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  • Closure of Wild Rapids in Sylvan Lake end of an era, creator says

    The creator of the Wild Rapids waterslide park in Sylvan Lake is mourning the closure of the iconic roadside attraction. Architect Dave Dubeta developed the water park, the first in Alberta, in 1982. …

    The creator of the Wild Rapids waterslide park in Sylvan Lake is mourning the closure of the iconic roadside attraction. Architect Dave Dubeta developed the water park, the first in Alberta, in 1982. "I feel quite sad about it all," Dubeta said Tuesday during an interview on CBC's Edmonton AM. "It was a project I was …

  • Chinese TV star accuses Canada's tourism agency of censoring him

    A Chinese TV star is accusing the Crown corporation that promotes Canadian tourism abroad of censorship for its opposition to an episode of his program that looked at the rights of Aboriginal people.  …

    A Chinese TV star is accusing the Crown corporation that promotes Canadian tourism abroad of censorship for its opposition to an episode of his program that looked at the rights of Aboriginal people. Gao Xiaosong, a singer and a former judge on China's Got Talent, had an episode of his talk show pulled from popular Chinese …

  • Next stop? Cambridge Bay: Crystal Serenity cruise to anchor in Nunavut

    It's day 13 on the Crystal Serenity, the largest cruise ship to attempt to cross the Northwest Passage, and it's on to another remote northern community prepared for a flood of tourists. Ulukhaktok was …

    It's day 13 on the Crystal Serenity, the largest cruise ship to attempt to cross the Northwest Passage, and it's on to another remote northern community prepared for a flood of tourists. Ulukhaktok was the fifth stop on Crystal Serenity's cruise, which began in Alaska.

  • WestJet flight from Gatwick Airport to St. John's diverted to Ireland

    Because the diversion was unexpected, Stewart said, the airport had to perform an overweight landing. Such a landing always requires a maintenance inspection. Stewart said the West Jet flight is scheduled …

    Because the diversion was unexpected, Stewart said, the airport had to perform an overweight landing. Such a landing always requires a maintenance inspection. Stewart said the West Jet flight is scheduled to leave Shannon at 8:00 a.m. GMT Sunday and passengers will be given meal vouchers and put up in hotel rooms.

  • First stop Ulukhaktok: Crystal Serenity cruise ship sails into N.W.T.

    The weekend the community of Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., has been waiting for has arrived. It's the largest cruise ship ever to sail through the Northwest Passage, having left Anchorage, Alaska, on Aug. 16 on …

    First stop Ulukhaktok: Crystal Serenity cruise ship sails into N.W.T.

    The weekend the community of Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., has been waiting for has arrived. It's the largest cruise ship ever to sail through the Northwest Passage, having left Anchorage, Alaska, on Aug. 16 on its way to New York. The town's mayor, Laverna Klengenberg, says the community has been busy preparing.

  • How your next vacation could be a 'fitcation'

    For a growing number of vacationers who don’t want to end up with a round belly along with an unfortunate sunburn, their vacations have become fitcations.

    How your next vacation could be a 'fitcation'

    For a growing number of vacationers who don’t want to end up with a round belly along with an unfortunate sunburn, their vacations have become fitcations.

  • Bon appétit: Food tours dishing out unique experience in Saskatchewan

    Enter Taste-It Food Tours. "As friends of mine came down to visit, we went on several of them and actually it was one of my girlfriend's ideas that we should be bringing this to Saskatchewan. Three years …

    Enter Taste-It Food Tours. "As friends of mine came down to visit, we went on several of them and actually it was one of my girlfriend's ideas that we should be bringing this to Saskatchewan. Three years later, Patti Rodger and Taste-It Food Tours now run food tours in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, and Cypress Hills.

  • WestJet pays double compensation to passengers in error

    A week later, they unexpectedly received a second payment from WestJet for the same amount. Border didn't hesitate to contact WestJet and report the error. WestJet admits it did indeed make a mistake …

    A week later, they unexpectedly received a second payment from WestJet for the same amount. Border didn't hesitate to contact WestJet and report the error. WestJet admits it did indeed make a mistake and it's aware of two cases of double compensation for flights out of Europe.

  • A man who's been traveling for 10 years says this is the biggest budgeting mistake people make when planning a vacation

    Many people think they need to save up a huge vacation budget — but that isn’t always the case. “I always describe budget travel as doing exactly what you do back home except somewhere else,” Kepnes explained …

    A man who's been traveling for 10 years says this is the biggest budgeting mistake people make when planning a vacation

    Many people think they need to save up a huge vacation budget — but that isn’t always the case. “I always describe budget travel as doing exactly what you do back home except somewhere else,” Kepnes explained to Torabi. Bottom line: Don’t let your vacation budget — or lack thereof — hold you back from traveling.

