May 9, 1999 |
Just below the summit of Cougar Mountain, in southwestern Alberta, is a grassy plateau the size of a football field. The meadow is roughly 8,000 feet above sea level, a modest altitude for the Canadian Rockies, but standing there is a singular experience. What makes the humpbacked mountain such an unforgettable place is the surrounding scenery: a 360-degree panorama of deep, forested valley and craggy, snowcapped peaks.
December 7, 1997 |
To really serious skiers, what I'm going to say is heresy. But the newly revamped French Canadian village that is emerging at the base of the venerable Tremblant ski resort in Quebec Province is so irresistibly charming, it very well could tempt you away from the slopes.
July 26, 1998 |
Most visitors to the walled city of Quebec go for the rich history, the breathtaking scenery and the romance of Paris right here in North America. But what about the country mice among us? Last fall, my husband and I, our two young children in tow, took a mini-vacation on Ile d'Orleans, a tranquil island in the St. Lawrence River. We could admire the skyline of the city only 15 miles away, yet feel as if we were in rural France.
July 1, 2001 |
I joined the standing ovation for "Mamma Mia" and thought, "Clinically depressed people should come to this show in busloads for a few hours of relief and old-fashioned joy." But I couldn't linger. "The Lion King" was also about to let out half a block away, and I had to get my 8-year-old daughter, Madeline, and solicit her opinion. She had seen one show on Broadway and was a budding theater snob.
February 16, 1999 |
U.S. residents made a record 14.89 million trips to Canada in 1998, fueled by strong economic growth at home and a relatively weak Canadian dollar, Statistics Canada said. The Canadian dollar averaged 67.5 U.S. cents in 1998. "For the first time in over a decade, the number of U.S. tourists visiting Canada outnumbered Canadian tourists visiting the U.S.," said John Olsthoorn, spokesman for the Canadian Tourism Commission.
August 20, 1990 |
North Americans are falling out of love with Niagara Falls, but their place is being taken by a growing influx of Japanese. The number of Americans visiting the world-famous falls has dropped at an annual rate of 8.4% over the past two years, a drop of more than 3 million visits. But the number of Japanese tourists to Canada jumped by a quarter in 1989 to 450,000, with Niagara Falls a favorite destination, according to government statistics.