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Canada: No Passport Required

Join EIA rewards before May 31, 2019 for your chance to win non-stop flights and accommodations for two to your choice of over 20 Canadian destinations.  From St. John’s, WestJet latest non-stop starting June 25, to Victoria, there are breath taking views and memorable experiences across Canada. Visit Conception Bay in St John’s Newfoundland to see sunken whaling ships and waterfalls – a true photographer’s haven. Book a memorable stay on a houseboat in Yellowknife. Head to Winnipeg to “Journey to Churchill” at Assiniboine Park Zoo to watch majestic polar bears dive, swim, and frolic above you through the exhibit’s glass dome. The best part? No passport required!  Click on the airline logos to book your flights today!

48 Hours in Kelowna, BC

A Weekend Getaway

Day 1 – Outdoors and Adventure

Kelowna is surrounded by mountains, parks, lakes and vineyards. So naturally, you could say it’s a beautiful place to play a round of golf. Whether you’re a novice, or picture yourself an amateur Rory McIlroy, you’ll have a monumental time at Kelowna’s awesome golf courses. Take in incredible views with each swing at the Two Eagles golf course, known for its friendly staff, fun track, and stunning lake views.

If you are looking for more adventure, try the family friendly Myra Canyon Adventure Park. It’s open from 10 am until sunset so you won’t feel rushed when you get there. Plus, it’s made for kids three and up, so everyone’s a happy camper.

Reward your soul with an inspiring half-day trip to Myra Canyon. This highly-scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) runs along a steep-walled canyon. Originally built by hand at the turn of the last century, this impressive landmark is highlighted by 2 tunnels and 18 trestle bridges that are too spectacular for words. You can hike it or you can rent a bike or get a guided tour with Myra Canyon Bike Rental & Tours. Take shuttle from downtown Kelowna & guided tour with Kettle Valley Railway Cycling Company or Cheers! Okanagan Tours. For more information on the Myra Canyon Trestles, visit the Myra Canyon Restoration Society website.

Sometimes you just need to connect with nature, and that’s easy to do in Kelowna. If you visit Knox Mountain you’ll be blown away by its accessibility and the short drive it takes to get there. When you get here you can begin a self-guided walk – on your way to the beautiful first and second lookouts that are positively perfect for taking photos of the kids, city, lake, and valley. Watch the bright orange sunset play in the colourful sky and start planning your adventures for the next day.

 

Day 2 – Relax

Sit back and enjoy a journey through the breathtaking Okanagan Valley as you stop and sip spectacular wines at some of the Valley’s award-winning wineries. For more information click here.

Each visitor, young and old, will be glowing with excitement as they get ready to pet…wait for it…kangaroos. Open daily from 10 am to 2 pm, the Kangaroo Creek Farm features other animals too – like wallabies, sugar gliders, peacocks, pigs, and more. Get this – there aren’t any fences and tours are self-guided so you’re able to enjoy everything this fun place has to offer.

Making time to walk along the Waterfront Boardwalk is worthwhile when you visit Kelowna as you’ll get to see epic views of the Okanagan Lake. From there, you can take a 15-minute walk to the bird sanctuary at Rotary Marsh Park to watch for Blue Herons, beavers, Osprey, ducks and more along the sanctuary’s pathways.

Spend your afternoon relaxing on the beach or get on the water to enjoy some standup paddle boarding. Okanagan Beach Rentals has locations at Gyro Beach Park and Bear Creek Provincial Park or get them at the Downtown Marina at the base of Kelowna’s main street.

 Treat yourself with a stay at the Sparkling Hills Resort.  Embrace the peace and quiet with stunning views and first-class service where you can relax, reflect, and unwind. Each overnight stay includes exclusive complimentary resort amenities.

For more information and itineraries click here.

London, ON

Your Next Story, The Forest City

London is a must visit destination for culture and entertainment. We encourage you to experience a city that loves to laugh and live – a city where you’ll find extraordinary hidden history, pristine natural conservation areas, spectacular parkland, renowned entertainment, and a culture of its own! Enjoy a variety of experiences unmatched in Southwestern Ontario.

Must-Sees:

  • As Canada’s largest indoor family fun centre, The Factory has a wide variety of top indoor attractions, creating endless fun things to do for the whole family.
  • The Grand Theatre is Canada’s oldest and longest running live professional theatre.
  • Unique craft brews and local parings to match – creative craft brew culture and great cuisine in vibrant neighbourhoods.
  • Boler Mountain is the year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain biking, the Treetop Adventure Park and more!
  • The Covent Garden Market, located in the heart of London since 1845, offers fresh products, gourmet foods, unique gifts, seasonal outdoors farmers market, events and more!
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48 Hours in Winnipeg, MB

A Weekend Getaway

What on earth can you do in Winnipeg?  There is a surprising amount of fun to be had and some world class experiences!  Here is a quick summary of no-to-be-missed adventures or go straight to a full weekend plan!

Day One 

  • Start the day right at  Clementine then fuel up at one of the city’s trendy coffee shops: Parlour Coffee, or Forth, and wander through the Exchange District, with turn-of-the-20th-century architecture and quirky shops.
  • Take a stroll down the river walk and find  The Forks — Winnipeg’s largest tourist attraction, where there’s always something going on. Head down to the harbour and book a scenic view with Splash Dash Tours or rent a bike at Bee-2-Gether (tandem bikes also available).
  • Head back to the Exchange District for live music and festivals most weekends at The Cube stage plus a great selection of local restaurants and patios.

Day Two

Yellowknife, NWT

A Quick Getaway

Day 1
  1. Take a stroll through Old Town and snap some photos of its ramshackle shacks and eclectic architecture.
  2. Stop for lunch at The Wildcat. If there’s room, find a seat on the sunny patio to watch floatplanes take off and land on Back Bay.
  3. Head over to Old Town Glassworks to pick up a souvenir sandblasted glass made from a recycled wine bottle. Better yet, sign up for a workshop and create your own.
  4. Treat yourself to some of the best fish and chips in the country at Bullock’s Bistro. The whitefish, lingcod and lake trout are often pulled from Great Slave Lake the very same day.
  5. End your day with a pint at the Woodyard Pub. The NWT’s only brewery has a wide selection of craft beer on tap and introduces new experimental small cask or seasonal brews all the time.
Day 2
  1. Wake up and grab a coffee and a bannock ‘n egger at Birchwood Coffee Kó˛
  2. No Yellowknife experience is complete until you’ve been out on the water. Book a tour on a commercial fishing boat with Great Slave Lake Tours and see nets get pulled. And then take home a whitefish for dinner from the fish plant or fish truck down at the government dock.
  3. Now that you’ve built up an appetite, head over to Flavour Trader at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
  4. Before you leave, hop in a voyageur canoe and take the Floating Dinner Theatre tour with NARWAL Northern Adventures. Paddle around the bay and get a world-class fiddle concert at the same time. You’ll see mini-plays, watch painters create works of art and get a traditional meal, too.
Other Things to Do
  1. The city is surrounded by pristine lakes and waterways, with plenty of room for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and boating. Arrange guided fishing expeditions and tours with local operators or rent your own vessel.
  2. Drop in at Somba K’e Plaza on Tuesday evening for the Yellowknife Farmers’ Market. Browse the handmade crafts, home-cooked food and take in a local performance.

For more unique and exciting things to do click here