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Calgary hotels

Escape to Calgary and Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Aug. 5, 2016
By Naomi Witherick

Fancy a taste of the city during your mountain vacation? Calgary is a dynamic and friendly urban oasis at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.

Canadian Rockies, Calgary, places to stay

Why Calgary?

Just an hour and a half from Banff, Calgary is right on your doorstep if you’re staying in the national park. If you’re flying through Calgary International Airport, the city a great place to explore before or after your time in the mountains.

From historic sites to urban glitz, the city is pocketed with eclectic districts. Sample the unique shops, funky bistros and buzzing nightlife in Kensington Village, Stephen Ave Downtown Pedestrian Mall, Inglewood and 17th Avenue SW. With endless bike and walking paths (many along the Bow and Elbow Rivers), it’s very safe and child-friendly. (more…)

10 Cool Kid-Friendly Hotels Across Canada

By LIZ BRUCKNER

FantasyLand Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall

Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi aside, when visiting a hotel with the shorter set, it’s the kid-specific perks that garner real praise with parents. From kid concierges to in-hotel scavenger hunts, these nationwide homes-away-from-home earn serious child-friendly clout. (more…)

New Hotel Openings Across Canada

By WAHEEDA HARRIS

Photo: courtesy of Design Hotels

Good news for travellers: Several new hotels are opening their doors in Canadian cities in the next few months, and some have just opened their doors for the summer. Here’s what’s new and fabulous for the latter half of 2012. (more…)

10 Hotels Worth Booking Just for the Breakfast

By KAT TANCOCK

Southern fried chicken and waffles at the Drake Hotel, Toronto (Photo: courtesy of the Drake Hotel)

Location’s lovely and a soft bed’s swell, but for our money, we’ll take a hotel with a standout breakfast to fuel our wanderings any day of the week.

Here are 10 of the best and most drool-inducing, extravagant and unique breakfasts at Canadian hotels. (more…)

12 Canadian Hotels that Made History

By WAHEEDA HARRIS

John Lennon Suite at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, site of the famous 1969 "bed-in" (Photo: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)

Whether spectacular, notorious, or just plain odd, these hotels all have a story to tell.

One served as a backdrop for  a rare Marilyn Monroe photo shoot when she was at the height of her fame, another was the site of John and Yoko’s legendary “bed-in” in the ’60s, still others were hideouts for bootleggers and recluses.

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New Hotels Opening Across Canada in 2012

Trump Tower Hotel in progress

By Waheeda Harris

Canadians will have more options for hotel accommodation in the new  year. Here’s what’s opening from coast to coast in 2012. (more…)