—before spending the day visiting museums and the Iolani Palace, and sampling food at three different restaurants along Kuhio Avenue until late at night. Which is why, it was refreshing to return to the office to read Gigi Griffis’ story on slow travel (page 52). The art of taking your time to really connect to a place is not something many of us do on our vacations—instead, we often try to pack in as many experiences as we can during our time in a place. I was lucky enough to enjoy a slow travel experience on a trip to New York City last year (page 13). My only goal was to ride the ferries around the city. A friend joined me for the adventure, and, each morning, we would walk to the terminal and board whatever ferry happened to be leaving next. We spent our time admiring the views of the city, talking and sharing stories, people watching, and, if we noticed something interesting, disembarking to explore.

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Slow travel isn’t so much about travelling alone as it is a perfect way to take the time to reconnect with old friends. And, as Griffis’ shares in her story, it’s also about making new friends and tapping into the insights and knowledge of locals to discover hidden gems. I can’t think of a better a way to explore this summer.

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WRITER ONE FINE DAY IN AUSTIN PG. 40 Shelley is a freelance journalist and author in Austin who has written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, The Week and Texas Monthly, among others. She loves dogs, yoga, indie movies, wine and books. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze and also boarded down a live volcano.

PHOTOGRAPHER ONE FINE DAY IN AUSTIN PG. 40 Jody is a food and lifestyle photographer. His editorial and commercial clients include Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Texas Monthly, Jack Daniels, Whole Foods, Shiner Bock and YETI. He is equally as comfortable working on location as he is at his studio in Austin.

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MICHELE PETERSON WRITER INGREDIENT: PRICKLY PEAR PG. 70 Born in Manitoba and now based in Toronto and Mexico, Michele spends her time scouting out unique ingredients and traditional dishes from around the world. When she’s not in the kitchen recreating a recipe for her food blog, she’s writing for travel guidebooks and magazines.

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With its labyrinthine subway system, yellow cabs shuttling along its busy streets and forest of skyscrapers, it is easy to forget that New York City was, and still is, a harbour city. Beyond the iconic Staten Island Ferry, a number of smaller boats busily take passengers around Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Avoid the snarling traffic and subway delays and explore by water instead.

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DAY 2 Morning: Leaving Pier 11, ride the Astoria route up the East River to the Long Island City terminal. Debark and explore Gantry Plaza State Park, a riverside promenade and recreation area—think basketball courts and playgrounds. Afternoon: Board the ferry and continue to Astoria. Take a self-guided tour of Socrates Sculpture Park, with its creations made from industrial materials, before grabbing lunch at Sweet Afton—the

Fried McClure Pickles are a must-try. Spend your afternoon at the Museum of the Moving Image and its exhibit dedicated to the puppetry magic of Muppets creator Jim Henson. Evening: Wander the nearly 60 acres of Astoria Park, located between the Hell Gate and Triborough bridges, before heading for dinner at Antika on nearby 30th Avenue to share a family-sized plate of pasta or thin-crust pizza.

East River Rockaway South Brooklyn Astoria Lower East Side Soundview

Need to know HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SYSTEM NYC Ferry operates six routes along the East River, with two new ones that serve the Bronx and Lower East Side launching this summer. A one-way fare is US$2.75, with transfers valid for 90 minutes once you start your trip. You can take your bike on the ferry for an extra US$1. Tickets can be bought on board, or at ticket booths on the piers. Service to Governors Island runs on weekends through the summer starting in late May. (ferry.nyc)

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Morning: Board the South Brooklyn or East River ferry and visit Governors Island, home to more than 50 historic buildings, like Castle Day and Castle Williams. Enjoy a tomato and watermelon salad or a lobster roll at Island Oyster, an outside restaurant with amazing views of lower Manhattan. Afternoon: Take the East River ferry across to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and ride one of the carved horses at Jane’s Carousel before continuing up river to Greenpoint to see the iconic, 50-foot neon Pepsi-Cola sign. Evening: The Beekman Hotel, a short walk from Pier 11, is full of 19th-century charm, from wrought-iron railings to marble mosaics. Sip cocktails named after famous writers—such as Truman Capote and F. Scott Fitzgerald—at The Bar Room, then head downstairs through a secret entrance to The Alley Cat to dine on roasted shishito peppers, miso-boiled shrimp and soy-braised short ribs. —Dean Lisk

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Morning: Start by familiarizing yourself with the city’s rivers and bridges from the observation levels of One World Trade Center. An elevator carries you up to the One World Observatory (shown) in 47 seconds, while a video plays recounting New York’s growth from marshy island to mega-city. Afternoon: Walk east on Fulton Street to the South Street Seaport, its entrance is marked with a memorial to the RMS Titanic. Visit the free South Street Seaport Museum to learn about the city’s nautical past. For lunch, order a burger—wagyu beef, turkey or vegan—from the Tuck Room at the base of Fulton Street. Evening: Get a sense of New York Harbor’s size by taking the ferry to Rockaway on Long Island. Leaving from Pier 11 at the base of Wall Street, the 55-minute ride passes under the VerrazanoNarrows Bridge and near colourful Coney Island before turning into Jamaica Bay, with its panoramic view of Manhattan—The Emerald City—on the horizon.


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CLOCKWISE The wagyu burger at the Tuck Room; Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City; Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn; Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria.

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to New York City once a day from Calgary and 48 times a week from Toronto.

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LAKE TAHOE CALIF. Perched in the Northern Sierra Nevada range, with views of Lake Tahoe from the summit, Squaw Valley ski resort turns into a thrilling nirvana in summer. Ride the Aerial Tram to access alpine hiking trails, swim at the High Camp pool, go geocaching or even downhill skiing (until July 7). Plus, the base area has a ropes course and climbing walls. You can also rent a bike to cycle the paved path all the way to Tahoe City and the lakeshore, where paddleboard and kayak rentals await.

SUTTON QUE. For a summer adventure in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, hike to the top of Mont Sutton ski area, then camp in a tent or stay in the rustic chalet. You can explore the nature trails in nearby Parc d’environment naturel de Sutton, and rent a mountain bike or e-bike to tackle a few of the 30 kilometres of double- and single-track trails maintained by Plein Air Sutton. The town of Sutton, just five km from the ski hill, is an ideal base thanks to its many microbreweries, cafés and range of accommodations.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. Nestled in the scenic Yampa Valley northwest of Denver, this ranching community-turnedmountain playground is where meditative pastimes—think fly fishing and soaking in the nearby Strawberry Park Hot Springs—are just as popular as adrenalinfuelled adventures. Stay at Steamboat Resort to hit the biking trails or ride the mountain coaster—which has more than 1,900 metres of twists and turns. To soak in the area’s western history, head downtown to the Steamboat Whiskey Company.

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PHOTO: CEDAR LINE CREATIVE

Ski resorts are reinventing themselves as all-season enclaves for adventure-seekers. From California to Quebec, head to these ski-hill towns for mountain biking, hiking, summer skiing and more.


4 SUN PEAKS B.C. The compact, Europeanstyle village of Sun Peaks, located about 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops, packs in a range of adventurous pursuits from the end of June through October. There are 40 km of maintained trails, including hikes through wildflower-studded meadows, and both downhill and cross-country mountain biking routes. Kayaking or canoeing on nearby McGillivray Lake, and trail rides that leave from the resort base, are popular activities for families. —Lisa Kadane

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The Saint John River

Browse Held every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Fredericton Boyce Farmers’ Market on George Street features more than 200 indoor and outdoor merchants. Enjoy a breakfast of bacon and eggs at Huskin’s Restaurant before browsing stalls that sell everything from vegetable preserves to pottery and handcrafted soaps. (frederictonfarmersmarket.ca) Admire Located in downtown Fredericton, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is home to works by wellknown artists, including Salvador Dalí’s Santiago El Grande, best admired by lying on the floor in front of it. The gallery also displays the Grandfather Akwiten Canoe on behalf of the Wolastoqiyik First Nation. The canoe was built by Wolastoqiyik artisans in the 1800s and is believed to be the world’s oldest remaining birchbark canoe. (beaverbrookartgallery.org) Savour Enjoy freshly caught seafood—lobster stuffed haddock, scallops and salmon—along with homemade bannock at Wolastoq Wharf, an Indigenous-owned restaurant on St. Mary’s First Nation, located on the northeast bank of the river, opposite downtown Fredericton. (stmarysretail.com)

Learn Step into the 1800s at Kings Landing, a living history museum located in Prince William, about 20 minutes west of Fredericton. The site features historic buildings that were moved to the museum along the Saint John River, including The Hagerman House, featuring interpreters dressed in 19th century clothing, and the King’s Head Inn Restaurant, serving food made from ingredients grown and raised on-site. (kingslanding.nb.ca) Sip Take a tour of Moonshine Creek Distillery located in Waterville, an hour drive northwest of Fredericton. Opened in 2018 by brothers Jeremiah and Joshua Clark, the distillery produces unaged whisky and rye in flavours like apple crumble, dill pickle and coffee. The brothers were inspired by stories of their grandfather, who smuggled alcohol from the U.S into Canada. (moonshinecreek.ca) Discover Learn the importance of the common spud to the province at Potato World in FlorencevilleBristol, located about 15 minutes north of Waterville. The museum includes displays that delve into the history and science of the humble tuber. (potatoworld.ca) —Dean Lisk

Di ne Enjoy shareable plates featuring local ingredients at Fredericton’s 11th Mile.

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Explore GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Fredericton twice a day from Toronto.

Kayak the Saint John River through Fredericton with Second Nature Outdoors.

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A Canadian Heritage River, the Saint John is called the Wolastoq by the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people, which means “beautiful” and “bountiful.” The river cuts through New Brunswick’s rolling countryside, and the surrounding valley offers plenty to see and do.


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ARIZONA This is one of the best houseboating destinations in the U.S. “Think of the Grand Canyon filled with water,” says DeJay Lister, the guest services and marketing manager at Antelope Point Marina in Page. “The lake is crystal-clear waters, red rocks and spiralling cliff walls rising 1,000 feet in the air.”

ONTARIO Based in Smiths Falls in eastern Ontario, Le Boat offers modern houseboat rentals on the Rideau Canal between Ottawa and Kingston. As you spend your days leisurely floating down the canal, through the hand-cranked locks, you will feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to the late-1800s.

Mactaquac Lake

Shuswap Lake

NEW BRUNSWICK If you have a boat licence, and experience, you can rent a fully appointed houseboat from Lakeway Houseboat Vacations. Cruise along scenic Mactaquac Lake—30 minutes from Fredericton—and part of the historic Saint John River, which is dotted with small towns you can explore during your trip.

BRITISH COLUMBIA Waterway Houseboats rents crafts anywhere from 40-footers that sleep two to 10, to 94-footers that can accommodate 30 people. Located an hour from Kamloops, the Shuswap Lake area is known for its sandy beaches, waterfalls and trails. —Dean Lisk

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The year the Rideau Canal opened. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the oldest continually operated canal system in North America.

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The number of years it took Lake Powell to reach “full pool”—the ideal water level—after the Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963.

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The approximate numbers of streams and lakes that make up the Shuswap Lake network, which has 1,100 kilometres of shoreline.

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Why join It’s Just Lunch? Ping: I fly frequently for both work and fun. When I saw It’s Just Lunch in the airline magazine, it was as if the matchmaker was talking to me! One day after a particularly long flight and wanting to snuggle with someone and watch a movie, I decided it couldn’t hurt to give it a try.

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Bring joy to your suitcase with these simple tips.

