Canada's remaining grand railway hotels are treasured national landmarks, and continue to transport celebrities, royalty, head of states and everyday bucket listers to a storied era of old-world luxury charm. How many have you ticked off?
B.U.T. As in, I'd love to, but. I've always wanted to do that but. It's my dream but. Many a grand adventure has been sunk by the power of but. It has butted its ugly head into the most well meaning of excursions. There's so many incredible things to do and see in this country. Don't let the but stop you.
Every four or five star hotel has a desk in the lobby with a sign that says: Concierge. Who are these people, what are their roles, and what can they do for us? I sat down with Neil Maclean, a veteran concierge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.