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Our team would love to share with you some inspirational posts and useful articles for planning your next trip. From winter activities in Revelstoke to tips on pet-friendly travel (and everything in between), we’ve got it covered. If you have any queries or ideas of your own, we’d love to hear them! Please feel free to reach out via Facebook or Instagram.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses In The Communities That We Serve

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It's an opportunity to refocus a year-round commitment to respect and belonging for the LGBTQ+ community. As leaders in hospitality, we understand the impact that we have, which is why we strive to create environments that bring everyone together. To mark this year's Pride, we wanted to shine a light on a handful of the wonderful LGBTQ+ owned businesses that operate in some of the communities that we serve. We hope you enjoy.

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Here’s Why You Need To Visit Calgary This Summer

This unparalleled Canadian oasis has something for everybody with its diverse community and abundant character, there’s always something to do. With the average summer temperature around 25 degrees Celsius, there’s never been a better time to kick back and relax at one of our four Calgary hotel locations.

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Summer In The Okanagan Valley

Planning a trip to the Okanagan Valley? Welcome to BC’s summer playground! If sunny days and outdoor activities are what you’re looking for, then you’re heading to the right place! Golfing, hiking, bike rides, an abundance of water sports, and endless wineries – it really does have something for everyone. 

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7 Things To Do In Revelstoke In Summer

Can you smell it? As the sweet scent of pollen and the heady smell of freshly cut grass begin to fill the air, we can’t help but have summer on our minds. Oh, the possibilities! From alpine hikes and wildflower meadows, to cooling lake floats and beer patios–Revelstoke, BC is the place to enjoy the warmer months. We thought we’d take a dive into some of our favourite things to do in Revelstoke in the summer. Hold on for #6–it’s a family favourite!

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6 Reasons To Choose Sandman Hotel Group For Your Next Trip

Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, friends, or colleagues, hotel facilities can really enhance your trip. We understand that most times, you want value-add amenities that don’t break the bank. This could be an awesome pool to keep the kids entertained, a fitness room to get your sweat on, or free Wi-Fi to stream your favourite boxset. Finding the right hotel to meet your needs needn’t be a chore. Read on to discover 6 Reasons To Choose Sandman Hotel Group For Your Next Trip!

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5 Top Reasons To Choose Sandman For Your Celebration

We’re sharing 5 Top Reasons To Choose Sandman For Your Celebration. From baby showers and christenings to milestone birthdays and lavish weddings (and everything in between), here’s why Sandman Hotel Group is the perfect partner for your event.

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Enjoying The Suite Life With Sandman Hotel Group

You deserve to treat yourself, and what better way than to indulge in an upgraded hotel stay? Hotel suites were once reserved for mischievous rock stars and blue chip CEOs. However, these opulent accommodations are now more within reach than ever.

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Best Places To See The Northern Lights In Canada

Have you ever seen the northern lights in Canada? An incredible aurora was recently witnessed as far south as Vancouver, which means your chances are good if conditions are right. For many, it’s a bucket list dream to see the northern lights in Canada (or anywhere for that matter!) Here are some of the places that increase your chances of witnessing these mystical dancing lights. Where to first?!

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Travelling With Pets - Our Top Tips

It’s never been easier to take your furry friends on vacation! Travelling with pets is now so commonplace that most accommodations will offer pet-friendly options. Some hotels will even provide a welcome amenity such as a bed, food bowl, and treat. However, before you pack up fido into a car crate there’s a few important things to consider. In this blog we’d love to share with you some of the tips we’ve learnt through travelling with pets, as well as some of the advice we wish we’d known sooner.

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Taking Steps Towards A Greener Future

We’re all about making smart decisions for the future. Whether it’s about looking for ways to minimize our impact on the environment or mastering responsible business practices, we believe a significant commitment today will mean the world to future generations.

