Canada Travel & Recreation
Hamilton's waterfalls a respite from the city and a destination for travellers
Canada issues travel warning for Playa del Carmen, Mexico in wake of ferry explosion
Cook this: Break out the Wheat Thins for pub cheese from Homegrown
Hong Kong gets artsy and other travel news
Cattle ranchers take their ‘beef’ with veggie burgers and ‘meatless meat’ to the next level
Frequent flyers: Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil tops list of premiers racking up international travel
Swimmer 'lucky to be alive' after great white shark attack
Hamilton's waterfalls a respite from the city and a destination for travellers
2018-03-12 23:07:03 HAMILTON - On a brisk afternoon in early March, the water from Hamilton's Tew Falls crashes onto a snow-covered rock. Icicles hang on either side of the ribbon waterfall, and snow is sprinkled on ledges in the gorge. The falls are a smaller, lower-key alternative to the juggernaut of Niagara Falls, about an hour's drive southeast. They're visible from a platform that's easily accessible from a close by parking lot   Read More ...
Canadians still travelling to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, despite warnings
2018-03-12 16:06:31 Both Canada and the U.S. are warning tourists to exercise “a high degree of caution” when visiting the resort city of Playa del Carmen amid security threat concerns. But many Canadians with spring break trips already planned say they aren’t cancelling their flights. Last Wednesday, Canada updated its travel advisory for Mexico to note that the U.S. Embassy in the country had Mexico issued a travel alert for Playa del Carmen and closed its consulate over security concerns   Read More ...
Educ'alcool calls for tough regulations on high-sugar alcohol beverages
2018-03-12 12:38:30 Éduc’alcool, a Quebec organization that promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol, wants the federal and provincial governments to come up with concrete and lasting measures to govern highly sweetened alcoholic beverages. It’s suspected that the consumption of the same kind of product contributed to the death of 14-year-old Athena Gervais, who was found dead March 1 behind her Laval high school   Read More ...
U.S. narrows travel alert for Mexico's Playa del Carmen
2018-03-10 19:03:34 MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has narrowed its travel warning for the Caribbean city of Playa del Carmen amid what it calls an unspecified "ongoing security threat" just as the spring holiday season is kicking into high gear. The revised restrictions now say U.S. government employees must avoid five neighbourhoods in and around a tourist centre filled with hotels, bars and restaurants, but lift a blanket ban that had included several all-inclusive resorts   Read More ...
Silversea liner’s refit will increase passenger capacity, add features
2018-03-10 11:05:02 One of my all-time favourite cruise ships will be getting a makeover by the time you read this. Ultra-luxury line Silversea (cruise.center/silversea) is sending its 540-guest Silver Spirit back to the shipyard in Italy, where she will be cut in half in order to receive a brand new, 49-foot (14.9-metre) long midsection that will increase her overall length to 691 feet (210   Read More ...
Travel adventure list for millionaires includes US$550K trip to near space
2018-03-09 19:03:27 From a US$550,000 "near-space" flight that takes guests to the earth's middle atmosphere, to a private bobsledding experience with an Olympic medalist in Utah, a luxury travel magazine written has rounded up a list of some of the most luxurious and extravagant trips in the world. For many of us, Elite Traveler magazine's list of Top 50 Adventures consists of bucket-list trip ideas that lie well out of our reach, created mainly for millionaires   Read More ...
Canada issues travel warning for Playa del Carmen, Mexico in wake of ferry explosion
2018-03-08 23:33:27 The Canadian government has issued a safety and security warning for travellers visiting Playa del Carmen in Mexico. The advisory notes that the United States issued an alert on Wednesday warning American citizens that information had been received about a security threat in the coastal resort town. U.S. government employees are currently not allowed to travel to the area until further notice   Read More ...
Big cat gets CAT scan at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
2018-03-08 18:05:34 The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium recently put their new CAT scanner to the test during a scan of a different kind of cat – an African lion. Tomo recently received treatment for an infection in his jaw and this CAT scan focused on identifying the extent of an infection within his gums, which would be impossible to examine without the use of CAT imaging. He’s expected to make a full recovery. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE:   Read More ...
Checking In: Three Sherbrooke experiences add up to charming getaway
2018-03-08 18:05:29 The pleasant, small city of Sherbrooke promises romance, relaxation and refinement. It is also is buzzing with businesses, two universities, including Bishop’s, two hospitals and lots of culture. One highlight is the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke, home to the compelling landscapes of painter Frederick Simpson Coburn and photographer François Lafrance. Here is a trio of Sherbrooke experiences that add up to a charming getaway: Auberge Marquis de Montcalm, an antique-filled B&B inspired by Versailles; La Table du Chef, the home of Alain Labrie, one of Quebec’s culinary stars; and Spa Strøm, an outstanding Nordic sanctuary with beautiful baths and progressive casual cuisine   Read More ...