Best Luggage “For me, carry-on luggage needs to be lightweight and durable, with wheels that roll 360 degrees. I prefer hard sides as it provides stability for my clothes. I also love when people add personal elements or choose a bright colour. I recently replaced my luggage with one that is all green because my daughter’s name is Olive. It makes me smile when I travel.” Try: Roam The Jaunt Carry-On, $450 (roamluggage.com)

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Staying Organized “Pack everything vertically, instead of stacking on top of each other, kind of like a file system. Packing cubes are awesome for keeping things separate. [Items] can go from

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your closet, into the packing cubes and then right into the drawers of the hotel room.” Try: LeanTravel Compression Packing Cubes, $73.96 (amazon.ca) Packing Jewelry “I’m really fond of silk rolling pouches or those small compartment-style jewelry cases. The most important thing is to care for your jewelry and give it space—the worst thing is to throw it all in a bag and let the necklaces get tangled.” Try: Mark & Graham Travel Jewelry Case, $91.92 (markandgraham.com)

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fect for all weather and they can also be washed. I took them on my honeymoon and wore them hard for two weeks, came home, threw them in the washer and they were like brand-new.” Try: Allbirds Wool Runners, $135 (allbirds.com) Space Savers “If you’re going through various climates, I love puffer jackets or ponchos that fold up small and are compact, but are also comfy to cuddle up with on a long flight.” Try: Patagonia Women’s Nano Puff Jacket, $249 (patagonia.ca)

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Top Tips “Pack only items that spark joy, are versatile and that you’ll love to wear. Also, pack an empty tote for souvenirs and other items.” Try: Everlane The Day Square Tote, $165 (everlane.com)

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What is the KonMari Method? A philosophical approach and organizational method, KonMari focuses on decluttering your home using five categories: clothing, books, paperwork, Kimono (miscellaneous items) and sentimental belongings. Champions of the method promise that, by only keeping items that bring you joy, you’ll be inspired to organize your home and keep it that way. —Diane Bolt

ILLUSTRATION: CRISTIAN FOWLIE

t was while searching for organizational tips for the accounting firm she worked at that Caitlin Roberts stumbled across the work of joy-sparking tidying guru Marie Kondo in 2016. “I found Marie’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, on Pinterest and, within an hour, that book came up three more times in my search—it was very serendipitous,” says Roberts. Inspired, Roberts tried the KonMari method created by Kondo, star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, in her home and found her life became simpler and more streamlined. “I experienced a transformation, and I couldn’t stop talking about it, so I immediately signed up when Marie was looking to teach people the method,” she says. Having completed more than 500 in-person tidying lessons, Roberts is now one of two certified KonMari masters in the world. Today, she runs Minimize With Purpose in Los Angeles, where she helps people organize and declutter their homes. “Travel comes up a lot in my conversations with clients. I’ll have them visualize coming home from a trip and bringing their favourite items, because, when you pack, you’re actually curating your wardrobe; that’s one of the beautiful things about travel.” Here are six tips from Roberts to help you pack your luggage better:


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Summer comes alive in Toronto, and the best place to experience it all is at The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto overlooking gorgeous Lake Ontario. Situated right on the waterfront, steps away from the best of downtown Toronto, get out and enjoy food and music festivals, cultural celebrations, block parties and invigorating free outdoor activities like yoga in the park. This is a place where you can rise and truly shine. Visit marriott.com/yyzwi to book your summer getaway today.

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It takes less than a minute to zoom to the CN Tower’s LookOut Level, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the city views before taking the nearby UP Express train to the airport. The observation deck was recently redesigned and features a glass floor.

People lined up around the block to see Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors when it opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2018. With its success, the gallery purchased Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room - Let’s Survive Forever, which is now on display.

The Bentway, a park underneath the Gardiner Expressway, provides year-round activities. While in the area, drop by stackt, a container market at Bathurst and Front streets. It features more than 120 shipping containers hosting a mix of local artists and retailers.

Visit the new Calgary Central Library in East Village. Admire the artwork by Indigenous artists, marvel at the Oculus skylight and be mesmerized by the “bookscalator,” which transports returned books on a conveyer belt from the main level to the secondfloor sorting room.

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, includes five floors showcasing Canadian music. Browse the exhibits, test instruments and view the mobile recording studio known as the “Sistine Chapel of rock ’n’ roll,” used by music legends the Rolling Stones.

Rent a bike and cycle the trails along the picturesque Bow River. Calgary is home to an extensive network of multi-use pathways that cross the entire city. Download the free app that highlights routes and gives real-time information on pathway closures and detours.

Located downtown, Barbie Expo is the largest permanent exhibition related to the world’s most popular fashion doll. The free display includes Barbies dressed by famous designers and modelled after celebrities and popular TV and movie characters.

Take in one of the performances at PY1 in the Old Port, a new immersive venue where shows are staged in a pyramid. With multiple viewings per day, Through the Echoes is a 60-minute show that transports viewers into a multimedia universe of space and time.

Explore the Old Port. Fly above the harbour on MTL Zipline, or solve a maze filled with obstacles and traps at the SOS Labyrinthe. For a laid-back experience, enjoy views of the city from La Grande Roue de Montréal, an observation wheel. —Dean Lisk

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Your meetings have wrapped and you have time to spare. Here are some suggestions on how to explore three Canadian cities while on a business trip.


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one-on-one counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in an effort to get to core issues and enable you to live up to your true potential. iRecover’s clinical team will design a unique recovery strategy, placing you on the road to lifelong recovery and supporting you every step of the way. Jim Gray’s mission is to open the doors of change and provide you with the tools to achieve the life you have always wanted . If you or someone you know needs help, contact us at irecover.ca or call 877-387-4155. Our team is waiting to listen and help.

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SCOTTISH SANCTUARIES Whether you’re looking for old-town charm in Edinburgh, a Highland hideaway in Glencoe or a modern and stylish crash pad in Glasgow, we have you covered with these bonnie options.

City comfort

Old Town Chambers Edinburgh

Glencoe House Glencoe

Radisson RED Glasgow Glasgow

Tucked away in Old Town, these 50 uniquely designed apartments range from studio to one-, two- and threebedroom options and two penthouses.

Located in the Highlands, this Scottish Baronial manor features eight huge suites in the main house and six Bell Tower suites, each with a private patio.

This 174-room hotel sits on the banks of the River Clyde, and many of its studiostyle rooms and suites come with views of the iconic waterway.

THE PROPERTY

The buildings housing these luxury apartments includes a 15th-century medieval townhouse. The property has modernized, but original architectural details remain.

Glencoe House is the former home of Lord Strathcona, a Scottish-born Canadian businessman. Built in 1896, it has been restored but maintains its grandeur.

The hotel’s vibe is modern, with Apple TVs in every room, free Wi-Fi and a digital wall in the lobby with recommendations for dining options and local attractions.

DINING OPTIONS

Each room has a kitchen (full or a wet-bar) stocked with necessities: Nespresso pods, tea and milk. But, given your prime location, bars, restaurants and cafés abound.

Depending on your room type, you can dine privately in your suite or in the Great Hall. Breakfast can be taken in your room, and all suites come with a well-stocked bar.

RED Sky Bar is popular with locals who sip cocktails on the outdoor patio. OUIBar + KTCHN is more casual, offering local cuisine and a full buffet breakfast.

GOOD TO KNOW

A 24-hour concierge will help with everything from loaning you a hair straightener to requests for flowers, chocolate or wine to be waiting for you upon arrival.

The vibe is all about slowing down—stroll the property’s 10 acres, admire the woodland garden and explore nearby Glencoe Lochan, a lake surrounded by woods.

Check-in and check-out can easily be done through the RED app, and extra amenities, such as towels and pillows, are just a quick message away.

NEARBY

This is about as close as you can stay to the city’s famed Royal Mile, meaning some of the city’s most iconic attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, are on your doorstep.

To learn more about this storied area’s history, folklore, adventure opportunities and wildlife, a trip to the nearby Glencoe Visitor Centre is a must.

You’re a leisurely stroll from Finnieston, one of Glasgow’s coolest neighbourhoods, where there’s a seemingly endless array of bars, restaurants and cafés. —Sara Samson

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Historic haven


Art in the Open // Aug 24

PEI ShellďŹ sh Festival // Sept 19-22

Farm Day in the City // Oct 6

PEI Marathon // Oct 12-14

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Paris, France

BIRDS

WHERE TO STAY Located in a historic Haussmannian building (named for the urban planner who reimagined Paris between 1853 and 1870), the Grand Pigalle Hotel is close to the idyllic Montmartre neighbourhood, but far enough to escape its crowds. Start your day with breakfast in bed and end it with dinner at the on-site wine bar.

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WHERE TO STAY No two rooms are the same at the 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord (shown). The decor features African fabrics and bright wallpaper, and the hotel’s atmosphere is lively with two on-site dining options: Sape Bar for cocktails and popular Neni for dishes with Persian, French, German and Middle Eastern influences.

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WHERE TO EAT The Musée de la Vie romantique—a museum dedicated to Romantic-era art with portraits, furniture and decor—is set in a 19th-century house. After admiring the exhibits, head to the tea salon, located in a wrought-iron and glass conservatory in the courtyard garden, to enjoy a selection of cakes and fresh salads.

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WHAT TO DO Skip the Seine River sightseeing cruises and take to the waters of the Bois de Boulogne in a rented row boat instead (shown). Once the hunting ground of French monarchs, this west-side park is home to two artificial lakes and a handful of secluded islands waiting to be explored on a self-guided tour.

WHAT TO DO Learn to cook like a pro, and impress your friends back at home, at The École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse. The cooking school runs a variety of day courses, including ones specializing in traditional French cuisine. The cherry on top: all levels of experience are welcome and many classes are offered in English.

WHERE TO EAT Sister restaurant to Michelin-starred Le Chateaubriand, Le Dauphin is a vibrant eatery, serving smallplate dishes. Take a seat at the marble bar counter, designed by famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, and get to know the locals as you dine on zesty ceviches, squid ink risotto and sip on biodynamic tipples.

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With charming cobbled streets and candlelit bistros, it’s easy to fall head over heels with Paris. But the City of Love is more than a romantic playground—throw in hidden museums and kid-friendly activities, and even the most seasoned of travellers will be smitten.

BUDGET HUNTER

WHERE TO STAY Hôtel Habituel might have a similar price tag to budget hotel chains, but the design-savvy decor and boutique approach puts it in a class of its own. Single and classic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and Aesop products in the rain-shower bathrooms. Plus, there’s a chic cocktail bar on the main floor.

FAMILY ADVENTURERS

GETTING THERE WestJet flies to Paris nine times a week from Calgary and Halifax.

WHERE TO STAY Located opposite the Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice offers a magical world for big and little guests. The iconic hotel is a splurge, but worth it for the spin it puts on five-star luxury. There’s a special kid’s menu, industrial-inspired Philippe Starck high chairs and custommade toys to play with in the hotel’s gardens.

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WHAT TO DO Avoid the entrance fees (and the queues) and visit one of Paris’ free museums instead. Lesser-known institutions, such as the Petit Palais, which houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts, and Atelier Brancusi— dedicated to the modernist sculptor—are of the same world-class quality as their famed counterparts.

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WHAT TO DO A favourite among local families, Parc de La Villette (shown) is a sprawling city oasis dotted with giant slides, ziplines, cycling lanes and an equestrian centre. After all the outdoor action, head to the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, an interactive science museum for all ages and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

WHERE TO EAT The oldest food market in Paris, Marché des Enfants Rouges bustles with locals and visitors and is packed with international dining options, from Moroccan tagines and Lebanese flatbreads to Japanese bento boxes and French crêpes (shown). Eat in or enjoy a picnic at the nearby Square du Temple garden.

WHERE TO EAT Moncoeur Belleville boasts some of the most beautiful panoramas of the city, including views of the Eiffel Tower from its outdoor terrace. Head to this café-restaurant hybrid early in the day for coffee and croissants, or in the evening to feast on dishes from its Mediterranean-inspired menu. —Annick Weber WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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es traditions des peuples autochtones de l’île de la Tortue, le nom donné à l’Amérique du Nord, englobent une grande diversité culturelle. Les cérémonies du potlatch de la côte du Nord-Ouest ne ressemblent en rien à la tradition de remuer les cendres des Haudenosaunis des forêts de l’Est. Malgré nos différences, nous avons bâti des relations millénaires historiques par le commerce. C’est peut-être pourquoi nous, les Autochtones, aimons les rassemblements internations, qui sont à la base des Jeux autochtones de l’Amérique du Nord. L’idée de rassembler les athlètes autochtones d’Amérique du Nord a germé dans les années 70. La nation Enoch Cree a organisé le premier événement du genre (les Native Summer Games) près d’Edmonton, Alb., en 1971. Il est vrai que nous aimons aussi les compétitions amicales, et nous n’allions pas laisser la bande d’Enoch contrôler les jeux. Pendant les années qui suivirent, quelques organisations autochtones organisèrent leurs propres « jeux olympiques autochtones » et l’idée de jeux officiels pour l’Amérique du Nord prit forme. En 1977, l’athlète primé Willie Littlechild, premier détenteur d’un diplôme en droit (Université d’Alberta) provenant d’une nation visée par les traités de l’Alberta, proposa la tenue d’un événement sportif lors d’un rassemblement autochtone en Suède. La motion fut acceptée à l’unanimité. On raconte qu’un aîné brésilien en fut si touché qu’il donna une flèche traditionnelle à Littlechild. La flèche fut utilisée lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture des premiers Jeux autochtones d’Amérique du Nord à Edmonton en 1990. Halifax accueillera les Jeux autochtones d’Amérique du Nord 2020 l’été prochain pendant huit jours. Environ 5 000 athlètes autochtones entre 13 et 19 ans participeront à diverses épreuves dans 15 sports comme le basketball, le tir à l’arc et la crosse.

