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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…


Road trip Vancouver to Quebec in July

Just started the ground work for this road trip. Have googled scenic by ways in Canada to get some ideas and am now trying to join as many dots as possible.
The first part of the trip is getting from Vancouver to Banff/Calgary passing through Lake Louise. Given the trip will start mid July what would you suggest.

Vancouver - Lillooet - Jasper - Lake Louise
Vancouver - Lillooet - Kamloops - Revelstoke - Lake Louise.

Not into hiking and all that energetic stuff just want to take it all…


Wedding in Fort Frances (ON) - area worth travelling?


I'm invited to a friends wedding in June 2015 to Fort Frances in Ontario. Coming from Germany I would like to combine this with a 3 week trip. I've already been to Toronto, Niagra Falls etc. So now I'm trying to figure out the best travel plan:

a) Fly to Thunder Bay or International Falls, attend the wedding and then explore Ontario

b) Fly to Thunder Bay or International Falls, attend the wedding, drive/fly to Calgary, travel around the Rockies and fly back from Calgary.

I bought the…


Inner Passage Cruise solo

I'm working out a trip to BC and Alberta next year with my partner. My partner is more interested in visiting her daughter and son-in-law, (not my daughter) in Vancouver than getting out and about, they're nice kids, but. I'm looking at doing an Inner Passage cruise by myself to fill in time. Going solo, do you have to share a cabin? will I be the odd man out at meals, is it worth doing it solo? I'd welcome any thoughts you'd like to share.


Apply a transit visa for the 3rd time after 2 times getting refused

Hello guys,

The first time I applied for a transit visa, I just provided the IMM5257E form, my passport and the autograph. Then it get refused.

The second time, beside of the documents I provided at the first time, I also provided my previous passport with various visas. It get refused again.

The reason that I didn't provided the flight booking is because I had no money at the time I applied them. The money will be sent by our parents later to book a flight. And CIC gave me a reason that I…


Road tripping Whistler to Toronto

Driving from whistler over to Toronto with a friend mid January, have roughly planned to go through Kelowna to hit up a few mountains, up to Revelstoke for some more boarding then through the Rockies for a night in Calgary then drop down into america and over to Toronto, has anyone done the trip through the winter and have any tips on routes to take, good hostels to stay at and things to see along the way?


UK to Canada via Iceland

Hello :)
My flight out to Iceland from the UK is at 6:30am (gmt) and I land in Iceland 8:30am (also gmt). I then have 2 hours to make my Toronto flight, leaving at 10:30am. I have never swapped flights before so I'm kinda new to this connection malarkey, will I be ok to make the flight?
Without sounding too dumb/naive/ignorant, how does it work? Do I walk off the plane, queue up to show my passport and then have to go back round again as if starting from the beginning? Or, does the queue bit…


Getting to Nelson House, Manitoba, CA

Hi people,

I am planning on travelling to Manitoba, Canada in June 2015. More specifically, I am trying to make my way to Nelson House, in the Northen Territories. After doing some research, I found that the nearest town is Thompson. I would assume that the closest major city would be Winnipeg. I am from Malaysia, so would like to find out the best and quickest way to get there.

Which airlines fly into Thompson? Which major city do i need to get to first? From Thompson, what are my options…

coast to coast

Hello everybody,
I'm planning to ride my bike through canada from the east coast to the west (montreal - vancouver), i saw there is a route that cross it and it's bike friendly.
I plan to camp with a tent, in order to spare money as much as possible, is that free camping prohibited there? If so, what is the average price for a night in a camping site?
Moreover, is there free running water along this route?
I'm trying to calculate the approximate cost of this trip, would you try to help me?