Canadian Tourism Awards announced

Fogo Island Inn, conference room. Photo by Alex Fradkin.

Fogo Island Inn, conference room. Photo by Alex Fradkin.

OTTAWA—The Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, ON, and the
Fogo Island Inn, NL, were among the winners of the 2013 Canadian Tourism
Awards.

Great Wolf Lodge, a family-themed resort and waterpark, was given
the Traveller Experience of the Year Award on Tuesday, according to the Canadian Press. The Lodge has 406 suites
and experiences that include a spa and the “MagiQuest” live-action adventure
game.

The Fogo Island Inn, located on Joe Batt’s Arm, NL, was
awarded the National Cultural Tourism Award. With 29 guest suites, the Inn
offers views of the Northern Atlantic.

Le Massif de Charlevoix of Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, took home
the Innovator of the Year Award while the Montreal International Jazz Festival
won for the Event of the Year.

Tourism Richmond’s blogging campaign—365 Days of Dining—was
awarded the Social Media Initiative of the Year.

“It was no small feat for our marketing and communications
team to keep a year-long campaign relevant, fresh and interesting but they did
and now Richmond has secured its position on the map as a West Coast foodie
destination,” Tracy Lakeman, CEO of Tourism Richmond said in a statement.

Calgary’s Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts and Kingfisher
Oceanside Resort & Spa in Courtenay, BC, tied for Business of the Year.

Anderson Vacations of Calgary won Small or Medium-Sized
Buisness of the Year and Bluewater Adventures of North Vancouver, BC, was given
the Sustainable Tourism Award.