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  1. Allendale-Red

    Allendale-Red Member

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    Has anyone been to canada? Me and the missus are planning on a trip from halifax nova scotia to toronto factoring in a trip to niagra. We are vising it halifax with a view to moving over there has anyone been?
     
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    Yep, we went last August/September, hired a car in Vancouver and drove 2700km around the Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Calgary. Saw bears and loads of elks, and it snowed in Banff in early September. Great holiday, but wrong part of Canada as far as you're concerned. My tip would be, if you like wine, remortgage your house before you go. Enjoy!

    If you get to Newfoundland there's an interesting place there called Dildo. Might be worth popping in.....
     
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    Yes a few times.
    Great Lakes
    Toronto
    Niagara
    Algonquin
    Montreal

    It’s HUGE - conifers for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of miles.
    Quite boring to extremely boring.
    Mosquitoes.
    Weather steaming - or mind numbingly cold.

    Haven’t been to Vancouver - but all that’s been there say it’s great and best side of Canada.
     
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    Yes, I did something similar to Stahlrost - Vancouver, Jasper, Tofino on Vancouver Island, Calgary, The Rockies, Lake Louise.
    On a separate occasion while living in the States I visited Niagara Falls and Toronto and some places in between.
    Not been to Halifax though.

    All a long time ago. I do remember the food being excellent.
     
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    Niagra falls are a must, the maid of the mist boat is brilliant.
     
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    Niagra falls are good. The town is Blackpool. Look on street view, Clifton hill.
     
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    Did a couple of weeks in the Yukon. If you think Vancouver is remote, try driving on roads where the distance to the nearest town is measured in hundreds of kilometers! Fantastic place, great people.

    Doesn't help you much though :)

    If you are looking at moving, the application process (without a job) was looking at taking about 7-8 years when I looked at it.
     
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    Loko the Tyke Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    I have friends/work colleagues who live in Halifax. Supposed to be a lovely area, really friendly. Not one of the big cities or towns though obviously.

    They opened a craft beer bar there that was voted in the Top 50 bars in the whole of Canada (or something like that).

    Canada is a pretty amazing place and the people are really welcoming. Similar to us Yorkshire folk actually in many ways from my experience.
     
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    Did Vancouver, Edmonton and jasper, a beautiful country probably the best I have visited, Jasper is stunning
     
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    I’ve been to Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler.
    Never did Niagara but as said previously I understand the town is a little like Blackpool.
    Toronto is a typical North American city but there’s loads to do. Vancouver and Whistler are simply stunning!
    The Canadian people are really friendly, food is great and not too expensive. Driving is ok but don’t expect to get anywhere quickly as it’s a incomprehensibly big country. If you can fly do it rather than drive.
     
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    First of all my experience is that Canada is ace - it's like all the good stuff about America - without the down side which is the Americans themselves. Montreal is the place I would most like to move my family to if we have the chance.

    Montreal is spooky as there isn't a single ugly woman there. The longer you look for them the more spooky it gets. This is because it was so cold that the french rounded up all the beautiful girls from outside of Paris and shipped them off to Canada to keep the troops happy.

    I went to Alberta (Calgary,etc) with work last year - and It's no wonder a load of North Americans think the world is flat - you will too if you ever visit Alberta.

    Two hour drive of flat empty fields - visited the town of Vulcan - which is a petrol station and a tacky model of the starship enterprise and a dodgy sign with the original cast on it - then another two hour drive to our destination.

    I think some parts of Canada have different "endless monoscenary" like forest and tundra. So go for it but I personally wouldn't be hiring a winebago and driving the whole way.
     
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    Halifax is great - I spent quite a bit of time there with work, a few years ago. It's very quiet - surrounded by spectacular countryside - Peggy's Cove is worth a visit, as is the Bay of Fundy ( near Truro ). Great country, great people ( I know that is a generalisation, but ... ) Toronto is an interesting City - it's America lite. I'd also recommend Montreal - my favourite city in North America - a great walking city - lots of wonderful food and cracking bars. Have fun and safe travels.
     
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    Went to Toronto last year for a week to watch Fev Rovers.

    Did the usual Niagara (which was fantastic) , CN tower etc.

    Found it incredibly expensive In Toronto, and didn’t like how they put tax on afterwards.
     
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    When you say flat, I assume you missed the Rocky Mountains, which are partly in Alberta?? My sister lives in Calgary, and unless it's a very foggy day, you can't miss them!


     
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    Messaged you. :)
     
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    Lived in Canada a few years,ex wife Canadian.I have 5 kids out there who all live in the Niagara Falls area.
    As a couple of posters have said,when you walk down Clifton Hill it’s like a small version of Blackpool but when
    you are down at the falls it’s stunning.If you get the chance while you are down there,go to Niagara on the Lake.
    It’s a beautiful little town with some great shops.Toronto is ok,but I have never been a city person.I go back regularly
    and I have found it is getting very expensive.You cannot buy beer or liquor at supermarkets you have to go to beer
    or liquor stores and I find them expensive.The beauty of them living at the falls is the bridge is only 10 minutes away.
    So we regularly pop over into the states and do shopping and they buy petrol groceries and booze over there which
    Is way cheaper.Its a beautiful country,the people are very friendly,it’s very hot and clammy in summer,and absolutely
    freezing in winter.If you do decide to go,fly with Canadian Affair.The food is basic but the price they state is the price
    you pay.They are pretty cheap with no add ons.I am sure you will enjoy it and just take in the scenery.
     
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    Ahah, I went out to get a bottle of wine to take to hotel. After being unsuccessful for about 30 mins I asked someone and wa told you can’t just buy alcahol. Guy got his phone up and said nearest store is 20 mins away but might not be open. So I gave up lol
     
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