Experience some of the most iconic Canadian attractions, from high tea in B.C. to high tides in New Brunswick, during Canada’s 150th-anniversary year (and beyond)!
Grass-covered mounds in an overgrown meadow indicate the hidden history of an 11th-century Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows—on the tip of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Great Northern Peninsula. Today, the excavated wood-framed sod buildings and ancient artifacts comprise a National Historic Site that tells of the Scandinavian explorers whose arrival pre-dated Christopher Columbus by 500 years.
GO WITH THE FLOW
The Maritimes’ rocky seascape hosts the ebb and flow of the world’s highest tides at the Bay of Fundy. Witness the movement of more than 160 billion tons of water while perch atop one of the surrounding cliffs, then partake in a walk among the eroded sea stacks at low tide for an equally dramatic Atlantic Ocean view. Or embark on a guided kayak tour of the bay, where you can learn about everything from the East Coast fishing economy to the local marine life.
WIN SOME MEMORIES
Enter the Liquidity VIP Getaway contest for a chance to win an extravagant experience at B.C.’s Liquidity Wines, including a two-night stay (for up to four people), chef’s dinner and return transportation via private jet. Contest closes June 30, 2017.
TAKE TIME FOR TEA
Tea at Victoria, B.C.’s Fairmont Empress Hotel has been a daily ritual since 1908. China teapots brimming with a selection of 21 teas are served alongside dainty sandwiches and sweet delights on tiered silver platters. Traditional delicacies like house-made scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserves and lavender from the hotel’s rooftop garden make this a sophisticated indulgence that’s truly fit for a queen.
CRUISE THE YUKON RIVER
Before roads became the main means of transportation in the Yukon, “paddlewheeler” boats ruled northern waterways. Boarding the Klondike Spirit—the only paddle-wheel riverboat still operating in the territory—affords visitors the opportunity to learn about the infamous rush for gold and glory of the late 1800s, while admiring Dawson City from the water.
SAFARI WITH POLAR BEARS
The snow-camouflaged symbols of the Canadian tundra call Churchill, Manitoba home during their annual migration from dry land to sea ice. Thousands of tourists arrive in the remote Hudson Bay village each autumn to clamber aboard tundra vehicles in hopes of glimpsing the popular ice bears. Book a five-night polar bear adventure—complete with meals, accommodations and Tundra Buggy adventure—for an unforgettable Churchill experience.