Americas - Canada
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We hope you find plenty of useful information about travelling to Canada here. It is highly recommended that new users check out the Canada FAQ thread before posting a new thread as you may find many of the answers you seek there. It also contains helpful information about how to search the forum and advice for how to post your questions. If you are a returning user or a Canada guru, please help us keep the FAQ thread up-to-date by adding important information which is absent, or pointing out information which is no longer being represented accurately.
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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 the top, restarting the conversation), and then see #2. Ask one question at a time.
2. Be specific. You might include: How much do you have to spend? ("reasonable" doesn't cut it) budget or up-scale - remember the Canadian dollar is the currency used in Canada, so that's what people will assume when they reply ;)
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I'm heading out on a cross canada adventure with my dog in a couple weeks. I'm looking for info on any cool sites/activities that I can do along the way and if anyone wants to join in on the adventures that'd be great too! I'm looking at doing this over 6 weeks or so and will start by spending a week with family in nfld before returning to my car in sydney NS (june 10th). I plan on visiting the fortress of louisburg that day and then spend a few days in highlands national park along the cabot trail (june 10-13/14). Are there any hikes, etc that i just shouldn't miss up there?
Next will be hiking cape chignecto (4 day hike i believe with possibly an extra day or 2 if the weather isn't great) I plan on being in moncton to visit friends around the 18-20th. I'll be going down the coast from there to fundy national for another few days of hiking there.
Ottawa will be next for 2... more »
Last time I was camping in Canada, six years ago, I found that the stoves used in Canada were different from the common ones in the UK.
In the UK ones using this type of refill have become very common in the last few years:
Is this the case in Canada? In case in varies between states I'm off to Quebec. I'm wondering whether to bring my UK one or dig out the one I bought in British Columbia six years ago.
Any advice much appreciated.
Hey all, I'm going to be driving from Calgary to Vancouver on the 24th of May, and if any travellers are wanting to make the trip, they're more than welcome to join. I only have room for three people, and we would all split the gas costs.
I'd be looking to leave around 4:30-5:00am, maybe stop for a bit for lunch, and be in Vancouver by around 4pm.
Reply if interested!
I am heading to Buffalo NY in june. Any advice for a cheap hotel in the neighborhood ?
I am travelling to Canada Toronto again. Last time I didn't see much. This time I will have a much longer stay of two months. My base will be in Toronto but i would love to see other places while there. I heard Vancouver is a lovely place to visit. What about Nova Scotia? Not sure really where to go, could anyone give me ideas of the best places to visit? Thanks
I will be going to Victoria, BC from June 2nd to June 6th, and will be staying at the University of Victoria Residences. I will have a couple of hours each day, and maybe one full day to do some site seeing. I have a few questions:
1) Has anyone stayed at the University of Victoria campus residences? Your opinions please.
2) I will also need the names and addresses of some good places to eat. I love vegetarian food, Indian and Ethiopian cuisines. Hakka and Middle Eastern are great too. Nothing too expensive. I will be eating on and off campus.
3) I enjoy art galleries and museums, also just walking around the city and enjoying the scenery. I love parks as well, and would like to do some window shopping. Your suggestions will be appreciated.
I will be flying from USA to Calgary International Airport in mid-July, arriving at 23.55. The hotel I have reserved is at 16th Avenue NW (motel district, I think). Is there any public transport I can take to the city at this awkward hour? If I have to take a taxi, how much would it cost?
Thanks for any advice.
So what are the best pubs in Nelson, BC? Also, I've read that it's full of hippies. I'm going to be there in the summer and and was curious if there are any music festivals in the area in July or August.
Hi - is anyone planning on going out to work at Whistler for the 2013/2014 season? I'm in the UK and looking in to it. Ideally I'd like a job sorted before I leave here but the only way to do that seems to be with one of the agencies who charge you up front to organise it.
Does anyone have any advice?
Also, I'm 31. Am I going to feel really old in Whistler or is there a wide age range of people working there?
Ontario has movie drive ins. but sadly the one in Holland landing I closeing after 58 years but there Is still one in Oakville Ontario, Thursday night one price for total carload. not much but it is rather unique experience.
I know Canada it's not the perfect place for beaches or swim but it's holiday time and I would like to spend some days laying on the beach and have sunbath.
Is it possible somewhere? my idea is to visit Western Canada.
Looking to vacation in a conscious, peaceful environment in Nova Scotia or Vamcouver. Any leads would be most appreciated. Many thanx, Howard
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I'm told it is necessary to book this ferry. But whenever I try to go to the website my browser tells me it's unsafe. When I ignored this once the page didn't exist. Has the website moved? A search for it failed to find a new one. If anyone can let me know I'd be very grateful.
Where are the good Sushi restaurants in Vancouver?
Short background story; skip if you'd like: I'm a US citizen who a year ago got himself drunk on NYE and ended up blacked-out and came to handcuffed for an altercation with a police officer. Eventually plea-bargained to a misdemeanor (in the US) assault charge and given a suspended jail sentence whose deadline is about to pass. My only arrest ever. Fast-forward a year, and I'm dating my dream girl...but just my luck she is now working in Canada for a couple years and is neither US nor Canadian citizen so it's not easy for her to just come back and visit. It looks like it will be December before she can get her US visa, and that wait will be difficult on both of us.
So I want to apply for my Canada TRP, and know full well that I will likely be rejected. But I feel that I have to try anyway.
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