Aug. 5, 2016
By Naomi Witherick
Fancy a taste of the city during your mountain vacation? Calgary is a dynamic and friendly urban oasis at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.
Just an hour and a half from Banff, Calgary is right on your doorstep if you’re staying in the national park. If you’re flying through Calgary International Airport, the city a great place to explore before or after your time in the mountains.
From historic sites to urban glitz, the city is pocketed with eclectic districts. Sample the unique shops, funky bistros and buzzing nightlife in Kensington Village, Stephen Ave Downtown Pedestrian Mall, Inglewood and 17th Avenue SW. With endless bike and walking paths (many along the Bow and Elbow Rivers), it’s very safe and child-friendly. (more…)
By LIZ BRUCKNER
FantasyLand Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall
Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi aside, when visiting a hotel with the shorter set, it’s the kid-specific perks that garner real praise with parents. From kid concierges to in-hotel scavenger hunts, these nationwide homes-away-from-home earn serious child-friendly clout. (more…)
By WAHEEDA HARRIS
Good news for travellers: Several new hotels are opening their doors in Canadian cities in the next few months, and some have just opened their doors for the summer. Here’s what’s new and fabulous for the latter half of 2012. (more…)
By KAT TANCOCK
Southern fried chicken and waffles at the Drake Hotel, Toronto (Photo: courtesy of the Drake Hotel)
Location’s lovely and a soft bed’s swell, but for our money, we’ll take a hotel with a standout breakfast to fuel our wanderings any day of the week.
Here are 10 of the best and most drool-inducing, extravagant and unique breakfasts at Canadian hotels. (more…)
By WAHEEDA HARRIS
John Lennon Suite at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, site of the famous 1969 "bed-in" (Photo: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)
Whether spectacular, notorious, or just plain odd, these hotels all have a story to tell.
One served as a backdrop for a rare Marilyn Monroe photo shoot when she was at the height of her fame, another was the site of John and Yoko’s legendary “bed-in” in the ’60s, still others were hideouts for bootleggers and recluses.
Trump Tower Hotel in progress
By Waheeda Harris
Canadians will have more options for hotel accommodation in the new year. Here’s what’s opening from coast to coast in 2012. (more…)