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2015 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence: Finalists Announced
 

 

Destination Canada is pleased to announce more than 250 entries from nine countries were received for this year’s Explore Canada Awards of Excellence, and the finalists are in!

 

Drum roll, please…

 

Local Culture Award Finalists:

    1. International Traveller Magazine (Australia)
      Why you need to visit Canada's Fogo Island – Quentin Long

    2. Canadian Geographic Travel (Canada)
      Meet Me at the Rodeo – Remy Scalza

    3. Globo Boa Viagem (Brazil)
      Arte, cultura e tradição gourmet na cosmopolita Montreal, na província de Quebec – Mari Campos

 

Culinary Award Finalists:

    1. Food Arts Magazine (USA)
      A High Way with Byways – Amy Rosen

    2. Canadian Geographic Travel (Canada)
      Eat. Play. Repeat – Remy Scalza

    3. Toque & Canoe (Canada)
      Tasting Turtle Island: Aboriginal Cuisine Goes Mainstream – Kim Gray

 

Urban Experiences Award Finalists:

    1. National Geographic Traveller (UK)
      Like a local: Toronto – Nikki Bayley

    2. San Francisco Chronicle (USA)
      A City Woven From 4 Threads – Margo Pfieff

    3. Grand Travel Luxury Magazine (Canada)
      Seductive Vancouver – Mark Sissions

 

Outdoor Adventure Award Finalists:

    1. Explore Magazine (Canada)
      At Home in a Great Land – David Webb

    2. Ski Kanada (Germany)
      Ski Kanada – Bernhard Krieger

    3. American Way (USA)
      Excellence in the Canadian Rockies – Crai S Bower

 

Wildlife Award Finalists:

    1. BBC TV (UK)
      The Polar Bear Capital of the World – Brandy Yanchyk

    2. San Francisco Chronicle (USA)
      Hook, Line and Salmon – Jill Robinson

    3. Nine Network (Australia)
      Explore Canada – Trevor Cochrane

 

Best Media Itinerary Award Finalists:

    1. Le Québec maritime

    2. Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg

    3. Nova Scotia Tourism Agency

 

Most Innovative PR Campaign Award Finalists:

    1. Travel Alberta

    2. Tourism Yukon

    3. Destination British Columbia

 

 

We are thrilled to announce this year’s esteemed judges for each themed category:

 

Local Culture Award:

Keith Henry, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia

 

Culinary Award:

Chef Michael Smith, Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist, Food Media Producer

 

Urban Experiences Award:

Godfrey Gao, Taiwanese-born Canadian model and actor (CTCTV)

 

Outdoor Adventure Award:

Tom Duguid, Creative Director, Arc’teryx

 

Wildlife Award:

Wade Luzny, CEO and Executive Vice-President, Canadian Wildlife Federation

 

Most Innovative PR Campaign Award:

Arlene Dickinson, CEO Venture Communications and District Ventures, Entrepreneur, Author, Dragons’ Den ‘Dragon’

 

Best Media Itinerary Award:

Andrew McCarthy, Travel Writer, Director, Actor

 

 

Thank you to all entrants, and good luck to all finalists!

 

The winners will be announced at GoMedia Canada 2015 in Penticton, BC on September 30th.

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