Media Coverage & Press Releases

Vacay.ca has been featured in major publications and broadcasts throughout the world. Here are just a few of the headlines we have made in less than one year!

Online and Print Publications

CBC: Vacay.ca traffic crashes beach website (July 2013)

PEI Guardian: Vacay.ca delivers 10,000 visitors in 48 hours to one man’s website (July 2013)

Truro Daily News: Vacay.ca beaches list spotlights Atlantic Canada (July 2013)

Maclean’s: 34 judges and the public choose Vacay.ca’s Top 50 Restaurants in Canada (May 2013)

CTV: Talking Top 50 Restaurants in Canada (May 2013)

Toronto Life: The Black Hoof is Canada’s fourth best restaurant — according to Vacay.ca’s inaugural poll (April 2012)

St. John’s Telegram: The Duke makes Top 50 eateries list (April 2012)

CBC.ca: Salmon n’ Bannock first opened their doors during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This year they came in No. 24 in Vacay.ca’s Top 50 restaurants in Canada. With items like deer shank, bannock bison burgers and muskox on the menu, it should be a definite stop while visiting the Lower Mainland. (June 2012)

Yahoo! News: Vancouver’s Vij’s No.1 in Vacay.ca vote; Atelier in Ottawa wins People’s Choice (April 2012)

Halifax Chronicle-Herald: Vancouver’s Vij’s named Canada’s best by Vacay.ca (April 2012)

MetroNews: The creations have won [Vij’s] praise (the New York Times called the eatery “easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world”) and accolades, including the title of Best Restaurant in Canada by a Vacay.ca. (April 2012)

MetroNews: Ontario, BC take lead in Vacay.ca culinary contest (April 2012)

DC Montreal blog: A more realistic [Top 50 Restaurants in Canada] list can be found on Vacay.ca. (May 2012)

Sympatico.ca: Vacay.ca offers a well-culled list of the top brewpubs in Canada. (November 2012)

Daily Brew: Top 50 Restaurants in Canada crowns Vij’s (April 2012)

Huffington Post: Vacay.ca names Top 24 Brewpubs in Canada (October 2012)

Sympatico.ca: Canada’s best restaurants and where to find them thanks to Vacay.ca (April 2012)

BreatheDreamGo: Study of the value of a press trip for Vacay.ca (July 2012)

Tripsfor2.net: Canada’s Top 50 Restaurants: Vij’s leads at exciting new site (April 2012)

Chatham Daily News: [Joy Kim of Chatham-Kent tourism] said freelance writers from the Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, Vacay.ca, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Kayak magazine, Canada’ History magazine and Readers Digest were all hosted by tourism staff.

UptownMag.com: Manitoba doesn’t make Vacay.ca top brewpubs list because the province doesn’t have any (November 2012)

CitySlicker.ca: Bushwakker ranked Top Brewpub by Vacay.ca (October 2012)

CRFA.ca: Vikram Vij is the owner of Vij’s Restaurant and Rangoli and has been part of Vancouver’s restaurant scene for nearly 20 years. Earlier this year, Vij’s was ranked the No. 1 restaurant in Canada by travel website Vacay.ca. (April 2012)

Canadian Beer News: Vacay.ca Picks Canada’s Top 24 Brewpubs (October 2012)

Television and Radio

CTV Network News: Numerous appearances multiple times most months with hosts Sarika Sehgal, Jacqueline Milczarek and Dan Patterson. One report is available here.

CTV Regional News: Appearances to discuss travel in Waterloo Region, Ontario and elsewhere in Canada.

TSN Radio: Featured guest with host Matt Cauz

CHCH TV: Appearances with Kate Carnegie

CJSF Radio: Numerous appearances with host KP Wee

CBC Radio: Appearances in regional and national outlets to discuss Top 50 Restaurants in Canada, Top 24 Brewpubs in Canada, Most Romantic Places in Canada and more.

CityTV: May 25, 2012 interview to congratulate Vikram Vij on winning Vacay.ca’s best restaurant in Canada title.

Press Releases

Renowned Chefs Added to Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Judging Academy — February 28, 2013

Canada’s No. 1 Brewpub is Regina’s Bushwakker — October 3, 2012

Foodie of the Year Contest Announced by Vacay.ca’s Top 50 Restaurants in Canada — October 1, 2012