10 days to cover three Canadian cities in November
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 5, 2012 7:54 PM Last Post By: rayne_koest
Jun 1, 2012 8:36 PM
10 days to cover three Canadian cities in NovemberHi I plan to visit Canada in November with my mum who is almost 70. We are going at that time of year for a conference in Toronto. As we are travelling from Australia, we will be flying through Vancouver to get to Toronto, therefore we'd like to see some of Vancouver, Toronto and also try to see Montreal. Any tips for whether this is at all do-able in 10 days (flying between cities) and if November weather will mean we should skip one or other of the proposed places? thanks
Jun 1, 2012 9:51 PM
and if November weather will mean we should skip one or other of the proposed places? thanks
This is, of course, a personal preference, so it's up to you. I happen to love cool and cold weather. Some people hate it. Montreal is wonderful. Because of the conference it's a take-it-or-leave-it opportunity. I would take it.
Jun 1, 2012 10:43 PM
2Is there any way to extend your trip? I'm just thinking that 10 days for Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal is a bit rushed, considering distances, although it could be doable. Vancouver - Toronto is a 4-5hr flight, so you'd spend a better part of the day at the airport or on a plane. Toronto - Montreal is about 1 hr flight, so that's not bad.
Jun 1, 2012 11:05 PM
3Two cities makes much more sense-save Vancouver for next time.
Jun 1, 2012 11:34 PM
4With stamina you should be able to see the best of all three cities http://I have lived in Toronto and Montreal, and now live in Victoria, B.C. Traditionally, Vancouver will be cool and wet, Toronto and Montreal will be colder with a chance of snow. You will be able to easily pick up appropriate clothing.
Jun 2, 2012 5:47 AM
5Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. Will have a think as to whether to leave Vancouver for another time
Jun 2, 2012 10:58 AM
6Three days in each city is enough to get a basic feel but jet leg might make the first two days unpleasant. I'd skip Vancouver and add a day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls and a two-day trip from Montreal to Québec City...or neither of those places but add in Ottawa. Weather is inconsistent in November. More likely it will rain than snow.
Jun 5, 2012 7:54 PM
7Early or late November? That makes a difference - there may well be snow on the ground in Montreal at the end of November which could be tough for your mom depending on how mobile she is.. It's doable but you will be out of whack with the time zones.
My suggestion is to be strategic and fly from Vancouver directly into Hamilton on Westjet (closer to Niagara), rent a car and drove down to spend the night in Niagara on the Lake and then see the falls the next day, then drive to Toronto.. then fly from Toronto Island to Montreal. Pearson can be a zoo, and if you can avoid it, then why not.
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