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COVID Tests for Travel

Jason Kmet, owner and pharmacist at Polaris Travel Clinic reviews and explains the different types of COVID 19 tests required for entry and re-entry into various countries.

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Amtrak Celebrates 50 Years

Since 1971, Amtrak has been America’s Railroad, connecting friends and families across the country to the places they want to go. A national system connecting more than 500 destinations across 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, on more than 21,400 miles of routes.

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Touring Banff and Jasper National Parks


 Travel expert Onanta Forbes shares

some of the highlights of her

tour through Banff and

Jasper National Parks. 

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (July 18/21)

Flair Airlines

Ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines, recently announced non-stop, low fare flights between 8 Canadian cities and 6 U.S destinations. Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer discusses the new routes and Flair Airlines in general.

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True Key Vacations

True Key Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce the launch of the True Key Vacations, a new short term rental management company offering potential travelers the option of fully-equipped, self-contained vacation rentals across British Columbia. Property locations include the Columbia Valley, Sooke and Parksville on Vancouver Island.

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Charity Pro Travel

Charity Pro Travel, brings people and charities together for a cause. Customers always get the lowest price, exceptional customer service, and a travel brand you can trust. Every time you book a hotel, airfare, car rental or vacation package Charity Pro Travel donates up to 50% of their commission to your

favorite charity.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (July 11/21)

Heritage Park, Calgary AB

Heritage Park is a registered charity and Canada's largest living history museum. Located in Calgary, and only 15 minutes away from downtown, Heritage Park provides an immersive experience that connects people with the settlement of Western Canada.

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Fogo Island Inn, NFLD

This award-winning Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. The Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community to help secure a sustainable and resilient future for Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

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Prospect Ridge, Heritage Park

Calgary, AB

This newly-restored area helps to tell the story of how natural resources played an  important role in Alberta's history. From the rich coal deposits to the discovery of oil, Alberta's history would have taken a very different course if not for the abundance of natural resources. 

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11 Travel Safety Tips

With many starting to travel again, there are new safety precautions people should take given COVID. Doug Parisi, Director of Training for discusses 11 tips to ensure your long-awaited travel plans aren’t interrupted. 

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Boatsetter bridges the boating world in a way it has never been connected before. Whether you're looking for a boat rental for a day or a week-long charter, they provide the largest marketplace for any boating experience, with over 17,000 boats in over 600 locations to choose from.

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Sports Traveler

Every year, thousands of sports fans celebrate their passion for the games they love by traveling to the most iconic sports stadiums, ballparks, and venues on the planet. Sports Traveler handles all the planning and trip preparation needed to guarantee great tickets to the game and make your game day experience one to remember.

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ArriveCan App

All travellers coming to Canada by

land or air, are required to provide travel, contact and quarantine information through ArriveCAN, within 72 hours of their arrival. Ken Stewart from

Crowfoot Travel Solutions explains how the process works.

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AB Hotels and Phase 3 Opening

The Government of Alberta has announced its Open for Summer Plan, which began May 28 and aims to lift all COVID restrictions by the end of June.

Dave Kaiser, President and CEO of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association discusses how hotels are getting

set for the Phase 3 opening July 1.

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, AB

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. Through vast landscapes, exhibits, and diverse programming, learn about the cultural significance of this cliff to the Plains People.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (June 20/21)

Car Rental Shortage

They're calling it the "carpocalypse." Car rental companies are running out of vehicles and prices are soaring. 

But there are other ways to get around this summer. Author, advocate, and journalist Chris Elliott has some advice.

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Blackburn Inn, Staunton. VA

The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center is marked by a rich and historic past, as it was once an integral part of the Western State Hospital. As it stands now, the historic hotel exudes a distinctive and unmistakably American look – characterized by red brick, whitewashed wood trim, classical moldings, and dramatic, light-filled hallways.

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Las Vegas, NV

On June 1, Las Vegas returned to pre-pandemic guidelines, including removing all restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings and more. They can’t wait to welcome you back. David Yeskel, AKA The Vegas Guru highlights some of the new venues and attractions.

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Travel Health Insurance Association Travel Survey

Canadians’ desire to travel to the U.S. had declined in recent years, but survey findings from THIA show that the U.S. is the most popular first travel destination for Canadians, based on proximity to avoid air travel and the country’s vaccination rollout. THIA's Will McAleer dives into some of the survey findings.

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Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, BC

Vancouver Island’s celebrated luxury outpost Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge skirts the banks of its namesake ocean inlet, Clayoquot Sound and offers an escape to the still, tranquil beauty of Canada’s remote wilderness. Accessible only by seaplane and set among magnificent conifer forests, the lodge offers guests an unforgettable experience of the landscape and its wildlife.

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15 Beautiful Alberta Road Trips

Quite possibly the most varied province in Canada, there are so many incredible Alberta road trips. From the rugged Canadian badlands to the jaw-dropping Rocky Mountains, Alberta has everything you could want. Whether it’s exploring the wide-open prairies or one of Canada’s most photographed lakes, there’s an Alberta road trip for everyone.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (June 6/21)

Canada Day Giveaway

Enter to win a pair of Diner's Wraps between May 27 and June 27, 2021.
Grand prize (4 Diner's Wraps) will be drawn June 27, 2021.
Winners announced each Sunday on the Informed Traveler.

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The Best Glamping Spots in Canada

There’s no need to suffer through a night in a soggy tent to experience getting back to nature. Glamping, a portmanteau of glamour and camping, is an easy way to enjoy the great outdoors — without doing all the heavy lifting. For those ready to amp up their next camping trip, here’s a range of cross-Canada options sure to please both nature lovers and urbanites.

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Jasper Motorcycle Tours, Jasper AB

Jasper Motorcycle Tours offers sidecar tours in the great Canadian Rockies on legendary Harley Davidson motorcycles, driven by professional riders. With a choice of high alpine destinations, only short distances from Jasper, you can have an amazing mountainous ride in just hours. 

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