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here is much cultural variety among the traditions of Indigenous people across Turtle Island, our name for North America. The Potlatch ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest are nothing like the Stirring Ashes tradition among the Haudenosaunee of the Eastern Woodlands. In spite of our differences, we have built a millennia of historic relationships via traditional trade routes. Perhaps this is part of the reason why we Indigenous folk love an inter-nation gathering—a founding truth of the North American Indigenous Games. In the 1970s, the idea of holding an all-Indigenous meeting of athletes from across North America began. The first event, called the Native Summer Games, was hosted by the Enoch Cree near Edmonton, Alta., in 1971. Another truth is that we love a friendly competition, so no one was going to let the Enoch Cree get away with its bragging rights for too long. Over the next few years, a handful of Indigenous organizations held their own “native Olympics,” and the idea of holding an official North American games began to take shape. In 1977, Willie Littlechild, an award-winning athlete and the first person from Alberta Treaty First Nation to receive a law degree from the University of Alberta, presented the motion for a sporting event during a gathering of Indigenous nations in Sweden. It was agreed to unanimously. History says one Brazilian elder was so moved, he gifted a traditional war arrow to Littlechild. It was used at the opening ceremonies of the very first North American Indigenous Games in Edmonton in 1990. Halifax will host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games for eight days next summer. An estimated 5,000 Indigenous athletes between the ages of 13 and 19 will compete in 15 sports—from basketball and lacrosse to archery.

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ALAN SPOONHUNTER AGE/ÂGE 18 SPORT Basketball FROM/DE Saskatoon, Sask. NATIONS Ktunaxa, Blackfoot/Pieds-Noirs and/et Northern Arapaho/Arapaho du Nord

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lan Spoonhunter is a basketball star. The six-foot-five-inch player received the SaskTel Indigenous Youth Award of Excellence in 2018 for his achievements in sports and recreation, and, while personal accolades are nice, he says team success is what matters to him. “Team victories. That’s my family,” says Spoonhunter, whose high school team, the St. Joseph Guardians, won the Saskatoon championships from 2016 to 2018, and the provincial title in 2018. “Nothing else really compares to that for me.” Spoonhunter says being able to connect with his teammates drives him during the game and life. “I can go back to Saskatoon right now and, any guy on those basketball teams, I would have a connection with them like I wouldn’t have with anybody else,” he says. Spoonhunter incorporates “Rezball” flair into his gameplay. Equal parts fierce and chill, with a focus on quick shooting, strong defence and bonds among teammates, Rezball is increasing in popularity across North America thanks to some impressive Indigenous players at the college level. Spoonhunter is now the class of 2020 guard at the exclusive Edge School, an athletics-based academic program in Calgary, Alta. The team travelled to Toronto this March for the national championships, but fell short of the win. It doesn’t phase Spoonhunter. “We may have lost the national championship but we’re all brothers. We’d all die for each other. We’d all do anything for each other. When you win an M.V.P. award, it’s like, ‘Okay, cool.’ But a championship; everything you went through with everybody, mentally and physically up to that point, it’s so much more special. “Surround yourself with people that love you,” Spoonhunter says. “Work hard and believe in yourself. There’s going to be other people that may tell you you’re making the wrong move—just trust yourself and trust the work you’re putting into your goals.”

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KI MAU R A SCH I N DLE R AGE/ÂGE 14 SPORT Lacrosse/La crosse FROM/DE Six Nations of the Grand River, Ont. NATION Cayuga

DID YOU KNOW? Lacrosse is the official summer sport of Canada. The Canadian Lacrosse Association and the Kahnawake Mohawks will host the 2019 President's Cup, in Kahnawake, Que., across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

LE SAVIEZ-VOUS? La crosse est le sport d’été officiel du Canada. L’Association canadienne de crosse et les Mohawks de Kahnawake accueilleront la Coupe du Président 2019 à Kahnawake, Qc, du 26 août au 1er sept.

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T I S S E R DES L IENS A V EC L A FAMI LLE or the Haudenosaunee people of the Eastern Woodlands, lacrosse is a tradition. According to Indigenous knowledge keepers, the game was a gift given by the Creator as a healing medicine and for enjoyment. Kimaura Schindler comes from a Cayuga wolf clan family with deep roots in that tradition. She is a fourth generation elite lacrosse player. The 14-year-old’s Indigenous name is Enahaogwahs—“She picks up the seeds”—a sentiment she embodies. Building on an incredible ancestry in the sport, Schindler has chosen to invest herself in her family legacy and make it her own. Her father, Gewas Schindler, was an all-American at Loyola University Maryland. After, he played with the all-Indigenous Iroquois Nationals. Her uncle, Sid Smith, was first drafted in 2009 for the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks in the United States and has won nearly every major lacrosse championship. If that’s not enough, in 1999, her grandfather, Roger “Buck” Smith, was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, located in New Westminster, B.C. That is just the men in her family. Schindler’s mother, Tia, her grandmother, Ginny Smith, and great-grandmother, Gloria Sky, all played lacrosse. An intergenerational lacrosse legacy among females is a rarity. Schindler plays midfield/defence for the Rochester’s Monster Elite Lacrosse team, now ranked fifth overall in the U.S. Twice a week, she makes a six-hour journey from her home on Six Nations of the Grand River—an hour and a half from Toronto—to New York State for practices. She is currently the only Indigenous player on the team and says she is happy to be there. “I feel proud when I get to share our teachings with my team,” says Schindler.

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M AT T E A B E R N A R D AGE/ÂGE 14 SPORT Archery/Tir à l’arc FROM/DE Millbrook First Nation, N.S./N.-É. NATIONS Mi’kmaq and/et Okanogan

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rowing up in small First Nations communities in Canada presents several unique challenges, from education to health care, for youth across Turtle Island. For this reason, leaders on reserves understand the impact extracurricular activities can have on the experience of growing up Indigenous. For Mattea Bernard, an opportunity to get involved in archery arose when she was around 12 years old. Several years before, her godfather decided to engage with the youth in Millbrook First Nation, a small reserve in Nova Scotia, by launching an archery program at the community gym. “My godfather took me to a couple of shoots just for fun and I started enjoying it more,” says Bernard. It wasn’t long before she showed an aptitude for using the traditional, oldfashioned bow. Now 14 years old, Bernard is shooting at a competitive level, preferring to use a long recurve bow. In 2018, she won a gold medal at the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games, held on Goat Island, part of the traditional territory of the Eskasoni First Nation. “My favourite archery shoots are during summer games because I get to see people I met from past years,” she says. With the announcement that Halifax won the bid to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games, Millbrook First Nation will host some of the sporting events on its traditional territory. Bernard hopes to participate in the games and make new friends with other indigenous youth from around the world on a similar journey. “I haven’t tried out for the team, yet, but I want to,” says Bernard. “During the last [Mi’kmaw Summer Games], I was the only one in my category.”

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randir dans une petite communauté autochtone au Canada présente des défis exceptionnels en matière d’éducation et de soins de santé pour les jeunes de l’île de la Tortue. Les chefs des réserves comprennent les effets potentiels des activités parascolaire pour les jeunes Autochtones en développement. Pour Mattea Bernard, la possibilité de faire du tir à l’arc s’est présentée quand elle avait environ 12 ans. Son parrain avait décidé de mobiliser les jeunes de la Première Nation de Millbrook, une petite réserve en Nouvelle-Écosse, en lançant un programme de tir à l’arc dans le gymnase de la communauté. « Mon beau-père m’a amené jouer juste pour le plaisir et j’ai commencé à aimer ça », raconte Bernard. Elle a rapidement démontré une aptitude pour l’arc traditionnel ancestral. À 14 ans, Bernard tire à l’arc à un niveau compétitif et préfère le grand arc recourbé traditionnel. En 2018, elle a remporté une médaille d’or aux Jeux d’été micmacs, à Goat Island, qui fait partie du territoire traditionnel des Eskasonis en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Mes tirs préférés sont pendant les jeux d’été parce que je revois des gens que j'ai rencontrés au cours des années précédentes », confie-t-elle. La candidature d’Halifax ayant été retenue pour les Jeux autochtones d’Amérique du Nord 2020, la Première nation de Millbrook accueillera certains événements sportifs sur son territoire traditionnel. Bernard espère participer aux Jeux et se faire de nouveaux amis parmi les jeunes Autochtones de partout dans le monde. « Je n’ai pas encore essayé de faire partie de l’équipe, mais je veux le faire », affirme-t-elle. Pendant les derniers [Jeux d’été micmacs], j’étais la seule dans ma catégorie ».

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A RUNNING PAST LA COURSE AUX TROUSSES any of the events at the North American Indigenous Games, including archery, canoeing and lacrosse, have clear stories connecting them to Indigenous life. But, running also has a long tradition in Indigenous cultures. The Haudenosaunee people were noted by early Jesuit missionaries as being tall, lean and athletic. Part of this physicality is likely connected to the way the Haudenosaunee communicated from village to village. To get information to the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca communities—called the Haudenosaunee Confederacy—chiefs and clan mothers would appoint “runners” to carry messages. They would travel for days at a time, running messages through the eastern woodlands and mountains of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Tom Longboat was a world renowned long-distance runner from the Onondaga Nation at Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario. He famously smashed cultural barriers, becoming the first Indigenous person to win the Boston Marathon in 1907 and competed at the 1908 Olympics in London. For the Diné nations in the Southwestern U.S., running served both a practical and spiritual purpose. It is so much a part of Diné culture that it is a component of Kinaaldá, a four-day coming-of-age ceremony for young women. Ceremonial runs are held each day to prepare girls for the future by teaching both physical and psychological endurance, and connecting runners to the land. Today, the Navajo have a 55-kilometre race through the Canyon de Chelly, the Canyon de Chelly Ultra, with people from around the world invited to come and experience the ceremonial aspects of a Diné run on its traditional territory.

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eaucoup d’épreuves des Jeux autochtones d’Amérique du Nord, dont le tir à l’arc, le canotage et la crosse font partie de l’histoire et de la culture autochtones, tout comme la course, qui poursuit une longue tradition. Les premiers missionnaires jésuites disaient des Haudenosaunis qu’ils étaient grands, minces et athlétiques. Leur physique était probablement relié à leur mode de communication entre villages. Pour transmettre des messages aux Mohawks, Onondagas, Oneidas, Cayugas et Senecas (la Confédération de Haudenosaunis), les chefs et les mères de clans utilisaient des coursiers. Ils voyageaient pendant des jours à travers les forêts de l’Est et les montagnes de la région de Finger Lakes dans le nord-ouest de l’État de New York. Tom Longboat était un coureur de longues distances célèbre de la nation Onondaga de la réserve des Six Nations en Ontario. Premier Autochtone à gagner le marathon de Boston en 1907 et à participer aux Jeux olympiques de 1908 à Londres, il fit tomber les barrières culturelles. Pour les nations Diné du sud-ouest des É.-U., la course servait des fins pratiques et spirituelles. Kinaaldá, un rite de passage à l’âge adulte pour les femmes qui dure quatre jours, prouve l’importance de la course dans la culture diné. On organise des courses cérémonielles chaque jour pour préparer les filles à l’avenir en leur enseignant l’endurance physique et psychologique, et en tissant des liens entre les coureuses et la terre. Les Navajos organisent maintenant une course de 55 km, le Canyon de Chelly Ultra, dans le Canyon de Chelly, et invitent des gens du monde entier à venir faire l’expérience d’un aspect cérémonial d’une course Diné sur leur territoire traditionnel.

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MORNING breakfast tacos If you’ve never heard of tacos for breakfast, you’re in for a treat. The taco is practically the state dish of Texas, so much so that they are relished at any time of the day or night, and are found everywhere from restaurants and food trucks to coffee shops and neighbourhood convenience stores. The breakfast taco is a Tex-Mex concoction usually consisting of eggs, potatoes, bacon, beans and cheese, wrapped in a freshly pressed tortilla, but can include all kinds of delicious combinations. With so many spots to try this beloved dish, it’s hard to narrow down the choices, but Veracruz All Natural is a must-visit. This popular spot, co-owned by two sisters originally from Mexico, started out as a single food truck, but now boasts five locations around Austin. You can’t go

wrong with any of the breakfast tacos but the gooey Migas Poblanas, a slightly spicy creation loaded with egg, tortilla chips, avocado, poblano peppers, saucy black beans and rich queso fresco, is a standout. If you like coffee alongside your taco, head to Jo’s Coffee, an Austin institution. Order the Picadillo Taco, which is piled with ground beef, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo, or build your own creation and add anything from bacon to arugula. Near Jo’s Second Street District location, you can shop local boutiques and snap a selfie at the Willie Nelson statue in front of the famed Austin City Limits Live studio. Or, at the South Congress Avenue Jo’s, update your Instagram with a snap of its iconic I Love You So Much mural painted across the exterior of the shop.

