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I'll be staying with a friend for three days at a hostel in Old Montreal--Maison du Patriote on Rue Saint Paul Est. Since we're driving up and don't really plan to drive while in Montreal, I'll need a place to park my car while there. I've read that parking is expensive and hard to come by in Old Montreal. Does anyone know of a good, relatively cheap place to park? Would it make more sense to park in another area of the city and take the metro to the hostel?
Hi, i would like to arrive to the Glacier Bay NP on the west coast (in the USA side), to do kayak, i readed about it in the LP guide. But i am not sure if there are roads to arrive there, or the only chance is getting there by plane or boat.
Anyone knows about?
I just found out that I got laid off. Sucks, right?! It looks like I'll be qualifying for almost 6 months (awesomeness of a high unemployment rate in the maritimes) of EI at the maximum amount which is about $1700/ month after tax. Hello travel!!
I was looking around on the Service Canada website and I'm not supposed to leave the country for more than 7 days and it should be only for job hunting and interviewing. So stupid!!!
I know people who get caught because Canada border services is linked with service Canada, so they eventually find out. I have dual citizenship though , an Italian passport, and I'm thinking I'll just leave and re-enter the country on that and I shouldn't get caught. Thoughts? Think Harper and his cronies could find out? Would my two passports be somehow linked?
I know all about the delays. I have some savings to cover the gap. MP said i... more »
I will be travelling from Canada (YYZ) to India (DEL) this August via FINNAIR. There will be a connection in Finland at Helsinki (HEL). I have a layover between 2PM and 8PM.
My question, am I able to leave the airport and do some local site seeing to kill time while in Helsinski, and re-enter the airport? I figured I have a window of 2-3 hours (3PM-5PM)..
Would I need a travel visa? Would I be allowed to leave and re-enter HEL airport?
Thanks everyone :)
Couple of Aussies here looking to do a cross-country trip around the middle of next year - probably the end of summer. We're looking for the cheapest route from Vancouver to Nova Scotia.
We want to stop in Calgary, Montreal and Toronto along the way but apart from that we're open to anything. We've heard that the prairies are pretty boring and that its far cheaper and more interesting to cut through the north of the US.
Can anyone suggest the cheapest, quickest route - at what point would you recommend cruising down through the US? We'd probably look at checking out Chicago and crossing Detroit to get to get to Toronto and follow the 401 to Montreal. Can you cut across the US from Montreal to Nova Scotia? Or would you recommend continuing up to Quebec City and through New Brunswick?
i want to fly home for christmas: from the UK to the Maritimes. i have, of course, been spoiled by cheap flights all over europe.
a) no one but AC flies to YHZ in winter. even now, i'm still looking at 750 GBP for the dates i can go (i'm restricted). Flying to my home town adds another 100-150GBP.
b) NB, get your "£%& together. you are a one airport province. get over it, and build the damn thing so we can all enjoy a variety of airlines and cheaper flights, and maybe some enterprising people will start shuttles to city centres.
you'll see me on kijiji, begging a lift home...
Hello! I am travelling to Inuvik, NWT in early June and was wondering if anyone was going my way who would like company and money towards petrol?
I am hoping to go from Vancouver to Nanaimo on V.Island then to Port Hardy. From there I plan to get the ferry to Prince Rupert then go to Whitehorse, the Greyhound only goes highway 16 and 97 from Prince Rupert to Whitehorse (via Prince George) but ideally I'd like to take my route up the scenic Highway 37 to Whitehorse. From there, if I can't find anyone to drive with I'll then get a boring old flight to Inuvik but what I'd really love to do is go overland to Inuvik via Dawson City and the Dempster Highway. Is anyone driving any of these routes in early June, and if so, would they be willing to give me a lift? Or do you know someone who might?
So, the routes I could do with transport help on are: Nanaimo to Port Hardy; Prince Rupert... more »
My family and I will be in Vancouver for a weekend, as I attend a conference. Ideas for keeping a five year-old happy and entertained, and ideas for lodging that isn't the usual corporate cookie cutter?
hi there. i am australian, living in vancouver canada. i have a canadian registered car that i want to drive to L.A as a road trip holiday and then fly to mexico city to continue my holiday. what can i do with my car? i am aware of 3 options- 1. import the car to the U.S so that i am able to sell it. 2. drive it back to canada. 3. have it destroyed under customs supervision. i dont want to do either option 1 or 2. to import the car will be very costly as i would have to make modifications and the car is old and not worth much money. it would cost more to import it than i'd be able to sell it for. and driving it back to canada is heading in the wrong direction and would end up costing too much. so, is option 3 a legitimate option. can i really have the car destroyed by customs and then continue on my journey? if so, what costs are involved? or is ... more »
I will be in Whistler for a 8 days in July. Hubby will be killing himself on the mountain bike trails and I don't ride. I do enjoy rock climbing (I have some experience but no longer own my own gear). I am interested in doing some climbing, maybe a hike up Blackcomb mountain etc. Can anyone recommend an outdoor company that isn't too touristy. I know, I will be a tourist, but after working in the outdoor industry it pains us to pay to go with guides! Thanks!
Hi There myself and my boyfriend are traveeling to Canada in september and we have now decided not to visit New York city as it is working out too expensive so we are now looking for advice on other places to visit. WE are going to Niagara Falls, Montreal, quebec any advice is apprecaited. We are in Canada for a month.
Thanking you in advance
This is my tentative itinerary for our upcoming first trip to Canada.
We fly to and from Vancouver (from Amsterdam). I have rented a car for the entire trip, except the last two days in Vancouver.
We are a couple in our 30's. Like the outdoors, hiking, camping. We will bring a lightweight tent and camping gear we bought for our trip to the South West of the USA last year.
We have 4 weeks, which is the absolute maximum time we can take off from work. Even with 4 weeks it seems like we don't have enough time.
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3 za 30-6-2012 vanc island tofino (whale watching, kayak)
4 zo 1-7-2012 vanc island tofino
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ok... i've had it with going back and forwards around the canadian embassy websites.
can anyone help?
I'm trying to find out whether I need to put a payment in with my IEC canada visa application. It says at the bottom of the permit application page that I should. But finding out how to make this payment and who I should make it out to led me to this page....
which says I shouldn't pay the fees until they recieve my application and prompt me to pay.
I'm applying in the UK. UK citizen.
And please, I'd love it if this post didn't provoke arrogant sods to pick holes in my question or intelligence. All helpful comments welcomed. These thorntree forums have a tendancy to harbour annoying antagonistic egomaniacal smart arses.
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Hoping you can help..
Myself and 2 friends are visiting Vancouver at the start of Aug and I need a little help planning our itinerary.
We're all keen to go camping and hiking but not sure where we can go. I've never travelled outside Australia so have been using search engines and google maps.
We don't have a car and will need to hike to any sites or use public transport and then hike. We'll also need to get our hands on a tent/swags. I've seen a few companies that will rent them but hoping someone will have a suggestion. We only plan to set out for 2 nights as we'll only be there for 3. We'd prefer to 'rough it' somewhere quiet. Any suggestions??
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In May 2012 I would like to tour regions of Canada but as we're visiting friends in Michigan that would be the starting point.
Our group would consist of 2 Aussies and three Yanks (all spritely geriatrics) plus one 17 year old.
Due to school term constraints we would only be able to spend a maximum of 12 days in Canada.
Can you talented lot please suggest a suitable tour for such a group. The tour would need to provide travel, accomodation and most meals.
Thanks for your help, your blood's worth bottling!
Keith (still trying to grow old disgracefully)
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