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Why you should spend Easter with your family in Canada!

posted March 31, 2017


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Escape the UK’s April showers and hit Canada for a fabulous mini break for Easter! Whether you would prefer an exuberating ski-trip or luxurious shopping extravaganza, Canada promises to be the perfect destination for this time of year. Savoury food, picturesque mountain views, and challenging but exciting ski slopes will make your stay in Canada unforgettable. And with the great deals going on, it’s one not to be missed.

Where to Stay:

Travel to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a Banff ski holiday that will be memorable for the whole family. Three different ski resorts and over 8,000 acres of terrain ensure that you’ll never have to ski the same run twice. With a great variety of ski runs ranging in difficulty from black to blue, the resort has something for everyone – whatever your ability. Breath-taking views of the mountains and Lake Louise, an abundance of varied runs, an exciting village and great après ski make this the place to be! The fresh powder is waiting, so get your skis on.

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See two fabulous destinations in one when you head to Toronto and Niagara Falls – this is the perfect getaway package. Discover the must-see parts of Ontario with a trip that starts with shopping, fine dining and wonderful views in historic and modern Toronto, ending with the world-renowned roar of Niagara Falls. Creating such fond memories here, this will be an Easter you will never forget.

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Indulge your adventurous side with our Arctic holiday which travels North to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, and then finishes in Ottawa. Take a ride on a snowmobile across the frozen tundra, build an igloo, or spend the day on the edge of the sea ice-watching the local wildlife, but dress warm! Arctic temperatures and abundant snow will have your kids fooled that they’re at the North Pole, while sweeping landscapes will amaze them. Despite the cool climate, you will still be avoiding those April showers!

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Where to Eat:

Priding itself on being a combination of ‘Louisiana, Acadiana, and Canadiana, Tooloulou’s is a unique find and the place to get a hearty breakfast before skiing in Banff. The breakfast menu offers favourites of the American South with a Canadian twist. Play it safe with a stack of flapjacks and a side of bacon, or indulge with a ‘Starvin’ Marvin,’ – a 6 oz steak with the works. No matter your choice, be sure to order grits to complete your Southern experience!

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Toronto’s oldest restaurant, The Senator proves that classics never go out of style. Serving up both classic and modern Canadian dishes with locally sourced ingredients, The Senator offers a fresh dining experience with a historic feel. Sit in the booths and enjoy the combination of old-fashion décor and contemporary flavours. A unique seating experience paired with flavourful food and a lively atmosphere, the Senator is the place to be.

Serving up big flavours in a small place is Big Racks Barbeque, a family-friendly joint located in Iqaluit. Warm up after a day in the arctic with steaming meats and hot platters of food. Order the delectable poutine to complete the perfect Canadian experience – meat and potatoes to fuel you in the arctic weather.

What to Do:

Try the Banff gondola for views that take your breath away. Arrive at the top of Sulphur Mountain after a luxurious ride and enjoy the 360˚ observation deck. Sit down with a warm coffee or a meal with the restaurant package to make the most of your experience. Take in the fresh mountain air as you enjoy unique panoramic views and the natural wonder of the Rockies. At the height of 2,281 metres, you’ll feel on top of the world (quite literally!)

The weather forecast for Banff is looking great all week! Photo by: @ldgarbs #explorerockies | #AboveBanff

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A holiday in Toronto would not be complete without a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum. Killer whales, menacing dinosaurs and Roman statues are on display, providing hours of exploration. With hands-on exhibits, the Royal Ontario Museum can’t be missed. Make sure you buy a city pass which will give you the best value by including other attractions.

Easter is the perfect time to visit Iqaluit. Celebrating the 51st anniversary is the Toonik Tyme Festival celebrating the Iqualuit culture and the arrival of spring. Take part in traditional activities, learn new things about a different culture, and experience life in the arctic. Bring family together with fun and educational activities – feasting, throat-singing and traditional Inuit games all guarantee a good time for the family!

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Easter break is the perfect opportunity for a holiday, and with amazing deals going on, there is no better time! Choose between an arctic tour, ski holiday, and city trip for a different range of experiences, each displaying the natural wonder of Canada. Challenging ski trails, astounding mountain views, and the renowned roar of Niagara Falls are just a plane ride away.

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