Veracruz All Natural’s Migas Poblanas (left) and Jo’s Coffee’s Picadillo Taco (above). Migas Poblanas à Veracruz All Natural (à gauche) et Picadillo Taco chez Jo's Coffee (plus haut). The Greetings from Austin and Mr. Rogers murals (top right). Murales Greetings from Austin et Mr. Rogers (en haut à droite). A guitar along Congress Avenue (right). Une guitare le long de Congress Avenue (à droite).

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MIDDAY murals and music Across the city, you’ll find a robust art scene that is the result of Austin’s effortlessly artistic vibe. Locals are eager to support the arts, from traditional to modern and quirky, and this is showcased through a variety of galleries, artist studios, pop-up exhibits and street art. While there are plenty of amazing museums to explore, including the Blanton Museum of Art, with its massive collection of international works, and the Mexic-Arte Museum, which promotes Mexican and Latin cultures, the best way to experience the scene is on a self-guided tour of Austin᾽s public art and street murals. The city invests in local artists through its Art in Public Places Program, resulting in dozens of art projects of all shapes and styles. Head to the corner of South Congress Avenue and Elizabeth Street in the Travis Heights neighbourhood to see the Willie for President and Mr. Rogers murals, continue down South 1st Street and you’ll come across

the popular Greetings from Austin mural. Downtown, on the other side of the Congress Avenue Bridge, you’ll be greeted by several large statues of artist-rendered guitars along Congress Avenue leading to the Texas Capitol building. In the vibrant East Side area, you’ll find more colourful murals lining the streets, including along Cesar Chavez, 6th and 11th streets. In between the area’s food trucks, vintage shops and artist galleries, you’ll spot some of the city’s eccentric yard art displayed by homeowners who like to express their creative side—Austin-style. Yard installations range from dinosaurs to metal sculptures. Check out Kenny Dorham’s Backyard at 1106 East 11th St., a unique public arts space named for the late jazz trumpeter who grew up in the area. Full of murals and garden art, it serves as an outdoor venue that hosts a variety of live musical performances. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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L ATE AFTERNOON urban adventures Austin is ranked one of the healthiest cities in the U.S., so it’s not surprising that the locals are an outdoorsy bunch. On any given day, you’ll find Austinites biking along the 190 cycle routes, hiking the urban trail system, or taking to the water on a kayak or paddleboard. Plus, many of the best green spaces are located downtown or nearby. The jewel of the city, Zilker Park spreads across 350 acres and is home to Barton Springs, an underground spring-fed pool that stays a refreshing 20°C year-round. Join the locals and spend the day lounging and picnicking on the pool’s banks. From Zilker Park, you can access the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and Boardwalk, which makes a 16-kilometre circuit

around Lady Bird Lake. Rent a kayak, paddleboard or paddleboat from one of the vendors and take in the sweet views of Austin’s skyline from the water. As the afternoon draws to a close, head to Congress Avenue Bridge for the spectacular sunset. The bridge is also home to a secret: underneath it lives 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats, the world’s largest urban colony of its kind. Every night at sunset, from about March to November, the bats leave the bridge en masse, a sight so awesome it draws hundreds of spectators. For a bat-free experience, head to Mount Bonnell, a cliff bluff just west of downtown, where an easy stair climb rewards you with incredible views of the city skyline and the Colorado River.

Outdoor attractions include Lady Bird Lake, Congress Avenue Bridge and a number of trail systems. Le lac Lady Bird, le pont de Congress Avenue et des réseaux de pistes et sentiers comptent parmi les attractionx extérieures.

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EVENING Texas cuisine, reinvented When it comes to food, Texas has a long association with barbecue. While it’s worth the hype—and the lineups—Austin’s food scene has much more to offer. In the last decade, the city has positioned itself as a major foodie hub, with celebrated chefs showcasing inventive cuisine that pays homage to the city’s roots and incorporates local ingredients. At Barley Swine, owner and executive chef Bryce Gilmore takes local seriously. The eclectic menu at his restaurant changes regularly and is inspired by the ingredients produced by local farmers and ranchers. He also believes in using all of the resources available to him— whether that’s every part of an animal or collecting rainwater to irrigate his gardens. The result is inventive dishes such as fried

duck leg, kimchi octopus and smoked goat neck. Delicious craft cocktails are garnished with herbs straight from the restaurant’s garden, and, as the Barley Swine name suggests, Gilmore also has a serious appreciation for beer and has stacked the restaurant’s menu with local craft brews. Alongside hyper-local cuisine, international influences are continuing to find their way onto city menus. Husband-and-wife team Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher serve what they call “hot weather food,” meaning everything is fresh and light, at their casual South Austin restaurant, Lenoir. Thai, Indian and Mediterranean accents are found throughout the menu, including dishes such as the antelope heart with sunchokes and cashew ginger soup. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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L ATE NIGHT Austin live Austin whole-heartedly embraces its moniker as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” On any night, upwards of 100 acts can be heard in venues across the city playing every genre of music. Simply wander downtown’s 6th Street and you’ll hear music coming out of nearly every doorway. To experience a music joint with thousands of stories in its bones and a rockabilly vibe, head to The Continental Club. Since 1955, this granddaddy of Austin’s music scene has seen everyone from Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Robert Plant and Wanda Jackson perform in its intimate setting. Even visiting celebrities such as Johnny Depp have been known to jump on stage. If you’re after a true Austin honky-tonk, the Broken Spoke is your destination. Run by James and Annetta White for more than 50 years, it’s so legendary that books and documentaries have chronicled its storied history. Musical greats such as Garth Brooks, George Strait and Ernest Tubb have graced its stage. And, while the live music and dancing are great (you can take two-step lessons), the Spoke is also famous for Annetta’s chicken fried steak, a Texas specialty of tenderized beef that’s breaded, fried and smothered in gravy.

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Des tacos au petit déjeuner Si vous n’avez jamais mangé de tacos au petit déjeuner, vous allez aimer. Le taco est pratiquement le plat officiel du Texas, à tel point qu’on le déguste à n’importe quelle heure du jour ou de la nuit. On le trouve partout : dans les restos, les camions-restaurants, les cafés et les dépanneurs de quartier. Le taco du matin est généralement un mélange d’œufs, de pommes de terre, de bacon, de haricots et de fromage, enrobés dans une tortilla fraîche, mais on rencontre bien des variations délicieuses. Il y a tant d’endroits pour essayer ce plat adoré que c’est difficile de faire un choix, mais il ne faut pas manquer Veracruz All Natural. Cet endroit populaire, qui appartient à deux sœurs originaires du Mexique, a commencé comme camion-restaurant, mais compte maintenant cinq restos à Austin. Tous les tacos y sont succulents, mais le Migas Poblanas, une création légèrement épicée débordant d’œufs, de croustilles au maïs, d’avocat, de piment poblano, de haricots noirs en sauce et de riche fromage frais se démarque. Si vous aimez un café avec votre taco, rendezvous chez Jo’s Coffee et commandez le Picadillo Taco composé de bœuf haché, de tomates, de cheddar et de pico de gallo, ou inventez votre taco avec une foule d’ingrédients allant du bacon à la roquette. Près de Jo’s dans le quartier Second Street, vous pouvez fureter dans les boutiques locales et faire un autoportrait devant la statue de Willie Nelson avec le réputé studio Austin City Limits Live en arrière-plan. Chez Jo’s à South Congress, affichez sur Instagram une photo de la murale emblématique « I Love You So Much » à l’extérieur.

MILIEU DE LA JOURNÉE Murales et musique

Une atmosphère artistique imprègne toute la ville d’Austin. Les habitants sont désireux d’appuyer les arts, que les œuvres soient traditionnelles, modernes ou bizarres. Celles-ci sont exposées dans un grand nombre de galeries, de studios et d’expositions temporaires, ainsi que dans la rue. Il y a plein de musées sensationnels, notamment le Blanton Museum of Art, avec son énorme collection d’œuvres internationales, et le Mexic-Arte Museum, qui met en vedette les cultures mexicaine et latine, mais la meilleure façon de plonger dans

le milieu est de faire une visite autoguidée de l’art public et des murales d’Austin. La ville investit dans ses artistes dans le cadre de son programme d’art dans les lieux publics et compte des dizaines de projets de tous les styles. Rendez-vous à l’intersection de South Congress Avenue et d’Elizabeth Street dans le quartier Travis Heights pour voir les murales « Willie for President » et « Mr. Rogers ». Poursuivez le long de South 1st Street et vous verrez la murale intitulée « Greeting from Austin ». Au centre-ville, de l’autre côté du pont de Congress Avenue, plusieurs grandes statues de guitares vous accueilleront tout le long de Congress Avenue, qui mène au Texas Capitol.

Dans le quartier animé de East Side, vous trouverez d’autres murales colorées le long des rues, dont Cesar Chavez Street, 6th Street et 11th Street. Entre les camions-restaurants, les boutiques rétro et les galeries, vous apercevrez certaines des œuvres excentriques que les propriétaires aiment exposer dehors pour exprimer leur créativité, façon Austin. La gamme des installations est vaste et s’étend des dinosaures aux sculptures en métal. Ne manquez pas Kenny Dorham’s Backyard au 1106 East 11th St., un espace d’art public bien particulier nommé en l’honneur du trompettiste de jazz qui grandit ici. Rempli de murales et d’art de jardin, on y organise tout un éventail de concerts. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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FIN D’APRÈS-MIDI Aventures urbaines

Austin étant considérée comme l’une des villes les plus saines aux É.-U., ce n’est pas surprenant que ses habitants aiment le plein air. Ils pédalent sur l’une de ses 190 pistes, parcourent les sentiers du réseau urbain ou font du kayak ou de la planche à pagaie. De plus, un grand nombre des plus beaux espaces verts se trouve au centre-ville ou à proximité. Le joyau de la ville, Zilker Park, s’étend sur 350 acres et abrite Barton Springs, une piscine alimentée par une source souterraine dont la température rafraîchissante se maintient à 20 °C toute l’année. Passez la journée à vous détendre et à pique-niquer au bord de l’eau. De Zilker Park, vous pouvez accéder à la piste cyclable et piétonne et promenade de bois Ann and Roy Butler, un circuit de 16 km autour du lac Lady Bird. Louez un kayak, une planche à pagaie ou un pédalo et admirez la silhouette d’Austin. Vers la fin de l’après-midi, montez sur le pont de Congress Avenue pour contempler un coucher de soleil spectaculaire. Le pont cache aussi un secret : 1,5 million de petites chauves-souris à queue libre vivent sous le pont, la plus grande colonie urbaine en son genre au monde. De mars à novembre, elles quittent le pont en masse au coucher du soleil et attirent des centaines des spectateurs. Si les chauves-souris ne sont pas votre truc, allez à Mount Bonnell, un promontoire juste à l’ouest du centre-ville, où vous profiterez d’une vue incroyable de la ville et du fleuve Colorado en montant quelques marches.

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La cuisine texane réinventée Le Texas est associé au barbecue depuis longtemps. C’est vrai que c’est bon, et que cela vaut la peine de faire la queue, mais le monde culinaire d’Austin a beaucoup plus à offrir. La ville s’est établie depuis dix ans comme le carrefour des fines bouches et des chefs réputés y préparent des plats créatifs qui rendent hommage aux racines de la ville en utilisant des ingrédients locaux. Cela tient à cœur à Bryce Gilmore, propriétaire et chef de Barley Swine. Son menu varié change régulièrement et tire son inspiration des produits

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AUSTIN EST CONSIDÉRÉE COMME L’UNE DES VILLES LES PLUS SAINES AUX É.-U.


Reimagined Luxury in the Heart of Downtown Toronto des agriculteurs et éleveurs du coin. Il est aussi convaincu qu’il faut utiliser toutes les ressources dont il dispose, que ce soit en apprêtant chaque partie de l’animal ou en recueillant de l’eau de pluie pour irriguer ses jardins. Il crée des plats intéressants comme la cuisse de canard frite, le poulpe au kimchi et le cou de chèvre fumé. Des fines herbes du jardin du restaurant garnissent les délicieux cocktails artisanaux, et comme Gilmore s’y connaît aussi en bière, on propose également un grand nombre d’excellentes bières locales. Parallèlement à la cuisine super locale, on continue de retrouver des influences internationales au menu. Les conjoints Todd Duplechan et Jessica Maher servent ce qu’ils appellent « des aliments pour temps chaud ». Tout est frais et léger dans leur restaurant de South Austin, Lenoir. On retrouve des éléments de cuisine thaïlandaise, indienne et méditerranéenne, par exemple la soupe au cœur d’antilope au topinambour, noix de cajou et gingembre.

