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labrador sounds like the most amazing place to visit. like to do it this aug. and trying to figure out how to plan it, i live in rhinelander, wi, usa and havent been able to find a good flight route to labrodor city or happy valley-goose bay, priceline just keeps tossing me out. even trying to find the airport codes for these two canadian locations has not worked. i have the ferry info for goose bay to naim. anyone care to share their experience visiting this location? thanks in advance
Hi there myself and my boyfriend are flying to Canada on the 2nd of September for a month we are planning on staying in toronto for 4 nights first. we are hoping to visit Montreal, Quebec, Niagara falls and we were thinking of visiting New york as well. we are flying back out of Toronto on the 2ns October.
We are looking for advice on travel whether to hire a car or to use public transport. We are also not sure which places to travel from Toronto for example we do not want to back track on our travels we are also looking for advice on accomodation and what sights are good to see in each city. We are so looking forward to this trip and we just wnat to make sure we see all the relevant sights. Your advice is very much appreciated
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We are planning a trip to BC in July and are trying to figure out what to do. We expect to have a week or so to plan after we have been to Vancouver and Whistler. We have spent a fair bit of time in other parts of the Rockies so were thinking that the coast is the area to explore. We will have two small children so we can't really do heavy duty hiking, but we are mostly interested in outdoor activities. Can anyone suggest itineraries or just favorite places? Also, have been looking at the Tofino area and it seems very expensive. Are there any other places along that coast that may be better value?
I'm very new to Lonely Planet. This is my first post.
I would like to move to Montreal in August of this year from Florida, USA. I'm a 22-year-old recent university graduate with two years of public relations/marketing experience. I'm competent in French (but there's always room for improvement). The twist here is that I'm a Canadian citizen (from Ontario) living in the USA with a green card. I've been here for a long time, and I'm not sure as to how easy it will be to return to Canada but to a new city. I'll be moving to Montreal by myself and am looking to rent an apartment and start a career. Really, I'd like to start a new life in Montreal.
Here's where I need your help.
Where should I start? Is it required that I have a job to re-enter the country? What do I need to consider in terms of immigration? Where should I look for a marketing/advertising/public rel... more »
My fiance and I are arriving in Vancouver in middle of June after spending 3 wks driving from Calgary, from there we are heading up to Pince Rupert to meet the Alaska Marine highway to continue north through the inside passage.
The bit were stuck on is getting form Vancouver to Prince Rupert, we ideally have about a week to do it could alter this though. The three options were concidering are:
I would really like to take the train (as it looks amazing!!!) but everywhere I have looked seems really expensive!! :( Anyone know of a cheap way to do this? are there passes you can buy?? even if we did part rail part bus i would be happy. If so which are the best parts of the route to see by train?
I have looked at several places online to try and look at costings for ferry from Vancouver island to Prince Rupert but i seem to be really thick and cant find ... more »
Hi there, I am actually from Calgary, Alberta however I have a friend from Mexico visiting this summer for about a month and we are looking for some fun and different things to do. Obviously the Stampede for a day but we aren't sure what else we'd like to do. She has been here before about 5 years ago so she's seen Banff and some of Jasper as well. We're two 21 year old girls and a road trip is a major possibility. Any recommendations on events in BC or Alberta or anywhere of the sort or hidden gems along the way? We are willing and able to go into the USA too...just looking for some ideas!!
Visiting Vancouver in July / August 2012. any stand up comedy music gigs going on? Best venues?? Open minded on genre of music:
This summer my girlfriend and I are taking a roadtrip for 5 weeks in Alberta and BC and I think we got most of the route ready, but a few suggestions would be nice. My main question is which way to go from Prince Rupert to Vancouver. By land or by sea? Is there a beautiful, interesting route by land? We're very much into the nature/wildlife aspect, so the drive should offer some of that. Or would it be more giving to take a ferry from Prince Rupert to either Vancouver or Vancouver Island? And which ferry? Are there alternatives routes?
On top of that, if anyone has any "do not miss" places or things to do city/nature/culture/anything-wise in the vicinity of this loop: Portland, OR (US) - Banff - Jasper - Prince Rupert - Vancouver - Vancouver Island - Seattle (US) ?
All the best
And good travels to all from Denmark
I've searched the web and thorn tree but there's nothing really relative I could find though I assume this has been asked plenty of times before so sorry if it is a repeat.
I'll be moving to Toronto shortly from Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. I've never lived overseas before for an extended period and have only done a small-ish amount of travelling.
I have already applied for and received my letter of introduction. I really want to get away as soon as possible and want to know if the $4,000 Aussie dollars that is a minimum requirement to enter the country on a WHV is a reasonable amount to live off and do a little sightseeing whilst looking for a job or would it mean I am absolutely scraping through by the skin of my teeth?? I do have a mate's place that I can crash at for free when I touch down which will really help but I also really don't want to spend... more »
Hello, we're travelling to Victoria in August and I'm having the darndest time trying to find three nights accommodation that is reasonably priced. Yes, I've done Trip Advisor but it seems the city is a little pricey?
Anyway, would really like some traveller feedback on places you've stayed in within Victoria. We like the idea of a B&B but a hotel would be fine. Self-contained also good. There must be something that's not on Trip Advisor that I've missed. Even if you know of a good accommodation site for the city, that would be a start.
Hi! We're travelling to Canada in early August but limited time to spend in the Canadian Rockies - approximately five nights (and since we're not vampires, days too, of course LOL).
Current plan is to drive from Vancouver to Lillooet (stay a night), on to Revelstoke or nearby (approx two or three nights) then swing south of Highway 1 past the Okanagan (Kelowna one night). I've excluded the possibility of driving into Alberta as this is a holiday, not a road marathon, and we would like to return home relaxed and refreshed.
I know very little about the area south of Highway 1. Is it scenic? Interesting? We're both into nature and its grandeur. Where would you suggest we see / stay? Somewhere with easy-moderate walking trails (day only) would also be attractive.
Hope there are some great ideas out there!
I have read comments here and somewhere about this; can anyone tell me if this is true?
Are they really less friendly and welcoming than people from other cities like Montreal and Calgary?
And is it because of the Asian immigrants there who just stick to their own race?
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We'll be staying three nights in Vancouver early May. Can anyone suggest the best neighborhood to stay in? We will have a car and plan to see the typical touristy things since it will be our first time there. I might try to find something on airbnb but may need to book a hotel instead. If anyone has a thought on a decent place that won't break the bank we would also appreciate that. Thanks.
I will be in Montreal next week and I wanted to go skiing. The problem is that I don't drive. I live in NYC, so it is not necessary to drive.
I was wondering if there was any tour companies that provided a ski trip to any of the surrounding mountains?
Or if there were any ski resorts that can be easily accessed by train or public transportation?
I've read the forum and I want to ask you some questions.
This April I will go to Vancouver to attend a conference. I want to book my plane ticket somewhat earlier in order to see something of Vancouver and its surroundings.
I land on Friday (around 13.00) and have to be back in Vancouver thursday afternoon. I'm guessing this will give me time to see things from saturday untill wednesday (5 days).
What would you recommend me to do?
- I've read info on day trips to Whistler and taking the gondola. It looks amazing, but is it worth going there on a day-trip in winter time? Even if I'm not skiing? I want to take the gondola I think (or is this only for people who do ski?)
- How many days should I reserve for Vancouver itself? I've heard from everybody that is a wonderful city.
- Is it worth going to Vancouver Island? Is Tofino possible? I do have...
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