Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

April 23, 2017

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5 great deals close to home

Fully tricked-out campsites plus Via Rail, Washington, DC and more

Washington DC

Walk around the US capital with DC by Foot that runs a two-hour pay-what-you-like National Mall tour. The guides are experts – or so they say -- if you agree, pay a bit more. If you feel he or she came unprepared, dock them. These are popular so it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed. dcbyfoot.com.

Ontario golf

Register on Cobble Beach Golf Resort’s website and get a free round of golf. Besides your full name, email and date of birth, you’ll be expected to fork over your average golf score. If you don’t mind divulging that information on the Internet, you’ll receive a certificate for free green fees on your birthday. cobblebeach.com. Read more on Cobble Beach on page 28.

Via Rail

Tuesday is a good day to be on the Internet. Doctor’s Review posts The Tuesday Feed – a recipe for a fast weeknight meal you’ll find on our homepage – and Via Rail (viarail.ca) features Discount Tuesdays. Here you’ll find one-way last-minute tickets. For example, the week we checked, we saw Montreal to Ottawa for $25 and Toronto to Ottawa going for $33.

Parks Canada

You can now rent equipped campsites at nine national parks that come with a tent, sleeping pad, a cook set, a kitchen shelter and a lantern donated by Mountain Equipment Co-op. Fees vary. For a list of parks and to learn more, go to pc.gc.ca, then to Accomadations (under Planning Your Visit on the left-hand side).

Lunenburg, NS

Cozy Smugglers Cove Inn is right by the Lunenburg docks and surrounded by galleries, shops and restaurants. There are 39 rooms, each with free Wi-Fi and some rooms offer views of the harbour. Free parking. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops within a five-minute walk. Rates in June, July and August start at $109. smugglerscoveinn.ca.

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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