FIN DE SOIRÉE Austin Live

Austin mérite son surnom de « capitale des concerts du monde ». Plus de 100 spectacles s’y déroulent chaque soir et on peut y entendre tous les genres musicaux. Déambulez sur 6th Street au centre-ville et vous entendrez de la musique à chaque porte. Les murs du Continental Club auraient des histoires à raconter. Depuis 1955, cet ancêtre de la musique d’Austin a accueilli tous les grands dans son cercle intime : Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Plant et Wanda Jackson. On y a même vu des vedettes en visite comme Johnny Depp sauter sur la scène pour jouer. Si vous recherchez une véritable expérience de honky-tonk, allez à Broken Spoke, un lieu légendaire, sujet de livres et de documentaires, géré par James et Annetta White depuis plus de 50 ans. Des vedettes comme Garth Brooks, George Strait et Ernest Tubbs y ont donné des spectacles. La musique et la danse sont formidables (on peut apprendre le two-step), et Annetta sert le « chicken fried steak » une spécialité texane de bœuf attendri pané, frit et couvert de sauce.

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’ve been in Vancouver for three months before I find my favourite sushi place. It isn’t on any of the “best of” lists. It’s never Instagrammed and it doesn’t get a lot of press. I only find out about it because I’ve been asking locals to tell me their favourite places to eat—and one of them brightens up at the question. “It’s in a strip mall,” he says, “but I promise it’s the best in town.” And it is. Sitting at shabbily dressed tables crowded together next to a fast food restaurant, I’ve found the best sushi I’ve had in years. The kind of sushi that melts in your mouth. The kind that forces you to order just one more roll even though you’re stuffed. The kind of sushi you have to tell everyone you know about. In that moment, I offer up my gratitude for the lovely local who sent me here. And for the art of slow travel—the reason I’ve found this hidden, flavourful gem. Whenever I mention slow travel, most people assume it means staying in one place for an extended time. And it’s true that I was in Vancouver for almost four months that year. But that isn’t always the case. Finding that sushi—and almost every one of my best travel finds around the world, from Canada to Paris to Scotland to Arizona and beyond— has actually been the result of following a set of principles. A way of approaching travel. A commitment to some simple guidelines.

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e suis à Vancouver depuis trois mois avant de trouver mon restaurant de sushi favori. Il n’est pas sur la liste des meilleurs. On ne le trouve pas sur Instagram et on n’en parle pas beaucoup. Je l’ai découvert simplement parce que j’ai demandé à des gens de m’indiquer leur resto favori et qu’il m’a été chaudement recommandé. « C’est dans une rangée de commerces, mais c’est le meilleur en ville. » Et c’est vrai. C’est à une des tables mal dressées, entassées et à côté d’un restaurant-minute que je mange les meilleurs sushis depuis des années. Le genre qui fond dans la bouche. Le genre qui nous force à commander juste un autre rouleau, même si on n’a plus faim. Le genre de sushi dont on veut parler à tout le monde qu’on connaît. Je suis reconnaissante envers la charmante personne qui m’a recommandé cet endroit. Et envers l’art de voyager lentement, qui m’a permis de trouver ce délicieux joyau. Quand je mentionne le slow travel, la plupart des gens pensent qu’il s’agit de rester longtemps au même endroit. C’est vrai que j’ai passé presque quatre mois à Vancouver cette année-là. Mais ce n’est pas toujours le cas. La découverte de ce bar à sushis, et presque toutes mes meilleures découvertes en voyage, notamment au Canada, à Paris, en Écosse et en Arizona, sont le fruit du respect de certains principes, d’une façon d’aborder le voyage, d’un engagement envers des directives simples. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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DON’T OVER-PLAN I had just two days the summer I visited Winnipeg. So, I only made one plan: spend an afternoon at Thermëa—a Nordic-style spa. There were certainly other things I wanted to see in this prairie city, but, in the tradition of under-planning, the spa was all I booked—a fact I was glad of once I stepped onto its well-manicured paths surrounded by leafy trees, log cabin-style sauna buildings, and three tubs with different temperatures: cold, hot and warm. In true Nordic style, the spa operates on a cycle pattern. Warm yourself in a sauna or steam room for 15 minutes, douse yourself with a cold shower under the waterfall or a dip in the plunge pool, then stretch out on a heated lounger. Rinse. Repeat. You need at least three cycles to get the full benefit, so the spa turned into a leisurely afternoon of hot-coldrest cycles broken up only by a massage and a spell in the café for a Scandinavian-inspired lunch of carpaccio (raw bison tenderloin with mustard and chives) and baby arugula salad. I had nowhere to be. No dinner plans to rush off to. No appointments to force me out of the tub. I could stay as long or as short as I wanted to, slowly wander back to my vacation home and choose to do more with my day—or nothing at all. ASK LOCALS In Ottawa, I had less than a week to explore. But, luckily, I’d made a friend who’d offered to be my guide. She took me to visit the quirky Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park—about a 20-minute drive from downtown. Created by Canada’s longest-serving prime minister, the gardens and the grounds of Moorside cottage on King’s 231-hectare estate are scattered with pieces of buildings from Ottawa and Britain, including the British Houses of Parliament. We hiked through the lush, green forests of the Canadian Shield. We tried foods I’d never heard of—fiddlehead ferns and birch syrup and BeaverTails. Even in places where I don’t know a soul, I slow down and set out to find local gems. I join local Facebook groups. I ask my friends for introductions to their friends. I also offer to take locals out to their choice of restaurant—my treat. This is how I found my favourite restaurants in Paris—Philippe Excoffier with its airy souffles, Frenchie Bar à Vins with its flavourful menu of seasonal small plates. I felt like I had been handed the key to Paris’ under-the-radar food scene.

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“I FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN HANDED THE KEY TO PARIS’ UNDER-THE-RADAR FOOD SCENE.” « J’AVAIS L’IMPRESSION QU’ON M’AVAIT REMIS LES CLÉS D’UN MONDE CULINAIRE SECRET. »


NE PAS TROP PLANIFIER J’avais seulement deux jours l’été où j’ai visité Winnipeg, alors j’ai uniquement prévu de passer un aprèsmidi à Thermëa, un spa nordique. Je voulais voir d’autres choses dans cette ville des prairies, mais je n’ai réservé que le spa, ce dont j’ai été contente quand j’ai parcouru ses allées impeccables bordées de feuillus, de bâtiments en rondins abritant les saunas et de trois cuves à différentes températures : froide, chaude et tiède. Dans le spa, on suit un cycle. On se réchauffe dans le sauna ou le bain vapeur pendant 15 minutes, on prend une douche froide sous la chute d’eau ou on se trempe dans la cuve, puis on s’allonge sur une chaise chauffante. On se rince et on répète. On doit suivre au moins trois cycles pour profiter de tous les avantages. La visite devient donc une série de cycles chaud-froidrepos, interrompus seulement par un massage et un dîner d’inspiration scandinave composé de carpaccio (filet de bison cru à la moutarde et à la ciboulette) et de jeune roquette. Je n’avais aucun plan. Pas de souper organisé. Pas de rendez-vous me forçant à sortir de l’eau. Je pouvais rester aussi longtemps que je voulais, retourner sans me presser à ma maison de vacances et choisir de faire autre chose ce jour-là, ou rien du tout.

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DEMANDER AUX GENS DU COIN À Ottawa, j’avais moins d’une semaine pour explorer, mais une amie m’avait offert d’être ma guide. Elle m’a emmenée visiter le domaine Mackenzie-King, un lieu original dans le parc de la Gatineau, à environ 20 minutes du centre-ville, aménagé par le premier ministre du Canada le plus longtemps en poste à l’aide de parties de bâtiments provenant d’Ottawa et de GrandeBretagne, dont le parlement britannique, éparpillées autour de la maison, dans le jardin et sur le terrain de 231 hectares. Nous avons marché dans la forêt luxuriante du Bouclier canadien et avons goûté a des aliments qui m’étaient inconnus : têtes de violon, sirop de bouleau et queues de castor. Même quand je ne connais personne, je ralentis et je cherche les perles locales. Je me joins à des groupes locaux sur Facebook. Je demande à mes amis de me présenter leurs amis. J’offre à des gens du coin de les emmener au resto de leur choix. C’est ainsi que j’ai trouvé mes restaurants favoris à Paris : Philippe Excoffier et ses soufflés divins et Frenchie Bar à Vins et son délicieux menu de petites assiettes saisonnières. J’avais l’impression qu’on m’avait remis les clés d’un monde culinaire secret. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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BE YOURSELF I’ve been to Paris many times, but have never seen the inside of the Louvre or climbed the Eiffel Tower. I spent a month in Edinburgh and never visited its namesake castle. There are a lot of places people say you need to see. But, you know yourself best. If your perfect day in Paris is visiting every cheese shop, well, Fromagerie Chez Virginie on rue Damrémont in Montmartre, Hemingway’s iconic neighbourhood, will win you over more than the Louvre. I often whiled away my days in Paris writing and reading in cafés in Montmartre, where—along with cheese shops—you’ll find the most well-known vineyard in the city and the cabaret (named Au Lapin Agile) where Picasso once settled his bar bill with a painting. Slow travel isn’t just about pacing. It’s about meeting your own expectations, not trying to live up to anyone else’s. Slow travel is about realizing nobody else’s bucket list items but your own.

“LEAVING SPACE IN MY SCHEDULE IS LARGELY ABOUT ALLOWING TIME TO WANDER UNTIL I FIND SOMETHING WONDERFUL.” « JE LAISSE MON HORAIRE ASSEZ LIBRE POUR AVOIR LE TEMPS DE FLÂNER JUSQU’À TROUVER QUELQUE CHOSE DE MERVEILLEUX. »

WANDER So much of my travel time is spent simply wandering. Wandering along the river in Saskatoon and up to the colourful Saskatoon Farmers’ Market where I tasted deep-purple saskatoon berries for the first time. Wandering through North Vancouver’s suburbs until I stumble upon a café that serves up crunchy, organic homemade granola. Wandering the quiet lanes of New York’s GreenWood Cemetery in Brooklyn until I find an art installation that invites visitors to bury their secrets by inserting notes into a stone obelisk labelled, “Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors to Green-Wood Cemetery.” Leaving space in my schedule is largely about allowing time to wander until I find something wonderful.

TWO SLOW TRENDS | DEUX TENDANCES LENTES SLOW ART Slow art can mean a day at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C., or visiting the Whistler Train Wreck—a hiking path that passes graffiti-covered train cars. Le Slow art, c’est passer la journée au Audain Art Museum à Whistler, en C.-B., ou parcourir le Whistler Train Wreck, un sentier bordé de wagons couverts de graffitis.

TAKE THE DETOUR When that local in Vancouver told me about his favourite sushi place, I changed my plans to check it out. When a waitress in Page, Ariz., whispered directions to a quirky canyon full of rusty old classic cars (known to locals as Car Canyon), I followed her instructions to an unmarked path and continued on until I arrived at the edge of the canyon filled with abandoned cars half-buried in orange dirt, like a scene from an apocalypse movie. Some of the best travel experiences, for me, come from serendipity. They come from leaving room for detours and then taking them when the opportunity arises. I’m always so very glad when I do.

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Define what art means to you. The big museums might be on everyone’s list, but what’s on yours? When it comes to the art that appeals to you, there is no wrong answer.

Définissez ce que l’art signifie pour vous. Les grands musées sont peut-être sur la liste des autres, mais qu’est-ce qui figure sur la vôtre? Trouvez simplement l’art qui vous plaît.

Seek out unique art experiences.

Recherchez les expériences uniques.

Is there an alley known for its street art? A scavenger hunt in a museum? Find what calls to you and then immerse yourself in it.

Une ruelle connue pour son art? Une chasse au trésor dans un musée? Découvrez ce qui vous interpelle et plongez-y.

Hit pause. Don’t rush from piece to piece.

Appuyez sur pause. Ne vous précipitez

Give yourself a full 10 minutes to soak in the angles of light, contours and colours of a piece.

pas. Donnez-vous 10 minutes pour admirer la lumière, les contours et les couleurs d’une œuvre.


ÊTRE SOI-MÊME Je suis allée à Paris bien des fois, mais je n’ai jamais vu l’intérieur du Louvre ni grimpé la tour Eiffel. J’ai passé un mois à Édimbourg et je n’ai jamais visité le château du même nom.Il y a une foule d'endroits qu'on vous dit qu'il faut visiter, mais c'est à vous de choisir selon vos goûts. Si votre journée idéale à Paris consiste à visiter toutes les fromageries, Chez Virginie sur la rue Damrémont à Montmartre, le quartier de Hemingway, vous plaira plus que le Louvre. J’ai souvent passé des journées entières à Paris à lire et écrire dans les cafés de Montmartre où, en plus des fromageries, vous trouverez le vignoble le plus connu de la ville et le cabaret (Au Lapin Agile) où Picasso régla un jour sa facture de bar avec une peinture. Le slow travel n’est pas seulement une question de rythme. Il s’agit de satisfaire à ses propres attentes et non pas celles des autres. Le slow travel consiste à ne suivre aucune autre liste du cœur que la vôtre.

