Media: Please Confirm Your Attendance On The Post Olympic Tours


The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) invites you to take a trip in Canada after the Winter Olympic Games come to a close in Vancouver, B.C. This is your chance to journey across the country and have great visitor experiences. Our provinces welcome you with open arms.

The post Olympic Trips will give you a chance to explore more of Canada to better tell your unique stories about our country. Each visit will give an overview of what to do and expect when visiting these provinces.

When & Where?

ALBERTA offers TWO trip experiences:
TRIP #1: one-day excursions – March 3, 2010

  • Option A - Vancouver-Calgary: Explore Canada Olympic Park / Visit Balzac Mall / Glenbow Museum and Maverick exhibit on history of Calgary
  • Option B - Vancouver-Canmore: Explore Canmore / experience cross-country skiing / or transfer to Nakiska to view 1988 site of Alpine Events and Canadian team’s training
  • Option C - Vancouver-Banff/Lake Louise: Explore Banff /Lake Louise / participate in winter activities and enjoy exquisite meals
  • Option D - Vancouver-Edmonton: Explore Edmonton’s arts and culture scene / West Edmonton Mall / Old Strathcona

TRIP #2 – March 2 to 6, 2010 – Vancouver-Jasper
Via Rail transfer to Jasper and stay at Fairmont Jasper Park / do activities such as skiing, ice canyon walk, ice skating, nature and wildlife tour / enjoy symphony or theatre night / Explore Elk Island Park / Old Strathcona

NUNAVUT offers ONE trip experience:
TRIP #3 – March 5 to 7, 2010 – Vancouver-Ottawa-Iqaluit (Note: Red-eye flight required)
 Stay in Iqaluit / enjoy Iqaluit cuisine / experience dog sledding / tour Unikaarvik Centre and Museum

ONTARIO offers ONE trip experience:
TRIP #4 – March 2 to 6, 2010 – Vancouver-Ottawa-Toronto
Stay at Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ottawa and Fairmont Royal York Toronto / visit Museum of Civilization / Tour ByWard market, parliament building, National Gallery / in Toronto go to AGO and Queen Street West and try pub crawl in the Ossington strip / dine at interesting restaurants / tour Niagara Falls and wineries

QUEBEC offers ONE trip experience:
TRIP #5 – March 2 to 6, 2010 – Vancouver-Montreal-Quebec City
Stay in Montreal hotel and visit downtown and old Montreal City / visit Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and see the Tiffany exhibit / dine at hip spots such as the Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill and Bistrot La Fabrique / enjoy professional city tour with archaeological and historic points of interest / take Via Rail to Quebec City and stay at Auberge Saint-Antoine / Enjoy French dining at Restaurant Panache / get a guided city tour with UNESCO site highlights / go snowshoeing on the Plains of Abraham / view the Hôtel de Glace

How to Attend Trips:
If you would like to attend, please submit your request to Elyse Mailhot by email at mailhot [dot] elyse [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca by Saturday February 27th, 2010 before 5pm.

The following information is required in your request email:

  • Where you currently publish
  • Your outlet affiliation
  • Your full contact details with name as it appears in passport, address and mobile number
  • Your choice of trip, from Trip # 1 to 5
  • Any other relevant information

We will confirm your participation by Monday March 1, 2010 noon, and will book travel arrangements that day.

We look forward to having you on our post Olympic Trips!
Media contact:
Elyse Mailhot
Travel Media Relations Manager,  Canadian Tourism Commission
Tel  604 638 8370  Fax 604-638-8438
mailhot [dot] elyse [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca /