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  • From flurries in Calgary to sunny days in the East: What May 2-4 looks like across Canada
    From flurries in Calgary to sunny days in the East: What May 2-4 looks like across Canada

    - From CBC Edmonton: It's May long weekend, so this must be SNOW! Airdrie, pictured below, is a city about 30 minutes north of Calgary. Some called for snow in Fort McMurray, where the wildfire continues …

    From flurries in Calgary to sunny days in the East: What May 2-4 looks like across Canada

    - From CBC Edmonton: It's May long weekend, so this must be SNOW! Airdrie, pictured below, is a city about 30 minutes north of Calgary. Some called for snow in Fort McMurray, where the wildfire continues to burn.

  • Parks Canada reveals Gros Morne mobile information centre
    Parks Canada reveals Gros Morne mobile information centre

    You don't need to travel to Gros Morne to find the park's newest visitor centre. The Gros Morne National Park mobile visitor information centre is a new service that aims to bring information about Gros Morne directly …

    Parks Canada reveals Gros Morne mobile information centre

    You don't need to travel to Gros Morne to find the park's newest visitor centre. The Gros Morne National Park mobile visitor information centre is a new service that aims to bring information about Gros Morne directly to tourists. The mobile centre was spotted in St. John's over the weekend before it heads across the …

  • B.C. tourists flocking from Paris, Mexico
    B.C. tourists flocking from Paris, Mexico

    Tourists are flocking to B.C. with March visitor totals up nearly 20 per cent compared to last year, says the province.

    B.C. tourists flocking from Paris, Mexico

    Tourists are flocking to B.C. with March visitor totals up nearly 20 per cent compared to last year, says the province.

  • 5 great P.E.I. road trips

    You'll want to stay overnight if you're heading to the Halifax-Dartmouth area. You'll likely want to check out the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth as well as Dartmouth Crossing by car. Another day, park in …

    5 great P.E.I. road trips

    You'll want to stay overnight if you're heading to the Halifax-Dartmouth area. You'll likely want to check out the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth as well as Dartmouth Crossing by car. Another day, park in downtown Halifax — grab brunch and shop at the Farmers' Market and walk the recently-developed waterfront boardwalk, where …

  • Picnics, Beaumont-Hamel tributes and more: What's new on Signal Hill this summer

    If that warm feeling in the air is any indication, summer might just be around the corner, and staff at the Signal Hill national historic site are ready. On a special edition of the St. John's Morning …

    Picnics, Beaumont-Hamel tributes and more: What's new on Signal Hill this summer

    If that warm feeling in the air is any indication, summer might just be around the corner, and staff at the Signal Hill national historic site are ready. On a special edition of the St. John's Morning Show broadcast live from Signal Hill on Friday, Parks Canada's Glenn Keough talked about the upcoming summer season. Parks …

  • 'It started tickling me': Passenger recounts horror at meeting tarantula on Air Transat flight

    The tarantula that climbed her leg was one of two on a Montreal-bound Air Transat flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on April 18, the airline and the union representing its flight attendants have …

    'It started tickling me': Passenger recounts horror at meeting tarantula on Air Transat flight

    The tarantula that climbed her leg was one of two on a Montreal-bound Air Transat flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on April 18, the airline and the union representing its flight attendants have confirmed. "They gave first aid to the person who said that a spider climbed [her] legs," she said. Flight attendants …

  • Cheap and free things to do Victoria Day weekend

    Soak in those summertime vibes with a free or affordable event, complete with food, fun and good company, no matter where you are this weekend. Music lovers with light pocketbooks can instead celebrate …

    Cheap and free things to do on Victoria Day weekend

    Soak in those summertime vibes with a free or affordable event, complete with food, fun and good company, no matter where you are this weekend. Music lovers with light pocketbooks can instead celebrate World Fiddle Day on Saturday.

  • Accessible travel: Consultant wants tourism industry to offer more, better services

    A travel consultant who focuses on accessibility wants to see B.C. tourism websites and hotels do a better job of promoting the accessible amenities and services they offer.

    A travel consultant who focuses on accessibility wants to see B.C. tourism websites and hotels do a better job of promoting the accessible amenities and services they offer.

