New Orleans knows how to have a good time. Street revellers buzz around ornate French colonial architecture, colourful cocktails in-hand, snaking their way from live music clubs to historic bars. The city with no last call also presents a party for your palate. Gumbo, po-boys, beignets—these dishes taste as fun as they sound. The hometown of jazz, New Orleans always has a reason to celebrate.

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From New Orleans vacation packages to the best hotels around historic neighbourhoods, we'll help launch your Louisiana trip. Celebrate up and down Bourbon Street, pop into top New Orleans restaurants and listen in to jazz bands around the French Quarter and Jackson Square. Opt for a February vacation to make it for Mardi Gras or go year-round, because anytime's the best time to go to New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

English

WHAT TO EAT

Gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, crawfish, beignets, po-boy (roast beef or fried seafood) or muffuleta (Italian cold cuts) sandwiches, Bananas Foster (a rich, banana-based dessert), and, during Mardi Gras, New Orleans king cakes.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Louisiana-made hot sauce, colourful Mardi Gras bead necklaces or masks, a box of beignet mix from Café du Monde, Cajun spices, arts and crafts from the French Market and New Orleans pralines.

FUN FACT

Sure, New Orleans is recognized for its festivities (margaritas in a go-cup? Yes please!) and live jazz, but did you know it’s also known as one of the most haunted cities in the US? Take a spooky stroll to the city’s most haunted hotspots—the St. Louis Cathedral, the Old Absinthe House, the LaLaurie Mansion, the Bourbon Orleans or Marie Laveau’s House.

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.


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