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  • Ottawa: top things to do in the capital of Canada

    Ottawa: top things to do in the capital of Canada

    August 14th, 2018Edward Aves
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    Move over Toronto and Montréal: there’s a quiet revolution happening in Ottawa. Not so long ago, the city was lambasted as the dullest place in Canada, dubbed the “town that fun forgot” by a sniping journalist half a century ago. The label stuck like glue, but nowadays the perception of the capital of Canada has... Read more »

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  • Why Halifax is Canada’s friendliest city

    Why Halifax is Canada’s friendliest city

    March 5th, 2018Edward Aves
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    Canadians are a friendly bunch; in fact according to Twitter analysis (so it must be true) Canucks are the nicest people in the world. And Canada’s friendliest city? Halifax, says a recent poll, which placed the Nova Scotian capital among the fifteen friendliest on the planet. Another confirms it’s one of the world’s least snobby.... Read more »

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  • 7 unusual ways to explore Canada’s Bay of Fundy

    7 unusual ways to explore Canada’s Bay of Fundy

    February 1st, 2018Edward Aves
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    Inscribed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America – rubbing shoulders with perennial favourites such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone – Canada’s Bay of Fundy is truly one of the most remarkable places on Earth. Twice a day, a raging torrent of over 100 billion tonnes of Atlantic seawater – equivalent... Read more »

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  • Video: the most beautiful places in Canada

    Video: the most beautiful places in Canada

    June 29th, 2017Olivia Rawes
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    Simply put, Canada is stunning. The second largest country in the world, Canada is a land of crashing waterfalls, turquoise lakes and magnificent soaring mountains. As Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations unfold, we take a look at some of the country’s top beauty spots. From the serene waters of Moraine Lake to the rugged wilderness of... Read more »

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  • Road trip Canada: 5 of the best routes

    Road trip Canada: 5 of the best routes

    December 5th, 2016Stuart Forster
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    Rugged and vast, Canada is a road-tripper’s dream. Driving gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace – pull over and take in the scenery along the way or break up the journey with hiking and kayaking. Whether you’re into mountains, beaches or urban heritage, here are five of our favourite routes. 1. The Cabot Trail, Nova... Read more »

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  • 15 awesome images of Canada

    15 awesome images of Canada

    September 9th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Canada is has vast and varied landscape, from beautiful beaches to glassy mountain lakes. It’s difficult to capture the country’s real beauty in a photograph, but Picfair‘s best photographers have done an excellent job. Here are 15 of our favourite Canada photos. A boat comes close to the mighty Niagara Falls Adam Batterbee / Picfair The... Read more »

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  • 8 reasons Vancouver is cooler than you think

    8 reasons Vancouver is cooler than you think

    September 5th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Vancouver sometimes gets knocked for being a bit dull – and while it’s true that its residents can be earlier to bed than in the rest of North America, this is the city that brought us Flickr, Greenpeace and, according to some, the California sushi roll. Rough Guides writer Rachel Mills is coming to Vancouver’s defence.... Read more »

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  • Lunenburg: Canada’s most colourful town

    Lunenburg: Canada’s most colourful town

    October 29th, 2015Stuart Forster
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    Twenty years ago the facades of the wood-built buildings in Lunenburg, a UNESCO-listed fishing town in Nova Scotia, were white with black trimming. The only exceptions were the red buildings down by the wharf. But in 2007 the new owners of the Mariner King Inn kickstarted a trend. They decided to repaint their multi-building property,... Read more »

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  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in Ontario, Canada

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in Ontario, Canada

    October 8th, 2015Lynn Houghton
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    There’s more to see in Canada’s most populated province than ice hockey, forests and freely flowing maple syrup – and some of it’s pretty weird. From the world’s largest Elvis Presley festival, to axe throwing ranges in Toronto, here are just a few things you didn’t know you could do in Ontario. 1. Drink Dead Elephant Ale... Read more »

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  • The best islands in the Great Lakes

    The best islands in the Great Lakes

    July 21st, 2015Jen Billock
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    The Great Lakes comprise the largest body of fresh water on the planet and more than 35,000 islands are found in the water system. Not all are inhabited and some aren’t much more than a single rock jutting out of the lake with a lighthouse on it – but the inhabited ones provide the perfect... Read more »

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  • The Junction: a night in Toronto’s hippest neighbourhood

    The Junction: a night in Toronto’s hippest neighbourhood

    July 9th, 2015Mary Novakovich
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    After 150 years of boom and bust, Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood is being redefined. Mary Novakovich takes to its bars and restaurants to discover what’s hot about the city’s hippest neighbourhood. Things weren’t looking too promising when the taxi dropped us off on a dusty road with a railway on one side and grim-looking industrial units... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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