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According to the 2014 Global Green Economy Index, Vancouver was recognized as the fourth greenest city in the world. Are you wondering what would have they done to achieve this? Here are few practices followed by the people of Vancouver with the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020:

1. Emphasize on the importance of Green Jobs:

Green Job or a Green-collar Job includes any work that contributes to preserve the environmental quality. Agriculture is a good example of Green-collar Job.

2. Promote Green Transportation:

By encouraging the use of public transit and bicycle instead of driving a car, the city becomes free from pollution which in turn keeps the city green forever.

3. Green Buildings:

Reducing Carbon-di-oxide emissions in existing buildings is one among the initiatives adopted by the crowd of Vancouver to keep their city clean and green.

4. Consumption of local food:

By increasing the amount of locally grown food, the ecosystem can be balanced and improved further. When there is a demand for locally grown food then the importance of agriculture goes high eventually, which will promote green jobs and hence a green environment.

5. Use of Clean Water:

Water scarcity is the biggest threat to any living population. Fortunately this is not prevalent in many parts of the world. Though having water resources in abundance, Vancouver accentuates people on consumption of water. Improving the quality of water and reducing its consumption helps better in achieving a green environment.

So all excited to visit this Green city? Want to know more about the city? Here are those attractions that will blow your mind away.

1. Stanley Park:

Not everyone likes to walk, run or jog. But who will hate jogging in Canada’s biggest park? It’s just not about walking, it is a must visit for all the bike lovers around. Rent a bike and ride it along the seawall and feel the heroics within youJ

2. Capilano Suspension Bridge:

A long walk with their soul-mate would make everyone’s life romantic. A walk on this bridge alongside your loved ones, by the night with all city lights on, can be one romantic moment that you could have ever dreamt of J

And for those who wants to present a thriller to their partner’s, take them to Cliff walk and teach them what does being adventurous mean J

3. Grouse Mountain:

Do you like the feel of adrenaline rush in you? Why are you still waiting? Go to Grouse Mountain and try Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice skating, Sleigh rides, Eco walks, Paragliding, Mountain zip lines, Lumberjack show, Theatre in the sky and what not ? Oh gosh… A lot of varieties to make your life more interesting and memorable.

This is just a sneak picture of what you could get to see in Vancouver and there are lots of places to explore. Find the best deal for you with us and get them booked for your trip to Vancouver.

Have fun and help the people of Vancouver in keeping their city clean during your visitJ. Let us do our part by at least not polluting the city when we are there J


VICTORIA – THE GARDEN CITYBeing the capital city of the province of British Columbia, Victoria is known as the Garden City for Butchart Gardens and much green space. The city also lies within the world’s highest northern Mediterranean climate at a latitude of 48.5 degrees north. Create your itinerary based on the gardens around the city. Here we bring to you two of the best gardens available in the city.

Butchart Gardens:

The roots of this garden come from the early 19th century. Ownership of the garden still remains with Butchart family, who initially designed this garden. Robin-Lee Clarke, great-granddaughter of Robert Pim Butchart and Jennie Butchart, owns this garden since 2001. During the days of Mr. and Mrs. Butchart, symphony concerts were conducted by them for their family guests which, with the time progressing, attracted larger audience. This culture still continues and the garden offers a wide range of local entertainment from Jazz to Classical music. The attractions of the garden include “Circle of Doves” installed in front of the begonia bower, the “Jennie B”, an electrically driven 12-passenger boat giving visitors a glance at the waterside history and aquatic plants and animals, and the fountain statue of “Three Sturgeon”, installed near the Japanese garden.

Visit this garden to make your day a memorable one with the floral species aroundJ

Beacon Hill Park:

Adding a feather to its cap, Victoria also has this wonderful public park as a tourist attraction. The park is popular both with tourists and locals. The amenities of the park include, 2 playgrounds, a water park, tennis courts and landscaped gardens. Flora and Fauna are important species for any country and this park has given utmost important to both of those which is evident from the floral variety spread across the park and the type of birds that are often seen here. Floral variety includes Garry Oak, Western Red cedar, Snowberry, Oregon grape and Fawn Lilly. Raccoons, River Otters and Squirrels fall under the bird category whilst Swans, Ducks, Canada geese and Blue herons make ponds in this park noted. This park has a dedicated site reserved for concerts that is functional between June and September every year.

