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The Shangri-la Hotel London is scheduled to open this year on the upper floors of the Shard Tower....

The Shangri-la Hotel London is scheduled to open this year on the upper floors of the Shard Tower. (WENN.com)

ILONA KAUREMSZKY, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:05 PM ET

Q. What city is building the most hotels in Europe? Is there a way to find out?

— C. Kwan, Scarborough

A. TopHotelProjects, a provider of global hotel data, recently released a new list that rates London as Europe’s hotel construction capital. The company reports there are 41 hotels under development that, when complete, will add an estimated 8,100 rooms to London’s already huge inventory of rooms. One example is Shangri-la Hotel London, scheduled to open this year on the upper floors of the Shard Tower, one of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers. Other cities encountering major hotel developments are Berlin with 24, Hamburg with 23, and Paris with 18.

 

Q. Do you know if the Snow Train to the Agawa Canyon is running this year? I’d like to know how much it costs, where to get tickets, and where to catch it? Thanks.

— A. Hannon, Toronto

A. Yes the winter season for the Agawa Canyon Snow Train is now on and continues to March 9. Trains run on Saturdays only. Passengers start this journey into Northern Ontario’s winter wonderland at the train depot in downtown Sault Ste Marie. Be prepared for sweeping snow-white scenic views. An adult ticket costs $82. For reservations and more information on the Agawa Canyon Snow Train, call toll-free 1-800-242-9287 or visit agawacanyontourtrain.com and click on Snow Train.

Send your travel questions to ilona@mycompass.ca


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