  • Weak loonie to keep many Canadians close to home this summer: survey

    The first long weekend of the warm weather season has arrived, but a large number of Canadians say they are planning to stay close to home, with the weak loonie being a major factor in people's summer …

    The first long weekend of the warm weather season has arrived, but a large number of Canadians say they are planning to stay close to home, with the weak loonie being a major factor in people's summer travel plans. Pushed lower, in part, by weakness in oil prices, the loonie is down about 16 cents US from where it was …

  • Dive into summer: Vancouver's outdoor pools and beaches open this weekend

    Even if the forecast for this Victoria Day weekend isn't all that bright, the Vancouver Park Board's announcement that outdoor pools will open, is a sure sign of summer. 

    Dive into summer: Vancouver's outdoor pools and beaches open this weekend

    Even if the forecast for this Victoria Day weekend isn't all that bright, the Vancouver Park Board's announcement that outdoor pools will open, is a sure sign of summer. 

  • Spend the night in a ‘custom-built’ apartment in the Eiffel Tower

    How would you like to spend a night with the stars overhead and the City of Light all around you?

    Eiffel Tower

    How would you like to spend a night with the stars overhead and the City of Light all around you?

  • Visitors to P.E.I. likely to find more open this May long weekend

    The president of the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. says more tourism operators are open early this May long weekend. Robert Jourdain said he doesn't have any hard numbers, but he gives some credit …

    The president of the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. says more tourism operators are open early this May long weekend. Robert Jourdain said he doesn't have any hard numbers, but he gives some credit to the May Run Music Festival which is proving a draw for visitors as well as Islanders.

  • P.E.I. makes change after 2012 cycling death

    An Alberta man whose wife was killed four years ago while cycling on Route 13 near Hunter River is pleased the province is doing more to make cycling safer. In July 2012, Edmund Aunger and his wife, Elizabeth …

    P.E.I. makes change after 2012 cycling death

    An Alberta man whose wife was killed four years ago while cycling on Route 13 near Hunter River is pleased the province is doing more to make cycling safer. In July 2012, Edmund Aunger and his wife, Elizabeth Sovis, were cycling along the Confederation Trail from Borden-Carleton to Hunter River. Aunger said the cycling …

  • Tourists Have Been Absolutely Terrible to Yellowstone National Park Lately

    What did Yellowstone ever do to you, tourists?

  • How about a beer at the beach?

    Visitors to some Vancouver beaches this weekend might be asked if they would like a beer as they relax by the sea. The question is just one part of a larger survey the park board is conducting as it looks …

    Visitors to some Vancouver beaches this weekend might be asked if they would like a beer as they relax by the sea. The question is just one part of a larger survey the park board is conducting as it looks to revamp its 13 beach concession stands. "With the exception of the Spanish Banks East concession, facilities have …

  • The Beautiful Koh Tachai Island in Thailand Is Now Closed — And It's All Your Fault

    Tourists are responsible for Koh Tachai's damaged environment.

    Tourists are responsible for Koh Tachai's damaged environment.

  • This is the real reason US airlines should be terrified of a European upstart you've never heard of

    Norwegian Air International's expansion into the US has ruffled feathers. It's a potentially...

    Norwegian Air International's expansion into the US has ruffled feathers. It's a potentially...

  • Access to Vancouver Island beach limited to prevent raucous long weekend party

    Vehicle access to Sombrio Beach — a popular Vancouver Island spot almost two hours from downtown Victoria by car — will be restricted over the May long weekend for the fourth year in a row to discourage …

    Vehicle access to Sombrio Beach — a popular Vancouver Island spot almost two hours from downtown Victoria by car — will be restricted over the May long weekend for the fourth year in a row to discourage partiers. B.C. Parks representative and Andy Macdonald, the head of protected areas for the West Coast, says the beach …

  • Calgary airport donates luggage carts to Brandon

    Travellers rolling through the airport in Brandon could be using luggage carts from Calgary. 

    Calgary airport donates luggage carts to Brandon

    Travellers rolling through the airport in Brandon could be using luggage carts from Calgary. 

  • Air Canada, WestJet given below-average marks for customer satisfaction

    Two of Canada’s biggest airlines have failed to impress passengers, compared to their North American rivals, according to a new customer satisfaction study.

    Air Canada on cusp of finalizing CSeries order as airline swings to Q1 profit

    Two of Canada’s biggest airlines have failed to impress passengers, compared to their North American rivals, according to a new customer satisfaction study.