One man made feature of the park which makes it special is the Totem pole. This prominent feature is the world’s fourth tallest one. This 38.8m (127 feet) totem pole was carved by Mungo Martin and was erected in 1956. By then, this was the world’s tallest totem pole. This park also holds a tribute of a sister to her brother, which is the pebble bridge over the Stream of Fountain Lake. Emily Carr, brother of Alice Carr was a renowned BC artist and this pebble bridge serves as a tribute this artistJ . The petting zoo of the park makes this spot a lovable one and is the X factor behind the park’s success.  The peacocks move freely around the zoo with their feathers decorating visitor’s eyes. “Running of goats” event makes the zoo even more attractive.

Visit to this garden city will never be regretted by a single individual who has a liking towards nature and floral species. So, to have an enjoyable weekend or a picnic with your family on a special occasion, fly to Victoria and have funJ.



Kelowna – The Okanagan Lake City

Situated on the banks of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Though being famous for wineries, Kelowna may also be claimed to be famous for being the birthplace of a handful of athletes. We hereby put forward to you those athletes who has represented Kelowna and Canada in various sports events.

Olympic Rower:

Rowing a boat against the stream of water is not an easy task. Easier said than done J Rowing can either be recreational or competitive. By being recreational, one can get to learn about the rowing techniques and by being competitive athletes can race against each other in boats. Rowing demands extreme core balance, physical strength and cardiovascular fortitude. Kelowna and the people are proud of Scott Frandsen, who has represented Canada in the 2003 Rowing World Champions in Milan, alongside Wayne Pommen and secured sixth place. He has also won Silver for Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“Participating is more important than winning a game” is what we are being taught since childhood and being able to represent your country is not a joke. J  Keep rowing Scott...

Professional Racer:

Kids this generation go crazy about cars and bikes. One sport that everyone would want to be indulged in is racing. Being one among the loved sports across the globe, Racing can be really dangerous. Of course, every sport has its own pros and constraints. Leaving aside the constraints, let us enjoy the sport with utmost safety in place. The leading marques of today’s automobile market such as Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Aston Martin were all derived, from their success in this sport and the World Sports car Championship. Kees Nierop is the only Canadian to have his name on a Porsche race car, which is displayed in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Kees Nierop has also won the famous 12 Hours of Sebring race, driving a Porsche 934 in 1983. His other major wins include Canadian GT-1 Championship held in 1983, Rothman's Porsche champion in 1986 and Porsche factory driver at LeMans in 1987.

With your driving skills, you can drive a million crazy and Kees Nierop is one such exampleJ Salute Kees…

Olympic Skier:

Skiing is a competitive winter sport that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which has a history of almost five millennia. Gliding on snow is always fun and when you take it up as a profession, you enjoy your life. Skiing has a lot of techniques such as Telemark turn, Snow plough, Parallel turn and a few more, which were evolved along with ski geometry. Kelsey Serwa, a 25 year old, has added fame to her country and self by endearing a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She also reigns the FIS World Championship and Winter X Games Championship. Her medal tally also includes a bronze which was won at 2010 Winter X Games in Aspen. At a young age, adding 4 medals to her bucket, Kelsey Serwa seems to be commendable with her Ski suits and poles on. Kelowna, will always be with her, wishing a continued success in all her endeavors.

