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12 of Canada’s Most Unusual Hotels


Soule Creek Lodge in Port Renfrew, BC (Photo: TJ Watt)

These twelve unique hotels, from icy igloos to luxury yurts, range from the strange and adventurous to the fabulously one-of-a-kind and luxurious. For travellers seeking fun, nontraditional romance, the most remote of nature retreats or get-away-from-it-all relaxation, any of these hotels will earn ultimate bragging rights back home. (more…)

Where Winnipeg Announces 2012 Silver Plume Award Winners

Wednesday Where Winnipeg magazine proudly hosted its 21st annual Silver Plume Awards, an afternoon celebration of hotel hospitality excellence that took place at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Every year the event is held at Where Winnipeg‘s selected top summer attraction. Awards are handed out to local hotel and hospitality personnel in recognition of outstanding service.

Pictured above are the Silver Plume 2012 winners with publisher Laurie Hughes. The winners are (from left to right):

Guest Services/Front Desk: Yusuf Kacamak, Place Louis Riel

Kitchen: Jason MacLeod, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Food Service: Tysa Telfer, Delta Winnipeg

Housekeeping: Laura Wiebe accepting on behalf of Dece Tormon, The Fort Garry Hotel

Bell Desk: Willy Ubaldo, The Fairmont Winnipeg



Sleepover: Free Spirit Spheres in Vancouver Island, British Colombia

The Melody Sphere - Free Spirit Spheres Photo: Free Spirit Spheres

You may have stayed in a tree house or maybe even a yurt in your lifetime. But have you ever stayed in a sphere? (more…)