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We are planning to go to Western Canada in the second week of september. We have a rental car and want to start in Vancouver and travel to the rockies and back in about three weeks.
I have some questions about places to sleep in the region? We prefer to sleep in B&B, Lodges and Inns. I already found the site http://www.bbcanada.com
1. Are there other sites about B&B etc. that are useful?
2. Do we need to make reservations in advance in september (because of the low season)?
3. Is it common that breakfast is included?
Recommendations for nice places to sleep are more than welcome!
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My brother a,naturalized American citizen, would like to go to Canada by car for several days. He has 2 DUI's, not a criminal offense in N.J. Can he enter Canada as a passenger in someone else's car?
I'm planing on going on a trip from toronto to Boston in mid September.
I also want to stop at Niagara Falls and maybe Buffalo.
My question is, what is the cheapest and effective way to do that?
I want to leave Toronto on the 17.9 and arrive at Boston on the 19.9.
I'm not returning to Canada after Boston.
Thanks for your help
Looking at the round trip frm Vancouver via Alaska highway to Ketchikan , Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Whitehorse. Probably expecting around the 14 days mark. Then fly out probably back to Vancouver.
Any suggestions for time to stay over in each town. Is the rail from Skagway to Whitehorse worth the trip?
Any Canadians been to Morrocco?
Do we need a visa?
I'm soliciting opinions on a 4-5 day trip to Montreal vs. a 7-10 day trip to Costa Rica exclusively on the category of cost. My husband and I would be driving to Montreal or flying from NJ and Guatemala to Costa Rica. I realize they would be completely different trips, but if you've traveled to both of these places, done average touristy stuff and stayed at cheap places, which one was more expensive?
After reading all of the posts, websites, and books, I'm still hoping someone can offer advice on which towns in BC would be best to base myself in over the Winter.
I'm heading to BC in October for 10 months, for work and play.
Here's what I'm looking for: A town with a friendly vibe and a small-town feel, close to spectacular National Parks, with work opportunities for someone with no construction/labour experience. I'm 25 and like to sit at a pub after work, but also happy to settle into a living room if pubs are a scarcity.
Revelstoke sounds perfect, but are there runs for learners? I can't ski. But aim to come out of the season like Warren Miller (never a realist). It seems this poses a problem, as the towns that sound great for living, don't sound too great for learning to ski.
Lastly! How cold will it be in October? Could one survive long enough to buy... more »
Next spring I'll be staying in Nova Scotia (Lunenburg area) for 2+ months. I plan to spend an additional time before and after to travel to PEI, New Brunswick and hopefully Newfoundland. My plan is drive there and back so I can have access to my car (from Toronto).
My questions are:
1) I'm not sure how feasible NFLD is going to be because of the money and distance to get there. How much time should I budget and what itinerary would you suggest? It's really expensive to take my car over ($650) but if I fly ($450), I would have to rent a car if I wanted to venture out of St John's and according to LP, it's expensive and hard to find a rental so then it makes more sense to take my car over.
2) how much should I budget for gas, food and accommodations (hostels) per day?
3) what are your must sees and dos for these areas?
My interest: I'm pretty much open to anything and ... more »
Arriving at Montreal on the 23th July and leaving on the 27th. Any cool place to stay (hotel, hostel, backpacker...)? Any other recommendations?
Thank you so much in advance!!
I'm planning a 4 day trip during the last two weeks of September to Quebec City and the national parks north of it.
We'll be 4 adults and 2 kids (3 y/o, 3 months old)
I've been thinking about dividing my time between:
1. Jacques-Cartier National Park
2. Saguenay National Park
3. Tadoussac (Whale watching)
However, as time is limited I've decided on skipping Jacques-Cartier National Park this time around.
This is my map:
My goals is to experience nature, some foliage and easy walks in the area.
I'd appreciate your advice on the following:
1. What do you think about my decision to skip Jacques- Cartier national park in favor of Hautes-Gorges?
2. Would you recommend the cabins in the parks?
3. Any recommendations on stops along the way, especially on the way back on route 20?
4. Last, any... more »
The customary practice in North America with hotel bookings, especially done on-line, is to allow 24 hours notice of cancellation without charge.
Not so with the Holiday Inn Express at Kelowna (maybe with any HIE booked through the same web-site). Once you book, you are authorizing the hotel to charge you in full for service they may not have to provide. I was charged more than 100% of the room charges for the full period of the intended stay, even after the booking was cancelled.
On May 29 2012, I booked on-line for four rooms August 4th to 7th for our Ruby anniversary. The webpage authorizing payment by credit card did not contain any warning that the payment is non-refundable. The only note on this page is "Cancellation fees are non-refundable". Shortly after the booking, my children selected Osoyoos, a better place for the winery tour. I cancelled the booking on-line ea... more »
My parents are visiting me for a week in October. They will be arriving late on a thursday night with my 2 sisters, so I'm not concerned about amusing them on Friday since they'll be together, on Saturday we'll visit Niagara and then on Sunday most of the day will be concerned with seeing my sisters off to the airport.
My parents will then remain on their own for 3 more days. I won't be able to take time off work so they'll be amusing themselves during the day on their own.
My dad loves history and is able to walk lots however my mother wouldn't be capable of doing lots of walking, short bursts strolling around etc, but definitely not a whole day of solid walking.
I'm looking for suggestions for things for them to do beyond the obvious CN Tower and Fort York.
One or two short things a day would be plenty, they're really here just to visit me but I don't want them to... more »
My girlfriend and I will be visiting Toronto (we're from NYC). I was thinking of renting a car there but I'm not familiar with any of the car rental companies. I found this one and I was hoping whether anyone had already dealt with them/recommends them.
Please take a look and let me know, the rates look great but I'm concerned about hidden fees.
Car Rental Toronto Airport
I leave August 6th to ride across Canada. I am an experienced rider. Been to Alaska on my bike from Fairbanks to Haines with another gal. Will be using a bob trailer and mountian bike. I used bear barrels but will not carry them this time. I am looking for tips on Camping spots, protecting food from critters ( hanging food or what to do when there are no trees/ Bears etc), taking trains if need be... hopefully not and is it possible to put a bike on one with no box for either trailer or bike. I have as much time as needed but when does the weather change? No problem riding in rain had tons of bad weather in AK plus I am a bike commuter in Seattle. What's a good route and any other input.
Hello fellow travelers
We are heading to Montreal soon and would like to bike the Lachine canal. Anyone know where there is an economical place to rent bikes and helmets for a few hours for my family of four; they do not have to be new or fancy.
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