Here, destinations that will have you saying “Go Canada!”
1. Ride the ocean to Halifax
If your ancestors crossed the Atlantic, you’ll likely find a piece of family history at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax (www.pier21.ca).
Start in Montreal, where Via Rail’s Ocean train departs. Book a sleeper-plus class car that accommodates two, check in at the station and, after you board, toast your journey in the Renaissance lounge.
2. Dinner’s served in Saskatoon
What does an iconic Canadian jeweller, an iconic bird and an iconic TV show all have in common?
3. Haute hotels
Great food, night life and an old-world French feel. Those are reasons enough to take a trip to Montreal, and one of these two new hotels may just be the place to stay.
Renaissance Montreal‘s location downtown is appealing for those who are keen on architecture mixed with great shopping streets such as St. Catherine. Order breakfast in and admire the local artists’ works that decorate the walls, then take advantage of the cityscape views on the open-air terrace or work off that breakfast with a dip in the stainless steel pool.
In Old Montreal, where the cobbles meet the cultural vibe, William Gray takes centre stage. Housed in two historic buildings, its insides are as contemporary as its bones are landmark; leather and glass mix with metal and wood for a modern men’s club edge. And Mr. Gray? Turns out he was the sheriff of these parts back in the day and one of the buildings, his home. www.hotelwilliamgray.com