Alberta making efforts to draw more visitors

Alberta making efforts to draw more visitors

The province of Alberta in Canada is making efforts to attract more Chinese tourists, especially ahead of the China-Canada Tourist Year in 2018, according to Darlene Fedoroshyn, the Travel Alberta director of business development in the Asia-Pacific. Alberta, in western part of Canada, is home to many iconic tourist attractions, such as the Banff and Jasper national parks, as well as Lake Louise. The province’s tourist department, Travel Alberta, is trying to tap the Chinese…

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Malacca set to showcase its history with China-style outdoor show

Malacca set to showcase its history with China-style outdoor show

KUALA LUMPUR-Boo Kuang Loon, a Malacca-born businessman, had always wanted to contribute to the Malaysian city’s cultural richness. But he never thought that a letter to Zhang Yimou, a renowned Chinese director, would make his dream come true. In early 2013, when traveling in China, Boo was stunned by Impression Liu Sanjie, an outdoor show directed by Zhang held in Yangshuo, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. He then wrote to the director, who is well known…

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The 10 Secrets to Bargaining in China

The 10 Secrets to Bargaining in China

Bargaining in China is an art form — a scripted performance in which everyone has a role to play. Follow our shopping guide to nail your lines and get the best deals. The more you save, the more jade, tea, silk, pearls and other Chinese specialities you can bring home. 1. (Almost) everything’s negotiable When can you haggle in China, and when are prices set in stone? Wares at any open-air or indoor market are…

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Dawson City – Home of the Sourtoe Cocktail

Dawson City – Home of the Sourtoe Cocktail

There’s something about folks who live in tough climates that I just love. They have a sense of independence and a do-it-yourself attitude I find highly appealing. And they don’t come much tougher — or more colourful — than in Dawson City, Yukon. Last time I was there I met a farmer who grows organic crops on the far side of the Yukon River and lives off the grid, using solar power and a windmill…

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Travel Tips in Canada

Travel Tips in Canada

Tip 131: Hike Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail “I do this hike every year. It’s world-class and always a beautiful adventure.” — Travelzoo member Elaine Tip 132: Drive Route 132 in Quebec “A new controlled-access highway has been built, but take the road less travelled. With all the transport trucks and commercial traffic gone, the old roads are far more scenic. Examples include Route 132, the old road along the south shore of the St. Lawrence…

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7 Family-Friendly Day Trips from Vancouver

7 Family-Friendly Day Trips from Vancouver

You don’t have to venture too far out of the city to experience an exciting escape from Vancouver. These seven day trip destinations offer something fun and active for everyone in the family. 1. Visit Squamish Head north along the scenic 45-minute Sea to Sky highway. Pan for gold or delve deep into the mines at the Britannia Mine Museum. Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola for stunning views of the Howe Sound fjord and…

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Ride a Mountain Coaster in Revelstoke, B.C.

Ride a Mountain Coaster in Revelstoke, B.C.

Boasting the most vertical in North America, the Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also home to a thrilling ride called the Pipe Mountain Coaster. The ride itself takes only a minute or two, depending on how fast you want to go, but it’s a thrilling minute or two, making you want to go again. And maybe again. To begin, you’ll ride the gondola to the top, which is a beautiful scenic view in itself. At busy…

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8 Things You Should Know to Choose Your Perfect China Trip

8 Things You Should Know to Choose Your Perfect China Trip

China is a country rich in culture, history and natural beauty — and thanks to government investments in the tourism industry, it’s easier than ever for Canadians to pay a visit. Tour companies offer a multitude of trips, often at surprisingly reasonable prices. With so many package tours available, the challenge is figuring out which one is right for you. To help, here’s our inside account of eight things you should know about the components…

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6 Family Day Weekend Deals (Some of Them Are Free)

6 Family Day Weekend Deals (Some of Them Are Free)

We all enjoy a holiday weekend, and that time off is made even more special when we spend the day with our loved ones. Our deal experts have rounded up a list of family-friendly excursions you can take with your clan this weekend. Happy Family Day from our families to yours. If you’d like to get outside Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Bow River Valley Features stunning views of the Canadian Rockies while…

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Bottle Houses of PEI

Bottle Houses of PEI

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, we’re bringing you 150 Travelzoo Tips — one per day until July 1 — to help you explore and enjoy this great land. For tip 27, travel writer, photographer and consultant Jim Byers takes us to PEI. There’s a lovely chapel in Cap-Egmont, PEI,  filled with beautiful light. Across the way, past the pretty pond, is a small tavern. Just a few metres away is a nice,…

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