2 week trip in Canada
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Apr 22, 2013 4:14 AM Last Post By: ref_traveller
Mar 31, 2013 2:30 PM
Apr 22, 2013 3:58 AM
after back and forward, endless discussions with friends, I finally settled for the east coast this time around. Besides the great advice given already in this thread I would like to bother you guys with one more questions.
I will be traveling alone and won't have a car since it is too epensive just for myself. Looking at the route I was hoping to do some day trips for hiking and not having a car seems rather complicated. I searched a bit via google and on here but can't find any entry of someone that travelled w/o a car or tour. Or maybe I have just missed it?
Are such shuttle services available at most places or only at the more popular destination? I do hope that I might find other travellers along the way, but don't want to make this my only bet and rather be a bit prepared in case I do have to go out on my own.
Ottawa (Gatineau Park)
Montreal (Via drummondville)
Qubec City (Cap Tourmente)
New Brunswick with a trip over to Saint John and from there to Halifax maybe via Caraquet
Flying back to Toronto
This time I haven't made a schedule with all days since I will see what the best option is for me to travel as well as getting out to the wild without being worried to get stuck somewhere. Maybe hitchhiking is a good option to get out to the parks and mountains if no shuttle is available?
And I will make sure the west coast will be the next trip.
Apr 22, 2013 4:14 AM
17If you stay in hostels you might get lucky and make friends that are planning to go on a camping trip. The Sierra Club organizes hiking trips so google for local chapters. Likely the trips will be only on weekends. Also visit Mountain Equipment Co-op stores (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec); sometimes they have trip boards. There is a bus that goes from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park, though I don't know how you get around once there. There is a hostel up in Maynooth that runs trips into Algonquin; seems you can get there by bus too. A poster on here has said that city buses go to Gatineau Park. Why do you want to go to Drummondville, not much hiking there AFAIK?
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