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The ski chalet and chill vacation you've been dreaming about as the temps drop could be a lot cheaper than you thought. Club Med Charlevoix is offering a major Black Friday deal with up to 60% off on all-inclusive packages.

That means you don't have to worry about getting separate ski passes or figuring out what to eat during your stay.

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A two-hour drive from downtown Montreal, Ontario's historic Upper Canada Village will be decorated with over one million lights this holiday season for the annual Alight at Night Festival.

The whole experience lasts approximately 40 minutes. In addition to seeing the mesmerizing light displays on the site's 19th-century façades, you'll have the chance to meet Santa and take a picture with him in St. Nick’s Winter Workshop from December 1 to 23.

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If you're sick of Montreal's weather and want something that's approximately the same but with more Dunkin' Donuts, then bus service OurBus' forthcoming service to Boston might be your next trip down south. At the time of writing, tickets for the journey, split into two parts, cost a total of just over $60.

The trip involves riding another bus service — OurBus uses the example of Trailways — from Montreal to Plattsburgh. Then, OurBus takes passengers the rest of the way from Plattsburgh to Boston with stops in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Albany Airport and Albany in New York state, and Springfield and Worcester, Massachusetts.

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With travel back on the table in 2023, finding just the right place to visit may be a challenge. Do you prioritise the country where your favourite food originates or the spot with the pristine beaches? To help you narrow down options, one best-selling travel guide publisher has released its ranking of the top 30 most anticipated destinations and travel experiences in the upcoming year. One of them happens to be in Canada, just a 12-hour drive from Montreal.

For the first time, the Lonely Planet 'Best in Travel 2023' list is split between five categories: eat, journey, connect, learn and unwind. Each one comes with a custom itinerary to make sure you don't miss any highlights.

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Tourism can be an economic boon for many places, but it can also wreak havoc on the environment and local populations. Renowned travel guide Fodor's has released its 'No List' of travel hotspots to avoid in 2023 to encourage travellers to think twice before they book their next flight.

Unlike the federal government's travel warning list, these destinations span damaged natural attractions and overcrowded cultural hotspots that need a break from visitors.

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If you're dreaming of escaping Montreal during the upcoming holiday season, take note that airfares across Canada are starting to soar. That means you may need to adjust your travel habits — some industry experts advise specific days to book flights, while others suggest booking closer to the date you want to leave.

The average cost of all Canadian flights is $345 round-trip, up 3% from 2021 and up 7% from 2019 prices, travel booking site Hopper told MTL Blog. By December, the site says Canadian airfares will likely average around $429 round-trip, 10% higher than in 2021 and 6% from the year before.

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If you're looking for more comfort than a tent, but still want to wake up in nature, there's a cute camper with your name on it one hour north of Montreal.

HipCamp, the Airbnb for outdoor rentals, lists the "InWood Circus Camper" for $60/night for two people in the heart of the Laurentians.

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Sunwing has added a new fee for travellers who want to bring an extra bag in-cabin during a flight. The affordable airline, known for its tropical destination packages, is now charging $25 each way (tax included) for carry-on luggage outside of the usual free personal item, like a purse or small backpack. The rule change came into effect on Monday to discourage people from overcrowding overhead bins.

More travellers have been filling cabins with carry-ons in recent months, causing airlines to crack down and get stricter about enforcing luggage size restrictions. Some industry experts say it's also a move by airlines to make back some of the money lost during the pandemic.

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Quebecers are looking to travel in droves during this holiday season, but direct flights out of Montreal-Trudeau have become especially pricey thanks to inflation, airline short staffing, and fewer take-offs.

If you're planning to head south this winter and get stuck booking a transfer flight in the U.S., you'll want to consider picking one in these airports. Any layover from 30 minutes to 24 hours will be more comfortable at these hubs, ranked best by ParkSleepFly for food and beverage quality, cleanliness, shopping and overall flyer satisfaction.

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You no longer have to wing it when it comes to booking flights ahead of the holiday season. Much like a smiling air stewardess directing you to a seat, Expedia has released a series of travel hacks based on its own ticket sales and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) database to help you find the right day and time to get the lowest airline prices and minimize dealing with flight delays and cancellations. Here are some ways to ensure sky-high savings:

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It's prime time for autumn leaf spotting, and luckily Quebec has no shortage of beautiful vistas to drink in the fall colours. But pretty panoramas sometimes come with painful levels of exertion. If that's your jam, power to you. For a gentler path to Insta-worthy pics, these easier hikes across Quebec deserve a spot on your seasonal bucket list.

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If you've been wanting to plan a charming staycation right here in Montreal, then there are a few hotels totally worth checking out. Condé Nast Traveler released its Readers' Choice Awards winners for the best hotels in Canada and five Montreal hotels ranked in the top 15.

It's evident travellers love old-world charm since seven of the top urban stays are right here in la belle province. Quebec City's very own Auberge Saint-Antoine led the pack with an overall score of 98.68. In the second spot, scoring a total of 98.10 is Le Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites located right in the heart of the Old Port.

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