Ottawa Parliament

Boat cruises, when available, can be one of the best ways to view a city. The cruises are often relaxing and fun, and offer a unique vantage point. Plus, waterfront buildings often showcase their best side from the shorelines. Personally, if I’m going to partake in a tourist activity in a new city, sight-seeing boat…

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Waterfowl Lakes

What is the first thing you think of when you someone says Banff? Chances are its Lake Louise, that’s what most people picture. Having just been, I can’t say I blame them. The lake and surrounding scenery is beautiful. But, while I’m glad to have seen it, sharing it with about 20,000 people in a…

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Lake Louise in Summer

If you know anything about Canada, chances are you have heard of or seen photos of Banff, Lake Louise. Lake Louise in the summer is all turquoise waters, towering Rocky Mountains, and the stunning Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel on the shoreline. It’s one of Canada’s best known destinations and a must-see on many traveller’s bucket…

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Ottawa, Canada

When I tell people I’m from Ottawa, Canada I’m often met with a blank stare and posed with the question ‘Ottawa? Where is that?’. It seems funny to me that most travellers have zero idea that my hometown is, in fact, Canada’s capital city. A fact that, once disclosed, many people seem surprised about. While…

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Girls Getaway Toronto

Toronto is one of Canada’s most popular cities for visitors and for good reason. It’s stylish and modern with plenty to do and see. From sports to shopping, art to animals, there really is something for everyone. Not to mention, as one of the nation’s most multicultural cities, it has an amazing food scene. Toronto…

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One King West Hotel entrance

We swung the door open, eager to escape the notoriously cold temperatures of a Canadian winter. The noise of the street disappeared as the door closed behind us. A quick glance around showed marble stairs sweeping to the level above, and elegant crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Suitcases in tow, we pushed through the next…

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