A Week Away Will Do You a World of Good

AND IT ONLY GETS BETTER IN CANADA

THE WORLD NEXT DOOR.

Where every day brings something different, and a week makes all the difference in the world. So have a look. We’ve put this book together, complete with routes to follow, to help you come to know us.

COAST AWHILE.

Our seaboard provinces evoke a sense of simpler times. Ride the tides, poke about the capes and coves, watch a whale breech, or see sunrise at Campobello.

SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR.

Quebec’s Old World grace and charm are unmistakable. Along cobblestone streets, in chic boutiques, by a roadside shrine, or a night on the town. Everywhere, cuisine reigns supreme.

TRIP YOUR IMAGINATION.

Hear the cry of the loon, the roar of our Blue lays, the thunder of Niagara Falls. Play by our lakes, or pop up for our plays. And, see the autumn leaves set gorges aglow. Just imagine.

ARE YOU UP FOR R. & R.?

Relaxation is second nature in our wide open spaces, where perhaps the only ones jumping are the trophy-sized fish. Try trekking the tundra, with infinite vistas and endless daylight.

REACH YOUR PEAK.

Look out atop mountains. Look over a glacier. Look up the legends carved into totems. Rainforest or Rockies, hoodoos or hoedowns, it’s all very, well, enchanting.

TRAINS AND BOATS AND PLANES AND GREAT HOTELS.

Weekend, week or longer, we’ve travel packages that make getting here a snap, and your stay a delight. From outstanding train trips to coastal cruises. With a host of folks on line here to please you. Read on!

COAST AWHILE

CANADA’S FOUR ATLANTIC PROVINCES

ARE A WHIFF OF SALT AIR AND SEABREEZE TO VISIT ... ALL SIDE BY EACH SO YOU CAN HOP, SKIP AND JUMP FROM

PLACE TO PLACE.

Say ‘Hi!’ to Halifax. The historic capital of Nova Scotia offers museums, galleries, shops, and oh-so-friendly people. Nearby is picturesque Peggy’s Cove, and the orchards of the Annapolis Valley. Springhill boasts the Anne Murray Center. Cape Breton Island follows with the skirl of the pipes, the genius and humanity of Alexander Graham Bell, the grandeur of Louisbourg and the Cabot Trail vistas.

In New Brunswick golf at St. Andrew’s-by-theSea. Tour Campobello, F.D.R.’s beloved summer home. Amble along the paths of the 17th-century Acadian Historical Village ... the elm-graced streets of the stately capital Fredericton.

Prince Edward Island is the pastel little island of your dreams. Anne of Green Gables plays on in Charlottetown. Province House enshrines our nation’s birth; the Confederation Centre of the Arts features island arts and crafts. Nooks and coves arc here ... and dunes to explore along Blue Heron Drive.

A ferry or a short flight takes you to rugged Newfoundland. In St. John’s, the capital, meet the convivial Anglo-Irish merchants of Water Street. Drive the achingly beautiful Avalon Peninsula in a single day. See where Leif the Lucky landed. Marvel at the fjords and inlets of Gros Morne National Park. At the village of Trinity, be prepared to whale-watch!

Bring along your camera. And your appetite: lobster dinners at St. Ann ... salmon at Tangier ... Digby scallops ... Malpcque oysters ... cod tongues and screech ... delicate fiddleheads and dulse ... a few of the mouth-watering specialties of Canada’s ocean playground.

the FLAVOURS

FRENCH WORDS YOU FORGOT

COME BACK: BONJOUR (GOOD DAY!)

AND AU REVOIR (SEE YOU!) AND EVERYWHERE, BON APPETIT!

(ENOUGH SAID).

It happens all the time in Quebec, the part of Canada that is unmistakably different with its felicitous mix of Old World ambiance, New World elan, and that vibrant joie de vivre.

Montreal in two words — cosmopolitan and historic. It’s the second-largest French-speaking city in the world; last year it celebrated its 350th birthday. An island city, it’s compact, perfect for serious shopping ... or simply strolling.