So, wonder about the city of Kelowna for producing so many talents? Kelowna has not only produced sports talents but also produced a number of wines that has claimed championships at various events. Don’t wait to book your tickets to Kelowna to experience the best of the wines and may be if you are lucky, you may stand a chance to meet anyone of the mentioned athletesJ Try your luck… Get your tickets booked right away… Good luckJ



Pre-paid Taxi at the airport

TIME, one important factor that keeps the world going. Rushing to airport to take your flights have always been a stress. With this stress factor sucking the most out of your brain, you will not be able to spare a thought on how to commute to your place of stay after the flight. To help you with the best services, we suggest you to book your taxi once you land at your destination. Highlights of booking pre-paid taxi would be:

Safety Concern:

New to a place? Know no-one around? So what, you don’t have to worry about your safety. We will tell you why. These Pre-Paid Taxi’s that you book at the airport will be tracked every single minute and on any abnormal behavior the cops rush there right away. Obviously, safety becomes utmost priority for anyone and we assure you that you can avail it from the pre-paid taxis at the airport. To run you through how this pre-paid taxi works, you will have to pay an approximate fare depending on the distance that you are supposed to travel, before boarding the taxi and you get a receipt for the amount that was paid. Once you are at the destination and if the meter fare exceeds the amount paid, you owe the driver the excess amount and if it doesn’t then it’s the other way round. Be safe on your holiday to party hard J

Save Money:

When you are on a budget trip, these pre-paid taxis can save you a lot of money indeed. If there arises a question, if I am not on a budget trip, then what the use is, you can still save money to make your trip more funny and enjoyable. If you are to avail the cab services of the hotel, for sure, they are going to charge you double more than what the pre-paid taxis do, since they travel from hotel to airport to hotel. There may still be a concern what if I go with a private cab service that offers me a drive to my destination. Those private services charge you more than what the pre-paid taxis at the airport do. As simple as thatJ. If you pay more and travel a considerable amount of distance, you still get the excess money back, which means you pay only for what you travel and not more which really is cool J

Freedom of choice:

To make your travel pleasant, the pre-paid taxi services offers you the freedom of choice which you don’t necessarily get to enjoy with every other cab service provider. You may have to choose between the luxury of the car and the type of it, by which we mean, you will have to choose either between an A/c and Non-A/c or between a sedan and hatchback. With this we help you enjoy your short travel at your choiceJ. Sometimes this short travel can be hectic depending upon the traffic at your destination and so pre-paid taxi service providers offers this privilege to their clients. If not for pre-paid taxi services, you still have this freedom of choice but at fixed rates which is again going to cost you more and eat up your pockets. Think wisely and act wisely J



So pre-pay your taxi and have a pleasant flight and safe short travel too!!

Currency Conversion At Airports - Guide by Nanak Flights

You can’t own a property unless until you have this piece of paper with you. MONEY. A basic need of every human being in this competitive and racy world. On a funny note, if seen from a larger perspective, it seems like money would take precedence than food and water. With such importance being given to money, you are forced not to lose money at any cost and you will have to be careful when handling money more than how would you have been usually. So here we bring to you a few important points to remember when you are willing to convert your currency to the local currency of your destination, on your holiday trip.

Money Exchange on the fly:

With your tour itinerary fully loaded, you can’t spend time on searching for random agents all around the city. Hence it is advisable to get your currency exchanged at the Travelex counters or other Forex dealers at the airport lounge. Though foreign exchange is a can be a pain-stake for the seller, it serves to be a lucrative business to the buyers. Even though Credit/Debit cards are accepted at majority of the city hangouts, it is always good to carry a small amount of money with you and this small amount can be exchanged at the airport once you land and this is going to keep you safe by all means.

Look for ‘the best’ deal than a ‘perfect’ deal:

Every action today has become a business and money exchange is no exception. FOREX is a serious business and loads of money is made out of it and hence help yourselves from being trapped to the marketing minds by being 200% carefulJ. The primary advantage of using the forex services at the airport would be to save time. Though you are going to pay 10-15$ extra, it still makes sense for a smaller amount. If the amount is going to be huge, then the option of considering bank’s exchange rate is 100% fine. But to pay for your taxi and other basic needs, you can’t waste time looking for a perfect deal. The best is always okay than the betterJ.

