OTTAWA—The Fogo Island Inn, a luxury hotel that opened last May on a remote Newfoundland shoreline, is among the 2013 Canadian Tourism Award winners.
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The Fogo Island Inn.
The inn, winner of the National Cultural Tourism Award, was “conceived as a place that fortifies local culture,” said the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), which presents the awards annually. Its 29 guest suites, with views of the North Atlantic, offer what the inn describes as “a contemporary expression of
traditional outport design.”
Other winners, announced Tuesday:
• Great Wolf Lodge, with 406 suites, took the Traveller Experience of the Year Award, boasting activities that “wow the senses,” said TIAC. Lodge experiences include a “MagiQuest” live-action adventure game and a spa for adults and kids.
• The Event of the Year Award went to the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
• Le Massif de Charlevoix of Baie-Saint-Paul, Que., was named Innovator of the Year.
• Tourism Richmond’s “365 Days of Dining” — a blogging campaign about food experiences in the B.C. city — was Social Media Initiative of the Year.
• Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, based in Calgary, and Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa in Courtenay, B.C., tied for Business of the Year.
• Anderson Vacations of Calgary won the award for Small or Medium-Sized Business of the Year.
• Bluewater Adventures of North Vancouver, B.C., won for Sustainable Tourism.