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  • Kensington prevents Santa from holding up traffic

    Kensington, P.E.I.'s Santa Claus parade this Sunday is shorter and is taking a different route. Mayor Rowan Caseley says the town received feedback that the old route, which went along Highway 2 from …

    Kensington, P.E.I.'s Santa Claus parade this Sunday is shorter and is taking a different route. Mayor Rowan Caseley says the town received feedback that the old route, which went along Highway 2 from Barrett Street to Sunset Drive, was holding up traffic between Charlottetown and Summerside. "You can imagine if you're …

  • Victoria hotelier calls for fair taxation of Airbnb rentals

    Move over renters: at least one member of the Victoria hotel industry is joining the chorus of complaints about the home-sharing website Airbnb. The general manager of the 200-room Inn at Laurel Point …

    Move over renters: at least one member of the Victoria hotel industry is joining the chorus of complaints about the home-sharing website Airbnb. The general manager of the 200-room Inn at Laurel Point says the short-term rental service has become a threat to the hotel industry in Victoria. "Five years ago you could have …

  • New Orleans' Businesses Fear Latest Mass Shooting Will Hurt Tourism
    New Orleans' Businesses Fear Latest Mass Shooting Will Hurt Tourism

    The fatal shootout escalated from an argument between two men.

    New Orleans' Businesses Fear Latest Mass Shooting Will Hurt Tourism

    The fatal shootout escalated from an argument between two men.

  • B.C. ski resorts hope for another record year on the slopes

    After a banner year last season, ski resort operators across B.C. are hoping that the crowds that helped break records last year return for more.

    After a banner year last season, ski resort operators across B.C. are hoping that the crowds that helped break records last year return for more.

  • Ship shape: Charlottetown's 2017 cruise schedule busiest yet

    More cruise ships and passengers will visit Charlottetown next year than ever before, says the port's CEO. Les Parsons says Port Charlottetown is expecting 83 cruise ships in 2017 and for the first time …

    More cruise ships and passengers will visit Charlottetown next year than ever before, says the port's CEO. Les Parsons says Port Charlottetown is expecting 83 cruise ships in 2017 and for the first time in its history surpass the 100,000 passenger mark. "Charlottetown, which is part of the Canada New England itinerary …

  • Let it snow! Alberta, B.C. ski resorts open, or opening soon

    Ski resorts in Alberta and eastern B.C. are either already open or have an opening day scheduled right around the corner. Sunshine Village is open, in fact it was the first resort in Canada to open this …

    Ski resorts in Alberta and eastern B.C. are either already open or have an opening day scheduled right around the corner. Sunshine Village is open, in fact it was the first resort in Canada to open this season. The resort is boasting a long list of new features this year, including new terrain park features and a winter …

  • Cuba's beaches this winter — what to expect (not Americans)

    Judging by traffic alone, Canadians and Cuba go together like rum and lime in a daiquiri. "They feel that Walmart will come in, and McDonald's will come in," says Jury Krytiuk, a travel agent in Toronto …

    Cuba's beaches this winter — what to expect (not Americans)

    Judging by traffic alone, Canadians and Cuba go together like rum and lime in a daiquiri. "They feel that Walmart will come in, and McDonald's will come in," says Jury Krytiuk, a travel agent in Toronto who specializes in travel to the island nation. No country on earth sends more tourists to Cuba than Canada: over 1.3 …

  • Lower gas prices, strong marketing, helping Yukon tourism

    The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) of the Yukon says so far it's been a good year — tourism operators across the Yukon are reporting an increase in business through the 2016 season. Blake Rogers, …

    Lower gas prices, strong marketing, helping Yukon tourism

    The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) of the Yukon says so far it's been a good year — tourism operators across the Yukon are reporting an increase in business through the 2016 season. Blake Rogers, executive director of TIA Yukon, credits the low Canadian dollar, lower gas prices, and marketing for the strong showing. …

  • Sprucing up Cape Spear: Photos show how work is going

    The national historic site at Cape Spear is looking more like a construction zone these days. Crews are at work at the most easterly point in North America to repair and rehabilitate the bunker complex …

    Sprucing up Cape Spear: Photos show how work is going

    The national historic site at Cape Spear is looking more like a construction zone these days. Crews are at work at the most easterly point in North America to repair and rehabilitate the bunker complex built there in the Second World War. "Given the age of the bunkers and the harsh environment there, they actually do …

  • Technical issue grounds Virgin Atlantic flight in Goose Bay

    A Virgin Atlantic pilot brought a plane down at the Goose Bay airport on Tuesday, following a "technical issue" with the aircraft. Virgin Atlantic Flight 19 was diverted to Goose Bay on Tuesday afternoon, …

    A Virgin Atlantic pilot brought a plane down at the Goose Bay airport on Tuesday, following a "technical issue" with the aircraft. Virgin Atlantic Flight 19 was diverted to Goose Bay on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson with the company confirmed. Lisette Kwong, a spokesperson with Virgin Atlantic, said the company will …

  • State Department Issues Travel Alert For Europe

    The travel advisory will remain in place until Feb. 20, 2017, according to the State Department.

