Surfing & Hot Springs In Tofino On Vancouver Island

Exploring Vancouver Island’s West Coast Vancouver Island, Canada The second half of my Vancouver Island road trip took me to the island’s West coast, and the fun little hipster surf town of Tofino. It’s a lush wilderness outpost on the edge of the sea. I was on a self-drive road trip with Canada By Design — their Coastal Cultural Explorer Tour of Vancouver Island. Which means I was following a basic itinerary, while my accommodation, a rental car, …

Toronto’s 5 Best Cheap Eats

San Cosme Having arrived in the past five years as one of North America’s top culinary destinations, Toronto surprises with inspired takes on nearly every cuisine. Luckily for the smart traveler, the best bites in the city are most often the best deals (especially when 1 Canadian Dollar equals 0.78 US Dollar). Here, five of our favorite stops on the way throughout your next Toronto foodie tour. Junked Food Junked Food Co. This hybrid, and beautifully-themed gourmet …

Video: Exploring the Compass Points in British Columbia

This beautiful short film takes us to British Columbia in Canada, where a team of outdoor adventurers sets off to explore everything the province has to offer, traveling to each of the different compass points to discover the unique options available in those locations. As you would expect, they found plenty of amazing landscapes to

3 Best Adventures in and Around Quebec City

Oh, Quebec. Je t’aime. Both the province of Quebec — and Quebec City, in particular — will always have a special place in my heart. It was the site of my first-ever international trip in high school, and where my paternal grandmother grew up on a rural farm without electricity many, many decades ago. Funiculaire, Quebec City, Canada © Luciano on Flickr The simple charm, the soft French accents, and the endless idyllic countryside all feel worlds away from anywhere in the States. For many Americans, it’s the closest we can get to Europe without…

25 Photos from our Snowboarding trip to Whistler, BC

Photos from our trip to Whistler, British Columbia Ah, Whistler. Our happy place. Our home away from home. We finally managed to organize a snowboarding trip to Whistler WITHOUT the kiddies. We were looooong overdue. We dropped the boys off at the grandparents house over Spring Break so we could have a little adult time. It…

Road trips that won’t drive your kids insane: Chicago to Niagara Falls

Make this iconic drive with a few fun stops along the way. The post Road trips that won’t drive your kids insane: Chicago to Niagara Falls appeared first on Orbitz.

Snow, Ski, and Sleepless Nights: Top Things to Do in Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant is a distinctly Canadian winter sports mecca. The town’s French Canadian roots make this a mish-mash of different cultures that made me wonder how it only takes 450 miles from New York City to Mont-Tremblant. Located a little more than an hour north of Montreal, in the middle of the Laurentian Mountains, Mont-Tremblant is Canada’s east coast winter sports capital with some of the largest ski hills, Disney-esque architecture, and inspiring French-Canadian cuisine …

A little taste of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival

A little taste of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival Last week, we were invited by our friends at Aeroplan (the Premier Partner of Dine Out Vancouver) to join Tourism Vancouver for a night on the town. The annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is fast approaching and we were invited to attend a preview event that included visits to three participating locations. We&#…

Ride the Rails: Our Favorite Winter Train Trips

Amtrak Coast Starlight/Flickr/Bruce Fingerhood Even though flying is the main mode of transportation for many travelers, the U.S. still holds onto the romanticism and sense of adventure that is often associated with rail travel. Several historic railroad services still operate daily trains that connect North America — some even enticing passengers with unique vacation packages. So skip the busy airports this holiday season and hop aboard one of these five fun train trips this winter. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight Dining car on Coast Starlight/Flickr/Martin Cathrae A trip up the beautiful Pacific Coast should …

Go for the Gold: 7 Gold Rush Activities in Alaska and the Yukon

Fortymile River, Yukon Territory/flickr/Bureau of Land Management The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 may have taken place more than a century ago, but history buffs can still relive it in Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. There, sights, museums, and tours like John Hall’s Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Tour and those by Klondike Tours allow you to get into the Gold Rush spirit, while also experiencing the region’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might come home with some gold for yourself. Here, seven stops to hit on your own Klondike…

Year-Round Adventure in the Yukon

There’s something about the Yukon that just gets under your skin. While I was there I heard the same story over and over again, from countless people. “I came for a week, for a holiday,” they’d say with a shrug. “That was twenty years ago.” “So what made you stay?” I’d ask, and they’d simply… The post Year-Round Adventure in the Yukon appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Canada, it’s time to #ExportYourself. You can WIN a Trip Worth $15,000!

Export Yourself Canada! The world needs more Canada and Cheapflights.ca is calling on Canadians to #ExportYourself by entering a fun contest to win a TEN person trip to a worldwide destination! This dream trip is worth up to $15,000! We agree. The world DOES need more Canada. So, when we were asked by the…

Finding Silence in the Yukon’s Southern Lakes

Do you know what silence sounds like? It might seem like a stupid question, but until I travelled to the Yukon, I’d never experienced true, uninterrupted silence. It was one of the most startling things I noticed while I was there. Life in London is noisy at the best of times, so for me

Team Travel Hack’s first epic day in Edmonton, Canada

; Our team trip to Edmonton already feels like a distant dream. But one of those gorgeous dreams where you keep remembering fragments of it and having flashbacks for years to come. A smell, a taste, the way a person says your name can bring back memories that instantly transport you there. And in my The post Team Travel Hack’s first epic day in Edmonton