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Wellness And Relaxation In Toronto

Whether you’re looking to realign your chakras, balance your qi, or just take advantage of your extended health benefits, there’s a bounty of wellness and relaxation in Toronto. We’d love to share with you some of the ways that we seek solace amid the bustle of Canada’s mightiest metropolis.

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Stay Like A Local: Montréal Edition

Did you know that Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world? The seamless meld of European and North American cultures is what we love most about Montréal, and you’re sure to get a friendly BonjourHi from the vibrant restaurants and stores that you discover. The same city that brought you a ‘bed-in’ for peace is also recognized as a UNESCO city of design, and has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada. There’s so much to see and do in Montréal—we’re honestly struggling to know where to even begin! Here we go with some highlights…

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Here’s Why Halifax, Nova Scotia Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List

Halifax is the provincial capital of Novia Scotia. It owes its existence to its harbour, which made the city a vital port in Atlantic trade. It’s the aboriginal home of the Mi’kmaq First Nations and has a history rich in agriculture. A trip to the East Coast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this Canadian gem. Here’s why Halifax, Nova Scotia needs to be on your travel bucket list:

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5 Top Winter Activities In Calgary

Did you know that Calgary, Alberta is Canada’s sunniest city? It enjoys an average 333 sunshine days per year and it’s absolutely worth layering up and making the most of that Albertan vitamin D! If you’re looking for some top winter activities in Calgary, then you’ve come to the right place. Grab your toque and your mittens (and maybe a steaming hot coffee) and enjoy a visit to one of these awesome places:

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How To Prepare For Winter Driving In Canada

It happens quickly, doesn’t it? One minute you’re sipping frosé with not a care in the world; the next you’re dusting off your Sorels and waking up for work in the dark. Winter is fast approaching and as we prepare our winter wardrobe, so too should we prepare for winter driving in Canada. We thought we’d provide some driving tips as well as a handy guide on how best to winterize your vehicle and be ready for inclement weather.

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back—Raising Vital Funds For BGC Canada

We’re thankful for the ability to give back. This year we partnered with BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada). They’ve been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens for more than 120 years with the goal of helping youth develop the skills they need to succeed. Here's how we were able to help.

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Snowbird Destinations in BC – The Best Places To Escape The Chill This Winter

The onset of winter is not to everyone’s liking. While many dust off their goggles and flock to ski resorts, some seek solace in sunnier climes. While our province is world-famous for it’s legendary snow; there does exist a fair amount of snowbird destinations in BC. Whether you’re looking for a weekend at the lake or some fresh coastal air, here are the best places to escape the chill this winter.

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Things To Do In Revelstoke In Winter – Our Top 8

Honestly, where do we start? There are just so many things to do in Revelstoke in winter! This charming resort receives an average 10.5 metres of powder every year, making it the perfect destination for winter recreation. Revelstoke, BC is where small town vibes meet big mountain thrills. Prices are reasonable and adventures are limitless. There’s even Mount Revelstoke National Park! We’d love to share with you our top 8 things to do in Revelstoke in winter.

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Ski Resorts In British Columbia – 8 Of Our Favourites

Some of North America’s best ski resorts are in British Columbia. When moist, warm coastal air from the Pacific collides with the cold, dry climate of BC’s mountains, the ideal conditions are created for waist-deep pow. So we thought we’d share some of our favourite ski resorts in British Columbia. We couldn’t just stop at a “Top 5”, so there’s 8! Which ones are on your bucketlist?

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10 Awesome Fall Activities In Vancouver, BC

Fall isn’t all about cozy knitwear and everything pumpkin-spiced (although, we agree, it’s a huge part). As the weather begins to get cooler and the days a little shorter, we find ourselves seeking solace in fresh local produce, vibrant culture, and cozy cafés. We also like to experience the vivid change of seasons up close, and spend time in our beautiful outdoors. There’s no shortage of awesome fall activities in Vancouver. Here’s 10 of our faves to inspire you:

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