150 Travelzoo Tips: #111-120
Tip 111: Explore La Route des Baleines/The Whale Route
"For nearly 1,000 kilometres along the St. Lawrence River, you can spot beluga, minke, fin, humpback and blue whales. The starting point is Tadoussac, Que., which is among the best whale-watching spots in the world." -- Member Michel
Tip 112: Get outside on B.C.'s Okanagan Rail Trail
"It goes from Vernon to Kelowna on the old rail line. Almost half of it goes along lakeshore. It's great for walking and mountain biking and it will only improve as it gets more developed." -- Member Gary
Tip 113: Spend the night in Algonquin Park, Ont.
"Camping out far from city lights, the dark, starry sky is absolutely amazing. Wonder at the Milky Way and count shooting stars. If you're lucky, you might even see the Northern Lights." -- Member Jan
Tip 114: Save on Your Trip to Whistler, B.C.
"Most people park at Whistler Village, but you can actually park at Creekside in an underground parking lot for free, and the walk is much shorter to the gondola. During ski season, you can also buy day lift passes from 7-Eleven in Squamish instead of waiting in the ticket queues at Whistler." -- Travelzoo staffer Katie Jones
Tip 115: Try the Fun Foods of Winnipeg
Read Jim Byers' guest blog to find out what you'll be eating when you order a nip, a goog or a shmoo.
Tip 116: Visit the Saint John City Market
Travelzoo member Peter suggests a visit to New Brunswick's second-largest city. "The architecture in uptown Saint John is truly amazing, and the Saint John City Market is outstanding. Many buildings have been renovated to their original architecture, and there are many shops and restaurants to visit.
Tip 117: Discover Canada's First National Urban Park
Rouge Park, Toronto is Canada’s first national urban park "There's a lagoon off Lake Ontario with all kinds of water life and birds," says member Dawn. "Wander through the plant life along the creek, see various birds and plants and be pleasantly surprised by an elegant crane standing in the tall grasses along the river."
Tip 118: Plan a Pensive Visit to Pugwash, NS
Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site in Pugwash, Nova Scotia hosted crucial conferences and played a "role in ensuring world peace," says member Lily. "My father would joke about his village being 'the Home of the Thinkers,' but I just enjoyed the little the little beach where we would go for our evening swim."
The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs is comprised of scholars and public figures, who work towards reducing the danger of armed conflict and to seek solutions to global security threats.
Tip 119: Step Back in Time to B.C.'s Gold Rush Era
Experience the Gold Rush era at Hat Creek Ranch B.C., where you can sleep in a teepee or covered wagon, says Sherri. She suggests taking the stagecoach ride: "They might let you hold the reins."
Tip 120: Road Trip Along the Niagara River
Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake has "great wineries" and the drive from Niagara Falls is "spectacular," says member Sonia. "You drive along the Niagara River with plenty of places to hike and picnic, and lots to see and do, including the cable car over the whirlpool, the floral clock and the butterfly sanctuary."
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