The Great One. The Rocket. The Kraut Line. The French Connection. The Forum. The Garden. The Canadian lexicon probably contains more references to hockey than any other cultural institution. Even the former $5 bill displayed a hockey scene–a young boy playing shinny, accompanied by a quote from Roch Carrier’s timeless classic “The Hockey Sweater.”
Looking to do something a little different this October for Thanksgiving? Canadians can put the turkey behind them this year and take advantage of a deal from the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, which is showing a little love for Canucks with discounts and special offerings throughout the month, which they’re dubbing Canadian Appreciation Month.
My knowledge of liquor, up until recently, covered wine, beer, cognac, and a few randoms liqueurs. After a trip to Canadian Club’s Brand Centre in Walkerville though, I’ve learned a whole new appreciation for whisky, thanks to lessons on how it’s made, tricks in the art of making whisky cocktails, and history lessons that sound wonderfully dramatic.
For ten years now I have been writing about hotels for The Gate and for newspaper travel pages, in addition to my last book. I have been in about as many hotels as the Gideon Bible and given that I have formed very definite, almost subconscious ways of determining if I am digging a hotel I am in–and that usually begins immediately with the way I am treated on my first approach to the front desk for check in.
There was a time not too long ago when taking a vacation trip was a big deal–people dressed in their Sunday best to take an flight on a plane. Now travel is commonplace and flying is as routine as jumping on your local commuter train.
So you think you know Las Vegas? There are the casinos, the restaurants, the fantastic hotels, and then there is the high-end, luxury shopping, but if you’ve ever wanted to know a bit more about the travel hot spot, we’ve got you covered.
When the first purple violets (the lyrical French name is violette cuculée) begin peeking through the meadows and woodlands of New Brunswick in May, it’s the signal to get outdoors and discover the beaches, parks and natural attractions in Canada’s largest Maritime province.
Swallow your vertigo and literally step into the sky high above the vast glacier-carved Sunwapta Valley, AB.
Justin Bieber, Céline Dion, Bryan Adams, Neil Young: next to hockey, music might be Canada’s greatest export. From coast to coast to coast, intimate venues with rich history showcase tomorrow’s stars and legendary acts from around the globe.
Basking in the sun along the coast of southern Italy, Sorrento is an idyllic seaside town that embodies everything you’ve ever heard about the Amalfi Coast, and a bit more beyond that too.