Travelers Cheque:

Though being obsolete in most part of the countries, there are a few merchants who still continue to accept travelers cheque. This is most probably available only at the Forex counters at the airport lounge and other private forex agents tend to ignore this service. Upon receipt of this travelers cheque, one tends to sign it which may backfire in case of a loss or theft of the cheque. Still the issuer of the cheque will be able to reimburse the loss the incurred, but the process of claim is really cumbersome. It is a best practice to sign the travelers cheque only during payments and not in advance. With ATM and Credit cards, in today’s world, it would be a nightmare to use these cheques. Travelers Cheque stands to be one of the advantages of having your currency exchanged at the airport rather than at a random agency.

So, keep your eyes wide open when you use a travelers cheque and be informed about the exchange rates through newspaper, so that you are not ripped off by a bigger margin.


Have a happy flight and a bargain free exchange J

Fort McMurray

With the mechanical life, a man leads today, he definitely needs a break. Plan your vacations at the right time to the right place at your budget and we are here to help you out. Fort McMurray can be your destination if you are looking forward to an exciting weekend trip with your expenses controlled J

Fort McMurray has some beautiful places to visit which would also feed you with some interesting facts and will help you all gain some knowledge. One such place would be the Oil Sands Discovery Centre.

Oil Sands Discovery Centre:

Athabasca Oil Sands is the world’s biggest oil deposit and this is where the Oil Sands Discovery Centre is located. This educational facility is run by Alberta Culture and Tourism, Historic Site and Museums branch. The visual aids would make it a knowledgeable spot for its visitors. The economic value, history and futures of Oil Sands can’t be explained any better. Trying to visualize how would this be? Why to visualize? Earn a trip to McMurray. It’s easy with our rates J

MacDonald Island:

Ranging from golf courts to rock climbing to swim meets to gym and what not? Phew... You wouldn’t have seen this number of amenities within an island. This variety makes it a must place to visit. This is claimed to be the Canada largest community recreational center. MacDonald Island offers an opportunity to keep yourselves fit by joining one of their many sports and recreation leagues. As a part of their services, MacDonald Island helps in making the Total Fitness Centre operational. Have you ever had a thought about keeping yourselves fit? If not consider this place and you will always want yourselves to be fit.

Bison Sanctuary:

Bison is the largest Canadian terrestrial animal. This Bison Sanctuary is located off Hwy63 which is approximately 20 miles to the north of the city and close to Buffalo Viewing Point which is a unique spread of protected land that stocks a flock of bison. This land was once an actively functioning part of the city, which the city gifted back in accordance with the view to protect the area’s natural resources and to develop and eco-tourism destination J  Bison herd there would approximately be 300 in number. If you are looking forward to click a few snaps this very location, you will end up losing all your day doing so. This animals are usually habituated to stay at a single place for long and hence you cannot expect them to pose for you J

So, what are you looking for yet? Plan for your itinerary and pack your bags to fly to this land of Oil Sands and herd of Bison’s. Finding it difficult to get your tickets booked? Don’t worry, you can reach out to us anytime and we will book your flights at the price you want us to J



Happy flight!! Enjoy your scenic trip to Fort McMurray…

3 places to visit in Edmonton

Edmonton, “the city of festivals” as it is hailed, is located in Alberta. Edmonton attracts a decent number of tourists every year. Here we present to you the top 5 places that you will never regret visiting.

1. Winspear Centre:

To experience the best acoustics and to have a pleasant evening, Winspear Centre is the go-to place. With lots of music lovers around, the concerts hosted here are a major reach. To cite an example for the acoustics being at its best, you could even hear the choir members turning of the pages from your seat. Well may be surprising, but that’s trueJ. The ambience and decor of the Centre would floor you down. Look for your favorite symphony performing at this very venue and book your tickets right away. They are also known for their inexpensive ticket fares J

2. West Edmonton Mall:

The largest shopping fraternity of North America and the tenth largest shopping mall in the world is this West Edmonton Mall. Covering about 5,300,000 square feet, the mall holds about 800 stores and a parking capacity for more than 20,000 vehicles. A few attractions at the mall would include:

Galaxy land: Second only to Ferrari world, this indoor attraction at the West Edmonton Mall has 24 rides in it.

