Travelling King - Helping people to turn their holiday dreams into a reality!

Canada

Where to Stay in Toronto

Where to stay in Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, with nearly six million people living in the Toronto Metro Area. Toronto’s proximity to places like Buffalo New York (two hours) and Detroit, Michigan (four hours) make it a very popular destination for both Canadians and Americans. When the exchange rate is good for U.S. dollars, a weekend in Toronto becomes an affordable alternative to New York City. Like many Canadian cities, Toronto is an eclectic melting pot, so there are many cultures and cuisines blending here, with many things to do in Toronto. There’s a great public transportation system, negating the need to rent…
Where to stay in Montreal

Where to stay in Montreal

Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world, and has a European feel in both culture and architecture. Being within a half days drive of several major U.S. cities makes Montreal a popular destination for a weekend getaway, located in Canada's Quebec province. The capital of Canada's Québec province is Montréal. The triple-peaked hill in its centre, Mount Royal, inspired the name of this island-based community in the Saint Lawrence River. Its neighborhoods, have communities ranging from bohemian Plateau to French colonial Vieux-Montréal, which is known for its cobblestone streets and Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica in the middle. When…
Where to Stay in Vancouver

Where to Stay in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the coolest cities in North America, if not the world. Located on Canada’s West Coast, in the British Columbia province, Vancouver receives over ten million tourists per year. Less than three hours from Seattle, Vancouver is also a popular weekend destination for travelers along the Pacific Coast of the United States, and Amtrak access makes this an easy trip. Vancouver has many interesting neighborhoods that display the many cultures that make up the city. There’s a fairly decent public transportation system for getting around, too. If you’re planning a Vancouver vacation, we’ve narrowed down some of…
10 of the Best Ski Resorts in Canada

10 of the Best Ski Resorts in Canada

When you think of Canada, a few images might pop into your mind. You might think of maple syrup, Mounties, ice honkey, extremely polite people and extremely cold weather. While Canada’s below-freezing winters might not be ideal for city breaks, they’re perfect for skiing and snowboarding trips! Canada’s ski season typically starts in mid-November and ends in late April, depending on which ski resorts in Canada you visit. Most of the best ski resorts in Canada are in the province of British Columbia. There are so many in one small area that it has the nickname ‘powder highway’. This area…
14 Adventurous Things to do in Vancouver

14 Adventurous Things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver is a stunning city on the West Coast of Canada with a multicultural population that gives the city an exotic feel. With snowcapped peaks to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West, Vancouver is one of the most densely populated cities in North America, with prices to match New York and San Francisco. Vancouver is an outdoor lovers’ paradise, which landed the city a hosting gig for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Proximity to the ocean keeps winter temperatures moderate, albeit with gray skies, and winter sports nearby. Summer brings blue skies and boating season. Any time of…
The Best Day Trips from Banff

The Best Day Trips from Banff

The heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is located in Canada’s Alberta province. Banff is mecca for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, with several ski resorts, national parks and hot springs to explore. Whether you’re into fishing, skiing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding or even just relaxing, Banff is a great vacation destination. While you’re in Banff, you’ll definitely want to make a few day trips to explore surrounding areas. Here are some of my top recommendations for Banff day trips. Lake Louise Arguably the most famous lake in Alberta, if not all of Canada, Lake Louise is the number one day trip…
Best day trips from Vancouver

Best day trips from Vancouver

In British Columbia, you will find Vancouver, one of the most densely populated and most ethnically diverse cities in Canada. Surrounded by mountains, this contemporary urban mecca is not only a stunning filming location (movies like “Blade”, “50 Shades of Grey” and the Percy Jackson-series were filmed there) but also home to thriving art, theatre and music scene. Check out the city’s museums like the award-winning Museum of Vancouver, visit Queen Elizabeth Park (the highest point in Vancouver), admire the skyline and make sure to try some of the local seafood and fish delicacies! If you want to leave the…
10 Cool Things to do in Montreal

10 Cool Things to do in Montreal

The largest city in Canada’s Quebec province is Montreal, a cultural city on an island in the Saint Lawrence River. The city is a blend of several former villages that have now merged to form various neighborhoods of Montreal. Montreal is a half days drive from several major cities along the U.S. East Coast, including New York and Boston, making it an ideal getaway destination. The French culture and architecture of Montreal will have you wondering if you’ve traveled to Europe instead of Canada. Make sure to get our Montreal Attraction Pass which gives you access to 23 must-see touristic…
15 Fun Things to do in Toronto

15 Fun Things to do in Toronto

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, with nearly three million residents living in this eclectic city on the norther shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto was initially established as a French trading post and eventually became the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. Less than two hours from Buffalo, New York and under four hours from Detroit, Michigan, Toronto is a popular destination for Americans taking a long weekend away, especially when the exchange rate favors the American dollar. Toronto has a robust public transportation system, with a network of subways, streetcars and buses to get you around the…
15 Exciting Things to see and do in Banff

15 Exciting Things to see and do in Banff

Banff is an outdoor lover’s paradise in Canada’s Alberta province. The town of Banff is a major ski destination, and has become a premiere summer destination as well. With towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies, posh amenities you expect from a ski village, and national parks nearby, there is something for everyone who visits Banff, Canada. Here are just a few things you can do when you visit Banff. Ski Resorts Between Banff and nearby Lake Louise, there are three world-class ski resorts in this area. You can purchase a combo lift ticket and ski all three, with free transportation…