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      Toronto May 8, 2015 at 2:07 PM

      Guys, who has recently been through Terminal 1 at Pearson from outside Canada? The Official Spousal Unit is flying from DFW to Pearson this weekend, and we are trying to determine the process for Customs and Immigration.

      We have often been through C & I in T3 on American Airlines, but not on Air Canada, a different terminal.

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      Anyone with recent experience?


    • Travelling tips

      by JaclynClaire147 Online Now Feb 27, 2015 at 3:41 AM

      Hi, I am looking for some suggestions for our family vacation to Algonquin park lodge. This is our first trip to a forest area. I have no idea how to arrange everything. Please help me out.

      2 Answers May 25, 2015 at 3:17 AM
    • Bus to Algonquin Park

      by tcesaroni Online Now Jul 4, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      I need to get my daughter to the park on a bus. She is in Ottawa.
      What bus services this?

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM
    • seeking recommendation for a family camping with 3 preschool boys

      by 5chevaliers Online Now Jan 24, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      We are considering car camping using tent with 5 and half, 2 and half and 8-month old this summer. We would like to stay at the same camp site but could consider moving camp site once in order to explore more area of the park. Anyone has recommendation for a camp ground(s) that would provide the best convenience for exploring the park? What is your favourite part of the park to visit, considering the age of our kids. Thanks!

      3 Answers Jul 14, 2014 at 2:48 AM
    • Where to start?

      by nash1989 Online Now Aug 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

      I am taking the Park bus from ottawa to algonquin park. It is my first time taking the bus there, and i was wondering if anyone knows which location is the best to stop at. I will only be with one other person and we would like to do some hiking/trails, rent a canoe for half a day or one day, and do the back country camping instead of staying in one place. Any info on a good site for these plans would be much appreciated!

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 3:00 AM
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      canoe rental

      by Christophe01 Online Now Aug 31, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      In planning my next trip, I would like to spend a day in Algonquin provincial park to practice canoeing. I searched on the web but it would seem that they rent only for two days minimum. Have you ever rent a canoe for half day in the park?
      I am interested by any informations

      13 Answers Nov 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
    • Camping in Algonquin

      by randren Online Now Jan 31, 2012 at 6:31 AM

      I apologize for calling it camping - we're in an r.v. (cottage on wheels). We're planning our 1st trip to Algonquin this summer. Someone, who we have no way of contacting anymore, once told us that he stayed at Alg. in his r.v. and near that campground was a spot where you could jump into the water from the high rock on shore. Sound familiar to anyone? thanks.

    • Algonquin Provincial Park Canoe Trip

      by jreveillaud Online Now Jun 1, 2008 at 6:55 AM

      Hello to everyone,

      i'm actually working to prepare a canoe trip in the Park for a group of 10 adults campers for 4 days during the month of september and i have some questions. It would be very kind if anybody could give me some answsers.

      - We would like to stay all 10 together for the overnight camping but it seems that it's forbidden. Should we split our group ? What is the best solution ?

      - Wich itinerary could you advice ? We would like to have the most wilderness trip that it could be and we would like to see some animals if it's possible.

      - Is it very tiring ? We have some girls in our group and they are not very strong, is that a problem ?

      - Wich canoe renting company do you advice and should we take a tour with a guide ?

      Thank's in advance for all your answers.

      Have a nice day.


      2 Answers Jun 3, 2009 at 8:42 PM
    • Best Algonquin lake to find two adjacent campsites?

      by rohanh Online Now Apr 28, 2008 at 1:49 AM

      I've been camping in Algonquin for 15 or so years, but I've mainly stuck to Rock and Opeongo. A couple of times I've noticed two adjecent sites that were close enough to be connected by a short (30 or 40 foot) path.

      I'm looking to find a lake where there are two such sites close to each other. If possible, a lake where there are a few clusters of two sites next to each other (in case one is occupied when we arrive)

      I realize that this is rare in Algonquin interior camping, but I've seen them a few times.

      Does anyone have any suggestions?

