Solo in Canada over Christmas and NYE
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 12, 2012 2:24 PM Last Post By: cnhrvt
Sep 25, 2012 12:20 PM
Solo in Canada over Christmas and NYEThinking this year of heading to Canada for Christmas and New Year.
What's it like for a solo traveller during these festival periods?
I guess there will more then likely always be folk about who are also about solo however I guess I'm wanting more reassurance, LOL.
I know its a gamble depending on where I stay as to who will be there however I've not even decided where exactly in Canada I'm thinking of heading so anywhere's a possibility.
Sep 25, 2012 2:45 PM
Sep 26, 2012 7:58 AM
Sep 26, 2012 8:23 AM
Sep 26, 2012 11:37 AM
4OK. I think I should amend my question:
Where should I go for 2 weeks holiday over Christmas and NYE in Canada. I'm travelling solo, enjoy the outdoors, meeting folk, having a laugh.
Not really done any winter sports except pro snowball fighting but willing to give things a go.
Sep 26, 2012 1:10 PM
5Montréal is the best city in Canada for NYE!
100$ will include pretty much everything, including cover, coat check (brr), all your drinks, tips, everything!
Sep 27, 2012 6:41 AM
6Do you plan on renting a car? Have you driven in snow? Do you just want to see cities or are you willing to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, etc as a way of experiencing nature? If not, then you are either a) limited just to cities or b) limited to Vancouver Island, where you can explore and travel with little chance of snow (but lots of rain). What might be best is to visit Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto - that would make a nice couple of weeks, though, keep in mind that the days are short, the nights are long, and it could be quite cold and snowy, though deep winter doesn't really arrive until January. If you stay at hostels, you will likely meet other travelers in similar situations. Perhaps, you can organize some trips together, like, for example, dog sledding. Good luck!
Oct 2, 2012 12:29 AM
7Thanks for the replies.
Quebec and Montreal were 2 places that have been mentioned to me before as well so I think I may take a gamble and head there.
Time to start looking for flights and a hostel. Can anyone whose been to either cities recommend anywhere to stay?
What's the best way in getting between the 2, fly, rail, bus?
Oct 3, 2012 7:03 AM
Oct 12, 2012 2:24 PM
9Toronto is nice. We have the Santa Claus parade and the Sheraton Hotel on Queen St and University Ave is right across the street from the beautiful Nathan Phillip Sq, which has ice skating and lights, right down the street from Yonge St, and on Queen street which has great shopping and restaurants
(4 star Hotel)
From US$323.69 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$321.59 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$213.08 per night