World Waterpark: This is the second largest indoor waterpark in the world and has the world’s largest indoor wave pool, with six wave bays each with 2 panels.

Nightclub Empire Ballroom: The Joint and Ka'os Nightclub were once the tenants of this recreational spot.

3. The TWOS:

The southwest corner of the coronation park, holds this Centre, which was first opened in 1984 to replace the Elizabeth planetarium. Telus World of Science was formerly known as Odyssium, after it was changed from Edmonton Space and Science Centre. This Centre was raised by the Edmonton space and science foundation. The exhibits galleries of telus world of science includes:

GPS Adventures Canada: This is an interactive maze combing technology with 3D puzzles in four rooms dedicated to Global positioning system and navigation technology.

Space Gallery: Aspiring astronauts can find this place to be like wow! Would you believe if I say this exhibit runs you through a computer program that turns your face in to an alien? You have to, as it does J

Environment Gallery: This interactive gallery keeps you informed about a few possible ogy’s which includes hydrology, ecology and meteorology.


If you are planning for a day’s trip to Edmonton, then this places would sum up your day. Added to this the places that you can take a sneak look at would be places like the Alberta railway museum where you can find a never-ending display of trains, the Edmonton City Hall, which can turn your sunny day into a pleasant one with the wading pool that it has right in front of it and last but not the least the Alberta Art Gallery which could your trip awesome with the exhibitions over there.


Have a fun-filled, informative trip to Edmonton! Don’t miss booking your flights. 

Winnipeg – The 911 City


World’s first city which developed the 911 emergency contact number was Winnipeg. Thanks to the city for this wonderful initiative. We here bring to you 5 weird, funny, cool, interesting facts about this city, which you might have not known earlier. Have fun with the facts J There we go from the bottom…

5. Let’s make a deal:

To my knowledge, Winnipeggers have a very good reputation towards looking for the best deals, in general. No wonder about it, since Winnipeg stands as the birth place of the host of a famous television game show “Let’s make a deal”. Yes, Monty Hall was born in Winnipeg. The prominent Monty hall problem still serves to be a nightmare to me. I am sure, I will have a lot of company J

4. Intrepid:

Intrepid, by which Sir William Samuel Stephenson is best known is the wartime intelligence codename. He was one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond. Leaving school at a younger age to work as a telegrapher was his destiny followed by which he also volunteered his service to the 101st Overseas Battalion of the Canada Expeditionary Force. The seeds were sown by then which later made him an Intrepid, a real hero. Brave hearts continue to live. Winnipeggers are always proud of him J

3. Wine festival for a cause:

Among the other festivals around other cities of the country, Winnipeg’s wine festival boasts the highest crowd. This festival is the most respected and the largest wine festival across the country, the reason being the cause behind it. Special Olympics Manitoba, which makes Manitobans with intellectual disability to enjoy their lives through active participation in sports, is funded by this wine festival. With the happiness, that is evident through the smiles of differently abled, you can definitely be satisfied. Wine for a cause really makes senseJ

2. 41st Mayor of Winnipeg:

Sometimes you can’t classify facts into a category. One such fact is right here. Winnipeg is the first major city of Canada that elected an openly gay man to be the mayor. Yes, Glenn Murray was the 41st mayor of Winnipeg. Glenn Murray was a little lesser than perfect when compared to his counterparts is what the Canadian had to say on him. But he had some significant events during his tenure such as 1999 Pan American Games and the C5 Summit. “Fortune favors the brave”, in this case the brave decision got favoredJ

1. Confusion Corner:

You will not be able to find an intersection that is more perplex than the one at Winnipeg. Osborne Junction, is the one that can never be compared to any other intersections in the world. Hence the name Confusion corner.  Most of the traffic between downtown and the southwest of city must pass through this intersection. This is still infamous for its complexity, that it doesn’t help distracted or unfamiliar drivers to navigate correctly. When students are confused about intersections on their mathematical papers, there is a city intersection that misleads traffic. The analogy though didn’t bring in much of a humor, still looks healthy J

Hope the facts did refresh you. The best thing about the Winnipeg is its climate. Winnipeg has four different seasons, with short transitional periods between winter and summer.Temperatures as highas 42.2 °C (108 °F) in July 1936 and as low as −47.8 °C (−54.0 °F) in December 1879 have occurred in the city.  Winnipeg was named the coldest city in the world with a population of over 600,000 based on the average night-time temperature from December to February. However this name is now taken over by Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Keep your dates blocked for flying to this beautiful city and experience multi-faceted personalities and the varieties of cuisines available around in the city.

