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Escape with The Hip and Porter Airlines

Travel Deal for January 26-27, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayCanada’s love affair with The Tragically Hip is more than 25 years old and it’s still hot.

The band that made Canadian culture and history seem edgy and cool has embarked on yet another cross-Canada tour. This time, Porter Airlines loyalty customers have the opportunity to win tickets for the tour’s finale in Toronto on Valentine’s Day.

The winning VIPorter member will receive a prize package valued at approximately $3,200. The prize includes:

  • Two round-trip flights to Toronto, departing Wednesday, February 13 and returning Friday, February 15.
  • VIP seating at The Tragically Hip show, February 14, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
  • Two nights of accommodation at Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square.
  • Dinner at Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill.
  • Special Tragically Hip merchandise.
  • VIP access to the after show, with a chance to meet the band members.

To enter, email with your name, VIPorter Number, and telephone number by 4 pm Eastern time on January 30, 2013.

For more details, visit the Porter Escapes webpage. Talks Travel with The Tragically Hip

No one has seen more of Canada than the five guys from The Tragically Hip. They’ve visited every province and territory, playing to packed stadiums and small clubs in the nearly 30 years they’ve been rocking Canada. Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi caught up with the band members recently in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, where they talked about what it’s been like to see so much of the country and how it has influenced their songs.

Guitarist Bobby Baker says: “Everyone should be travelling. I think when you graduate from high school you should get a Canadian rail pass, a round-trip ticket to go anywhere in the country. I think that will build national unity.”

Guitarist Paul Langlois says: “Travel is a big part of lucky people’s lives. We’re lucky enough to travel. I’m quite happy to know the country pretty well.”

Vocalist Gord Downie says: ““You can tour [Canada] as long as you like and you won’t know anything, it’s just so big.”

To see the “Rock n’ Roll Road Trips” video interview with The Tragically Hip and for the full article headlined “Road Tales from the Tragically Hip,” click here




Vicky is the worldly publisher of Having graduated from McGill University in Montreal, she has set about building a talented team of travel experts to deliver to you words and images of the very best places to see and experience in Canada. Based in Yorkville in Toronto, Vicky regularly jet sets around Canada — be sure to catch up with her when she's in your part of the country.

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