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Read this first Canada branch

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Canada Branch FAQ

This thread is intended to contain information useful to people travelling to Canada - please feel free to add anything relevant to it! Before we start though, here's some advice from the TT team:

1. Do a TT search! At least five posters a week ask what to do in Toronto, whether to go visit Niagara Falls on their way around the world, and whether it's possible to work under the table/overstay a tourist visa. The road is well travelled. Find those threads, add a reply (which brings the topic to…

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Montreal to Kelowna or Kamloops

Are there any direct flights from Montreal to Kelowna or Kamloops, BC? Or would we have to fly from Montreal to Toronto to Edmonton and then to Kamloops or Kelowna?

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Vancouver Recommends

Hi,

My husband and I are going with a group of friends at the end February to whistler for 14 days for a ski-trip.

We all have a few days in Vancouver prior, any recommendations for hotels? We won't have a vehicle, so would prefer something central to some good shopping spots, restaurants etc.

We have also locked in a Monster Jam event, and Ice Hockey match. Any other recommendations to occupy our time?

Thanks

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M.eng in canada

Which university is better for M.eng in mechanical engineering in canada windsor or victoria.?

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CAUTION REQUIRED. I KNOW U KNOW BUT

because accomodations are high in Canada. many con artists are posting photos of property for rent at lower than normal prices only problem is its not in most cases there property. renter asked to send up front money for keys etc. yup no keys no money normal result FYI

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use uber at your peril

uber is in Canada promoted as cheaper transit, . but if you use it and are involved in a collision or get hurt you have no rec ourse whatso ever as they are not licensed / or insuredfor commercial use

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Organised tours in western Canada

I'm going to be spending a few months living and working in Vancouver in the spring and am planning to travel for around one month afterwards, starting in mid April. I'll be travelling alone and, not having a car, I'm looking for an organised trip. I'd ideally like to travel with a company like Intrepid, which is geared more towards independent travellers, but they don't start their tours that early (not until end of May). I'd really like to visit the Rockies and Banff. Does anyone know of any…

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Vancouver YVR Budget - Bait and Switch

We booked through Expedia with Vancouver Airport budget for a Mid size car. On arrival they did not have the model I preferred, so the counter person offered an upgrade for only a little more, $37. For 5 days sounded OK. At no time did he mention daily increase. He did not review contract, and sent us to our vehicle, with no knowledge of this bait and switch. Googling this issue with this Budget location shows many cases of bait an switch, and some of outright fraud.

Our advice is to review…

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Living costs

Hi all,

Just wanted a quick update on living costs in Canada; I read a lot of conflicting information on different pages so I thought it'd be useful to ask on here. I plan to (attempt to) find a job and move to Canada for ~1 year. I was just wondering what a reasonable wage/ pay rate would be to live. I know it will vary between small towns and big cities, and between provinces, but a ball park figure of what you think would be OK to live on.

Thanks!