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Photo: Daniel Patterson

If you are planning on visiting the Canadian part of the Rocky Mountains that is situate west of Calgary then this tip might interest you.

The closest city in between the Alberta mountains is Canmore which is situated in the Bow Valley. An area that held the 1988 Calgary winter Olympics which turned the town into the holiday resort it is today. Known for its skiing as well as a series of hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, and paved trails that traverse the Canmore area.

Accomondation in the area can be quite hard to find sometimes depending on the season but one should check out the Canmore rentals that are available especially if you feel like pampering yourself after a hard day in the nature.

For more information on low-price condos with a little more luxury and great prices, check out the availability in Canmore on www.leavetown.com

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Aurora Borealis from space

Aurora Borealis seen from ISS

This amazing picture from NASA shows a picture captured 25th January 25 this year by the crew aboard the International Space Station(ISS).  A spectacular view of Aurora Borealis captured on a pass from near the border of British Columbia and Washington state,  near Vancouver Island, to southern Alberta, near Calgary.

Would you like to see it?

Photo: Lasse Fuss

Photo: Lasse Fuss

The Dutch flag carrier KLM is currently offering quite a good price on international fork routes with cities not to far apart.

Depart from Prague to Montreal in Canada and return to Vienna will cost you 430 Euro.
Or if you would like to visit U.S then a flight to Chicago departing from Prague and return to Vienna will cost 448 Euro.
The price is available for flights departing between 16th January to 28th February 2013 with a maximum stay of three months.
Tickets to be booked until 20th December or until the limited amount of tickets are sold out.

Example is to depart from Prague (PRG) on the 27th February to Montreal (YUL) or Chicago (ORD) and return to Vienna (VIE) on the 10th March 2013

For more information and booking please visit www.expedia.de

Photo:: abdallahh @ Flickr – CC-BY-2.0.

If you would like to visit Canada then this sale from the Canadian carrier Air Canada is something you should check.

A return flight, departing from Vienna in Austria to Montreal, will cost you only 600 CAD or 464 Euro including taxes when converting the currency. A limited amount of tickets are sold but still there is a good range of dates available. Travelling has to be done between 15th January and 28th February and booking has to be done before the 11th December.

For a few Euros more you can have a fork flight departing from Prague to Montreal and return to Vienna.

For more information and booking please visit www.aircanada.com

MegaBus route network

If you are travelling in north America during the first 2 months in 2013 then this deal from the major bus operator Megabus is something to check out.

They are currently handing out 200.000 free seats that will vanish fast once everyone knows about this deal so you need to be quick in booking.  When making your booking you have to type in the code TRYMEGABUS to get the free seats. There is however a 0.5 USD booking fee per booking that can not be avoidable but still it is a very good deal as you only pay it once no matter how many travels you book at the same time.

Due to local laws in Canada and US some cities are excluded from the free seats deal but instead have lower price tickets available.

For more info and booking please visit www.megabus.com

This is an offer to good to be true so you better be quick!
Many car rental companies offer RV´s, or motorhomes as they are also called, very cheap when you drive a mobile home from A to B. That way they save on the transportation cost to have it delivered back to the A point themselves.¨
The company Cruise Canada have an amazing deal!
You can for 21 days, during the dates between now and 3rd January 2013, you can rent a camper van for 0 USD and get reimbursed on gas money up to 500 USD!
You are allowed to drive in the US and Canada with 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) included for free.
The start point is in Vancover and you must arrive 21 days later in either Toronto or Montreal.

More information about the deal here

And the rental vendors are found here www.cruisecanada.com

Tip from urlaubspiraten.de

Another amazing cheap tickets you can get with the ongoing Alitalia code that gives you 20% off is from Amsterdam to Toronto with a few stops on the way.

There is good availability on tickets for a price around 220 Euro until the end of March. Go to their multi stop search called “Multitratta” on the Alitalia website and choose for the first leg, “Amsterdam-Venezia”,  for the second “Venezia – Toronto”, for the third “Toronto-Venezia”, and the fourth “Venezia-Amsterdam” and with the right date combination you will find a price amounting to 275,33 Euro. During the booking process, just insert the code “PROMOFB” which will strip off your 20% and decreases the price to 220,27 euro for the return trip! The search is a bit time-consuming, but there are quite many dates that provides the price until end of March 2013.

www.alitalia.com