Americas - Canada
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Hi everybody, Trying to get some info on Doing a snow Season in Canada for the 2013/2014 winter
I still havent fully decided on a resort, but have heard good things from friends on both fernie and red mountain.
I am an intermediate-advanced snowboarder, looking for a good mix of backcountry stuff and parks aswell.
I plan on working during the season to help fund the length of the trip. Any thoughts and info would be greatly appreciated..
Planning to visit Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in September this year. Departing from Montreal, and would like to include a ferry leg - but not overnight. Any suggestions for a suitable itinerary. Is it recommended to book travel in advance in September, or will seats on planes/ferries be readily available at this time of year?
In two weeks we will be in Niagara Falls traveling in a small RV and want to locate in a camp ground for a few days while we enjoy the area. Would like to be close enough to the attractions to use public transportation. Any suggestions for a camp ground that would be convenient?
I was wondering about hotel availability, or more specifically, bed and breakfast availability, in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, in the month of July. It is not a big place, but there seems to be a lot to do there, and it has great historical significance. Anybody have reflections on when they visited these islands?
I am going to Canada to visit friends and really want to go to Niagara Falls. I heard that riding the 'Maid of the Mist' boat lets you experience the falls up close. Would anyone who has done this before recommend it?
2 bedroom apartments with 2 seperate beds (not sofa bed and 1 real bed)
1 - 2 bathrooms
kitchen facilities available incl. microwave
parking not needed
gym would be a dream
Close to transport
Walking distance to attractions or Eaton Centre
Heart od Downtown
Looking to negotiate on long-term stay of at least 6 months and after best monthly rate.
Hoping to hear from a helpful host who can accomodate the above and provide clear photographs of their property.
Would also be willing to share with clean, healthy and friendly roommates.
Many thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing from you.
Rachel from Sydney, Australia more »
Are there camping grounds where you can rent a chalet or a caravan? How much would it cost? I'm just comparing with Norway, which is expensive. I managed to rent a chalet there for 40€ per night for the 3 of us, and that included a kitchenette and communal showers. We had to bring our own linen though. SO would have to plan that. Any tips, because I am having a hard time finding info. Thanks!! I'm renting a car, so transport is not a problem.
I'm doing a father/son trip for 7 days in western Newfoundland later this month and was hoping to get a bit of itinerary advice. We almost exclusively want to do outdoor stuff (hiking/kayaking/fishing) and have been leaning towards spending the whole time in Gros Morne Nat'l Park, but I'm now considering branching out a bit to Twilingate as well. So with that, a couple of questions:
1) Is 7 days enough/too long to do GMNP well (ie. should we head to Twillingate)?
- We fly in and out of Deer Lake and have a rental car.
- Roughly planning: tablelands, green gardens trail, trout river pond, hike to mont gros morne, western brook pond
2) Do you have to have all of your accommodations booked well ahead of time?
- We will probably camp out several nights but would be nice to spend a couple nights in hotel/B&B without being tied to a fixed schedule.
Thanks in advan... more »
Hi there guys - hoping I might be able to get a bit of advice.
I applied for my Canadian working holiday visa just before I turned 31 in March and was originally thinking of heading off next Feb before my 32nd birthday. I thought I would work a year at my new job before heading off.
However, my job has been going really well and its the first time in about 5 years that I have actually felt like I'm really developing professionally. I'm not sure that I'm ready to give it up in Feb.
The thing is - I would really love to work one final year at my job in Aus in 2014, but realise that I need to activate my visa within one year from the date of me applying for it.
So my question is this - What is the longest amount of time that you can leave Canada during the 2 year visa period?
In other words, would it be possible to head over for a holiday next March, therefore ACTI... more »
I live in the US (Boston specifically) and, while I've traveled to many countries around the world, I've never been to Canada. Ridiculous I know. So I want to remedy that this summer. I'd like to drive up to Montreal for a long weekend, and looking at my schedule, the last weekend in June would probably be best. But I would be returning on July 1st- Canada Day. Is this a good idea (people are going to stay put and celebrate so there will be little traffic)? Or a bad idea (as in there will be a skeleton crew working and crossing the border is going to take forever)?
Any thoughts on the logistics of traveling on Canada Day?
Thanks in advance!
We'll be traveling through Quebec following the north shore of the St. Lawrence (and then on to Labrador).
While in Quebec, we would like to learn more about French Canadian history - particularly the period from European discovery to the 7 Years' War.
There seem to be several museums in both Montreal and Quebec City that touch on the topic - but which are the best? For grownups who like unusual artifacts and maps and information about political structures and land use.
We'll revisit Old Montreal and Quebec City too, but are there other places we shouldn't miss?
It would seem there are rarely any seat sales or cheap flights for that matter to Spain form Canada.
I have checked the ubiquitous websites for prices, and they average $1200-1400 r/t. Perhaps flying to London then taking a RJ from there would be best bet.
Does anyone have suggestions, aside form getting the site travel alerts, on what would be rthe cheapest way to get to Spain in Sept/Oct or Nov?
I'm looking at doing part or all of the Juan de Fuca Trail this weekend. I was wondering, how quickly can the whole trail be hiked? I see that the norm is 3 or 4 days, but it's only 47km. The absolute max I will have is 3 days, and it will more likely be 2.5. Could I do it comfortably in that time?
I will not have a vehicle, and due to the spring schedule for the West coast Trail bus, at best I will be able to take it in one direction. The rest of the way, I will have to hitch-hike. I can get a Victoria city bus to Sooke, which gets me much of the way, but from there how's the hitching? I imagine not much traffic, but friendly hitch-hiker-friendly folks?
If you think I would be rushing it to do the whole trail in the short time I have, what would you suggest as the most scenic, rugged 2.5-day stretch? I'm a strong hiker, and not scared of difficult terrain. China Beach to Sombrio lo... more »
Hi everybody, I'm from Germany and in July I'll have two days off on a quick business trip to Toronta. And I've already got a huge shopping list from my family. So does anybody have an idea whether it's cheaper shopping in Canada or hop over to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls in the USA? It seems the choice is bigger in USA....
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