BRIEF-Puma Exploration Signs Red Brook Property Agreement With Rio Tinto Exploration Canada
2018-03-08 15:43:14 March 8 (Reuters) - Puma Exploration Inc: * PUMA EXPLORATION SIGNS RED BROOK PROPERTY AGREEMENT WITH RIO TINTO EXPLORATION CANADA * PUMA EXPLORATION - OPTION AGREEMENT WITH RIO TINTO EXPLORATION CANADA WHERE RTEC TO BUY 100% INTEREST IN RED BROOK PROJECT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:   Read More ...
Tolerance for discomfort can save money on trip to Europe
2018-03-08 15:06:47 DALLAS -- Europe never seems to lose its appeal to American travellers, and the growth of discount airlines and alternatives to expensive hotels make visiting the Old World a bit more affordable. Whether a first-time visitor or making your first trip in many years, travel experts say there are ways you can get to Europe for less and make your money go further once you're there   Read More ...
U.S. bars gov't workers from Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen over 'security threat'
2018-03-08 03:32:59 MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has issued a new travel alert for the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen, where an explosion on a tourist ferry injured 26 people last month. The embassy says in an alert posted on its website that it received information Wednesday about a "security threat" in that city and U.S. government employees are prohibited from going there   Read More ...
Cook this: Break out the Wheat Thins for pub cheese from Homegrown
2018-03-08 01:05:00 Our cookbook of the week is Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots by chef Matt Jennings, a four-time James Beard Foundation nominee for Best Chef: Northeast. Over the next four days, we’ll feature recipes from the book and an interview with its author. To try another recipe from the book, check out: cheddar and squash dumplings; and mussels with red curry broth and lemongrass   Read More ...
Justin Trudeau’s Favorite Places In Canada
2018-03-07 18:06:51 Justin Trudeau is Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, the second youngest Prime Minister and arguable the most charming Prime Minister. This heartthrob has been winning over hearts and minds with his liberal policies and inclusive world view. Living up to the Canada stereotype, Justin Trudeau has quickly gained a reputation of being an all-around “nice guy.” But this handsome world leader has been racking up his frequent flyer miles even before his time in office   Read More ...
Aging Well: Eleanor Robertson — bowling, piano and fishing at the cottage
2018-03-07 12:05:01 and more Canadians are reaching the age of 100. This week, we talk to Montreal seniors who are aging gracefully. Today: Eleanor Robertson, 91. Eleanor Robertson does not regret that she never had children. “I never had much patience,” Robertson said. “When I was a nurse working an overnight in the maternity ward, I couldn’t bear the crying.” Though she has always been fiercely independent, Robertson, who is 91, has a tight circle of friends   Read More ...
Scientists hope to save northern white rhino from extinction
2018-03-06 11:03:29 JOHANNESBURG - As the health of the world's last male northern white rhino declines in Kenya, a global team of scientists and conservationists is pushing ahead with an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction with the help of the two surviving females. Participants in the project to create northern white rhino embryos through in vitro fertilization say its success depends not on the sick, elderly male named Sudan, but on his daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu, whose eggs would likely have to be extracted because the rhinos can't reproduce naturally   Read More ...
Alcoholic drink FCKD UP pulled after 14-year-old Quebec girl found dead
2018-03-05 20:09:43 MONTREAL — Geloso Group is ceasing production of a sweetened alcoholic beverage and pulling the product from store shelves as calls for tougher regulations and controls surrounding the drinks ramped up over the weekend. The Quebec beverage company said in a statement on Sunday that it has ordered employees to stop producing FCKD UP immediately. The decision comes after the death of 14-year-old Athena Gervais last week in Laval, Que   Read More ...
Cook this: Cheddar and squash dumplings from Homegrown
2018-03-05 18:05:08 Our cookbook of the week is Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots by chef Matt Jennings, a four-time James Beard Foundation nominee for Best Chef: Northeast. Over the next four days, we’ll feature recipes from the book and an interview with its author. Chef Matt Jennings finishes these sharp cheddar and squash dumplings with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of toasted sunflower seeds, and a drizzle of maple syrup   Read More ...
Montreal named second-best city for millennials, not counting avocados
2018-03-05 15:05:21 Montreal may not be the most common subject of millennial trend pieces, but it has come second in the world in a new ranking of the best cities for millennials by the furnished apartment site Nestpick. Berlin was the only city to best Montreal in a ranking that is said to have been whittled down to 100 destinations from thousands of initial options   Read More ...
