Many visitors are drawn to Nova Scotia history and nature. The rugged Atlantic coastline is pocked by inlets and bays that are overlooked by tiny fishing villages. The interior changes from forests to low hills to lake settings. And that’s just for starters. Visitors also are immersed in a tableau of fascinating history and an intriguing mix of cultures.
It takes two hands to tick off the benies of skiing in Alberta and British Columbia: Big resorts, reliable snow, no altitude issues, two of North America’s biggest verticals, funky towns, historical hotels, and eye-candy scenery. Another big motivator is the exchange rate, currently providing a 25-30 percent discount off the American dollar (so that $995 Sunshine Mountain Lodge ski week package including five days lifts, lodging, lessons and some activities is actually closer to $750).
Here are my eight tips for planning and making the most of a journey on The Canadian: 1. It’s not all about the Rockies: Though winding through Jasper National Park in the shadow of Mt. Robson (Canada’s highest peak) and viewing the Cariboo range are some of the scenic highlights of the trip, the desert-like […]
The Canadian, operated between Toronto and Vancouver by VIA Rail Canada, a government-owned corporation that is akin to the US’s Amtrak. Although Canada has invested even less in passenger train development than the US, the Canadian holds a special place in the national imagination, and is even featured on the back of Canada’s $10 bill. It is one of North America’s finest passenger trains.
Digby is known for two things not usually found on your standard travel itinerary. First it sits on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world and it is The Scallop Capital of the World. Plus, it boasts a wonderful grand old hotel.