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What’s Hot Across Canada in March

Victoria

Don’t miss the chance to Dine Around Victoria through March 7. Local restaurants are offering diners set, three-course meals for $20, $30 and $40, each accompanied by suggested VQA wine pairings. To make your visit even better, participating local hoteliers are offering accommodations priced at $69, $79, $99 and $129.

Canadian Rockies

The majestic frozen glacial waters of Lake Louise plays centre stage for Canadian and international skating stars to showcase daring programs during the very first Elemental Skate Show March 18 – 21. There’s an opportunity to skate with the stars after the performance, and pre and post show add-ons include a family buffet, sleigh rides around the lake and dessert buffet with musical entertainment.

Toronto

Another classic Mel Brooks movie springs to hilarious life this month when Young Frankenstein opens in Toronto on March 17. The Tony-nominated musical follows a youthful Doctor Frederick Frankenstein as he travels to Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s experiments in reanimating the dead. Much singing, dancing and,of course, laughter ensues.

Halifax

Halifax is the centre of the universe as far as curling fans are concerned this month. From March 6 – 14, the city hosts the Brier tournament. Top curling teams from across the country compete to crown a national men’s championship. Catch the action at the Halifax Metro Centre on Duke Street.

Edmonton

The Broadway musical Chicago not only inspired the Academy Award-winning film, but has wowed live-theatre audiences around the world. Get ready for knockout dancing, showstopper tunes and all the razzle dazzle your heart can handle. March 23 – 28 at the Jubilee Auditorium. Vampire Weekend’s signature indie rock/afrobeat sound and self-titled debut album have already earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s list of Best Albums of the Decade. They play March 14 at Edmonton Event Centre.

Vancouver & Whistler

The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games begin March 12. In Vancouver, watch Canada take the ice in sledge hockey and wheelchair curling and up in Whistler, cheer on the athletes as they compete in cross-country skiing, biathlon and alpine skiing. Tickets for many of these events—including the opening and closing ceremonies—are still available. Events will be going on in both cities to celebrate the Games from March 12 – 21.

Ottawa

Embrace your Canadian side this spring; venture out to the sugar bush to discover the story behind pancakes’ favourite sidekick, maple syrup. Local farms offer themed hiking trails, family activities, demonstrations and even a lumberjack competition. Explore the inner landscape of ideas through invented worlds and imaginary architecture in Robyn Bragg’s collage exhibition Worlds Within, on March 26 – April 22.

Calgary

From humble honky-tonk roots to country pop superstar status, Tim McGraw has been referred to as one of the most successful male country music singers. He stops in at the Pengrowth Saddledome March 27. Three days later (March 30) Muse, a favourite indie band in Europe that inspired author Stephenie Meyer and was featured on both the Twilight and New Moon soundtracks performs hits like “Uprising” and “I Belong to You” from their latest album The Resistance.

Winnipeg

Just in time for spring break, the eight-day Festival of Fools at the Forks features circus artists, jugglers, musicians and clowns for free public performances inside The Forks Market.

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