Canada Branch FAQ
Replies: 104 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 7:52 AM Last Post By: crismartin
Aug 17, 2005 7:42 PM
45Not that anyone ever asks about Ottawa but just in case someone does head our way, here's some info!
First of all, the obvious: the Parliament Buildings. Ottawa, being the nation's capital, also has more than its fair share of museums:
The Canadian Museum of Civilization - actually across the river in Gatineau, QC, but easy walking distance from downtown. Fabulous, has a good kids area, and catch an Imax movie if you have the chance!
The Canadian War Museum - brand new, I've been meaning to go all summer. A longer walk from downtown, but do-able. Also well-signed on public transit.
The National Gallery of Canada - after you're done here, carry on up the hill to Nepean's Point for great views of the river and downtown.
The Canadian Museum of Nature - Dinosaurs, insects, shiny rocks - a fave with kids.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum - I was forced to go here on too many school trips to still enjoy it, but a lot of people love this one. Not walkable from downtown.
Those are the biggies: others include Aviation, Contemporary Photography, Agriculture (more commonly known as the Experimental Farm), and more.
Edited by: Zabba
Aug 17, 2005 7:52 PM
46But what about outdoor activities in *Ottawa*?
The website for the National Capital Commission is a good place to start. They're the people who deal with the Rideau Canal, as well as Ottawa's fine network of paths for biking, walking, rollerblading, jogging... This is one of the best ways to see Ottawa, outside of the wintertime. I'd recommend the paths along either side of the canal - the eastern side leads up to Hogs Back Falls, while the western side takes you around Dows Lake to the Arboretum, a part of the Experimental Farm. The path along the Ontario side of the Ottawa River is also really pretty.
Here's the official Winterlude site, and here's the one for Canada Day.
Edited by: Zabba
Aug 17, 2005 8:02 PM
47Lastly, some practical things. Bus depot, train station, and airport are all easily accessible by public transit. Ottawa's public transit is called OC Transpo - it's almost entirely a bus network, with one train component (the O-Train) that is currently being expanded.
For budget lodgings, the Ottawa Jail is popular, and kind of a unique hostelling experience.
As far as eating/drinking are concerned, the main downtown areas are Elgin Street and The Byward Market. This sort of thing is all personal preference, and bars in particular seem to open and close rapidly here, so I'd say take a stroll through either area and see what catches your eye. If you're looking to eat cheaply but don't fancy McDonalds, keep an eye out for a shawarma place - they're everywhere, and open late. For vegetarians, these places almost all make a decent felafel, too.
Aug 24, 2005 4:57 PM
Aug 30, 2005 1:38 AM
49THE VANCOUVER - CALGARY TRIP BY ROAD
I have seen countless visitors here request information about driving between Calgary and Vancouver. Hopefully this post will respond to some of the most often asked questions.
The shortest route between Vancouver and Calgary is 986km. This can be significantly lengthened depending on the detours you may choose to take, or it may be done in a day-- about 11 hours' driving, and remember you turn the clock back an hour heading west/ put it forward an hour heading east. The length of trip does not change much going east or west, but try not to arrive in Vancouver in the evening rush hour.
The shortest route will be: Vancouver - Hope - Merritt - Kamloops - Sicamous - Revelstoke - Golden - Banff - Calgary. This is the Trans-Canada Hwy most of the way, the exception being the Hope-Kamloops portion, which is a shortcut (one that will cost you $10 per car).
Gas, food and lodging are plentiful along the way. Speed limit varies from 50km/h going through towns to 110km/h in the middle of nowhere.
WHAT TO SEE ON THE ROUTE?
The trip is for the most part very scenic-- not just the portions through the Rockies! If you can, I would suggest leaving at least 2 days, possibly 3-4. Stops of interest that are on this route include...
-Banff and Lake Louise-- see all the other postings in this FAQ
-Icefields Parkway-- this is not technically on the direct route. See detours, below.
-Golden, B.C.-- most will use it as a gas stop, but it is actually a very nice base for outdoor activities eg mountain biking and hiking. Also winter skiing at Kicking Horse.
-Glacier National Park-- not to be confused with the Glacier NP in Montana, USA-- high altitude, very pretty camping stop between Golden and Revelstoke.
-Revelstoke-- another little town usually used as a gas pitstop, but it does offer all services and the nearby dam is worth a quick peek.
