Archive for December, 2014

Food, Souvenirs

Eau Claire Distillery's Parlour Gin works perfectly in a classic martini. Photo by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

Sweet Gin From the Prairies: Small Town Eau Claire Distillery Brews Premium Spirits

  When it comes to boozy spirits, Alberta is best known for its brown liquors, namely the much-heralded Alberta Premium rye whisky. But the province’s […]

December 22, 2014 ×

Destinations, Food

The iconic Fairmont Palliser hotel celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. Photo by Julie Van Rosendaal

The Fairmont Palliser Celebrates its 100th Christmas

The holiday season is elegantly festive at Calgary’s landmark luxury hotel The Canadian west was yet wild and sparsely populated and Calgary a remote prairie […]

December 19, 2014 ×


Vats Happenin’ at Calgary’s Village Brewery

Vats Happenin’ at Calgary’s Village Brewery

Tasting homegrown ales in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies Surrounded by the work of local artists in the Village Brewery employee lounge, brewery tour […]

December 15, 2014 ×

Destinations, Experiences

Canmore Nordic Centre trails and facilities are open to novice and professional cross-country skiers alike. Photos courtesy Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Winter recreation in Kananaskis Country

Cross-country skiing, skating and snow biking at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park Banff National Park is a world-renowned downhill ski destination, but an array of […]

December 10, 2014 ×


Bighorn sheep are a common sight in Alberta’s mountain parks. Small herds sometimes stop traffic on highways and side roads. Photo courtesy of Tourism Canmore

Alpine Animal Encounters: Wildlife Watching in Canada’s Rocky Mountains

  If you’ve decided to visit the Canadian Rockies this winter, you want to see wildlife. The bigger and hairier, the more spectacular the story […]

December 8, 2014 ×

Experiences, Food

The ceiling-scraping Christmas tree brings holiday cheer to the Jasper Park Lodge. Photo by Julie Van Rosendaal

A Christmas in November to remember

Celebrity chefs and stress-free celebration at Jasper Park Lodge A gang of women dressed in their best cocktail dresses and heels are gathered around a […]

December 2, 2014 ×

Destinations, Food

The magic of Christkindl Market

The magic of Christkindl Market

Experience a German-Canadian Christmas festival one hour from Toronto Echoes of “Prost!” and the clink of beer steins have barely faded after Kitchener’s Oktoberfest — […]

December 1, 2014 ×


Photo by Zoltan Varadi

Editor’s note: The Canadian travel landscape

Experience the country’s physical and human geography with Wapawekka Up with the sun, we were fishing for walleye in the blue-green water of a boulder-banked […]

December 1, 2014 ×


All photos by Angela Dillon

The winter waters of the Banff Springs Hotel spa

Let yourself in on a Rocky Mountain hot spring secret at the Banff Springs Hotel spa I slip into the Willow Stream Spa at the […]

December 1, 2014 ×