Nova Scotia

By |2018-06-18T18:40:51+00:00May 12th, 2018|Canada|

My first trip to Canada! And I was extra lucky, I visited Nova Scotia – better known by the locals as “Our World by the Sea”. I flew on a charter airline that operates a non-stop service from Gatwick – handy, and extremely comfortable. Six-and-a-half hours later and we had arrived in Halifax. Halifax is [...]

Air Transat to Canada … by Paul Oldfield

By |2018-05-15T09:59:29+00:00March 31st, 2017|Canada, Latest at Hallmark|

I enjoyed a great visit at Gatwick to see an Air Transat A330-300 aircraft just before it was due to leave for Vancouver. The aircraft was modern and the cabins looked very sleek with its new mood lighting. Air Transat offer reasonably priced flights to Canada and have recently refurbished all its aircraft cabins. Choose [...]

Snowy Adventures in Alberta by Gabriele Scholes

By |2018-05-14T11:08:45+00:00March 28th, 2017|Canada|

  What a prospect! I love skiing, so I was very excited to be invited to try the Canadian slopes. We left from Gatwick, with Westjet. The no frills service in economy is ‘no frills’, but you can use your own tablet to access films and music via the Westjet App, for your inflight entertainment. Their premium service [...]

D’ye ken Nova Scotia? Och aye – I do! by Gabriele Scholes

By |2018-05-14T11:13:19+00:00October 27th, 2015|Canada|

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7goMz2Y490 I set off from Heathrow on a beautifully sunny, autumn day from Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal – with Air Canada. I was lucky to be invited to the Air Canada lounge (strictly for business and first class passengers!) it’s conveniently near the gates, has large glass windows for good views, comfortable seating and [...]

Nova Scotia and Niagara Falls by Joanna Bradley (video clip)

By |2018-05-14T11:14:09+00:00October 5th, 2013|Canada|

A Canadian Conference with a difference, just a six and half hour flight with Air Canada from the UK brought me to the East Coast of Canada, Halifax the gateway to the Atlantic Provinces. It was September and a perfect time to visit. Halifax has the world’s second largest natural harbour, and the tree-lined streets have sidewalk cafes, [...]

Bonjour Quebec! Et les Couleurs Magnifique d’Automne!

By |2018-05-14T11:14:53+00:00June 12th, 2013|Canada|

How lucky I was to be amongst the beautiful Fall Colours in Quebec in October! At this time of year Quebec is a heady concoction of colours and fragrances ~ the forests are alive ….. reds, yellows and oranges. Did you know? The sugar content in the Maple Tree’s sap is what causes the dark red colour of [...]

Winter Wonderland in Whistler

By |2018-05-14T11:15:34+00:00June 12th, 2013|Canada|

Up until last December, I had never flown with a scheduled airline, had never flown longer than four hours, and had never been skiing--but everything can change in an instant, as I found out when I was invited to spend a week in British Columbia, Canada. I flew Canadian Airlines from Heathrow, and, although there is a direct service [...]

Getting Wet in Ontario

By |2018-05-14T11:17:53+00:00June 12th, 2013|Canada|

I was really looking forward to my first trip to Canada when I set off to catch my Air Transat flight, which very conveniently left from Gatwick direct to Toronto. After an excellent night's sleep at the Comfort Suites, armed with our 'Passport to Toronto Attractions', we boarded the Gray Line Hop On-Hop Off sightseeing bus. The stops were [...]

Canadian Contrasts

By |2018-05-14T11:18:41+00:00June 12th, 2013|Canada|

I have always thought I wouldn't enjoy a coach tour or 'escorted holiday' as Titan Tours prefer to call them. But having just returned from a seven-day tour of the Canadian Rockies, I have completely changed my mind. My escorted holiday started here in East Grinstead where I was picked up in one of Titan's MPVs--you've probably seen them [...]