Geloso stops production of FCKD UP alcoholic drink after girl's death
2018-03-05 05:36:40 Laval-based Groupe Geloso has decided to cease production and recall cans of sugary alcoholic drink FCKD UP, it announced on Sunday. In an email to various media, co-president Aldo Geloso said he announced the immediate stop to production. The decision comes after demands for government intervention to better regulate the sale of alcoholic energy drinks after the death of 14-year-old Athena Gervais last week   Read More ...
Fiorentina soccer captain Davide Astori found dead in hotel room before match at age 31
2018-03-04 20:33:44 Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday at the age of 31 after a suspected cardiac arrest before an Italian league match.The defender, who has also played 14 times for Italy’s national team, was discovered by Fiorentina staff when he failed to show up for breakfast at the hotel in Udine. Fiorentina’s game at Udinese in northeast Italy was called off, along with all fixtures in the country’s top two divisions   Read More ...
You Can Hang Out With Bald Eagles and Seals on This Canadian River Rafting Adventure
2018-03-04 16:05:37 Every year, hundreds of salmon-seeking bald eagles flock to the breathtaking Squamish River just an hour north of Vancouver, providing locals with some of the best bird watching on the continent. About an hour north of bustling Vancouver lies a small, cozy mountain settlement called Squamish. Though its human population is just under 20,000, the town is home to one of the world’s largest populations of wintering bald eagles   Read More ...
Volunteers travel from across Ontario to search for toddler swept away by river
2018-03-04 02:03:44 Nearly 11 days after a three-year-old boy was swept away by a flooded river near the town of Grand Valley in southwestern Ontario, hundreds of volunteers from across the province are continuing to search for him. “We’ve met people from Kitchener, we’ve met people from Toronto, I met a lady from Muskoka,” Bob Dougald, who travelled from nearby Orangeville to provide food for the volunteers, told CTV Kitchener   Read More ...
Tiger vs bear: Ferocious fight caught on camera at Indian national park
2018-03-04 00:09:26 Video shot at the Tadoba National Park in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday, shows an adult tiger face off with the sloth bear. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE:   Read More ...
Tiger vs bear: Ferocious fight caught on camera at national park in India
2018-03-03 23:07:25 A violent fight between a male tiger and a female sloth bear at Tadoba National Park in Western Maharashtra state in India was captured on camera on Wednesday.Akshay Kumar, a naturalist leading a tourist safari at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge managed to film the clash.Kumar said the tiger was cooling off in water when the sloth bear arrived with her cub   Read More ...
Caught on video: Violent brawl between bear and tiger at Indian nature park
2018-03-03 23:06:18 A naturalist travelling through a national park in India witnessed a dramatic fight between a male tiger and a female sloth bear and caught the action on video. Akshay Kumar, a naturalist leading a tourist safari through Tadoba National Park in central India, witnessed the battle on Wednesday. Kumar told The Associated Press the tiger was cooling off in some water when the bear arrived with her cub   Read More ...
March Break survival guide: 9 tips for the travelling family
2018-03-01 22:33:08 Families across Canada are gearing up for their much-anticipated March Break travel – and let’s face it, the kids can hardly contain their excitement.Parents and single travellers, on the other hand, are doing everything they can to prepare for a fun and smooth getaway that can easily be derailed by all the chaos that comes with March Break travel. Whether it’s a cruise, theme park, all-inclusive resort or visiting family, almost everywhere is expected to be busy, busy, busy – and let’s face it, probably a little pricey, too   Read More ...
Checking In: 1865 Griffintown row houses reborn as B&B
2018-03-01 18:06:00 The petite Hôtel Particulier Griffintown is a homespun getaway at the epicentre of Montreal’s hip, progressive neighbourhood. This is history in the making. The lodging establishment is a series of interconnected brick row houses that date to 1865. And it’s wedged between the historic Horse Palace and the new city-within-a-city of towering glass condos. L’Hôtel Particulier Griffintown operates as a B&B, but with an unusual formula   Read More ...
Hong Kong gets artsy and other travel news
2018-02-28 23:18:43 March is the best time for artsy travellers to explore Hong Kong. During Hong Kong Arts Month, events take place across the city — everything from major exhibitions to dance, music, theatre and local happenings. Here is a sample: * The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) runs to March 24 and features more than 1,700 international and local artists in 130 performances   Read More ...
Cattle ranchers take their ‘beef’ with veggie burgers and ‘meatless meat’ to the next level
2018-02-27 18:06:38 They sizzle, they bleed and they taste very similar to actual animal flesh – but should alternative meat burgers and other plant-based products that mimic the taste of the real thing be permitted to bear a “meat” label? The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association doesn’t think so. , the beef industry group is taking measures to prevent alternative proteins from using the term “meat” in their marketing and packaging   Read More ...