-Sicamous, Salmon Arm and the Shuswap area-- this is an absolutely gorgeous area for those with a little more time and money. Sicamous proclaims itself as the houseboating capital of Canada and while this can be expensive and tough to arrange for foreign visitors by themselves, it can also be a fantastic long weekend. Several companies offer houseboat rentals (last I heard, circa $1500 per weekend all the way to $4000) that enable you to basically float around the lakes of the area with as much isolation or partying as you want. While $1500 may sound expensive, they sleep at least 10 people-- all of a sudden not such a bad deal. Try these people for a start.
-Kamloops-- the largest town between Calgary and Vancouver, I've never been too impressed but perhaps this link can tempt you.
-Hope, Merritt-- gas stops.
-the most frequently asked-about detour is the Icefields Parkway in Alberta-- the heart of the Canadian Rockies (the road goes all the way up to Jasper, AB). A drive through up to Saskatchewan River Crossing and Back will only add 2-3 hours to your Calgary Vancouver trip, but you'd be remiss not to get out of the car a few times. Realistically, unless you a very pressed for time, you can make a whole day out of this especially with a short hike. Note that gas is expensive everywhere here-- Banff is cheapest in the area.
-to Radium Hot Springs, B.C. via either Hwy 95 south from Golden, or Hwy 93 from just north of Banff-- there is not a whole lot to see in the town (save the hot springs themselves and the fairly elegant Radium Hot Springs lodge across the road), but both routes into the town from the Trans Canada are beautiful. You're looking at about 2 hours in and 2 hours out, 4 hour total detour.
-Kelowna-- there is too much to do in the area for me to list here, but suffice to say it is the main city sitting on Lake Okanagan, an area that pulls in more city dwellers from Calgary and Vancouver than it does foreign guests. Insofar as a detour, the most direct routes into Kelowna are by leaving the main route from either Merritt or Sicamous. If you took this detour and drove right through it would only add an hour or so to the total trek, but you'll gain nothing by doing a drive-through of Kelowna. Consider it only if you have time-- at least a day-- to stop and look around. The towns of Penticton and Summerland offer similar lakeside leisure but are further south and thus less accessible from the main highway.
-Nelson is also frequently asked about on these pages. I would never hesitate to send somebody there, but understand this is more than a 'detour' from the Calgary-Vancouver trip-- it's way the heck down in the south of the province. If you have 2 days to make it from Calgary to Vancouver, you could see Nelson but you'd have to speed through at 100km/h. Nelson is surrounded by beautiful green areas, lakes and fantastic camping (Kokanee Provincial Park is my fave). If you are thinking of going there, get a map-- I'm not going to try to describe how to get there.
-if you have one day: don't bother trying to drive. Leave it at seeing either Calgary or Vancouver.
-if you have two days: you can comfortably do the drive, and include the Icefields Parkway. Regardless of which way you're heading, consider an overnight in Revelstoke.
-if you have 3-4 days, consider the above but make frequent stops where you actually get out and walk around-- eg a hike in one of the parks, and lunch at the Banff Springs Hotel.
-if you have 5-7+ days, consider toying around with the Western portion of the trip (but leave the Eastern portion intact-- you'll want to see Banff and the Icefields Parkway anyway). My suggestion Vancouver - Calgary (can be done in reverse) would be to cut off the main drag at Merritt; check out Kelowna for 1-2 days; then head north to Vernon, hang a right on the #6 highway and do the beautifully quiet route via a free ferry, then Nakusp, then Hwy 23 and another free ferry back up to Revelstoke. Continue the rest of the route.
-if you have even more time, do the above and Nelson is then actually accessible from my suggested side-trip.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions!
Nov 1, 2005 2:05 PM
50Someone thought I should post this under the FAQ's
Let's clarify pot laws...
...there have been a lot of 'I hear pot is legal in Canada posts'. So just to clarify...
Possession of Substance (Sec.4 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Criminal Code of Canada)
1. Possession of marijuana is a criminal offence.
2. Pot is considered a Schedule II drug. It is divided into: under 30grams, over 30grams.
3. Possession is a hybrid offence, which means the Crown will chose if they will proceed with an indictable charge or a summary conviction charge. If you have over 30g it is an indictable offence (which means you go to federal prison) and you can get up to 5 years less a day, OR it will be a summary conviction (provincial jail). First offence under summary conviction offence you're looking at a fine of up to $1000 and/or up to 6 months in jail. If it is your 2nd, 3rd...etc. offence you're looking at a fine of up to $2000 and/or up to a year in jail.
