By SHANNON KELLY
The Olde Angel Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake was founded in 1789 (Photo: Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Determining Canada’s oldest bars is a delicate matter. First, it depends on the meaning of “oldest”: Is it the oldest continuously operating pubs? The first bars to open in Canada, despite having closed for a period or having changed names and/or locations?
And then there are the establishments with a fuzzy history: they may have closed, they may not have—no one is quite sure. Not to mention that Canada wasn’t even technically Canada until 1867, so—if you’re one to split hairs—bars opened before that date weren’t Canadian.
You see the problem. (more…)
By LAURA PELLERINE
# 3 – Granby Zoo (Photo: Austin H. Kapfumvuti)
Montreal is a festival city, and explodes with activity year-round. There’s always something family friendly to do, whether it’s biking on the waterfront, learning circus skills, exploring a living-history or science museum or pigging out at the city’s decadant ice-cream parlours, chocolate shops and crêperies. (more…)
By KAT TANCOCK
Photo: André Gallant/Tourism New Brunswick
New Brunswick’s capital has more going for it than just lobster and the legislature (though the former makes for a unique potato chip). Here are six reasons you should make Fredericton a stop on your Maritime itinerary.
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Recently, American Express and the AIR MILES Reward Program partnered to create a new credit card that offers Cardmembers a wide range of travel benefits, from booking services to in-transit conveniences to entertainment access. This new passport to the world—the American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card—has you covered for almost every aspect of your trip you can imagine! Here is our top-to-bottom guide of the card’s benefits.
By Phil Birnbaum
There’s nothing like the bespoke pieces and hard-to-find labels that boutiques offer. From beautiful pieces for your home, or curated fashions, boutiques offer a unique shopping experience. Enjoy this slideshow of ten boutiques we love across Quebec. (more…)
By AMANDA HALM
ALT Hotel Quebec City burst onto the scene with a brazen proposition: no bell hops, no valets, no seasonal price changes, no tiny shampoo bottles. It’s a sleek, modern, à-la-carte alternative to huge chains and dated inns. The so-called “service light” approach means the decadence is in the details. High ceilings, luxurious Egyptian-cotton bedding, in-room Keurig machines and spa-style shower rooms are all standard at the ALT Hotel Quebec City.
See the photographic tour of ALT Hotel Quebec City »
By AMANDA HALM
Quebec City Restaurants: Café du Clocher Penché prepares for brunch (Photo: hebdromadaires)
Quebec City restaurants run the gamut from the ultra-traditional to the sleekly modern. Visitors focused on the old walled portion of the town, however, are missing out. Some of the best flavours of the region can be found in the Quebec City restaurants located just outside the walls where touristy trappings are replaced with exciting menus and an urban vibe. Renowned bistros and cafés populate hip neighbourhoods like in Saint-Roch and Saint-Jean-Baptiste—both easily accessible by foot from the old quarter. Below, our picks for the best Quebec City restaurants on the roads less travelled.
See the list of the best six Quebec City restaurants outside the walls »
In a glimmering party room at downtown Toronto’s InterContinental hotel last week, travel enthusiasts, bloggers and at least one Food Network celebrity gathered for an exciting announcement from American Express Canada and the AIR MILES Reward Program. A new product would be unveiled that would change the way the modern traveller booked tickets, scouted activities, found hotel rooms and planned journeys.
The big reveal: the American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card.
Where Canada is proud to partner with American Express and AIR MILES to introduce the Reserve Card. This new credit card offers so many premium travel benefits to Cardmembers, that we thought we’d highlight a few of the best for you! Below, check out 11 of the many things to love about the new American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card.
By ALINA SEAGAL
Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia (Photo: Alina Seagal)
An adventure through Atlantic Canada is not complete until you visit a fishing village or two. Here, you’ll find the freshest seafood, a new lifestyle and some stunning coastal views. Marvel at the postcard views of Peggy’s Cove, walk along the ocean floor during incredibly low tides around Alma or simply head to the village known internationally for its tasty oysters. Hundreds of fishing settlements dot the East Coast, yet we’ve selected some of the most memorable ones for you to see. (more…)