There are churches and oratories to visit, as well as 3,000 restaurants, great nightlife, and the International Jazz Festival. A quick flight from New York City, Montreal feels so ... French!

Less than an hour’s drive south is the resort region of the Eastern Townships. Amid rolling hills are concerts and country inns, watersports and wines, the bustle of Sherbrooke and the calm of the abbey at Saint-Benoit-du-Lac,

About 90 minutes north are the Laurentian mountains. At charming communities like Samt-Jerome and Mont Tremblant, you can golf, swim, boat, hike, ride, and dine very well indeed.

Quebec City, the historic walled capital, offers unforgettable sights ... the Chateau Frontenac, the Citadel, the cobblestone streets of Old Town, and the outdoor cafes along the Grande-Allee.

The North Shore of the St. Lawrence River leads to the deep fjords of the Saguenay River.

The South Shore takes you to the Gaspe, with the famous ‘pierced’ rock at Perce, so dramatic at sunrise, so romantic at sunset!

Wherever you go in Quebec, however long you linger, you’ll hear the word Bienvenue! It’s our way of saying ‘Welcome!’

HERE’S A GREAT LITTLE TOUR TO TAKE IF YOU ONLY HAVE A WEEK.

HERE’S A ROUTE THAT LETS YOU SEE MORE OF THE WORLD NEXT DOOR.

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your IMAGINATION!

LET’S START WITH NIAGARA. THAT RAINBOW JS REAL, A REGULAR FEATURE, AND A COLOURFUL HARBINGER OF GREAT THINGS TO COME. Just to the west, we jest! With the best of 1 he Bard, at Stratford, or, near-

by, the zest of the Shaw festival. For a change of pace, swing by the Guy Lombardo Centre in London. Munch at the Farmers’ Market in Kitchener — especially come Oktoberfest. And savour the fruits of our orchards and vineyards.

A nice little ice wine, perhaps? Prosit!

Spin up to Toronto, and take in the clean green big city scene, the SkvDome, gallerias galore and funky little stores, and your ever-looming CN Tower. Check in to a swell hotel, then stroll about and buzz with the night life, the lively arts and jumbo-delicious cosmopolitan flavours. This burg’s cookin’.

Feel like a breather? Trip north to the ‘Shining Waters’ Ontario is famed for, and some of our best-loved summer playgrounds — Georgian Bay, the Muskokas, and Algonquin Park. Swim, sail, canoe, fish, hike, or just putter about. And relax, for our lakeside resorts will pamper you with the sleekest of creature comforts.

Farther afield, loom the rolling ranges of the Precambrian shield. Come September, take a day’s train trip up the Agawa Canyon. And see the gorges glow.

Looping east, tour Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with its gracious parks and public spaces, sedate canal cruises, museums and galleries, theatre, concerts, pomp and circumstance, and the neogothic grandeur of Parliament Hill. Step lively!

Or step back. Reel with the pyrotechnic spectacle of fusillades and cannonades at Old Fort Henry, in Kingston. Tike a paddle-wheel cruise of the Thousand Islands. Delight in days gone by at Upper Canada Village, near Morrisburg. 1 he nineteenth century churns on, with a genteel charm — and bread fresh-baked daily.

Whichever way you turn, golden moments await you. just over the rainbow.

ft RE YOU UP FOR R. & R.?

HERE’S ‘LAND, LOTS OF LAND’. AND LAKES AND RIVERS, FISH AND BIRDS, FLOWERS AND ANIMALS ... EVEN THE AURORA! Just the spot to do familiar things, like golf and shop; and elbow-room to

do the unexpected, like flight see the wilderness.

Manitoba is mid-continent. Winnipeg, its capital, has so many attractions that the Michehn Guide awarded the city three-star status. Dine here on Winnipeg goldeye (a smoked fish), Western beef and Ukrainian perogies!

On foot, on horseback or on bicycle, follow the trails of Riding Mountain National Park. A train or plane takes you to Churchill, the Arctic seaport with an 18th-century ‘fur fort’, polar bears, and 200 species of birds.

