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Mango Languages – One of the premier online language learning platforms, with language learning programs in over 70 different languages. Once you get to the Mango sign-in page, simply create an account with your email address and a password and start learning!

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In the Library

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Vancouver Island  917.11 to 917.112 North America  917
British Columbia  917.1104 South America 918
Canada 917.104 Australia &
New Zealand
Europe 914 Asia  915
United States 917.304 Africa  916
Mexico  917.204

Travel Planning

TripIt – A highly useful tool that helps travelers organize all of their travel plans (flights, hotels, rental cars, etc.) regardless of the source site used to make the bookings.

Tourism Offices & Country Information

Worldwide Tourism Directory – Includes official tourist information sources that provide free, accurate and unbiased travel information. Commercial businesses such as travel agents, tour operators and hotels are not included.

World Tourism Directory – More than 100,000 entries for 330 countries and territories. Organized by categories like Government Tourism Agencies, Transport and Recreation Activities.

Canada & British Columbia

Tourism BC – Official tourism website of BC.

Tourism Vancouver Island – Official regional travel website.

Tourism Victoria – Official website of Greater Victoria.

TravelLibrary – Canada – Articles, personal travelogues and links.

International Travel

European Train Timetables – Find train schedules between any two European cities. View station schedules, detailed route itineraries and maps.

Fodor’s – Parks, hotels, restaurants, B&Bs, travel links, tips and planning basics. Its all here for the traveller!

Lonely Planet – Lonely Planet’s site is packed with information that you can actually use to plan your trip. Search or browse the section “DestiNATIONS” to find maps, facts and figures, and information on local history, culture, and transportation for 8 world regions, over 80 countries and 20 different cities.

My Destination – a global travel resource that is powered by a diverse community of hundreds of local experts. Includes articles and a travel blog.

Rough Guides – Rough Guides publishes travel content covering over 100 countries and thousands of cities, towns, villages and islands. Website includes content for many destinations — free to browse.

Routes International – Links to all manner of transportation sites worldwide: bus lines in Baku, airlines in Alaska, ferries in Finland.

WTG – World Travel Guide – Detailed travel information from the publishers of the Columbus World Travel Guide. This website provides many travel companies in the world with destination information for their public websites.

Maps & Driving Directions

Google Maps – Maps and driving directions worldwide.

ViaMichelin – Includes maps, driving directions, accommodation and restaurants around the world.


World Weather Information Service – A UN site that provides official weather information for each country’s national weather service.

Internet Directories

Open Directory – Travel – Links to travel options – from cruises, boat charters and disabled travel to ecotourism and outdoor travel.

Currency Converter

FXConverter – Currency converter for 164 currencies.

Health & Security

Voyage.gc.ca – Information and assistance for Canadians travelling abroad. Worldwide travel updates, visa requirements.

Travel Health – Travel Medicine Program. From the Public Health Agency of Canada.

CDC Travelelers’ Health – For travelers concerned about possible exposure to both tropical and other diseases, providing timely information on the current distribution of many human pathogens, recent outbreaks, and recommended vaccinations for travel.