4. If you have under 30g of pot, it will be a summary conviction offence. Punishment is a fine of up to $1000 and/or 6 months in jail.
Chances are most cops will not want to do the paperwork for a little weed, but there are a few keeners fresh out of police college that are gung ho to bust anyone and everyone.
Apr 2, 2006 5:45 PM
Apr 10, 2006 3:54 AM
Adult fares for public transit in Toronto (TTC) as of April 1, 2006 are:
Tokens/Tickets 5 - $10.50
10 - $21.00
Weekly Pass $30.00
Monthly Pass $99.75
May 1, 2006 11:49 PM
53This Greyhound Info thread is mostly applicable to travel in the USA (especially regarding armed guards in Greyhound stations), but it has enough general info about Greyhound Bus travel in North America and the Can Am pass that I thought it was worth linking to here. The USA moderator has also marked it as 'kept' thread.
Jul 25, 2006 5:51 PM
54BY TRAIN BETWEEN CANADA AND USA
All this info is correct at 26 July 2006. Fares, times and services change, so check the websites.
Following the discontinuation of the Amtrak bus that linked Montréal to the northern terminus of the Vermonter train in St. Albans, VT, and the 'International' between Toronto, ON and Chicago, IL, there are three remaining cross border train services, all of which are competitively priced (if usually slower) than the bus.
The Amtrak Cascades
Operated by Amtrak as part of the Pacfiic Northwest 'Cascades' service, there are five services a day in each direction between Seattle and Vancouver. 4 hours. Beware only one in each direction is a train, the others are bus services. Book online at amtrak.com North America Rail Passes and USA Rail Passes valid for entire journey. VIA Rail passes not valid.
The Maple Leaf
The Maple Leaf is jointly operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. VIA operate the train between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Amtrak operate it from Niagara Falls to New York. 12 hours 30 minutes, coach and business class, on board café. Passengers do not need to disembark or change trains. Travel Sun-Thu to save about 20% Book online at amtrak.com USA Rail Passes valid only for New York - Niagara Falls, NY. VIA Rail passes only valid Toronto - Niagara Falls, ON. North America Rail Passes valid for whole trip. A connection is possible in Buffalo to the 'Lake Shore Limited' to/from Chicago.
Operated by Amtrak, there is one train a day in each direction by Montréal and New York. 10 hours, coach class, on board café. Subsidised by the state of New York; much slower but much cheaper than the bus on the same route. Travel Sun-Thu to save about 10%. Book online at amtrak.com North America Rail Passes and USA Rail Passes valid. VIA Rail passes not valid. A twelve hour connection in Schenectady is possible to the west bound 'Lake Shore Limited' to Chicago, although this connection is not possible in the opposite direction.
Jul 26, 2006 12:24 PM
55TORONTO TO VANCOUVER BY TRAIN: CHEAPER VIA THE USA
While there's no denying that VIA Rail's thrice weekly 'Canadian' between Toronto and Vancouver is more comfortable, more convenient and classier, if you want to travel by train from Toronto or Montréal to Vancouver and need to save money, you can save $$$ by traveling on Amtrak via the USA instead of direct. You get a long layover in Buffalo and time for lunch in Chicago, plus a ride on Amtrak's Empire Builder, which traverses a route almost as spectacular as the 'Canadian'. It takes about ten hours more than the direct route.
dep. Toronto 08:30 train # 64 'The Maple Leaf'
arr. Buffalo 12:55
dep. Buffalo 23:30 train # 49 'The Lake Shore Limited'
dep. Montréal 09:50 train # 68 'The Adirondack'
arr. Schenectady 16:23
dep. Schenectady 18:51 train # 49 'The Lake Shore Limited'
arr. Chicago 09:05
dep. Chicago 14:15 train # 7 'The Empire Builder'
arr. Seattle 10:20
dep. Seattle 13:15 Amtrak thruway bus # 8900
arr. Vancouver, BC 17:00
Book in advance, travel in coach and this trip costs USD$204 from Toronto, compared to the cheapest off season coach supersaver fare on the 'Canadian' of about CAD $439, approx USD $387, about USD$180 more. You can book online at amtrak.com.