    State Department Issues Travel Alert For Europe

    The travel advisory will remain in place until Feb. 20, 2017, according to the State Department.

  • Banff on National Geographic Traveler's top 21 destinations list for 2017

    Banff National Park is one of the world's 21-must see places for 2017, according to National Geographic Traveler magazine. "With its rugged peaks, meadowed valleys, and turquoise-blue lakes, Banff offers …

    Banff on National Geographic Traveler's top 21 destinations list for 2017

    Banff National Park is one of the world's 21-must see places for 2017, according to National Geographic Traveler magazine. "With its rugged peaks, meadowed valleys, and turquoise-blue lakes, Banff offers everything from mountain hikes and horseback excursions to hot spring soaks and luxury accommodations," this month's …

  • Fort Smith, N.W.T., mulls how to make its town a tourism destination

    Fort Smith, N.W.T., is looking for new ways to bring in tourists and the town's economic development office held a meeting last night to brainstorm ideas. 

    Fort Smith, N.W.T., mulls how to make its town a tourism destination

    Fort Smith, N.W.T., is looking for new ways to bring in tourists and the town's economic development office held a meeting last night to brainstorm ideas. 

  • P.E.I. premier criticized over travel expenses

    Referring to online government expense disclosures and receipts obtained through a freedom of information request, PC MLA Darlene Compton showed that three first-class train tickets were purchased on a …

    P.E.I. premier criticized over travel expenses

    Referring to online government expense disclosures and receipts obtained through a freedom of information request, PC MLA Darlene Compton showed that three first-class train tickets were purchased on a government credit card, one of which was for the premier's partner. Compton seemed willing to concede that, but still …

  • United Airlines rolls out plan to charge lowest-fare flyers to use overhead bins

    United Continental will become the first major U.S. air carrier to limit its lowest-fare customers to one carry-on bag that fits under the seat in front of them — not the overhead bin, which will be reserved …

    Mortgage rates, grocery bills, airline fees all heading up: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

    United Continental will become the first major U.S. air carrier to limit its lowest-fare customers to one carry-on bag that fits under the seat in front of them — not the overhead bin, which will be reserved for those who paid more. "Consumers should have a right to honest advertising and understandable pricing.

  • Canadian air carriers likely to copy United's no-frills fares, analyst says

    It won't be long before Canadian airlines adopt programs similar to a new no-frills economy fare introduced this week by United Airlines, says an Edmonton-based air transportation analyst. "I think that …

    Canadian air carriers likely to copy United's no-frills fares, analyst says

    It won't be long before Canadian airlines adopt programs similar to a new no-frills economy fare introduced this week by United Airlines, says an Edmonton-based air transportation analyst. "I think that as far as the trend is concerned this is an irreversible trend and it's going to continue," Ken Beleshko said in an interview. …

  • Plan ready for Banff traffic spike with free admission in 2017, Parks Canada says

    A plan has been developed to help the town of Banff handle the expected spike in traffic next year as visitors take advantage of free admission to the mountain park, an official says. Parks Canada is …

    Plan ready for Banff traffic spike with free admission in 2017, Parks Canada says

    A plan has been developed to help the town of Banff handle the expected spike in traffic next year as visitors take advantage of free admission to the mountain park, an official says. Parks Canada is marking Canada's 150th anniversary by dropping entry fees for national parks for the whole of 2017. Banff Superintendent …

  • Winnipeg playing host to first Great Ice Show in 2016

    Winnipeg's notoriously cold winter may soon become its greatest advantage if three local hoteliers have anything to say about it.

    Annual Ice Festival Opens In Harbin

    Winnipeg's notoriously cold winter may soon become its greatest advantage if three local hoteliers have anything to say about it.

  • Making the most out of your Colorado winter vacation -- on and off the slopes

    Yahoo Canada blogger Simone Olivero explores what all the fuss is about skiing in Colorado this winter, and what else the state has to offer.

    9. Breckenridge, Colorado

    Yahoo Canada blogger Simone Olivero explores what all the fuss is about skiing in Colorado this winter, and what else the state has to offer.

  • Live blog: Making the most of sun and spas in the Cayman Islands

    With a little bit of adventure and a lot of spa time, you too can feel refreshed and recharged after a visit to this sunny destination.

    Cayman Islands

    With a little bit of adventure and a lot of spa time, you too can feel refreshed and recharged after a visit to this sunny destination.