Travel Deal for January 26-27, 2013
Canada’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 VIPorter@flyporter.com 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.
Vacay.ca 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. Vacay.ca 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.”