150 Travelzoo Tips: #81-90
Tip 81: Feel the Heat at Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, B.C.
“It has been a number of years since we experienced the beauty of these springs but they are forever imprinted on my mind. There are three levels — in the hottest, people were trying to boil eggs. We were there in summer, but the place must be a wonderland in winter with snow surrounding you, sitting in the warmth of the water. The foliage and woods are unbelievable — a very serene place in our amazing country.”
— Member Irene
Tip 82: Travel the Highway From Jasper to Banff, Alta.
“This is one of Canada’s most dramatic mountain drives, with outstanding vistas and many attractions. You will never take it all in on your first tour! There’s the Athabaskan Falls, the Columbia Icefields, the pristine waters of the mountain lake, an abundance of wildlife (if you’re really looking) and the ever-changing faces of the mountains themselves.”
— Member Paul
Tip 83: Visit the Firefighters’ Memorial in Kitchener, Ont.
“It’s a gorgeous bronze statue situated in a small park near the library and the Centre in the Square theatre. There are many benches to take a moment to relax and reflect.” — Member Jacqueline
Tip 84: Come See the UFO Landing Pad in St. Paul, Alta.
“It’s the only UFO landing pad in North America. There’s a group of alien trackers in St. Paul who can show evidence of strange occurrences. St. Paul’s motto is “A People Kind of Place,” and they live up to it. Everyone is friendly, welcoming and totally accommodating to visitors — even the alien kind!” — Member Corrine
Tip 85: See the Glaciers in Summer at Whistler-Blackcomb in B.C.
“It’s absolutely beautiful and you feel like you’re on top of the world. You will be in awe! You will also meet people from around the world.” — Member Wes
Tip 86: Take the Prairie Lily boat ride down the Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon
“It’s a wonderful way to view the core of the city. The captain points out the landmarks and history, and on a Saturday by day the views are glorious.” — Member Phyllis
Tip 87: Seven Family-Friendly Day Trips from Vancouver
In a special guest blog, Claudia Laroye of The Travelling Mom shares her tips for seeing the Vancouver area with kids.
Tip 88: Go Back in Time in Louisbourg, N.S.
“The reconstructed Fortress of Louisbourg is well worth a visit. (You may have to negotiate a deal — in French — with one of the period guards to get in!) Also, don’t miss a performance of Cape Breton music and humour at the Playhouse in the town of Louisbourg. And, of course, be sure to sample the seafood.” — Member Dan
Tip 89: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden, Ont.
“When we have visitors from away, Uncle Tom’s Cabin heads our list of great places to visit. The small staff is very friendly, educating visitors about that period in history. There is a very good film, as well as artifacts that have been gathered and well displayed in a museum and in reconstructed buildings. We think it would be a nice couple of hours for most people!”
— Member Marilyn
Tip 90: See L’anse aux Meadows, Nfld.
“You can walk in the footsteps of Viking settlers from bygone years at this important archaeological site, discovered in 1960. There is a Viking Village with interactive characters and re-enactments for the whole family.” — Member Kiera