Frequent flyers: Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil tops list of premiers racking up international travel
2018-02-27 18:06:12 The premier of one of Canada’s smallest provinces racked up the most international travel in 2017 — spending more than one month outside of Canada on government trips.A Global News analysis has found Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil spent 19 more days abroad than any other premier in Canada.He spent 43 days outside of the country in 2017, including taxpayer-funded work trips to Washington, D   Read More ...
‘Steaks don’t travel well’: How the restaurant industry plans to beat Amazon’s drones
2018-02-27 16:33:47 TORONTO — Restaurateurs face pressure from an ever-widening set of competitors including meal-kit companies and online food delivery startups, but a group of industry leaders remain convinced that ambience will beat Amazon. “Amazon is an indication of how much broader the competitive set is now,” Jordan Holm, president of the casual dining chain Boston Pizza, told an audience this week at the annual foodservice and hospitality convention RC Show in Toronto   Read More ...
Polar bears keep thriving even as global warming alarmists keep pretending they’re dying
2018-02-27 14:05:57 One powerful polar bear fact is slowly rising above the message of looming catastrophe repeated endlessly by the media: More than 15,000 polar bears have not disappeared since 2005. Although the extent of the summer sea ice after 2006 dropped abruptly to levels not expected until 2050, the predicted 67-per-cent decline in polar bear numbers simply didn’t happen. Rather, global polar bear numbers have been stable or slightly improved   Read More ...
'You have to be respectful of their power': A wildlife sculptor on encountering bears in the woods
2018-02-27 09:14:54 "I grew up in Revelstoke (British Columbia) and the bear was something we were very aware when we'd be out huckleberry picking or hiking." As a child, Vancouver stone sculptor Cathryn Jenkins developed a love of the natural world along with an interest in her mother's stone sculpting studio. Now she's fused these two inspirations into a career as a full-time sculptor, carving bears, eagles and more   Read More ...
Atlantic wildlife rehabilitation facility bracing for baby animal season
2018-02-25 16:32:46 A facility for rescued wild animals in New Brunswick is bracing for a surge in orphaned critters that need help. The Atlantic Wildlife Institute, headquartered in Cookville, N.B., sees about 65 per cent of their annual calls as the snow melts and animals start having babies. They see about 3,000 to 5,000 referrals every year. The institute provides wildlife rehabilitation, education, and emergency management services in all four Atlantic provinces   Read More ...
Swimmer 'lucky to be alive' after great white shark attack
2018-02-25 06:06:28 A woman enjoying a dusk skinny dip at an Australian beach is lucky to be alive after she was attacked by a great white shark. It was the first shark attack in Sydney’s Botany Bay in more than 25 years. Anna Shurapey, 55, was nipped by the three-metre shark at Little Congwong Beach on Friday evening. Randwick City Council says the victim was assisted about 20 metres to shore where paramedics treated “serious wounds” on her right leg   Read More ...
'Don't gloat': Germans get Canada travel advice after Olympic hockey shock
2018-02-24 10:02:00 BERLIN (AFP) - German tourists planning a trip to Canada received some tongue-in-cheek advice from their government Friday after their unheralded ice hockey team dumped mighty Canada out of the Winter Olympics, being warned not to gloat at their guests. Germany completed a shock run to their first men's Olympic hockey final by dethroning the two-time defending champions Canada 4-3 in Pyeongchang to book a gold medal showdown against Olympic Athletes from Russia   Read More ...
'Hug A Canadian': Why Germany Issued Hilarious Travel Advisory
2018-02-24 08:33:45 German tourists planning a trip to Canada received some tongue-in-cheek advice from their government Friday after their unheralded ice hockey team dumped mighty Canada out of the Winter Olympics. Germany completed a shock run to their first men's Olympic hockey final by dethroning the two-time defending champions Canada 4-3 in Pyeongchang to book a gold medal showdown against Olympic Athletes from Russia   Read More ...
Next flight to Wakanda? Airports having some fun on Twitter after 'Black Panther' release
2018-02-24 02:06:04 Now boarding the next flight to … Wakanda? Some airports had fun this week on Twitter with the futuristic African country in the hit movie “Black Panther.” Orlando International Airport tweeted a photo of an airplane bearing the words “Wakanda Air” and a black panther logo. The tweet said the airport was “delighted to announce … daily nonstop flights to the beautiful nation of Wakanda   Read More ...
Why India has better things to do than hang out with Justin Trudeau
2018-02-23 15:33:58 There has been a lot of handwringing in Canada lately about why Justin Trudeau’s visit to India has been such an internationally recognized disaster. Canada’s reputation as a terrorist haven is a big reason, but there’s also a more sobering explanation: India is an incredibly large and busy country that has better things to do than hang out with Canadians. In pure population terms, Justin Trudeau is to India what the president of Djibouti is to Canada   Read More ...