  • How 5 cities gave new life to old rail bridges

    News that the City of Ottawa is considering spending $250,000 to install permanent gates to prevent pedestrian access to the Prince of Wales Bridge has been met with a fair degree of public criticism. …

    How 5 cities gave new life to old rail bridges

    News that the City of Ottawa is considering spending $250,000 to install permanent gates to prevent pedestrian access to the Prince of Wales Bridge has been met with a fair degree of public criticism. Jeff Leiper, no fan of Ottawa's plan to block the Prince of Wales Bridge, happened to be in New York this week, where he …

  • Tourism PEI using visitor photos to promote Island

    The Island's tourism department says user generated content is the next big thing when it comes to marketing P.E.I. Brenda Gallant, Director of Marketing with Tourism PEI said times are changing when …

    The Island's tourism department says user generated content is the next big thing when it comes to marketing P.E.I. Brenda Gallant, Director of Marketing with Tourism PEI said times are changing when it comes to tourism marketing. "In today's day and age, more and more we're finding that you still need your traditional …

  • Paradise's new park making a splash

    It's been years in the making and now it's a reality: Paradise's new $4-million park is officially open for business. Paradise Mayor Dan Bobbett says the park has something for everyone, from kids to …

    Paradise's new park making a splash

    It's been years in the making and now it's a reality: Paradise's new $4-million park is officially open for business. Paradise Mayor Dan Bobbett says the park has something for everyone, from kids to canines, and its opening is a proud moment for those who put in long hours and years of work to see its completion. "Paradise …

  • The rules that make airline passengers crazy

    It took a lawyer to get Mary Ellen Duffy a full refund for the fare difference when American Airlines bumped her from first class to coach. Airlines have dozens of rules that confound and confuse travelers, …

    The Rules That Make Airline Passengers Crazy

    It took a lawyer to get Mary Ellen Duffy a full refund for the fare difference when American Airlines bumped her from first class to coach. Airlines have dozens of rules that confound and confuse travelers, who sometimes make extraordinary efforts to overcome them. Like American, United makes it difficult for passengers …

  • Nearly $1M in funding announced to promote Cavendish tourism

    The money will go to Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Sandspit Amusement Park, and Tourism Cavendish Beach in an effort to increase the number of visitors that come to the area. "Prince Edward Island is …

    Nearly $1M in funding announced to promote Cavendish tourism

    The money will go to Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Sandspit Amusement Park, and Tourism Cavendish Beach in an effort to increase the number of visitors that come to the area. "Prince Edward Island is a tourism gem, and the Green Gables Shore Region holds a special place in the hearts of many visitors and Islanders alike," …

  • Cinnabar Creek wildfire near Kelowna prompts evacuation alert

    A wildfire on the west side of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, B.C., has prompted an evacuation alert. The evacuation alert affects Camp Owaissi, Lake Okanagan Resort and Camp Mewata. Lisa Kutzner one of …

    A wildfire on the west side of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, B.C., has prompted an evacuation alert. The evacuation alert affects Camp Owaissi, Lake Okanagan Resort and Camp Mewata. Lisa Kutzner one of many guests on evacuation alert at Lake Okanagan Resort says the fire looks really close.

  • New Vancouver to Hangzhou flights begin at year's end

    A Chinese based airline will begin flying to Vancouver on December 30, 2016, marking its first entry into North America. This is the sixth airline to run connecting flights between mainland China and …

    A Chinese based airline will begin flying to Vancouver on December 30, 2016, marking its first entry into North America. This is the sixth airline to run connecting flights between mainland China and Vancouver.

  • Charlottetown hotel offers 'digital detox'

    Sick of your cellphone? Need to feel the love of an actual loved one rather than on social media? The Great George Hotel in Charlottetown has a new package designed for you called "digital detox. …

    Charlottetown hotel offers 'digital detox'

    Sick of your cellphone? Need to feel the love of an actual loved one rather than on social media? The Great George Hotel in Charlottetown has a new package designed for you called "digital detox."

  • Segway tours explore Edmonton's developing downtown core

    Summer is winding down, and if you haven't explored Edmonton's river valley on two wheels, now's the time to do it. Segways are an accessible way for anyone to see Edmonton's sights and sounds, River …

    Summer is winding down, and if you haven't explored Edmonton's river valley on two wheels, now's the time to do it. Segways are an accessible way for anyone to see Edmonton's sights and sounds, River Valley Adventure owner Chris Szydlowski said. The tours first started in the river valley, combining an outdoor experience …

  • 9 things to do for free this summer in N.L.

    There's still a few weeks before kids go back to school, a few weeks to enjoy what's left of the summer weather.

    9 things to do for free this summer in N.L.

    There's still a few weeks before kids go back to school, a few weeks to enjoy what's left of the summer weather.

  • Once off-limits to outsiders, Quebec City's Augustinian monastery now welcomes the world

    Silence flows with the light across the stark white walls of Quebec City's Augustinian monastery; it has aged into the centuries-old wood that lines the floors and ceilings. Now, as the monastery seeks …

    Silence flows with the light across the stark white walls of Quebec City's Augustinian monastery; it has aged into the centuries-old wood that lines the floors and ceilings. Now, as the monastery seeks to re-invent itself in the digital age, it is hoping to turn that silence into a commodity. When Sister Lise Tanguay first …