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Read this first Canada branch

Before you post. Search to see if someone’s already asked a similar question. Ask a better question and you’ll get a better answer. (Please fill out your profile, it’ll help us to help you.) Travel companions. If you’re looking for someone to travel with, the best place to post is in our travel companions forum. Keep it travel-related. We want to remind you that this forum is a place for travellers and travel enthusiasts to share tips, information, and their experiences about…
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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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Overseas Volunteering - Beware

This post is to warn potential participants against AFS Interculture.

I have just returned from 5.5 months volunteering with AFS Interculture in South Africa; it was a horrible experience because of their incompetents. There is a whole host of problems I could list here from interaction with both AFS South Africa and Canada, such as bad housing placements, sharing confidential information, using funds and not delivering on commitments etc. However, it all comes down to the fact that they have…

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Feedback on Quebec City/Saguenay/Gaspé itinerary

Friends,

We are planning a 15-day trip to Quebec next summer and would love to get feedback on if our plans are doable. We want to hit specific hot spots but are concerned that we locking ourselves into days of long drives and/or spreading ourselves too thin.

(a) Old Quebec City (4 nights)
(b) Tadoussac (3 nights)
(c) Forillon NP or Percé (3 nights). Which is a better 2-day base camp? Which is a better place to experience Canada Day? Is the proposed drive from Tadoussac too much for a single…

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US motorcycle insurance for bike registered in Ontario with Ontario license

Hi

I'm a Canadian who spends 6 months a year in the states. The insurance quote I got in Ontario was sky-high (4500 CAD per year) so need to know if I can get US insurance which is much cheaper without registering my bike in a state or transfering over my Ontario license for a state license.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Matt

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Three Waves in Canadian History

People interested in Canada would be well-advised to read some biographies of Canadians. ".....at every second of his life he was, as we all are, infinite, unsiezable, imponderable."-Philip Toynbee, Biography as an Art, p.196. Here is a little piece of a biography of a fellow Canadian.-Ron Price, Australia

It was a bad year. The stock market crash precipitated the beginning of several years of economic bleakness that have come to be known as the Depression. Roger White, the Canadian poet I…

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vegimite

if you aussie and must have your veggimmite its ok to pack in check in bag. I rather enjoyed the product while in Australia. before that it was marmite. wondered about bringing some back to Canada. took a chance packed 2 large jars. declared it on customs. only response from customs was a shrug and ooh u like that stuff?? reason I mention is its almost impossible to obtain here. even if you do locate be prepared for culture shock. re price. fyi is all

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Parking in/outside of Quebec City

Hello,

I'm planning my first trip to Quebec City and I will be driving there from the U.S. I am trying to find the best way to park. I was thinking of maybe going to a train station outside the city, parking, and taking the train in. But then it occurred to me that maybe the long term parking at the Gare du Palais station might be easier and cheaper overall (after I pay for parking at another station and then buy a ticket). Assuming that I don't need to prove I'm riding the train to use the…

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Family holiday, itinerary advice please (out of Vancouver)

We are planning to do a 7 night cruise (round trip to/from Vancouver) next June, then we want to spend another 5 nights on land before flying home to Australia.

There are 4 of us, myself & my husband, plus 2 children (aged 5 & 7 yrs at time of travel).

We'd prefer to stay in one place, maximum 2 different places, so we're not constantly packing/unpacking/transferring between places. The priority is to see wildlife.

Where do you suggest? Budget is an issue, for example, we've ruled…

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Crossing Canada (Van-->Toronto or Montreal)

Hi,

I am currently studying in Van, finishing up for the term in early December, and need to get to Toronto by around December 20 to meet some friends. I was thinking that it would be fun to take the train rather than fly, seeing that I don't have any time restrictions, and it would be an easy way to see scenery that I have never seen before, and (at least in the case of the prairies) will probably never see again. I have a couple of questions.

1) Is there a way to purchase a ticket that…