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With its extreme weather, winter is often the most dreaded time of year. But that same weather also provides an opportunity to enjoy special and memorable activities. To make the most of the season despite the cold, here are some suggested activities you won’t want to miss. Get out your tuque, scarf, and mittens—it’s time to play in the snow!

Getting sick or having an accident is beyond disconcerting, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar country or don’t speak the language. Fortunately your Blue Cross® travel insurance includes a reliable, globally recognized medical assistance service that’s there for you wherever you are and whenever you need it.

The Air Passenger Protection Regulations (better known as the Air Passenger Bill of Rights) was brought in by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) in two phases in 2019. Airlines are now required to adhere to a set of regulations that provide better protection for air passengers when they face things like delays and flight cancellations.

China is a top destination for travellers in search of history, culture, and architecture. But the Canadian government just issued a travel advisory due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus (COVID-19) in China. While the risks for Canadian travellers are considered low, the authorities recommend you exercise a high degree of caution during your stay.

Trips that cross time zones can be tough on some travellers, while others seem to almost laugh it off. Personally, I always need a few days to get into the swing of things—coming or going—after I arrive somewhere.

Buying travel insurance before leaving on vacation is vitally important. Whatever your destination, travel insurance will be your best ally in the event of a medical emergency and having it will allow you to travel with peace of mind. To protect yourself with the best available coverage and make an informed choice, here are some mistakes to avoid when purchasing travel insurance.