Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Spring 2019

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W ith four centuries of history and 13.8 million people, Tokyo can appear overwhelming. In the new Talking Tokyo digital magazine, North American visitors uncover a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own shrines, festivals, shopping areas and cosy restaurants where you can eat well and meet locals without speaking Japanese. In the first edition, Air Canada staff describe their favourite restau- rants, gardens and hot-spring experiences. A fashion entrepreneur takes readers to Harajuku, the youth fashion hub sandwiched between Shinjuku and Shibuya. As the writers discover, Tokyo both surprises and delights visitors in the way the city interweaves the old and the new. canada-tokyo.ca JAPAN COMMUNICATIONS INC C algary-based Swoop Airlines has announced its summer service to five new Canadian cities, two new transborder markets and an extension of two international routes. The ultra-low-cost carrier, owned by WestJet, has also added a seventh aircraft to its fleet. New destinations include London, Ontario; Kelowna, B.C.; and Oakland, California. From London, fly to Halifax, Edmonton or Abbotsford, B.C. New transborder routes include Edmonton to Oakland and Edmonton to Orlando, Florida, while international markets include Hamilton to Montego Bay, Jamaica. FlySwoop.com COURTESY SWOOP C anmore, Alberta, the gateway to Banff National Park, has a new luxury hotel, The Malcolm, a $43-million hotel and conference centre located in the Spring Creek neighbourhood just minutes from downtown. The 124-room hotel offers four-star service and hospitality, an outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, heated underground parking, fit- ness centre and incredible mountain views. Guests enjoy convenient access to world-class skiing, golf and fishing, hiking, biking and mountaineering. To relax, visit downtown Canmore's restaurants, caf├ęs, pubs, artisan galleries and bou- tique shops. The Malcolm is also a five-minute walk from Elevation Place, with its indoor pools, climbing walls, art studio and public library. hotelmalcolm.ca COURTESY THE MALCOLM HOTEL SPRING 2019 DREAMSCAPES 43 U niworld continues to update its boutique river cruise collection with three new luxurious and eco-friendly vessels. Debuting January 3, 2020, the Mekong Jewel will whisk guests on a 13-day cruise along the Mekong River from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia's Siem Reap (home to Angkor Wat) and Phnom Penh. On January 6, the S.S. Sphinx, with 42 suites and al fresco dining on the upper deck, leaves Cairo for a 12-day, adventure-filled cruise of the Nile River's top sites. In March, Uniworld's S.S. Sao Gabriel begins its first journey through Portugal's Douro River Valley. The entire deck offers lavishly appointed suites enhanced with butler service, and the menu promises delectable, locally sourced cuisine and spectacular wines. uniworld.com UNIWORLD

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