SLOW FOOD L’ÉCOGASTRONOMIE

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Who doesn’t want to linger for hours over a luscious 10-course meal? But slow food also means searching out local and seasonal ingredients. Qui n’a pas envie de déguster lentement un fabuleux repas de 10 services? L’écogastronomie, c’est aussi la recherche d’ingrédients locaux et saisonniers.

Visit fresh markets. If you want to know

Visitez les marchés. Si vous voulez

about a region’s food, visit its local farmers’ markets. You’ll know exactly what’s in season and what’s unique to the region.

connaître la nourriture d’une région, visitez les marchés fermiers. Vous saurez exactement ce qui est de saison et ce qui caractérise la région.

Get cooking. There’s no better way to meet locals and discover a destination’s cuisine than joining a cooking class and preparing and sharing a traditional meal.

Cuisinez. Il n’y a pas de meilleur moyen de rencontrer les gens du coin et de découvrir la cuisine de la région que de s’inscrire à un cours et de préparer et partager un repas traditionnel.

Make time. I keep at least an hour before and

Prenez le temps. Je garde une heure de libre

two hours after I am expected to be at a restaurant free. This keeps meals from being rushed.

avant et deux après un repas prévu au restaurant. Cela évite d’engouffrer son repas.

FLÂNER Je passe beaucoup de temps en voyage à flâner. À me promener le long de la rivière à Saskatoon pour remonter vers le marché fermier coloré où j’ai goûté à des amélanches violet foncé pour la première fois. À déambuler dans les banlieues de North Vancouver jusqu’à tomber sur un café qui sert du granola maison bio croquant. À errer dans les allées tranquilles du cimetière Green-Wood de New York à Brooklyn avant de voir une installation d’art qui invite les visiteurs à enfouir leurs secrets en insérant des mots dans un obélisque en pierre portant la mention « Ici reposent les secrets des visiteurs du cimetière Green-Wood ». Je laisse mon horaire assez libre pour avoir le temps de flâner jusqu’à trouver quelque chose de merveilleux. FAIRE UN DÉTOUR Lorsqu’un Vancouvérois m’a indiqué son resto de sushi favori, j’ai changé mes plans pour y aller. Quand une serveuse en Arizona m’a soufflé à l’oreille comment me rendre dans un canyon étrange rempli de vieilles voitures classiques rouillées, j’ai suivi ses indications. Un sentier anonyme m’a amenée au bord d’un canyon rempli de voitures abandonnées à moitié enterrées dans un sol orange. On aurait dit une scène de film d’apocalypse. Pour moi, certaines des meilleures expériences de voyage découlent d’un heureux hasard, du fait de laisser de la place aux détours et de les emprunter lorsque l’occasion se présente. Je suis toujours si heureuse quand je le fais. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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Views of Skaha Lake from Painted Rock Estate Winery in Penticton.

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LEFT A hike up Giant’s Head Mountain, above the town of Summerland, offers idyllic views of Okanagan Lake.

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IDYLLIC OKANAGAN In the summer, the sun rises over the rolling hills and peaceful lakes of the Okanagan Valley, flooding the area’s thriving vineyards, scenic golf greens and natural forests with gorgeous light. Luckily, this beautiful destination can be reached with ease, as WestJet offers frequent flights into Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops. Put yourself right in the centre of the action by flying into the newly expanded Kelowna International Airport, your gateway to a summer of adventure.

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This part of B.C. gets more than 2,000 hours of dry, hot and sunny days each year — and there’s no shortage of ways to spend those hours. Outdoor activities abound here, from boating and swimming to mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and golfing. In the Kelowna area alone, you can enjoy more than 20 pristine golf courses, including the legendary Black Mountain Golf Club, which cuts right into the side of the mountain.

If wine- or fruit-sampling is more your speed, the valley’s hot climate and rich soil also provide ample opportunities to taste to your heart’s content. Sample wine varietals like refined Pinot Noirs and crisp Sauvignon Blancs at some of the region’s 50-plus wineries, or visit a roadside fruit stand to savour in-season cherries and peaches. Seeking to taste more of the land’s bounty? The Okanagan is dotted with many creative farm-to-table restaurants.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Island Lake Lodge boasts dramatic views of the Rocky Mountains; canoeing on Island Lake; Pedal & Tap Pub is a popular spot in Kimberley.

EMBRACE YOUR WILD SIDE IN FERNIE Venture east of the Okanagan and you’ll notice the mountains grow taller and the vegetation grows wilder. Here, at the centre of the Elk Valley in the southeastern Kootenays, lies the historic and friendly town of Fernie. With peaks on all sides, Fernie draws in many outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy its untamed natural playground. Here, family or friends can embark on heart-pumping adventures like whitewater rafting in a group along the Elk River or following a local guide on a wildlife tour. The area is also popular for its well-established trails, where you can trail-run amid the trees or kick up some dirt on a mountain bike. Experience even more of what makes the area special by choosing to stay at Island Lake Lodge, 30 minutes from town. The incredible property is surrounded by old-growth forest and features authentic, luxury wooden lodges, with irresistible amenities like private saunas, soaker tubs and an on-site day spa. Guests can dine

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at the more casual Bear Bistro, which has a patio with a view of nearby Island Lake, or enjoy unique creations — such as quail in a lavender and stone fruit glaze — at the lodge’s gourmet Tamarack Restaurant. Want to mingle with the locals? Visit Fernie Brewing Company’s popular tasting room for a pint, then wander into the historic downtown area, where you can chat with proprietors and shoppers alike inside the community’s many boutique shops and artisan galleries — and maybe pick up a locally made souvenir or two.

KICK BACK IN KIMBERLEY About an hour west of Fernie sits the charming mountain city of Kimberley. Take in its numerous local delights, like the lively Kimberley Farmers’ Market and quirky Pedal & Tap Pub. And be sure to spend time outside, where towering cedar trees, rocky bluffs and the turquoise Kootenay River beckon onlookers to enjoy. Whether you choose hiking, biking, fishing or floating, you’ll enjoy your summertime in this outdoor paradise.


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DINING GUIDE

PORTLAND, OREGON A champion of earthy and organic food, Portland—also known as PDX or Bridgetown due to its many bridges—is a pioneer in the farm-to-table, tip-to-tail, and slow-food culinary movements. Delightfully quirky (the local motto is “keep Portland weird”) and increasingly international, the city’s neighbourhoods are filled with an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind food trucks and elegant fine-dining options. There is no better time to visit this Pacific Northwest gem. WESTJET.COM | JUNE 2019

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DINING GUIDE

Signature experience Open from lunch to early morning (think 3 a.m. cravings), Cartopia is a grouping of food trucks on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Positioned in a circle—a cluster of picnic tables in its centre—the fare here is anything but standard. Try a single-size pie from Pyro Pizza, the wood-fired poultry at Chicken and Guns or Potato Champion’s savoury Belgian-style fries topped with chili cheese and pulled pork.

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

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F|E|A|S|T AROUND THE CLOCK BRUNCH Located east of downtown in Kerns, Screen Door’s weekend brunch is one of the city’s best— tuck into fried oyster po-boys (made with local oysters), eggs Benedict or chicken and waffles.

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Fine dining and comfort-food classics. Farm Spirit Describing its constantly changing tasting menu as “horticultural cuisine,” the focus here is on the fields, farms and forests surrounding Oregon’s largest city. It’s personal, too—set in a cozy space just across the river from downtown. Book ahead and pull a stool up to the counter to chat with chef Aaron Adams as he creates dishes made from edible flowers and an array of other foraged, vegan ingredients. A recent menu included Lonesome Whistle hominy corn grits with kumquat, which is as poetic as it is satisfyingly delicious.

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From fruity ales and cocktails made from local ingredients, to distilleries making award-winning spirits, Portland is full of places to raise a glass—or two.

Huber’s Operating since 1879, Portland’s oldest restaurant claims to have invented Spanish coffee and still serves its version—a mix of Cruzan 151 rum, Bols triple sec, Kahlua, coffee, nutmeg and whipped cream—tableside out of blue flaming cups. Long specializing in comfort food, especially turkey dinners served with mashed potatoes, sage dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce, it is also known for fresh, local seafood. Huber’s never closes early, no matter what. Rumour has it that when the place once flooded, the owner served Spanish coffee from a rowboat.

LUNCH A simple luncheonette, Maurice adds French flair to the midday meal. Owner and chef Kristen D. Murray worked as a pastry chef in France, and her desserts are the stuff of legends.

DINNER Small, but mighty, Pok Pok on Southeast Division Street is known for its Southeast-Asian street food, especially its Vietnamese-style chicken wings that are tossed in fish sauce and served with pickled vegetables.

Westward Whiskey Distillery This is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest whiskey distilleries and visitors to its facility near the Willamette River can take a tour and then stop for a tasting—the signature single malt Westward Whiskey is the star, but the artisanal rum, vodka, aquavit and limited-release pours are also worthy of a shot.

Sweet stops Tarts, truffles and pies—oh, my. Ken Forkish, a James Beard Award nominee, makes some of the best sweet treats at Ken’s Artisan Bakery, including the Oregon Croissant, made from local berries and hazelnut cream, and fresh fruit tarts that change with the seasons. Pick up some sweet and savoury pies (the apple sour cream streusel is the speciality) at Pacific Pie Company, before trying the decadent truffles and Mayan chocolate at Moonstruck Chocolate Café. —Tim Johnson

Teardrop Lounge The menu changes twice a year with many ingredients sourced locally or made in house—try the Everything Zen made with Macchu Pisco, Suze aperitif and a macadamia nut tincture.

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PORK TACOS Serves six to eight INGREDIENTS Canola oil, for cooking 2 to 3 lb pork shoulder 3 Tbsp chili powder 1 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp kosher salt Small corn tortillas Finely chopped white onion Fresh cilantro Thinly sliced fresh pineapple Lime wedges, for serving

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pineapple—placed dramatically onto the tortilla with the fast-flick of a knife against the surface of the skinned fruit. You can opt for a taco shell made of asadero cheese or a side of crispy grasshoppers, and wash it down with a local craft beer or mezcal. Most home cooks don’t have a vertical spit, so this pork shoulder is browned over high heat and slow-roasted in the oven, which leaves the meat pull-apart tender. —Julie Van Rosendaal

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Preheat your oven to 300˚F and pat the pork dry with paper towels. Mix together the chili powder, cumin and salt, and rub it all over the the meat. Set an ovenproof pot over medium-high heat and add a generous drizzle of oil. When the oil is hot, brown the pork on all sides.

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Tip: When assembling your taco, don’t mix ingredients, use layers: tortilla, protein, beans or avocado, and garnish.

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Scott Davis These chips are down with diners. nown as the potato chip in North America, the humble British crisp is a beloved national treasure. So, it comes as no surprise that HipChips, a café and bar that serves hand-cut crisps and elevated dips, is thriving in London’s Soho neighbourhood. “From kids in the schoolyard, with their pack lunches, to CEOs in the office, everyone loves crisps— it’s that deep-fried crunch,” says HipChips head chef and co-owner Scott Davis. “But, we wanted to pick it up a notch.” Hailing from West Wales, Davis moved to London in 1995 and honed his culinary chops at some of the city’s most celebrated res-

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taurants. HipChips, which opened in 2016, came out of his desire to get back to basics. He buys potatoes from a family farm in Northumberland, just south of the Scottish border, that grows a variety of heritage spuds. They are a little harder to grow, Davis says, but have a lot more flavour. He pairs these with dips that challenge the palate by blending savoury and sweet—such as beetroot with lemongrass marmalade and lemon tart with raspberries. “It’s great to watch people [taste the dips],” Davis says. “They’ll recognize the flavour but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is—it’s fun and a great conversation starter.”

Freak Scene: Southern Asian plates with super clean flavours. I like the vibrancy. It’s a funky bar.

Chotto Matte: I like the Peruvian and Japanesestyle food and the place has a good energy.

HIX Soho: Modern British food in a great setting and it has the best steaks.

Kricket: Small plates with authentic Indian flavours. The open kitchen gives a nice vibe.