There are some bugs in the booking engine of amtrak.com though. Choose 'multi-city' and then travelling from Toronto, you need to book it in separate parts as Toronto - Seattle and then Seattle - Vancouver. From Montréal, book Montréal - Chicago then Chicago - Vancouver.
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Dec 4, 2006 12:40 PM
56Winter Coats, from an Edmonton point of view.
I have noticed a lot of people asking, and a limited amount of advice. I've lived in perhaps one of the most frigid cities in populated Canada my whole life, so I thought maybe my opinion might be of some use. In Edmonton the winter lasts from Hallowe'en to after Easter, and it's not unusual to see snow right up until the middle of May. Temperatures in winter here run between -5celcius to -40, and averages between -10 - -25. Also, the air here is super dry as opposed to Vancouver/Toronto damp, and static cling/chapped lips are the norm in the winter. Anyway, here's my take.
In Canada, the prevalence of muggings and pickpocketings is very low, unless you put yourself in obvious danger (like hanging out in inner city downtown with wads of money hanging out). People in the big cities like to dress up and wear nice, trendy clothes, and they WILL judge you based on your attire. If you want hotels and restaurants and store owners and people walking down the street to treat you nicer, wear nicer clothes. They may treat you nice if you don't, but they may look down on you too, unless you're in student-based areas (even then, they dress up funky too, but they won't look down on you if you don't).
Edmonton and many other cities (most others) have a few second-hand stores to buy gently used clothing, such as Value Village, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army. Keep in mind you will not have a fantastic selection and the items may be relics from the 80's and early 90's, but the prices (between 10 - 30cdn) is definately on target.
Army and Navy (here on Whyte Ave in Edmonton) carries surplus and imperfect new clothes, and you will have a similar price without the dusty old-clothes feel/smell, although they may not look that great either. Walmarts are everywhere too, and prices there will be less than name brands although the quality may be of issue.
In rural areas, the cheapest and most common stores (in Alberta, anyway), are Saan stores, and sometimes you can find perfectly good winter working coats for a good price. After all, farmers often need to keep warmer than city folk, and usually have less money.
Winter coats come in many shapes and styles: Wool felt Toggle Coats, Parkas, Ski/Snowboard Jackets, Puffy Down filled Coats, 3-in-1's, etc.
So, what do I think is the absolute best coat for winter in Canada, when you know the weather will be below freezing?
Ski jacket, Snowboard Jacket, a rose by any other name will keep you just as warm. Yes, yes yes... they are the best all-purpose winter coats in Canada hands down. Prices for new coats range between $120 to $500, a decent one usually costs $160 or so. The main brand names include Columbia, The North Face, Orage, Firefly, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Burton and a few other names that have lost me. Most clothing stores in Canada will have a winter coat in their inventory as well that is their brand (ie. Gap, American Eagle, Jacob). I own a relatively expensive Orage coat, they look cool and super warm, and are perfect for the ski hills. Mind you, I spent 350, but I also live here and will get a lot of use out of it. You don't need to spend that much.
If you want a decent ski jacket that will look nice enough to WANT to wear it, and you're willing to pay more than 100, I recommend Columbia, who carry the best variety for the price (compared to the other brands they're cheap!). You can buy the name brand at Sport Chek retailers and Sport Mart. If there is a Winner's store in the city you are visiting I would go there first since they often mark down the labels further.
Other than that, your best buy is to shop around, and yes, I'd wait until you got to Canada before you look. We have the snow, there's a demand, which means there's competition and better prices.
If you have anything to add and your own opinions, that'd be great!
Dec 10, 2006 1:41 PM
57ALBERTA - National Parks
NEWS & WEATHER:
Obtain local weather reports and province wide temperatures for the day from Environment Canada on CKUA radio following the news when travelling in Alberta: 6 am, 6:30 am 7 am, 7:15 am road report 7:30 am news and business
report, 8 am, 8:30 am, 12 noon, 3 pm, 4:15 pm road report, 4:30 pm news and 5:30 pm news. BBC world service at 10 pm;
Monday to Thursday.