Happy flight!!

Ottawa – City of Museums


Museums can be a boring chapter in many of your books. But, we bet you will change your opinion once you land in Ottawa. Formerly named “Bytown” after British military engineer Colonel John By, the city of Ottawa is known for the long list of its museums. Here, we bring to you the best of museums in and around the city:

Canadian War Museum:

To become a democracy it would have cost many nations a hundreds of years and this nation is no exception. What it cost this nation to become one is architecturally sculptured in this monument. A perfect tribute to those brave hearts who took part in World War II. The exhibits at the museum will never let you take your eyes off them. It ranges from naval guns to tanks and from motorcycles to jet aircraft. The total space of the museum is segregated into different galleries each depicting various periods of war from the nations earliest times to the present conflicts. A must visit place for a historian who digs deep into World history J

Canadian Museum of Nature:

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin as quoted by Shakespeare stands true for long time now and will continue to last until such monuments are in place. The Canadian Museum of Nature includes all aspects of the intersection of human society and nature. The exhibits are placed at the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, which has a total 7 galleries namely,

Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery which contains the skeletons and miniatures about the extinction of dinosaurs.

Vale Earth Gallery which educates us about how the geological forces shaped planet.

Mammal Gallery which exhibits Canada’s wild animals.

RCB Blue Water Gallery which features a blue whale skeleton and exhibits about life found under waters.

Bird Gallery comprising of more than 450 Canadian bird mounts.

Animalium that exhibits live insects and

Stone Wall Gallery that runs us through the photographs and art displays about natural science.

One would wonder if nature includes all of the above mentioned exhibits. Certainly it does. Learn nature and help preventing it J

Canadian Museum of History:

Previously known as Canadian Museum of Civilization, this museum is one among the oldest cultural institutions of North America. Canadian Museum of History has also with it the Canadian Children’s Museum and an IMAX theatre with 3D capacity. So definitely a visit to the Civilization museum would be at you vision now. The museum has 3 halls where the exhibits are placed namely, the Grand Hall, the First Peoples Hall and the Canada Hall. With the Grand Hall known for its architectural masterpiece and the First Peoples Hall getting its root from 20,000 years of history, the Canada Hall is closed for renovation now are situated at respective levels of the building. Sheer entertainment guaranteed. Don’t miss out on this spot on your vacation to Ottawa.


Ottawa is real feast for the lovers of history and for those who love to research on whatever they get to. So don’t delay and plan your trip to Ottawa. Time and tide waits for none.

Baggage Guide by Nanak Flights


This blog post explains what you can and what you can’t take with you when you are traveling by flight. 

We have tried to compile all the baggage related information for major airlines.

This information applies to economy class travelers for major carriers.

For more detailed information, please visit



Max Dimensions (cm)

Weight (Kg)

Carry-on Allowance


157 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 40 x 55),1 personal

United Airlines

157 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 35 x 56),1 personal

Porter Airlines

158 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 40 x 55),1 personal

Delta Air Lines

157 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 36 x 56),1 personal

British Airways

43 x 75 x 90


1 standard (23 x 45 x 56),1 personal

American Airlines

158 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 35 x 56),1 personal

Alaska Airlines

158 (linear)


1 standard (25 x 43 x 61),1 personal

Air Transat

158 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 40 x 51),1 personal

Air Canada

158 (linear)


1 standard (23 x 40 x 55),1 personal


Just in case you are wondering what a personal item is?

Personal items include:

·        Small backpack

·         Purse

·         Laptop

·         Briefcase

·         Items under 91cm (length + width + height) can also be classified as personal items.

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