All Aboard Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer’s “First Passage to the West” route travels from Vancouver to Banff

The joys of train travel seem to be lost on most North Americans. Our devotion to the automobile and airplane has robbed most of us of the pleasures of watching the scenery roll by unencumbered by traffic snarls or flight delays. There’s something to be said for kickin’ it old school once in a while, and for a throwback travel experience, it’s hard to beat a trip on Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer.

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Your Guide to Vancouver During the Women's World Cup

Aerial view of Vancouver

Aerial view of Vancouver

**This post was written with assistance from Tourism Vancouver**

The coastal seaport city of Vancouver is the most populous metropolitan area in Western Canada and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the country. It is known as a film production hub, a major port city, and an urban center surrounded by nature. And, in 2015, it is also one of the host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the final match held at Vancouver’s BC Place stadium on July 5.

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Your Guide to Edmonton During the Women’s World Cup

Your Guide to Edmonton During the Women’s World Cup

Looking out over Edmonton

**This post was written by Edmonton Tourism**

If your favorite team is playing in Edmonton in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, then you’re in luck! Summer is one of the most exciting times to visit Edmonton, with long sunny days (up to 17 hours of daylight in June) to fill with activity. National Geographic named Edmonton one of the best summer trips in the world for 2015, and it’s easy to see why. Aside from the FIFA-related events and menu items across the city, some of the most popular summer festivals and events are happening at the same time FIFA is in town. Check out these local hotspots and special events while you’re here for the big match:

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Your Guide to Montréal During the Women's World Cup

Quartier des Spectacles in Montréal

Quartier des Spectacles in Montréal

**This post was written by Tourisme Montréal**

Lovers of “the beautiful game” will have ample opportunity to see top-tier soccer action up close when the FIFA Women's World Cup comes to this beautiful city, or la belle ville, as Montréalers like to call it. It’s not just a perfect match for the World Cup matches; visitors will have the opportunity to experience the city’s vibrant, four-season arts and cultural scene, its international caliber restaurants, exciting nightlife, world-class shopping, and everything else that contributes to Montréalers’ irrepressible joie de vivre.

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Your Guide to Ottawa During the Women’s World Cup

Pleasure boats on the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa

Pleasure boats on the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa

**This post was written by Danika J. Grenier on behalf of Ottawa Tourism**

If you’re in Ottawa for the FIFA Women’s World Cup this June, there will no doubt be lots of soccer game excitement to take in. Picture sitting in a brand-new stadium, the summer sun shines on your face as you shout and jump around, cheering on your favorite team with more than 20,000 fellow soccer fans. Your heart races as the crowd roars and a player runs across the field to score the winning goal!

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