"CKUA" is Canada's oldest radio station. The province-wide public radio station covers 80% of the province. CKUA Radio broadcasts on 580 AM band and the following FM bands:
Edmonton 94.9 Calgary 93.7 Lethbridge 99.3 Red Deer 101.3
Grand Prairie 100.9 Fort McMurray 96.7 Athabasca 98.3 Banff 104.3
Drumheller/Hanna 91.3 Edson 103.7 Hinton 102.5 Lloydminster 97.5
Medicine Hat 97.3 Peace River 96.9 Spirit River 99.5 Whitecourt 107.1
Also on the web worldwide: www.ckua.com
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio
Broadcasts on 740 AM and 90.9 FM (CBC Stereo)
Broadcasts on 1010 AM
University of Alberta Radio Station "CJSR" in Edmonton:
Broadcasts on: 88.5 FM
Pick up your free copy of "Alberta - Explore & Experience" and various other travel information brochures from Tourist Information Centers.
HIKING IN THE NATIONAL PARKS
For hiking you will need:
• Good walking boots - you will need the support and comfort of "broken in" boots that can give you good grip.
• Comfortable socks - that will keep perspiration away from your feet and keep them dry such as polypropylene or a blend of acrylic, wool, nylon or spandex.
• Good quality backpack with good zippers.
• Layers of clothing.
• Long pants.
• Hat with brim.
• Sun glasses.
• Rain gear.
• Sun lotion.
• Insect repellent.
• Water bottle.
• Survival knife.
• First aid kit.
• Energy bars.
• Knowledge of what to do in case of attack by a grizzly bear.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK and area www.parkscanada.gc.ca/banff
Canada's highest town. Banff - 1,372 m (4,530 ft) above sea level.
• Banff Centre - Highly respected school of fine arts. Check out the Banff Festival of Arts in the summer (June/July/August) which showcases artists from across Canada and overseas who come to the school to study and develop projects.
• Banff Mount Norquay -Mountain skiing area.
• Banff Park Museum - Western Canada's oldest natural history museum. Fee.
• Banff Springs Hotel - (MUST SEE) Luxurious and very expensive. Originally built in 1888. Worth a visit.
• Banff Upper Hot Springs Pool - natural hot springs on Sulphur Mountain. Also available are steamrooms and aromatherapy. Mountain Avenue. 1-800-767-1611.
• Cascade gardens - Located on the grounds of the Park Administration Office.
• Cave and Basin Centennial Centre - 311 Cave Avenue. Fee charged.
• Johnston Canyon - a self-guided tour takes you along Johnston Creek to two impressive waterfalls. It's a 5.6 km hike to the Ink Pots, which has six cool springs bubbling out of the ground. Access the parkway 7 km west of Banff and from the Lake Louise overpass.
• Sulphur Mountain Gondola - An eight-minute ride takes you to the 2285 m summit. Panoramic view, alpine trails and restaurant. 3.2 km from Banff townsite on Mountain Avenue. Fee charged - about $18.
• Sunshine village ski area
• Upper Hot Springs - Natural Hot Springs. 4.5 km from the townsite of Banff on Mountain Avenue. Fee.
• Vermillion Lakes - Scenic 11 km scenic drive to the three Vermillion lakes can be accessed from Mt. Norquay Road.
• Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY - Most spectacular scenic drive, the parkway winds past mountain vistas, emerald-green lakes, massive icefields and alpine forests for 230 kms from Lake Louise to Jasper.
• Bow lake - Source of Bow River which flows through Banff and Calgary. Across the lake you can see part of the enormous Wapta Icefield. Bow glacier extends over the cliffs beyond. Num-ti-jah lodge offers dining and accommodation by the lake. 122 km north of Lake Louise.
• Bow summit - Highest point on the Icefields Parkway. 2069 m above sea level.
• Columbia Icefield - Area of Glacial Ice. Remember to take warm clothing as it is cold near the glacier.
105 km South of Jasper along highway 93. The glacier has receded which was very near the highway. Notice the year markers. It is VERY DANGEROUS to walk on the glacier. Hidden crevasses. Fatalities have happened in the past. Tours on the glacier are also responsible for the depletion of the glacier.
• Crowfoot Glacier - Used to resemble a crow's foot with three large claws, but no more as one has receded, leaving only two 'claws'. 33 km from Lake Louise.
• Hector Lake - The lake features the emerald green hue, characteristic of the Rocky Mountain lakes. 16 km from Lake Louise.
• Mistaya Canyon - An easy 10-minute trail takes you to the canyon where the Mistaya River has sculpted many smoothed 'potholes' in the canyon walls. 71 km north of Lake Louise.