Saskatchewan is wheat-fields, parklands, and 93,000 freshwater lakes that teem with northern pike, walleye, and arctic grayling. The capital, Regina, celebrates the Mounties (see Chief Sitting Bull’s tobacco pouch at the RCMP Museum) and hosts Buffalo Days, the exciting country and western fair.

Saskatoon, ‘the city of bridges’, offers river cruises and stages Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. The world’s largest tomahawk towers over Cut Knife.

To top it all off ... there’s the vastness of the Northwest Territories. ‘The Land of the Midnight Sun’. One million square miles. Four time zones. Only 54,000 people.

On summer days, expect to wear shorts. Yellowknife, the capital, hosts the Pacific Western Midnight Sun Golf Tournament. Camp beside a mountain; canoe a challenging river. Here’s the real wilderness!

Manitoba. Saskatchewan, The Territories. Widen your horizons. ‘Have a good day.

JYEACH YOUR PEAK.

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE MYTH AND MAJESTY OF THE CANADIAN WEST. Encounter spectacular coasts, lush rainforests, and awesome mountains. Enter a wild world of dinosaurs, totem-pole carvers, ranchers, prospectors,

and friendly park wardens. Begin big ... with the Rockies. Check into the romantic Banff Springs Hotel and ogle the views. Eor dinosaurs, all roads lead to the Royal Tyrrell Museum at Drumhcller. Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, boasts the West Edmonton Mall, the world’s largest shopping and indoor amusement centre — over 800 stores and an indoor beach. Calgary has skyscrapers, pioneer artifacts at the Glenbow Centre, and the rollicking excitement of the Calgary Stampede. British Columbia is a place of splendour. The word even appears in the province’s motto! Its capital, Victoria, recalls merry Old England; doubledecker buses ... floral gardens ... high tea at the Empress Hotel. Nestled between ocean and mountain is Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city. It offers Gastown for shopping, Chinatown for food, Stanley Park for totem-poles, and the Super Skyride up Grouse Mountain for the panoramic view. Cruise the coast; unwind on a Gulf Island. Sip the wines of the Okanagan Valley. When you drive the famed Alaska Highway up to Alaska, you see a corner of the fabulous Yukon Territory. On the way is Whitehorse, the capital, with guided nature walks, river cruises, flight seeing, canyon tours — even a reindeer farm. Farther north, discover Dawson City, the frontier Gold Rush capital. Visit the Gambling Casino, then the log cabins of writer Jack London and poet Robert W. Service. Hear an actor recite “ I he Shooting of Dan McGrew’ where the bard wrote it! Come be of the Canadian West.

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TRAINS and BOATS and GREAT HOTELS!

ALL ABOARD! Treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime, on one of the smoothest things going — VIA Rail’s completely refurbished classic stainless steel train,

The Canadian™.

Stroll about the Park Car, the Dome Car, the Dining Car, the Skyline Cafe. With some of Canada’s grandest panoramas just out your window.

Go all the wav from Toronto to Vancouver - or vice versa — in just three days and nights. Opt for Silver & Blue™ hrst class travel or comfortable coach class.

Ask your travel professional about VIA’s train services across Canada. And ride the rails in the World Next Door!

Make Waves!

Book yourself — and your car as well - on an ocean-going overnight cruise from Portland,

Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Arrive refreshed, eleven hours later, and having saved 858 miles of driving.

M/S Scotia Prince is a floating resort, a movable feast, with 315 overnight cabins, elegant dining, lively entertainment — and duty-free shopping!

Departures daily from May through October. Call 1-800-341-7540 for package details.

Treat yourself royally!

Why not stay at a landmark? Like Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Chateau Lake Louise in the Rockies, or the ever so gracious Empress Hotel, aptly enough, in Victoria, B.C.

Canadian Pacific Hotels and Resorts recently invested over $500 million to refurbish these magnificent properties. And add to the warmth of your welcome.

And for all you ball fans, from your suite in Canadian Pacific’s ultra-modern SkyDome Hotel, see the Toronto Blue Jays at play!

For more on C.R Hotels, call 1-800-441-1414.

For information on fly-drive packages courtesy Air Canada’s Canada, please see the next page.