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MOTOR COACH CANADA L’ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS
– Canada’s National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas
On behalf of the people of Canada, Parks Canada, protects and presents nationally signiﬁcant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, while fostering public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations alike.
Experiencing the Stories of Canada
Parks Canada is the largest provider of natural and cultural tourism products Canada-wide and its iconic destinations form the cornerstone of the Canadian tourism industry. Parks Canada manages 42 National Parks, 4 National Marine conservation areas and 167 National historic sites including 9 Historic Canal systems and 10 of Canada’s 15 World UNESCO Heritage Sites. Each tells its own story and contributes to the greater story of Canada. Whether your clients are individual travelers, vacationing families, adventurers or a tour group, there are parks and sites where they can experience quality programs and services that help to convey the essence of Canada and to give them a memorable Canadian vacation. General Public www.ParksCanada.gc.ca Commercial Operators www.parksCanada.gc.ca/traveltrade
Special Student and Enhanced Programs
Looking for new ideas? Perhaps a new product for your existing itinerary or a new destination… Parks Canada’s growing selection of experiential and enriched programs may be just what you are looking for! Their travel trade specialists will work with you in developing an itinerary highlighting Canada’s National Parks and National Historic sites anywhere across Canada. Listed below you will ﬁnd contact information for our regional representatives who will be happy to assist you in your itinerary planning. Enrich your groups’ authentic Canadian experience by participating in a Parks Canada student or enhanced programs! Theatrical performances, hands-on activities and engaging programs are some of the areas where we can add excitement and fun to your itineraries. Educational value is ensured by building programs that support provincial curriculum. With over 100 unique experiences across the country there is something for everyone. www.ParksCanada.com/traveltrade. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), Canada’s national tourism marketing organization, recently launched a new initative called the “Signature Experiences” collection. The CTC is building an inventory of travel experiences that will show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about. Parks Canada had 5 experiences named to the CTC’s initial collection of the top 50 Canadian experiences. Two of those ﬁve locations have been appointed through industry partners, (Banff Lake Louise Tourism and Nahanni Adventures) while the remaining three (Halifax Citadel, Dawson City and L’Anse aux Meadows) have all been named by the CTC as Parks Canada primary offerings. www.Canadiantourism.travel/SEC.
Sagas and Shadows – L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador An Evening of Heroic and Tragic Tales from the Viking Sagas. Experience a rendition of the Vinland Sagas at the only authenticated Viking site in North America. Relax by the ﬁre and let the tales take you back to a time when Viking ships sailed the roaring seas.
Planning your Visit
Visitors and tour operators highly value the detailed trip planning information included in Parks Canada’s series of regional vacation planners. They contain concise trip planning information on each national park, historic site and marine conservation area, including speciﬁc activities and places to experience. There are two ways you can obtain these planners. The fastest and most convenient way is to go online to www.parkscanada.gc.ca, then click planning your visit. You can easily download or print any of these 6 regional brochures. Single or bulk quantities (up to 50 copies) can be ordered (at no charge) by calling the Parks Canada National Information Service at (888)773-8888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada; Ofﬁcial Guidebook for Parks Canada’s 100th Anniversary
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonproﬁt scientiﬁc and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its ofﬁcial journal, National Geographic, and a wide variety of other media.
The 2012 Canadian Tour Planner & Operator Guide
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tour & Travel Canada 2012
Message from the Chairman of the Management Board of Motor Coach Canada
Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements and Contact Information
Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices
Driver Hours of Service Rules
U.S. Passport Rules
Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach
Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information
American Drivers & Tour Directors Working in Canada
Parks Canada – Canada’s National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas
British Columbia Lotteries
Distances Between Major Cities
Tour Operator Listings
Coach Operator Listings
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador
Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Welcome to the United States
U.S. New England
U.S. Middle Atlantic
Tour & Travel Canada 2012