Want tickets to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics? This is what you need to do now

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How to get tickets to Paris 2024

It takes years of dedication to become an Olympic athlete, but you’ll have to rely on sheer luck if you want to be a spectator at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games or Paralympic Games. Tickets will be sold through a lottery system, so mark the date in your calendar now: Hopefuls will have to register for the draw on tickets.paris2024.org between Dec. 1, 2022 and Jan. 31, 2023. The lucky chosen ones will then receive a time slot to purchase tickets in mid-February, with nearly 50 per cent of the tickets reserved for the general public priced at €50 or less.

Black Friday Cyber Monday travel deals

This Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM), choose to buy experiences, not things. Cruise lines are slashing prices leading up to the official sales weekend, with deep discounts on 2023 departures. From Nov. 22 to 30, Princess Cruises has 60 itineraries for under $60 (U.S.) per day, include sailings on the Panama Canal and Mexican Riviera. Celebrity Cruises is offering 75 per cent off a second guest’s fare and up to $800 in on-board credit. And small luxury line Windstar Cruises is throwing in a perk for bookings made between Nov. 22 and 29, with options like up to $1,000 (U.S.) in on-board credit or a room upgrade.

Sailing the Panama Canal is one of the Princess Cruises itineraries on sale for Black Friday.

Let it snow

Celebrate the return of winter at one of Canada’s many festivals. Noteworthy events include Banff’s SnowDays (Jan. 18 to 29), which will include a skijoring demo on Jan. 28, when costumed skiers being towed behind horses will perform breathtaking stunts on Banff Avenue. In Winnipeg, the lauded RAW: Almond event, where celebrated Canadian culinary stars serve up meals in a pop-up venue atop the frozen Red River, will return in February 2023 after a three-year hiatus. Also in February is Montréal en Lumière (Feb. 16 to Mar. 5), one of the largest winter festivals in the world, with outdoor ice slides, light installations and the all-night art event Nuit Blanche (Feb. 25).

Canada's noteworthy winter festivals include Banff's SnowDays in January.

Watch this space

Time Out Market has just announced that Vancouver will get its own location, expected in late 2024. Named after the global media brand, the upcoming two-storey food hall and event space will showcase rising culinary talent with its 17 restaurant concepts, three bars and a cocktail lounge, located within the new Oakridge Park development. Until then, Canada’s only Time Out Market is in Montreal, which will play host to a holiday market from Dec. 3 to 11. Around 140 vendors will be on-site selling made-in-Quebec wares, while the 16 eateries will be offering limited-edition seasonal menu items.


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