Americas - Canada
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This is sunny, I am in whitehorse, yukon, canada on my working holiday.
I am looking for anyone who has same interest as I do.
I plan to camp outthere in the freeing cold weather for the northern light.
pls contact me if you have same plan. THANK YOU
My wife and I are taking a weekend trip from NYC to Quebec City with our 10 month old son next weekend. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations/tips for a taxi service that can provide an infant car seat for the ride from the airport to the hotel and then back, a couple of days later. As we are going to take public transport to the airport in NYC and then not use a car when we are in Quebec City, I'd rather not lug around Junior's car seat just for two taxi trips.
Any advice will be greatly appreciate.
Hello, I am an American student looking to live/work in Toronto for a few months. I had previously thought that it was not possible for an America to obtain a working holiday visa for Canada, but then heard about SWAP. I normally think that these kind of organizations are not worth it - much cheaper to file the paperwork yourself, but in this case it seems like you need SWAP in order to get the visa. Does anyone know anything about this, or have any American students done SWAP? I graduated in May from university but am still eligible to enter until Feb. 13 2013.
Thanks in advance for any help, I appreciate it
I am an Ontario resident with Ontario plates and insurance on my car. I am looking to stay in Montreal for about 7 months, with keeping my home base in Ontario, and street parking seems to be the only option with many of the rentals I have found. Does any one know if I can get a Montreal parking permit for a car with Ontario plates? Do I need to get Quebec plates if my primary residence is going to stay in Ontario, but I am going to be working out of Montreal for a period of time? Failing a street parking permit, does any one know of reasonably priced parking lots/garages in the Plateau area of Montreal where I could rent a spot?
For a visit in the spring, looking for the ultimate hanging out type of coffeehouse. Great coffee, relaxed atmosphere, no hassles about hanging around for a few hours, casual ambiance, fairly quiet, wi fi, in an interesting neighborhood. Anyone who mentions S.......s has to hit the deck and give me 50 . Thanks
I am in Toronto for New Year's for 4-days.
Besides the frozen Niagara falls and new year parties, do you guys suggest anything to be done or a neighboring places to visit.
I've been searching for a similar topic but haven't had much luck. Hopefully someone can help :)
My boyfriend & I are hoping to plan a 14 day trip from Toronto to Halifax (including Cape Breton). We want to leave after Christmas & return in the new year. We will bring our dog & will do a combination of dog friendly hotels & winter camping.
Some people urged us to go in the spring / summer but we enjoy winter camping & wanted to do that out east. That brings me to my questions...
1. Does anyone on this forum have experience with a trip similar to ours?
2. Is there access to Cape Breton in the winter months (sorry if this is a stupid question!)?
3. Any good skiing either along the way or once there?
4. Truthfully speaking, is it a really bad idea to go in the winter (not from a lobster / seafood point of view, we do plan on taking a summer trip as well...this trip is strict... more »
I will be in Vancouver from 2/1-2/3, 2 full days to explore this region. I was hoping if anyone could give good suggestions on things to do or areas to visit in this area. I do enjoy exploring both the city and the outdoors and wouldn't mind driving or taking a short trip via train if needed.
One thing i'm planning on doing is to go watch a Canucks game since I've never been to a hockey game in my life... :)
Before taking decision on Canada tour I need advices from experienced travellers.
I would like to spend 26 days in Canada and visit Montreal, Toronto, Niagra falls, Maynooth, Ottawa and Quebec city.
This is my plan -
Fly into Montreal from Amsterdam,
Montreal 3 days,
Montreal - Toronto by bus or train,
Toronto 3 days,
Toronto - Niagra falls by bus or train,
Niagra falls 01 day,
Niagra falls - Maynooth or Kingston by bus or ???
Maynooth or Kingston 4 days,
Maynooth or Kingston - Ottawa by bus or ???
Ottawa 4 days,
Ottawa - Quebec city by bus or train,
Quebec city 3 days,
Quebec city - Montreal by bus or train,
Fly from Montreal to Amsterdam.
Do I need to buy bus or train tickets well in advance ? What could be the peak touristic season as per my plan ? I won't mind flying if I don't get seat in bus / train for some routes.
Thanx in advance. more »
Can anyone tell me if one needs to continue to pay their MSP even if they are overseas and have travel insurance? I am going away on a work contract for six months, and was told I only need MSP coverage if I get flown back to Canada for some sort of medical procedure, which seems pretty unlikely. Does any one have any experience with this or insight here?
I am very interested in seeing the Northern Lights, Beluga Whales and maybe a Polar Bear in Churchill in August of 2013
The flight to Churchill from Winnipeg however is pretty steeply priced.
I am aware of the train between the two cities, but this takes over a day.
Any other suggestions for a cheaper flight to Churchill?
A friend and I are heading up from New England to spend a few days surrounding New Years in Montreal. We are planning on staying at a small bed and breakfast, and eating one night at Au Pied de Cochon, but besides that we're totally free and looking for fun and interesting, and hopefully culturally interesting things to do.
I wouldn't mind hitting up a club for NYE, but would prefer something more underground, with interesting music (house, drum and bass, etc). We don't want to spend too much money, and drinking really isn't a priority.
If anyone has any suggestions for how we should spend our time, we're all ears.
Thanks so much!
I am a nursing student in Portugal, and everyday I think there is no other option besides leaving my country. Mainly because nursing in Portugal is a very low paid job, and there are too many nurses.
I did some research and found some sites that said that the average nursing income is 70k-80k in Canada. Is that correct? Just so you guys can see what I mean, an average nurse in Portugal makes 18k Canadian dollars per year. And by what I saw on my research, the living costs are about the same, maybe cheaper in Canada!
I would like to know what are the major things that I should know if I really wanna take this big step. What cities should be the best, since I am a much better english speaker then a french one. I would also prefer a town with not very extreme winters. I would eventually like to own a nice house, with a little bit of green, and in a peaceful place, not ve... more »
Ride On Whistler has put together pretty good guide for those planning on doing a season there, or giving the idea some thought.
Edited by: gcanuck
Cross posted to the FAQ.
Hey guys. I am currently staying with family in Richmond (Vancouver) and am thinking about visiting Seattle next week. I'm 21 from the Uk.
Just wondering what would be the best thing to do in terms of travelling there/staying overnight etc?
And recommendations of what to do and see while I'm there?
Thanks! Beth :)
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