• Parker Ridge - Hike takes you to an excellent view of Saskatchewan Glacier.
• Peyto Lake (must see) - Highest point on the Icefield Parkway. Short trail to Peyto Lake lookout. 40 km north of Lake Louise.
• Stutfield Glacier - View of Sunwapta River. Notice the braided river with sand and gravel across the valley floor. 95 km south of Jasper or 135 km north of Lake Louise.
• Sunwapta Falls - The Sunwapta River abruptly switches direction from northwest to southwest at this point because of a fault in the rock. Its resulting plunge into the deep Sunwapta Canyon creates a spectacular waterfall. There is a 15-minute walk to the lower falls. 55 km south of Jasper.
• Tangle Falls - Beautiful waterfalls. 96 km south of Jasper or 134 km north of Lake Louise on the east side of Icefields Parkway.
• Weeping wall Viewpoint - Graceful waterfalls. 125 km south of Jasper
LAKE LOUISE - Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise & Chateau Lake Louise
• The Lake Louise Visitor Centre is located near Samson Mall in the village and The Banff/Lake Louise Tourism Bureau in the Banff Visitor Centre.
• Chateau Lake Louise - (must see). The most visited place, a stately Chateau with a most beautiful lake with Victoria Glacier in the background. Walking trail along the lake shore. Located on the west of the townsite on Lake Louise Drive.
• Sightseeing Lift
• Morraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks - Emerald-green lake in the Valley of the Ten peaks is surrounded by 10 glaciated summits, the Wenkchemna Peaks. To the north is Mount Temple, the third highest mountain in Banff National Park.
• The Great Divide
JASPER NATIONAL PARK www.parkscanada.gc.ca/jasper
• Athabasca Falls - the mighty Athabasca River is funnelled through a narrow gorge from erosion, creating a very powerful Athabasca Falls. Nice picnic area off the car park area near the river.
• Jasper tramway - a two car cable lift takes you an altitude of 2277 m atop Whistlers Mountain and a sweeping view of six major mountain ranges including Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Adults about $17 to $20.
• Lake Annette & Lake Edith
• Maligne Canyon - Picturesque canyon is 55 m deep. There are self-guided trails leading to scenic viewpoints. A longer hike leads to the valley floor. A teahouse operates in the summer. 11 km east of town via highway 16 and Maligne Road.
• Maligne Lake - The second largest glacial lake in the world. One and half hours narrated cruise, which departs hourly, is available in the summer to The Spirit Island. About $35 for adults. 48 km southeast of town via highway 16 and Maligne Road.
• Medicine Lake
• Miette Hot Springs - A narrow winding road takes you to the site. Hot sulphur spring water feeds the two outdoor bathing pools. One is a cold pool and the other a 'warm' pool. Hiking trails and picnic sites are nearby.
• Mount Edith Cavelle - named after a Canadian nurse who was executed by the Germans during the Second WW on suspicion of helping allied troops - This beautiful mountain rises 3363 m above sea level. A self-guided interpretive trail from the parking lot leads alongside Cavell Lake at the toe of Angel Glacier which lies in a saddle on the mountain's northeast slope. Remember to take warm clothing as it is cold near the glacier and the ice cave.
• Pyramid & Patricia Lakes - A nice scenic drive. 8 km northwest of town, turnoff Connaught Drive onto Cedar Avenue to Pyramid Lake Road.
• Valleys of the Five Lakes - 8 km, 3 hour scenic walk from 9.6 km south of the Jasper townsite on highway 93.
Edited by: Zabba
Jan 7, 2007 3:21 AM
Jan 27, 2007 8:00 PM
59What to do in Whistler for people with Disabilities and their family members.
Whistler for the Disabled launches a Tour Adventures Recreation Guide for people with Disabilities and their family members to take part in all Whistler has to offer everyone, including the Elderly who have some mobility restrictions.
The Whistler for the Disabled web site has helped enhance the lives and experiences of the Disabled visiting Whistler from around the World. Providing recreation opportunities and access information for the disabled.
The web site covers Accessible Accommodations, Dining and Nightlife, Recreation Options, Assistance & Care, Transportation, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Access and Village Access, as well as a News Section for the Disabled.
The Summer Tour Adventures & Recreation Guide will be out in the Spring.
Thank You for Visiting and come back often for updates and access news.
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