Tourism

FILE - Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul, right, walks down the aisle during a wedding ceremony for Katie Salvatore, center, and Eric Wheeler at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Authentic Brands Group (ABG) sent cease-and-desist letters earlier this month to multiple chapels, saying they had to comply by the end of May, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Authentic Brands Group sent cease-and-desist letters in early May to multiple chapels

 

Eldo Enns rides his penny farthing bicycle in Dawson City, Yukon, on Friday June 19, 2009. Yukon’s tourism industry is abuzz with anticipation as Canada’s northernmost border opens June 1 for the first time since the pandemic began, says the executive director of the Klondike Visitors Association in Dawson City.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s most northern border to reopen June 1, Yukon prepares for return of tourism

Americans typically make up most of the territory’s tourists

 

Guide Eli Schellenberg, in red, leads climbers down from the summit of the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata near Banff, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Even as gas prices hit record highs, Canadians are fanning out across the country for fresh travel experiences after two years of bottled-up demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadians hold their noses at gas prices as they hit the road, skies once again

Some tourism operators expected to double down on domestic markets

 

Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, president of Prairie Sky Gondola, is pictured at the location for a proposed urban gondola in Edmonton on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Cities in Western Canada consider gondolas as part of transit, tourism plans

Projects a way to move people across waterways or get tourists up mountainsides

Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, president of Prairie Sky Gondola, is pictured at the location for a proposed urban gondola in Edmonton on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
B.C. hopes to attract marquee events and conferences to boost the tourism economy. (File photo)

B.C. announces further supports to revitalize tourism economy

Funding aimed at attracting events, conferences and training workers

B.C. hopes to attract marquee events and conferences to boost the tourism economy. (File photo)
The U.S. border crossing is seen in Lacolle, Que., Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. An end to the 20-month closure of the world's longest undefended frontier marks a sign that restrictions are loosening and more international leisure travel may be on the horizon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Open U.S. land border could drain tourists southward, Canadian operators worry

Open U.S. land border could drain tourists southward, Canadian operators worry

The U.S. border crossing is seen in Lacolle, Que., Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. An end to the 20-month closure of the world's longest undefended frontier marks a sign that restrictions are loosening and more international leisure travel may be on the horizon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The International Rainbow Bridge connecting Niagara Falls, Ont. and Niagara Falls, N.Y. is shown on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Lynett

Canadian tourism group urges feds to axe ‘irrational’ border-crossing requirements

Canadian tourism group urges feds to axe ‘irrational’ border-crossing requirements

The International Rainbow Bridge connecting Niagara Falls, Ont. and Niagara Falls, N.Y. is shown on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Lynett
The Alberta Prairie Railway brings history to life

Living history and outdoor adventures await in Stettler (+ great eats and shopping, too!)

It’s hard to know where to start when you’re deciding what to…

  • Aug 9, 2021
The Alberta Prairie Railway brings history to life
A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. premier commits support for tourism industry reeling from wildfires, COVID-19

B.C. premier commits support for tourism industry reeling from wildfires, COVID-19

A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian flags are seen on the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council as tourists take photos on Parliament Hill before Canada Day, in Ottawa on June 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds launch tourism fund to help tourism businesses avoid spiral of debt, Joly says

Feds launch tourism fund to help tourism businesses avoid spiral of debt, Joly says

Canadian flags are seen on the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council as tourists take photos on Parliament Hill before Canada Day, in Ottawa on June 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Rene Rondeau, executive director for Tourism Red Deer, encourages central Albertans to take part in the treasure hunt (Oh) Deer Hunt. (Photo contributed)

Treasure hunt looks to spark Red Deer tourism

Local podcast teams up with Tourism Red Deer

Rene Rondeau, executive director for Tourism Red Deer, encourages central Albertans to take part in the treasure hunt (Oh) Deer Hunt. (Photo contributed)
Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada says it will recall more than 2,600 employees who were furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta’s tourism sector hurt by COVID-19 pandemic: ATB Financial

Between border closures, public health measures and hesitancy to travel, Alberta’s tourism…

Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada says it will recall more than 2,600 employees who were furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus walk along a comercial street in downtown Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 5, 2021. Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths are plummeting across much of Europe. Vaccination rates are accelerating, and with them, the promise of summer vacations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

To the beach! Spain opens borders to tourists, cruise ships

To the beach! Spain opens borders to tourists, cruise ships

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus walk along a comercial street in downtown Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 5, 2021. Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths are plummeting across much of Europe. Vaccination rates are accelerating, and with them, the promise of summer vacations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The green waters of Moraine Lake are pictured in Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Save summer’: Tourism business have modest expectations ahead of crucial season

‘Save summer’: Tourism business have modest expectations ahead of crucial season

The green waters of Moraine Lake are pictured in Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Red Deer hosted the Canada Winter Games, from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. (Photo contributed)

2019 Canada Winter Games wins national award

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award recipient

Red Deer hosted the Canada Winter Games, from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. (Photo contributed)
Wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive: industry

Wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive: industry

Wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive: industry

Wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive: industry
The cause of a rollover on the glacier that killed three people and sent two dozen to hospital has not been determined, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Tour company already investigating glacier bus crash that killed three

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD, Alta. — The president of the company that runs the…

The cause of a rollover on the glacier that killed three people and sent two dozen to hospital has not been determined, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Sewage stink plaguing scenic N.S. tourist town cleared with new biofilter

Sewage stink plaguing scenic N.S. tourist town cleared with new biofilter

HALIFAX — One of Nova Scotia’s most scenic tourist towns appears to…

Sewage stink plaguing scenic N.S. tourist town cleared with new biofilter
B.C. resource and tourism industries braced as wildfires rip through forests

B.C. resource and tourism industries braced as wildfires rip through forests

Tourists are still filling golf courses and shops in Kimberley, B.C., but…

B.C. resource and tourism industries braced as wildfires rip through forests
Beach goers enjoy the sand along Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake recently. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake sells itself as corporate retreat

Town sees untapped potential in attracting corporate travel customers

Beach goers enjoy the sand along Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake recently. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)