      1 Answer May 8, 2008 at 3:16 PM
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      Recommend a canoe route for July for novices

      by Eish Online Now Feb 10, 2008 at 12:17 AM

      In July 2008, we will be in Algonquin and would like to canoe. We are 2 adults, 2 children (12 and 10). Perhaps another family with the same make-up will join us. Forgive me if some of the questions have obvious answers or I am not using the correct jargon. I have surfed the internet quite abit for recommended routes but I am absolutely overwhelmed with the detail available, and finding it tough to sift through the volume of material. So some personal recommendations would really be welcome.

      Some questions:
      1. we will come from Toronto and move on to Quebec. Should we hire a car, use public transport (who?) or an outfitter?
      2. Can you recommend a 3-day, 2 night canoe trail which would be suitable for canoe novices. We hike and camp frequently, know how to read a map. Some preferences:
      a. not too many people
      b. lots of wildlife
      c. a mix of open water, river and canoe-able marsh.
      d. portages should not be too hectic.
      3. Should we hire a guide or do it on our own?
      4. We will need to hire equipment - where?
      5. What should we book in advance?

      6 Answers May 15, 2008 at 10:12 AM
    • Parkside Bay

      by sgallah Online Now Aug 29, 2007 at 11:37 AM

      Hello - Can anyone suggest a very good camp site in Parkside bay?


      1 Answer Apr 25, 2014 at 3:39 AM
    • Butt Lake

      by fish4life Online Now Jul 26, 2007 at 5:59 AM

      i am interesting in taking my 15 year old son and his friend up to algonquin, i have only been there once as a child and from what i remember it was a good time.
      I am trying to find directions to butt lake, i kno there is a long bumpy road way back in the bush and than u have to portage twice to get to butt lake, i live in brantford ontario and if anyone could help me that would be great.
      Fish on

      2 Answers Jul 28, 2007 at 10:25 AM
    • maximum number of campers

      by rkto Online Now Jul 24, 2007 at 5:46 PM

      We have 8-10 people for an interior campsite... what is the risk to having too many people? the maximum is 9 people. 2 people are meeting us at the site (they arrive a few days earlier) and 2 people are only staying one night. Any thoughts? We are all very good - responsible adult campers.

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2007 at 7:35 PM
    • Driving time

      by bradnie Online Now Mar 4, 2007 at 1:03 PM

      Trying to calculate the driving time in a car from Huntsville to the West Gate.
      Anyone have the time.

      6 Answers Mar 8, 2007 at 7:47 AM
    • Looking for an Algonquin Canoe Route

      by DKBVDB Online Now Feb 14, 2007 at 6:55 AM

      My husband and I are interested in doing a 5 day canoe trip. Looking at the official canoe map, we have picked four access points: 1)Lake Opeonago and environs; 2) Grand Lake - Achray; 3) Galeairy - Whitney; and 4) Shall Lake. We are curious if people would rate one of these areas as more scenic and less traveled.

      2 Answers Feb 17, 2007 at 7:24 AM
    • anyone have any info on the old hotel algonquin??

      by AngelAmanda Online Now Aug 3, 2005 at 3:23 PM

      Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any info on the old hotel algonquin or new of where i can find any information. My great grandfather owned the hotel at one point, and i am intersted in finding any information on it.
      Thank you,

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2005 at 4:30 PM
    • Short Kayak Route 30-50 km detour/loop

      by puzzle Online Now Apr 19, 2005 at 4:48 PM

      Hello. I am looking for a short kayak route about 30-50 km. I was wondering if there is a route that goes in a loop, so one the first day we go 30-50 km, then the 2nd daywe rest/swim etc and the 3rd day its a quicker trip home

      bascially a detour on the first day

      Heres a drawn example

      Hope someone can help. Thank You!

    • Canoeing with Children in Algonquin Provicial Park

      by Z.Kelian Online Now Mar 22, 2004 at 1:20 PM

      Hi I'm planning to travel to Canada with my two Children (2 1/2 and 4 1/2 years old) in July. I'm also thinking of doing a canoe trip with my kids. Has anyone experience doing this with children? Can anyone give me some tips? Thanks

      6 Answers Jan 21, 2005 at 7:31 PM