In support of Remembrance Day, Hotels.com 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 Hotels.com® 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 Hotels.com. "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
rates and availability for a specific date or hotel may vary at any time. See
our website for details. Terms and conditions apply.
About the HPI™
The HPI is a biannual report that looks at hotel prices in cities all around
the world. The data is based on bookings made through the Hotels.com 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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Lauren Wasley energi PR for Hotels.com Phone: (416) 425-9143 ext. 19
Taylor L. Cole, APR Hotels.com North America Phone: (469) 335-8442
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