Canada Travel News 07/27/2011
Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour
The Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour on Aug. 6, 2011 offers cyclists a chance to have a unique culinary experience with a self-guided cycle tour to the many farms in the beautiful Comox Valley. The tours give a rare chance to meet the farmers and learn about agriculture in the spectacular Comox Valley.
Cowboy couture at the Calgary Stampede | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
It seems that once a year Calgary residents dig to the back of their closets, past their standard-issue Brooks Brothers and Anne Klein suits, to pull out a surprising quantity of Stetson cowboy hats and other cowboy ‘n’ cowgirl duds, some sexy, some gaudy.
Cool Camping in Québec | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
Think camping is all about digging your mildewy tent and leaky air mattresses out of the back of the shed? Québec, with its hundreds of rated campgrounds, offers a roll call of innovative ready-to-camp options that supply almost everything you need.
Up close and personal with mums and cubs | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
Watch mother polar bears with their cubs in the wild at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge south of Churchill, MB.
Cowtown Beef Shack dishes out the beef | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
Cowtown Beef Shack is a former drive-thru coffee shop on MacLeod Trail in Calgary, a postage-stamp space where Brad Johnson (somehow) dishes out hot, smoky AAA Angus roast beef sandwiches while you wait.
Fashion firm puts Newfoundland on the Doctor Who map | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
AbbyShot Clothiers has been asked to provide replica wool jackets like the one worn by the eleventh Doctor Who in the popular BBC sci-fi TV show. And that’s got the Scottish textile industry crying foul.
Historic train trestle set to re-open this month | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
It’s got everyone from cyclists to train buffs on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia tapping their toes, anxiously waiting for the big day in July.
That’s when the Kinsol Trestle re-opens.
The historic train trestle – one of the largest ever built – was finished in 1920 as part of the ‘Galloping Goose’ line that brought timber to market. Pictures show it was a work of art as well as a feat of engineering.
Join the Acadian summer hullabaloo | Media centre | Canadian Tourism Commission
Rooted in mid-20th century celebrations of Acadian pride, Tintamarres were formed when people grabbed whistles, bells, drums, and horns to parade loudly through the streets, sometimes accompanied by local church bells. Tintamarres are still held throughout Eastern Canada, typically around National Acadian Day on Aug. 15. Here’s where to grab a noisemaker (or your ear plugs) and join the fun.
Best of Ontario – Digital Nomad
National Geographic's Andrew Evans lists his top travel experiences during a recent visit to Canada's most populous province.
A Guide to Vancouver’s Japanese Culture
Useful links to all things Japanese in Vancouver