How do you come up with all these unique dip flavours? The No. 1 rule is it’s got to be good; the balance of flavours must be right. We start with classic combinations—you can’t reinvent the wheel—and from there we move the dial slightly and make them a little quirkier. What are your favourite dips? The katsu curry, the tomato ceviche—which is sharp and spicy and goes incredibly well with crisps and a cold beer—the creamy avocado wasabi, which has a nice kick to it, and the warm cheese fondue dip with pickled red onions goes down [great]. I also love the passion fruit and the chocolate pudding with salted caramel. Do you have special dips planned for the summer? We’ll have an asparagus and parmesan dip, and we’ll also have a carpaccio dip. A summer flavour people often forget about is the gooseberry; I love gooseberries. And, maybe damsons—a sour plum that grows in British gardens—if they have a good season. Once you add sugar [to cut through the sourness], damsons have quite a bit of complexity. Have there been any challenges? One of our biggest challenges is making sure the starches don’t change to sugars too quickly, so once the potatoes are harvested they go into big, dark, temperaturecontrolled barns. I have a great deal of respect for the process and the work the farmers do. —Diane Bolt

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Why is there such an unwavering affection for the crisp? It’s ingrained in our culture, and the combination of salty and crunchy fits the palate perfectly.


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PERFECTLY PRICKLY For a colourful seasonal treat, look for dishes and drinks featuring the juicy-sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus.

arvested in late summer in central and southern Mexico, prickly pears, the deliciously sweet fruit of the nopal cactus, are so rooted in Mexican folk culture it even appears on the country’s flag. Known as “tuna” in Mexico, it grows at the tips of the cactus, where the fruit’s pink flesh serves as a food source for the cochineal, a small insect. This tiny bug is then dried and used as a natural dye source for crimson, a colour coveted in the region through pre-colonial to modern times. The prickly pear cactus also grows wild throughout the deserts of the American Southwest, where its daunting, spine-covered branches are used as natural fencing for livestock. Although native to the Americas, the plant has spread throughout the world and thrives in Australia, Italy and southern Spain—where it’s known as a cactus fig or “chumbo.” Traditionally eaten fresh or its juice sipped as a hangover cure, prickly pear fruit is growing in popularity due to its extraordinary pink colour, natural sweetness and antioxidant properties. And, while this ingredient has long been found everywhere in Mexico, from restaurants to road-side vendors, it’s now being incorporated into a variety of dishes around the globe. —Michele Peterson

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PRICKLY PEAR EQUINEOX The Prickly Pear Equineox vodka from Eau Claire Distillery, located in Turner Valley southwest of Calgary, Alta., is made from barley and is infused with citrus and the fruit of the opuntia polycantha cactus, which grows wild in southern Alberta. Sip the vodka over ice, or mix it with soda and lemon for a refreshing tipple.

BINGSU Sample this Asian-fusion dessert at the new Best Friend restaurant, inside Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nev. Created by executive pastry chef Philipe Angibeau, the fruity Bingsu features fresh dragon fruit, milk foam and prickly pear sorbet, which is made by infusing a classic sorbet with a prickly pear purée.

PRICKLY PEAR CANDY The Cactus Candy Company on North 24th Street in Phoenix, Ariz., has been producing a variety of sweet treats—chocolate bars and taffy—made from the cactus since 1942. It extracts the succulent juice and then uses it to create jellies, licorice and other products such as honey infused with prickly pear syrup.

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Photos clockwise from top left: Ed Voll; David Gluns; Cyndi Browne; Cyndi Browne; courtesy of Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre

Cultural Connections

Celebrate and honour Indigenous cultures in Canada this summer.

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efore Canada’s skyscrapers were constructed, before the Canadian Pacific Railway was founded, and well before Europeans first set foot here, Indigenous peoples called this land home. Today, tourism companies led by Canada’s Indigenous peoples are shining a light on the fascinating history and culture of First Nations and Métis communities across the nation. Merging traditional values with innovative experiences, these companies offer authentic ways to honour the country’s original peoples. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate National Indigenous History Month, or are thinking about which Indigenous-led experiences to enjoy this summer, here are just a few to consider.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Ktunaxa Grill at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; the Kwa’lilas Hotel, constructed with local cedar; wildlife-viewing with Sea Wolf Adventures.

Located in British Columbia’s West Kootenays, the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort sits on the traditional land of the Ktunaxa Nation. Indeed, it was the Ktunaxa people who first visited the area’s therapeutic springs, embracing the healing properties of the mineral-rich waters after long days of hunting, fishing and gathering. Today, you can enjoy these same healing properties with a stay at the resort, which was purchased by the Yaqan Nukiy Band (members of the Ktunaxa Nation) in 2015. Revel in the view from the property’s outdoor pool as you look out over the picturesque Kootenay Lake and Purcell Mountains. Or opt for a swim through the natural, horseshoe-shaped cave for an authentic hot springs experience. After you’ve worked up an appetite, pay a visit to the Ktunaxa Grill, where executive chef Cory Chapman has created a menu that features Indigenous-inspired and regionally sourced food — think bannock and dips, smoked elk carpaccio and wild sockeye salmon. Delicious.

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Wolf Adventures tour. The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw-owned tour company out of Port McNeil offers a variety of immersive wildlife-viewing experiences, helping you get up close (but not too close) to some of the West Coast’s most magnificent animals, including grizzly bears and whales. You’ll also get an educational and cultural experience you won’t forget. All of Sea Wolf Adventures’ guides are First Nations, so you’ll likely come away with insights into their deep connections to the

land and water as they take you through their people’s traditional territories.

Surround yourself with Indigenous art and design at the Kwa’lilas Hotel The luxurious Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy is located on Northern Vancouver Island, on the traditional land of the Kwakiutl people. The name of the fourstar property means “a place to sleep,” and was chosen by Elders in the hopes that travellers would find relaxation here

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after their day out enjoying the area’s wealth of outdoor activities. A reflection of Indigenous aesthetics and values, the hotel was constructed with local cedar, and its design resembles a traditional big house, with large beams and a smoke-hole in the roof. A selection of authentic Indigenous artwork can be found in each of the 85 guest rooms, as well as in the 150-person meeting space, lobby, and restaurant and pub. Kwa’lilas Hotel also offers a variety of hands-on experiences. Find out more about traditional culture by joining in a drum-making or cedar-weaving session.

Embark on one of the many Indigenous-led experiences available in Alberta Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) is an Indigenous-led, non-profit organization that works to grow Indigenous tourism in the province. With its support, there are more than 125 thriving Indigenous-owned tourism businesses in Alberta. Whether you’re looking to book authentic accommodation, learn more about Indigenous culture, or embark on an outdoor adventure led by a guide with an ancestral connection to the land, you’ll find it through ITA. This summer, take a Mahikan Trails herbal medicine walk in the Rocky Mountains, camp in a tipi on the shores of Lac La Biche or meet with knowledgeable Siksika Elders during a stay at the River Ranche Lodge (in the Canadian Badlands). No matter where you go in Alberta, opportunities for inspiring adventures abound. Comfort tipi camping in Lac La Biche.

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Can you find the six differences between these two photos of Le Consulat café in Montmartre, Paris? To learn more about slow travel—including how to experience it in France—check out our feature on page 52.

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ANSWERS: 1. One window instead of two on the top floor; 2. The café’s name has changed; 3. There are six red squares in the shield instead of four; 4. The awning is missing a red stripe; 5. Le Consulat and restaurant signage have been switched on awning; 6. The stripes on the girl’s dress are purple instead of pink.

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Sharing Canada’s Story

L’histoire du Canada racontée

Spring was an exciting time for us at WestJet. We cut the ribbon on our new hangar—a 125,000 sq. ft. space that is big enough to hold our new Boeing 787 Dreamliners—at our corporate headquarters in Calgary, Alta, and launched our inaugural direct flight from Calgary to London, England. To mark these events, we invited the chiefs of the Treaty 7 territories in Alberta, members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) and community leaders to be part of the celebration and to share their cultural uniqueness and identity with the world.

Le printemps a été pour WestJet une période excitante. Nous avons coupé le ruban lors du dévoilement de notre nouveau hangar, un espace de 125 000 pieds carrés qui est assez large pour pouvoir contenir nos nouveaux Boeing 787 Dreamliner, au siège social de l’entreprise à Calgary, en Alberta, et nous avons procédé au lancement du vol inaugural de Calgary à Londres, en Angleterre. Pour souligner ces événements, nous avons invité les chefs des territoires visés par le Traité no 7 en Alberta, les membres de l’Association touristique autochtone du Canada (ATAC) et de l’Alberta ainsi que les autorités communautaires à participer à la célébration et à faire part du caractère unique de leur culture et de leur identité avec le monde.

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

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

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“What WestJet is doing is reconcili-action; it’s not a token initiative.” — Hal Eagletail

« Ce que WestJet réalise présentement est une mesure de “réconcili-action” et non une initiative symbolique »

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PHOTOS: JARED SYCH. ED SIMS WITH HAL EAGLETAIL OF THE TSUUT’INA NATION AT THE OPENING OF OUR NEW HANGAR/ED SIMS AVEC HAL EAGLETAIL DE LA NATION TSUUT’INA À L’OUVERTURE DE NOTRE NOUVEAU HANGAR

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hile looking for meaningful ways to incorporate Canada’s rich Indigenous culture into WestJet’s celebrations, we reached out to the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde who introduced us to Hal Eagletail of the Tsuut’ina Nation, which is located in the Treaty 7 area of southern Alberta. After meeting with Eagletail, we asked him to bless our hanger and one of our new 787 Dreamliner planes and invited him and the chiefs of the traditional territory of Treaty 7—Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley—to join us on our inaugural flight from Calgary to London, England, and to take part in a celebration at London’s Canada House, home to the Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom. As a cultural ambassador, Eagletail travels the world promoting Indigenous history and culture. “Never in our history has an airline had this type of forward thinking,” says Eagletail. “This initiative with WestJet is a fine example of nurturing our neighbourly relationship.”

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uisque nous cherchions à incorporer la riche culture autochtone du Canada dans les célébrations de WestJet, nous nous sommes tournés vers le Perry Bellegarde, chef national de l'Assemblée des Premières nations, qui nous a ensuite présentés à Hal Eagletail de la nation Tsuut'ina, située dans la zone visée par le Traité no 7 du sud de l’Alberta. Nous avons demandé à M. Eagletail de bénir notre hangar et un de nos 787 Dreamliner et l’avons invité ainsi que les chefs du territoire traditionnel visé par le Traité no 7 — Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Tsuut’ina et les nations Stoney Nakoda, Bearspaw, Chiniki et Wesley — à se joindre à nous pour notre vol inaugural de Calgary à Londres pour participer à une célébration ayant lieu à la Maison du Canada, demeure du Haut-commissariat du Canada au Royaume-Uni. En tant qu’ambassadeur culturel, M. Eagletail voyage à travers le monde pour promouvoir l’histoire et la culture autochtone. « Jamais dans notre histoire une compagnie aérienne n’a eu ce genre de vision avant-gardiste », affirme M. Eagletail. « Cette initiative avec WestJet démontre la façon dont nous favorisons notre relation de voisinage. »

On Nurturing Relationships

Sur le maintien d’une relation

“It definitely started with WestJet’s President and CEO, Ed Sims,” says Eagletail. “He came from Air New Zealand, and his first time in Canada, he looked around and, not seeing too much Indigenous involvement, he questioned why. So, Ed approached Chief Perry Bellegarde who suggested that because WestJet is in Treaty 7 territory, he should talk with the Treaty 7 nations. I was very appreciative that WestJet took the initiative to come and approach First Nations.”

« Ce lien a été initié avec le président et chef de la direction de WestJet, Ed Sims », explique M. Eagletail. « Arrivant d’Air New Zealand, il s’est demandé lors de sa première visite au Canada pourquoi l’implication des autochtones semblait manquante. Ed est donc allé voir le chef Perry Bellegarde qui a suggéré que WestJet discute avec les nations visées par le Traité no 7, puisque l’entreprise se trouve dans leur territoire. J’ai été très reconnaissant que WestJet prenne l’initiative de venir aborder les Premières Nations. »

On Incorporating Cultures

Sur l’intégration des cultures

On Looking to the Future

Sur l’avenir

“WestJet asked if we would be willing to do a blessing of the plane, a blessing of the hangar and, to send our Treaty 7 chiefs as well as Métis across in leadership roles on the inaugural flight to London, England. The vision would be to have our chiefs in headdresses making first contact with WestJet under this new endeavor. What WestJet is doing is reconcili-action; it’s not a token initiative. They’re really incorporating the uniqueness and identity of First Nations Indigenous cultures.”

“Canada’s culture and identity is wrapped with the Indigenous people. WestJet sees the importance of tourism as a benefit for all Canadians. I believe this vision is going to open people’s eyes to what Canada has to offer internationally. One in three visitors to Canada want to experience Indigenous culture, whether it’s First Nation culture, Métis culture or Inuit culture. They want to experience the crafts, the food, the history, the songs, the dance. In conjunction with WestJet, we’re promoting Indigenous tourism to the world.”

« WestJet nous a demandé si nous étions prêts à bénir l’avion et le hangar et à inclure nos chefs visés par le Traité no 7 ainsi que des Métis occupant des fonctions de leadership à bord du vol inaugural vers Londres. L’idée est que les chefs puissent établir un premier contact avec WestJet dans le cadre de cet effort. Ce que WestJet réalise présentement est une mesure de “réconcili-action” et non une initiative symbolique. L’entreprise intègre réellement l’individualité et l’identité des cultures autochtones des Premières Nations ».

« La culture et l’identité du Canada sont intimement liées au peuple autochtone. WestJet considère que l’importance du tourisme est un élément fructueux pour les Canadiens. Je crois que cette idée permettra de faire découvrir aux gens ce que le Canada a à offrir au monde. Un visiteur sur trois au Canada désire faire l’expérience de la culture autochtone, que ce soit la culture des Premières Nations, la culture des Métis ou la culture des Inuits. Ils veulent découvrir l'artisanat, la nourriture, l’histoire, les chansons et la danse. Nous faisons la promotion du tourisme autochtone en collaboration avec WestJet. » WESTJET.COM | JUNE • JUIN 2019

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

Whitehorse

Fort St. John

Fort McMurray Grande Prairie

Terrace Prince George

Kamloops

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

Edmonton

Lloy

Calgary Kelowna

Medi Comox Vancouver Lethbridg Penticton Cranbrook Nanaimo Victoria Abbotsford

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 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 Cabo San Lucas Lihue Honolulu

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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.

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Glasgow Dublin London (Gatwick) Paris

Barcelona

ydminster Saskatoon

icine Hat ge

Regina Brandon

Winnipeg

Deer Lake/Corner Brook Gander

Thunder Bay

St. John's Quebec City Montreal

Ottawa Kitchener-Waterloo Toronto Hamilton London Windsor

Moncton Charlottetown Sydney Fredericton Halifax

Boston New York (LaGuardia) New York (JFK)

Denver

Nashville Atlanta

Myrtle Beach Bermuda

Austin Houston Tampa

Orlando

Fort Myers Miami Mazatlan

Varadero Merida

Puerto Vallarta Manzanillo Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

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

St. Martin Antigua

Huatulco

Aruba Liberia

San Jose

St. Lucia Barbados Curacao 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./39.47 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./21.44 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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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT DIVERTISSEMENT EN VOL

WestJet Connect is available on most of our aircraft.1 Watch movies, your favourite TV show and more or purchase an Internet pass2 and work or play.

WestJet Connect est offert sur la majorité de nos appareils.1 Regardez des films ou vos émissions de télévision favorites ou procurez-vous l’accès Internet2 pour le travail ou pour vous divertir.

(WESTJET APP REQUIRED) SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

(APPLI WESTJET REQUISE) TÉLÉPHONES INTELLIGENTS ET TABLETTES

iPhone or iPad with iOS 10 or newer and Android 5.0 or newer with Location Services/GPS

iPhone ou iPad (iOS 10 ou version plus récente) et Android 5.0 ou version plus récente avec service de localisation/GPS.

(WESTJET APP NOT REQUIRED) LAPTOPS AND HYBRID DEVICE

(APPLI WESTJET NON REQUISE) ORDINATEURS PORTATIFS ET APPAREILS HYBRIDES

Windows XP or newer, Mac OS 10.6 or newer, and Android Chrome OS.

Windows XP ou version plus récente, Mac OS 10.6 ou version plus récente et Android Chrome OS.

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Go to Settings and turn on airplane mode on your smartphone or tablet. Enable Laptop/Desktop mode on your laptop or hybrid device.

Activez le mode avion dans les réglages de votre téléphone intelligent ou tablette, ou le mode ordinateur portatif­/de bureau de votre appareil hybride.

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Enable Wi-Fi on your device. Connect to the WestJet Connect hotspot.

Activez le Wi-Fi sur votre appareil. Connectez-le au point d’accès WestJet Connect.

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On your smartphone or tablet open the WestJet app and tap on ‘Connect’. On your laptop or hybrid device open a supported browser (Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome) and navigate to westjetconnect.com.

Sur votre téléphone intelligent ou tablette ouvrez l’appli WestJet et touchez « Connect ». Sur votre ordinateur portatif/appareil hybride ouvrez un navigateur pris en charge (Internet Explorer, Safari ou Chrome) et rendez-vous à westjetconnect.com.

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Choose your entertainment or Internet option from the menu. If you have purchased an Internet pass, Internet is available at cruising altitude.3

Choisissez votre divertissement ou votre accès Internet. Internet est accessible à l’altitude de croisière.3

TIPS & TROUBLE SHOOTING ASTUCES ET DÉPANNAGE TV/Movies/Live TV Do you have the latest version of the WestJet app, and latest operating system for your device? Is your device in Airplane mode? If you can’t connect to the network, go to Wi-Fi settings, forget the network and reconnect.

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Internet Websites use a lot of data, we recommend you use apps rather than websites. Streaming sites such as YouTube and Netflix are not supported by WestJet Connect. Clear your browser cache or history. If you’re on a laptop, disable any live Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

Séries télévisées, films et télévision en direct Avez-vous la dernière version de l’appli WestJet ainsi que la dernière version du système d’exploitation sur votre appareil? 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.

Internet Les sites Web consomment une grande quantité de données, nous recommandons donc d'utiliser des applications plutôt que des sites Web. Les sites de diffusion en continu comme YouTube et Netflix ne sont pas compatibles avec WestJet Connect. Videz le cache ou l’historique de votre navigateur. Si vous utilisez un ordinateur portatif, désactivez vos connexions à des réseaux privés (VPN).

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. 2Pricing is in Canadian dollars and does not include tax. 3 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. 1

1 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 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. 2Les prix sont en dollars canadiens et ne comprennent pas les taxes. 3La 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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Give Dad an unforgettable adventure this Father’s Day. The WestJet gift card. westjet.com/giftcard

Offrez une aventure inoubliable à papa pour la fête des Pères. La carte-cadeau WestJet. westjet.com/carte-cadeau


W E S T J E T ' S B E S T | L E M E I L L EU R D E W E S T J E T

Jonathan Dam

Lead, Aircraft Maintenance, WestJet | WestJetter since October 7, 2002 Chef de l’entretien des avions, WestJet | WestJetter depuis le 7 octobre 2002

Winner of the 2018 President’s Circle Award

Jonathan is a 16-year WestJetter who spends his days ensuring our aircrafts are safe and well maintained. He is one of 12 WestJetters chosen in 2018 for the President’s Circle Award – an award that recognizes the impact of WestJetters who consistently go above and beyond to create a remarkable guest experience. Based in Toronto, Jonathan is known for his motivation, positive attitude, results orientated work ethic and his passion for safety. We sat down with Jonathan after he won the President’s Circle Award to hear his thoughts on WestJet. Favourite WestJet destination: There’s lots of them and if I must choose just one, it would be Kona, Hawaii. To me this island has everything. You can feel the heat of real lava, hike a rainforest and chill out on a beach. It’s got it all. Describe WestJet in three words: Safe, caring and changing! Safety is our motto in the technical operations world! What is one thing that you want to share with our guests? Rest easy folks, we got this! I work with 100s of highly qualified maintenance engineers who work around the clock to make sure you have a safe and memorable flight. What is your favourite WestJet value and why? Passion. Passion for your job. Inspecting and maintaining an aircraft is a big part of running an airline and it’s what I am passionate about. There are going to be tough times and the work isn’t always glamourous but with passion you can do great things. Where do you see WestJet in the future? I see WestJet being the number one choice of Canadians for domestic and international travel and I hope that we grow to disrupt the norms in the global industry. What other WestJetters say about Jonathan: Bottom line is Jonathan is an outstanding WestJetter who comes to work with the right attitude every day. He is a great leader who leads by example and makes an immensely positive impact to his local Toronto team and WestJet. B:11.25 in

S:8.75 in

T:10.75 in

Gagnant du prix President’s Circle de 2018

Jonathan, un WestJetter depuis 16 ans, passe ses journées à s’assurer que nos avions sont sécuritaires et bien entretenus. Il est l’un des 12 WestJetters à avoir été sélectionnés en 2018 pour le prix President’s Circle, lequel souligne les efforts de ceux qui dépassent constamment le cadre de leurs obligations professionnelles pour offrir une expérience-invité remarquable. Basé à Toronto, Jonathan est reconnu pour sa motivation, son attitude positive, son éthique de travail axée sur les résultats et sa passion pour la sécurité. Nous avons pris quelques instants pour parler à Jonathan après qu’il a remporté le prix President’s Circle afin de savoir ce qu’il pense de WestJet. Destination WestJet préférée : Il y en a plusieurs, mais si je dois en choisir une seule, je dirais Kona, Hawaii. Pour moi, cette île a tout. Vous pouvez sentir la chaleur de la vraie lave, faire de la randonnée dans une forêt tropicale et vous détendre sur une plage. Que demander de plus? Décrivez WestJet en trois mots : Sécuritaire, attentionnée et changeante! La sécurité est notre devise dans le monde des opérations techniques. Qu’aimeriez-vous dire à nos invités? Reposez-vous, on a la situation en main! Je travaille avec des centaines d’ingénieurs d’entretien hautement qualifiés qui travaillent 24 heures sur 24 pour s’assurer que vous ayez un vol sûr et mémorable. Quelle est la valeur de WestJet que vous préférez? Pourquoi? La passion. La passion pour le travail. L’inspection et l’entretien des avions sont des éléments essentiels de l’exploitation d’une compagnie aérienne et c’est ce qui me passionne. Il y a des moments difficiles et le travail n’est pas toujours prestigieux, mais avec passion on peut faire de grandes choses. Que deviendra WestJet selon vous? Je vois WestJet devenir le premier choix des Canadiens pour les vols nationaux et internationaux et j’espère que nous en arriverons à bouleverser les normes dans l’industrie mondiale. Voici ce que d’autres WestJetters avaient à dire de Jonathan : En bref, Jonathan est un excellent WestJetter qui vient au travail avec une attitude formidable tous les jours. C’est un excellent leader qui prêche par l’exemple et qui a un impact extrêmement positif sur son équipe locale à Toronto et sur WestJet.


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EVENT PICKS

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SUMMER FUN

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FANTASTIC FESTIVALS

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JUNE 11 TO 16 Bloomsday Festival Dublin, Ireland Since 1954, this annual festival has been a celebration of revered Irish author James Joyce and his 1922 novel, Ulysses—the fictional events of which take place in Dublin on June 16, 1904. Revellers celebrate by dressing up in period costumes and the event includes workshops and readings, theatrical and musical performances, pub crawls and visits to the sites mentioned in the book. (bloomsdayfestival.ie)

JUNE 22 TO 30 Jane Austen Regency Week Hampshire, England This nine-day festival in the Hampshire towns of Alton and Chawton, southwest of London, celebrates the author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility—Austen lived in Chawton and the Jane Austen’s House Museum is there, while Alton is where she would shop and visit friends. Events include balls reminiscent of those from the 1810s, period music and historic talks. (janeaustenregencyweek.co.uk)

Let the Sun Shine

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JUNE 27 Top Taco Aurora, Colo. Sample unlimited tacos (above) and tequila cocktails from some of the Denver area’s best restaurants at Stanley Marketplace. You can also vote for the best tacos and the top cocktail. (toptacodenver.com)

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JUNE 21 Stonehenge Summer Solstice Wiltshire, England Every year, Stonehenge welcomes visitors who want to see the Summer Solstice sun rise over the stones, either for religious reasons or curiosity. (stonehengetours.com)

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JUNE 20 TO 23 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Ottawa, Ont. Celebrate the culture and heritage of the Algonquin people with a powwow competition and more at Vincent Massey Park. (ottawasummersolstice.ca)

JUNE 22 Austin Ice Cream Festival Austin, Texas Fiesta Gardens plays host to children activities, live music during the day and night, and ice cream samples from local, regional and national producers. (austinicecreamfestival.com)

JUNE 23 TO 24 Feast of Sant Joan Barcelona, Spain The shortest night of the year is marked by a public holiday in Spain celebrated with bonfires, fireworks, official events and family gatherings. (barcelonaturisme.com)

JUNE 30 Halifax Ribfest Halifax, N.S. Taking place on the waterfront in downtown Halifax, this annual event features some of the best barbecue from around Canada and the U.S. (ribfesthalifax.ca)

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JUNE 15 TO 16 Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Edmonton, Alta. Held over Father’s Day weekend at the Expo Centre, the event includes a barbecue competition—with categories for different types of meat—live music and activities for kids. (porkapalooza.ca)


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Edmonton Journal 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

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