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Where To Find A Fun And Classy Restaurant In Downtown Toronto

So you’ve heard about Toronto and want to see what this renowned, eclectic city in Canada has to offer. If you are there on holiday, there are countless of tourist attractions worth visiting such as the St. Lawrence Market, which is recognized in the top 25 best food and wine markets in the world. There is also the enormous Royal Ontario Museum, which also makes its name onto world-class lists in the category of museums. However, amidst all this sightseeing, there’s no doubt that you’ll be getting hungry, and a rule of thumb while traveling is that you don’t ever pass up on a great dining experience.

There are a wide selection of eateries, restaurants, and bars all over Toronto, but one particular place you won’t want to be missing out on is The Drake Hotel. Self-evident from its title, The Drake Hotel acts as a quality, boutique-styled accommodation spot in addition to its top-rated and renowned dining services. What exactly is a “boutique hotel”? It is only the best way to experience Toronto at its best, as such hotels are all about splendor, style, and full-service at all times. While staying in Toronto, your lodging should match this city’s famed uniqueness. However, even if your staying location is not at The Drake, you are always welcome to experience the superb service in one of the best Toronto restaurants just downstairs of this lovely auberge.

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Furthermore, you may or may not know that The Drake Hotel’s restaurant and bar is one of the hottest places to be when it comes to Toronto nightlife and music. With seven stylish venues to find your seating in, you will also discover some great life performances from talented local and non-local musicians and bands. You can never go wrong with live music while in the city of Toronto. With all this in consideration, and, not to mention this location’s late night hours, The Drake Hotel stands out from the rest of Toronto restaurants and hotels when it comes to being classy, modern, and plainly, a whole lot of fun.

When it comes to all restaurants, obviously one of the greatest contributors in determining what’s really worth your time is the quality of service. At The Drake Hotel, you will find that this standard of measurement is unmatched. With a staff trained to be efficient and amicable, your experience at this restaurant will undoubtedly be one to rave about well after you leave. Don’t miss out on this fantastic dining experience if you ever find yourself in the amazing city of Toronto. The high caliber service, great music, late night hours, and overall elegant yet warm and inviting atmosphere of The Drake Hotel makes it undoubtedly one of the best restaurants to visit during your Canadian adventure. Visit today for more information and to view extensive menu options!

 Francis Jodden is an avid jetsetter, foodie, and travel & culture blogger. Francis writes about his favorite destinations and local finds in Canada and abroad. Francis considers The Drake Hotel to be a must when visiting Toronto. Visit dining for more information and to view The Drake’s menus!

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Canada: Saskatoon For Sports Lovers

Saskatoon is an interesting city set in the middle of rolling farmland. Its downtown district has plenty to keep you occupied and its buildings are no eyesore either. Geographically, it’s notoriously flat. The might bore some people and fill others with a sense of wonder at the wide, open horizon. Like most Canadian cities, Saskatoon takes its sporting events very seriously. Here’s a pick of three sporting events to give you a flavour of what the city can offer:

Swimming Canada Summer National Championships

This long course meet also doubles as trials for the Swimming World Championships, which will be held in Barcelona this year. Taking place in a 50m long pool, this is a wonderful chance to see the cream of Canada’s swimming talent compete to see who’s the fastest in the 50 freestyle or the 200 meter butterfly.

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CIS Men’s Hockey Championship

This tournament takes place in the spring of every year. If you want to root for the home team, treat yourself to a Saskatchewan Huskies jersey. Tickets for the finals cost between $30 and $40. If you want to catch a couple of games, then you can find some good deals on Saskatoon hotels and take your pick of the most exciting matches of the season.

Saskatchewan Marathon

Taking place on the 26th of May 2013, the Saskatechewan Marathon unites the general public with Olympians like Dylan Wykes (20th at the London Olympics) and Reid Coolsaet. The prize money ranges from $150 all the way up to $1000 for the winners of the full marathon. The first Marathon was staged in 1979 – giving this civic event a long and proud heritage. Much of the course runs alongside the river, making this an outdoor event that you can make a whole day of if you should choose to watch for one stage of the race and then go your own away around the city.

Once you’ve had your fill of these sporting attractions, did you know you can visit the Mountie training barracks at Regina? Every day at noon you can attend a parade and see these red-jacketed legends in action.  A trip to this city is definitely a step off the beaten track and you’ll have some great stories to tell your friends and family back home. Canadians are sports fanatics and you’ll find some very passionate fans to rub shoulders and have a few beers with.

Ben Booker is a freelance content writer from Canada. His passions include sports, photography and traveling. 

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The Best Canadian Lodges Are In Bella Coola

There are a lot of great reasons for visiting a wilderness resort. One is certainly the beauty of the environment and the being close to nature. The scenes can be breathtaking and the fun can be unforgettable. At Tweedsmuir Park resort life-long memories are made.The wilderness is teaming with wildlife and rugged landscapes making for a great vacation area for families, family reunions, boy scout or girl scout trips, corporate groups, or honeymooning couples. This is where visitors get to enjoy one of the greatest Grizzly Bear tours anywhere. Sometimes guests can spot as many as 15 to 20 bears in one float down the Atnarko River. The Mckenzie drift boats used for the tours give guests a comfortable seat from where they can view these magnificent Grizzly Bears as they roam through their natural habitat. The guides are highly trained and experienced in handling these outdoor situations. Again, one of these tours is nothing less than ‘unforgettable’. This is where guests can enjoy the ultimate in nature experiences.

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The activities that guests can participate in are fantastic. Aside from the Grizzly Bear safari there is some excellent fishing. Guides will lead guests on a long drift along the Atnarko and stop at every good fishing hole along the way. For those who just want to walk around and take in the scenery up-close and personal there are guided nature walks. On the Fjord trips guests can visit the hot springs and view the where the interlinking fjords reach the river from the ocean. Here they can catch a few crabs or shrimp as well as spot dolphins, seals, and orcas. If hiking is their passion they will surely love to go ‘heli-hiking’. There are helicopter adventures all designed to fit several categories of fitness levels and interests. They can range from a short leisurely walk to a long and strenuous hike. Guests will get to enjoy wilderness places that are otherwise inaccessible.

Bird enthusiasts who visit here are in for a real treat. The area there is a transitional zone where birds flock from the wet coastal climate seeking the drier interior climate. This means plenty of bird and a bio-diversity that makes for excellent bird photography conditions. Bald Eagles are seen there all the time. Even one of the all-time favorites the ‘hummingbird’ comes to feed at the feeders that are put out. While watching the birds is very hard not to also see Mountain Goats, Black Bears, Moose, Deer, and of course the Grizzlies.

Author Bio

Jackie Sno loves to write about her travels, and recently has fallen in love with Bella Coola in BC. She had an amazing vacation with her family at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and highly recommends you visit to see what amazing activities they have to offer!

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