Memories live on: Canadian cities with rich war history

In support of Remembrance Day, shares expert tips for travel to 
historically-significant cities across Canada 
TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Whether we know it or not, war has had an 
impact on all Canadians, which is why November 11(th) is such a special day. 
If you immerse yourself in our country's history you'll be surprised at how 
rich it is, so using their latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) the travel 
experts at® are recommending the top historic battle sites across 
the country for travellers interested in learning more about Canada's past. 
"Canada may not be as old as Europe, but it has a rich historic past," says 
Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert at "To see the sites where 
these major events took place first-hand is the perfect way to learn and pay 
homage to those that sacrificed for the country." 
From East to West, here's a look at some of Canada's most notable historic 
sites and average hotel prices according to the recently released HPI: 
Halifax, NS: Average Daily Hotel Price: $151 Canada's largest port city along 
the Atlantic Ocean, the City of Halifax and CFB Halifax have been critical to 
national defence and foreign aid as Headquarters for the Royal Canadian Navy's 
Atlantic fleet. Visit the Halifax Citadel, a National Historic Site, to travel 
back to 1812 and bring history to life in Atlantic Canada's largest urban 
Quebec City, QC: Average Daily Hotel Price: $120
The most important war in Canadian history was fought on the foothills of 
Quebec City. On the Plains of Abraham, the British defeated the French to take 
control of what is now known as Canada. If you visit today, you can stand on 
the very field where the fate of Canada was decided. Quebec City is also the 
only fortified city in North America with close to five kilometers of walls 
and gates to explore. 
Ottawa, ON: Average Daily Hotel Price: $149
Our nation's capital has an abundance of tributes to our country's military 
past including the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Aviation and Space 
Museum. Every year the city's downtown core is packed with crowds for the 
annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 
Kingston, ON: Average Daily Hotel Price: $123
Strategically located at the head of the Saint Lawrence River, Kingston has 
long played a critical role in the defence of Canada. There was a time when 
our American neighbours were more foe than friend, and Kingston'sFort Henry 
played a big role in keeping us safe. Today, however, it is a fun attraction 
for the whole family. 
Winnipeg, MB: Average Daily Hotel Price: $136 Winnipeg's hockey team is called 
the Jets for a reason. The city is home to CFB Winnipeg, the operational-level 
command center for the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as the Canadian 
branch of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). The Forks 
National Historic Site was also once a strategic military outpost and now 
features a mix of dining options, shops and unique attractions. 
Calgary, AB: Average Daily Hotel Price: $163 Calgary has always had a 
prominent place in Canadian military history, primarily as a place to train 
and mobilize units before they were sent to war in Europe. Similar to Ottawa's 
Canadian War Museum, the Military Museums of Calgary allows visitors to 
discover the victories, tragedies and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. 
Yellowknife, NT: Average Daily Hotel Price: $150
The topic of Northern sovereignty has never been bigger in Canada. Our 
nation has a lot of Great White North to protect, and it is all done from the 
Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters in Yellowknife. This small outlet 
is responsible for protecting four million square kilometers of Canadian 
wilderness, which you can experience the best of at the Prince of Wales 
Northern Heritage Centre. 
Victoria, BC: Average Daily Hotel Price: $133
CFB Esquimalt, just outside of Victoria, is to Pacific Canada as CFB Halifax 
is to Atlantic Canada, as it is home to the Royal Canadian Navy`s Pacific 
fleet. Although the West Coast has not experienced much in the way of 
military conflict, the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum will show you 
that the area's military history is anything but boring. 
So pull out your map and start plotting your new route. Whether you're looking 
to stay in your home province or go cross-country, there is a historic site 
waiting for you. Plus if you're a member of the free Welcome Rewards™ 
loyalty program, you'll get a reward night for every 10 collected. 
Learn more about the HPI by visitinghotel-price-index.comand follow the 
conversation on Twitter@hotelsdotcomca, #HPI. 
Editors Note:All prices are in Canadian Dollars.Unless specified any 
prices shown are per room per night and exclusive of taxes and charges. Actual 
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About the HPI™
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the world. The data is based on bookings made through the website 
and the prices listed are the actual prices paid by Canadians - not advertised 
rates. The report compares prices paid in the first half of 2012 with those 
paid in the first half of 2013. 
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