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The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to revel in Canada’s urban legends and tales of things that go bump in the night. Who doesn't love a little ghost story once in a while? Check out these 10 Canadian locales that are rumoured to be the settings of spooky paranormal activity. Keg Mansion, Toronto,…

Shortcut Guide to Vancouver BC

Traveling to Vancouver, BC, Canada? Check out this shortcut guide to Vancouver, including top places to stay, things to do and where to eat and drink.

Photo essay: On the road from Banff to Jasper

Banff, Alberta Founded originally as Rocky Mountains Park in 1885, Banff National Park was Canada’s first and only the second in the world, behind Yellowstone in the USA. In 1888, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company built the Banff Springs Hotel to keep up with the growing tourism market within the park.

The Château Frontenac, designed by the American architect Bruce Price, was one of a series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains. The Château Frontenac opened in 1893, five years after its sister-hotel, the Banff Springs.

Chateau Frontenac a hotel & popular tourist attraction in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Built for Canadian Pacific Railroad Company opened in 1893 to encourage wealthy travelers to travel in Canada along the CP Railways. It is the most photographed hotel in the world today according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Was named for Louis de Buade the Count of Frontenac who was governor general of the New France colony in North America in the late 1600's.