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Lower-cost airline swoops into Victoria with flights to Edmonton and Toronto

Lower-cost airline swoops into Victoria with flights to Edmonton and Toronto

WestJet’s lower-cost airline Swoop is expected to announce that it will expand its summer service offerings, including adding flights from Victoria to ­Edmonton and Toronto.
Port Alice hopes kayaking will draw tourists; community among several receiving funds

Port Alice hopes kayaking will draw tourists; community among several receiving funds

The shuttered pulp mill at Port Alice still looms large as a reminder of how it used to be in the remote North Island village — well-paying jobs that brought supporting businesses and a sense of vibrancy.
Rick Steves: Florence a treasure trove of Renaissance art

Rick Steves: Florence a treasure trove of Renaissance art

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis.
West Coast Trail will reopen to Canadian hikers this summer

West Coast Trail will reopen to Canadian hikers this summer

The West Coast Trail, which closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen to overnight Canadian visitors this summer, much to the delight of businesses that rely on tourists drawn to the 75-kilometre trek each year.
WestJet and Flair airlines bringing new flights to Vancouver Island as summer approaches

WestJet and Flair airlines bringing new flights to Vancouver Island as summer approaches

WestJet has announced that five new non-stop domestic routes serving Vancouver Island will begin in June as summer flights ramp up in the wake of large-scale vaccination programs.
Rick Steves: Getting goose bumps in Westminster Abbey

Rick Steves: Getting goose bumps in Westminster Abbey

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis.
Rick Steves: Ooh la la, fine dining at a Paris food market

Rick Steves: Ooh la la, fine dining at a Paris food market

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis.
Rick Steves: Traditional culture perseveres in back lanes of old Cordoba

Rick Steves: Traditional culture perseveres in back lanes of old Cordoba

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis.
Rick Steves: The dreamiest stretch of Italy’s riviera

Rick Steves: The dreamiest stretch of Italy’s riviera

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis.
Rick Steves: Salema offers a taste of village life on the Algarve

Rick Steves: Salema offers a taste of village life on the Algarve

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis.