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      Ottawa Mar 21, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      Looking for romantic places to getaway for a weekend with my husband within 2-3 hours from Ottawa, Ontario

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      We stopped at a service station and restaurant in the Gananoque area at a crossroad several months ago on our way through that area and not thinking we would be there again, promptly forgot the name/location. We had the most wonderful food--large portions, great sandwiches and wonderful pies and of course, gasoline. This is a longshot, but can anyone help with name/location suggestions.

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      We're visiting Ontario next month and are planning a stay of one week. Any recommended home-stay or motels ? I have heard that corporate housing is a growing trend in Toronto. I even heard about one particular establishment called Mac suites ( ) proving a reliable service. How effective is this ? Valuable suggestions are appreciated.

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      Driving around British Columbia

      Canada Apr 12, 2015 at 7:42 PM

      Hi everyone

      My wife and I are holidaying in Canada, mostly in British Columbia in October this year. We're flying into Vancouver and staying at the Fairmont Waterfront for 2 nights. Then we are travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff via Kamloops.

      We have a van booked for a driving holiday with our daughter, son in law and granddaughter for a couple of weeks. The itinerary for the driving holiday is

      Banff - Fairmont Springs
      Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau
      Jasper - Patricia Lake Bungalows
      Sun Peaks - Bear Country Trails Edge
      Whistler - Whistler Platinum First Tracks Lodge
      Victoria - Fairmont Empress
      Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront

      We are staying at all of these places for 2 nights each. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on things to do in and around the towns above. Things that interest us include visiting wineries, sightseeing, photography, chairlift rides, snow mobile tours.

      Thank you for any feedback.

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      Going to Montreal

      Montréal-Ouest Apr 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM

      We're staying 7 days in Quebec. And then going to Montreal for 5 days.. Never been to Canada my question. Is stay in OLD TOWN OR DOWNTOWN.... tips or what to do and see.....we,lol be staying with VRBO just not sure which area. HELP OUT...

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      best taxi company?

      Victoria Apr 13, 2015 at 11:22 AM

      I have been researching means of getting to the airport from Victoria BC. I have looked at the reviews of 3 taxi companies, and the reviews aren't very helpful because one will rate a *****, and the other will only a *. I usually throw out the highest and lowest, but in this case, they are all either extreme. I usually like the Yellow Cab, but reviews have not been good. Neither have the ones for Blue Bird Taxi or Victoria Taxi. Which one would you use?? Thanks!


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      Road trips out of Toronto?/Shuttle bus from Toronto airports to Downtown?

      Canada Apr 12, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Hello all
      Can anyone recommend towns worth seeing, say within a 250km radius of Toronto city? A couple of relatives are hiring a car in Toronto to spend 3-4 days elsewhere and they don't want to drive blindly...if they know the happening places before they go, that would be great!
      Also, are there shuttle buses from the 2 Toronto airports to the Downtown area of Toronto?
      Lastly, as Irish citizens traveling from Dublin, what documentation are they expected to fill out and will they do this in Dublin airport, Toronto airport or must they pre-apply for visa's to visit?
      Thank you all again!!!

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      Tadoussac Apr 7, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Is there a Catholic church in Tadoussac? I can't seem to find any information on churches except for the chapel. Please let me know as I'd like to get married there. Thank you!

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      Quebec Apr 2, 2015 at 2:40 PM

      Coming to Quebec 7 days ...mid May. ..will have car ...need. Some good places to visit...we loved europe, and I think this area is somewhat like it....wife loves those small towns to browse around....

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      Calgary Mar 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM

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    • Summer Road Trip on Canadian West Coast

      Canada Apr 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

      We're planning on visiting Canada's West Coast on our honeymoon from 14th of July to 11th of August and travelling around Vancouver, Whistler, Banff, Victoria and Edmonton.

      The big question: Is it possible to drive around Canada at this time and not have accommodation booked months in advance? We are hoping to book days in advance instead and are willing to camp if necessary

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      easter in quebec

      Quebec Apr 1, 2015 at 5:53 PM

      in easter sunday and monday will everything be closed or is it nice for a couple of days visit?

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      Canada Apr 9, 2015 at 2:29 AM

      I will be going to visit my uncle in Toronto and it will be my first time. My uncle is old and lives just with his wife and both can't really take me around. So i was thinking i can get few tips on where to visit and things to do to make my visit fun.

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      Niagara Falls Mar 27, 2015 at 2:57 PM


      My husband and I are visiting Ontario for 3 weeks in October 2015. Our first place to visit is Niagara Falls to renew our wedding vows, I know rather silly but just something we want to do....hahahaha. It will only be us two and was looking for someone to take a few pictures of the occasion. Been looking at websites and we don't wish to pay the silly $1000+ prices.
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      We are also going to Coe Hill, Ottawa and Mississauga areas and looking for any suggestions for good flea markets.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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      Niagara Falls Mar 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      We are visiting Niagara falls the first weekend of April. As many of the Niagara falls amenities will not be open due to seasonal timing while we are there, we were hoping to take a few day trips to near by areas, kind of get a feel for Canada itself! If anyone has any suggestions as to some scenic or recommended areas to visit within reasonable driving distance to niagara falls, would appreciate any input!:)

    • Toronto city vs Niagara falls stay?

      Toronto Mar 24, 2015 at 7:46 PM

      Earlier this week, I posted a question asking for tips on things to do in Niagara falls during the first week of April, since many of the amenities will still be closed due to the season. and received a lot of very helpful feedback! Now i'm wondering- would it be better to just stay in the city of Toronto, and just do a day trip to Niagara falls while there? Would there be more to do/things to see during this time in Toronto city, than in NIagara falls? Any tips or advice on things to do or see in the city of Toronto?


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      VT Mini Meet October 2015

      Vancouver Apr 3, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      Expressions of Interest wanted :o) We will be in Vancouver early October and would love to meet up with some locals.
      So far we have Ann75, the_dutchman, YVRDave and Darby 2 interested in saying hello.
      We are staying at the Granville Island Hotel and I guess the best place on Granville Island would be the Dockside Seafood Restaurant.
      So my question is, which date is more suitable, dinner on Friday 9th October?..... lunch/dinner on Saturday 10th October?
      We would love to include a bit of a photo shoot on the river. Maybe some boat light trails or time-lapse photography, or nice night light photos :o)
      So, who's interested?... and which day suits you the best?
      Hope to see you all there!
      Hugs, Ann and Howie xx

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      A few basic questions for a future first time visitor to Toronto!

      Toronto Apr 4, 2015 at 3:09 PM

      Hello everyone!
      I'm doing a little pre-trip research on Toronto and had a few questions which I hope ye can help me with!

      Is there only 1 airport near the city? And I presume that has several terminals?
      What is the area of Corktown like? I presume that is well outside the touristy area/most popular districts?
      Is it fair to say that the Downtown area is where it's all happening?
      Should we base ourselves there to be close to all the main attractions?
      Are there any areas of Toronto which should be avoided? (Sorry if this is a silly question!)
      Are there regular daily organised visits to Niagara Falls from Toronto?
      Can you tell me the best (and the biggest) shopping malls in Toronto? Starting with the most central :)
      Hotels are looking very very pricey in the Downtown area. Is this the norm? Are there more reasonable mid-range options also located centrally?

      As you can see from these questions, I am struggling in these early stages of my research :)


    • Trip Route

      by triptoeastcoast Online Now Jun 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      we are planning a trip fromToronto and would like to drive to Maine and then to ST John's catche the ferry and land in Dibgy Nova Scotia--From the drive to the cabot trial-Is this even possible to do in 2 weeks?? Thanks for any adivise u may pass along--Is there a quicker or better route to do??

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2014 at 9:18 AM
    • first trip to cape breton

      by pambrezak Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      we are planning a trip to cape breton mid july and no idea where to start-that can be good or bad! looking for some advice as to low key, but nice bed and breakfast spots-we are two couples that enjoy people, music and the outdoors.

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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      3-4 days in Cape Breton: stay in a single accommodation or break it up into 2 places?

      by travelmad478 Online Now May 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      We will be driving around Cape Breton for a few days in August. The idea is to come in from Halifax and then leave on the ferry from Sydney (to Argentia, NF). We definitely want to do the Cabot Trail and visit the golf course in Inverness--beyond that I don't know what we'll end up doing.

      My question: should we park ourselves in one accommodation on Cape Breton for the duration, or stay in more than one place? The distances do not seem too large, but I am guessing that the driving will be pretty slow. Any recommendations on location(s) for accommodation?

      2 Answers May 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM
    • travel advice wanted

      by michaelmargie Online Now Oct 29, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      we are coming from australia to nova scotia. i am thinking i want to do halifax, the highest tide at fundy, cape breton and perhaps the celtic trail by push bike. how would be best to go about this and what else must i see.

      2 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 12:17 PM
    • late fall foliage

      by snikib Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      Are the leaves still on the trees in the cabot trail? Was going to go tomorrow, October 26.

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM
    • Fall in cabot trail

      by hamad11 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      I'm planning to visit cabot trail this friday the 11th of october. did the trees leaves get coloured or it's still green? and what is the best time to see the coloured trees?

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM
    • New Years in Cape Breton

      by karenknight Online Now Sep 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      Two couples, love upscale charming, few days and nights in Cape Breton, January 1-4, 21013, any ideas?

      1 Answer Oct 11, 2013 at 10:29 AM
    • Hotels in Cape Breton

      by BDunson Online Now Jul 26, 2010 at 9:31 PM

      What can you tell me about The Silver Dart Lodge and The Normaway Inn?

    • Going Green--How to get around the Cabot Trail without a Car and no bikes

      by lisafedele Online Now Jul 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM

      We are coming by train and are travelling with 4 kids. We can't bike the Cabot Trail and don't want to rent a car. Our plan is tocamp at Brodcove near Ingonish in the National Park and bike around enjoy the beaches and hiking trails then pack-up after a week and hit another camping location near a beach.

      We can't bike the trail with the kids or lug all our camping equipment on the bikes. We need to get from Thuro to Ingonish with 6 bikes, our bags, tent and camping gear. Ha! Going green is not easy.

      I expected the Cabot Trail to have daily "Shuttles" or at least taxi service from point A to point B. I can't even get to Inongish! A ferry from Sydney to Inongish would be great but there is none despite there being a town called Ingonish Ferry (Google that and wonder why there is no schedule posted!)

      Any insight? We plan to leave in a few days. Renting a van doesn't even solve the problem because we can't bring 6 bikes in the van unless we add roof racks and back racks.

      Thank you,


      4 Answers Jul 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM
    • Need help with two more things for my itinerary.

      by pogopat Online Now Jun 21, 2010 at 1:40 PM

      This is my iternary so far:

      Arrive at Halifax airport on Thurs Aug 12...overnight At Sea Kindly B & B in New Glascow

      Friday Aug around Cape George and then cross to CBI and go up Rt 19 to Maragree Harbor Area.
      Overnight on Aug 13, 14 and 15 at Ocean Haven B & B in Maragree area.
      While in this area...enjoy the music!!!, whale watch, hike, kayak hopefully....

      Monday...August 16th....trying to decide where to go...area from Neil's Harbor to St. Ann's possibly??? How is the kayaking and hiking on this side????

      Tuesday...Fortress of Lousiburg and the show that night. Stay at the Stacey House

      Wed..return to main island by route #4....overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn near the airport.

      Thurs home.

      Would appreciate suggestions on where to stay on the 16th of Aug...and also...anything we should NOT miss on that last day we are returning to the main island...along the way down Rt #4.

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    • stop over in maritimes too expensive

      by Muffyrabbit Online Now Jan 7, 2010 at 1:17 AM

      Can anyone advise me on the cheapest way to stop over and visit the maritimes for a week or two on the way back from visiting relatives in Vancouver late August September? Looking at multitrips with Air Canada is coming out at £1656.00!!!!!!
      If I fly London to Vancouver and break the return journey in Toronto it is only £665.00! Can you help with the best internal flights or other travel that will be cheaper and also would it be best to get to Halifax or St John's or any where else? Any travel advice much appreciated. We love to visit Canada and have been to BC several times but have never ventured into Eastern Canada

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2010 at 8:45 AM
    • Camping- Chéticamp vs Broad Cove / Ingonish

      by stillbrewing Online Now Jun 4, 2009 at 7:36 PM

      My wife & I are planning to camp 2 nights in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in early August and are trying to decide which of the 2 areas above would be best.

      We would prefer to stay on the west coast (Cheticamp), but want a campsite on/near the coastline (Ingonish).

      We want the best location for stunning scenery & a good selection of hiking trails. A good beach would be a bonus. Also, would the water be warmer on the Gulf side rather than the Atlantic side ?

      Can anyone suggest one "side" over the other ?

      Thanks !

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2009 at 7:11 AM
    • Little Black Flies That Bite!

      by lottahose Online Now Jun 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM


      We recently purchased a home on Cape Breton Island and will be moving there next year. We are spending the summer this year and my husband is already there. He is working on the acreage and has experienced those little black flies that bite! Does anyone know if there is a way to #1 reduce the numbers on a property and #2 Is there a bug spray or other kind of repellent that actually works against these little buggers?? ouch! Any help you could give would be really great! Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2009 at 8:56 AM
    • Most efficient way to drive to Cape Breton

      by NewEngland04 Online Now Sep 11, 2008 at 11:09 AM

      This question is about the most efficient way to travel to Cape Breton Island by automobile. My son has moved to the island and I would like him to have his car.

      From the research I've done today, it seems that I could save time by taking a ferry from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia rather than driving the entire way.

      I would greatly appreciate other considerations or advice you may have. Thanks very much in advance!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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      Cape Breton Questions

      by lakeside44 Online Now Aug 7, 2008 at 6:36 PM

      Hi there,

      I am interested in exploring Cape Breton Island, and wanted to ask these very basic questions:

      a) What is the best time(s) of year to check out Cape Breton?
      b) What is the most optimal number of days to allot for exploring the Island (to get a decent fill of what it has to offer)? For example, could I get a good grasp of what the island has to offer in an extended weekend (4-day) trip, or should it be a minimum of one week, etc.?
      c) What in your opinion are the not-to-be-missed places on the Island?



      6 Answers Aug 19, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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      Want to visit Cape Breton 2008 and I need HELP!

      by ashakasey Online Now May 6, 2008 at 10:41 PM

      We are traveling to Bar Harbour ME from NJ. From there we are taking the ferry " The Cat ". to Nova Scotia. We would like to visit Cape Breton.
      1. Bar Harbor- any ideas of where to stay by the water. Restaurants?
      2. Anybody go on " The Cat"? How was it?
      3. Cape Breton. Where to stay, restaurants to go to . Good lobster places to eat?
      4. ANY INFO is a great help! I have never been to any of the above places and I don't have a lot of$$$$$. Pls reply.
      Thank you.......

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2009 at 9:03 AM
    • Where is "The Barn" ??

      by Ballyshannon Online Now Feb 19, 2008 at 5:37 PM

      I'm an Irish/Celtic musician planning a trip to Cape Breton and have heard a lot about The Barn but can't find any info about the location. Where is it?


      3 Answers Dec 24, 2008 at 5:04 AM
    • Looking for Ghost Walks along the Cabot Trail- Information?

      by Anna_07 Online Now Oct 2, 2007 at 7:48 PM

      We are planning a weekend get-away on the weekend of October 12th and was wondering if anyone might know of any ghost-walks happening anywhere along the trail? Perhaps in Cheticamp or St. Ann's? Or maybe known stories of places in the area said to be haunted? Any info in this area would be appreciated.

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2007 at 1:00 PM
    • driving to Cape Breton from Portland, Maine...

      by danikr129 Online Now Aug 1, 2007 at 4:34 PM

      My boyfriend and i are going to drive to Cape Breton for a week's worth of backcountry camping. mapquest says that it takes 11 hours to get that true? if so, where is a good spot to camp halfway from portland to say..baddeck?? we dont have to camp on the way up, any suggestions of a nice town/city to stay in would be awesome! and if anyone knows any amazing backcountry hikes in CB i would greatly appreciate it!!

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2007 at 6:48 PM
    • hiker needs tips

      by missyfrancis Online Now Jun 24, 2007 at 8:47 AM

      hi, iam planning on goin to north river water falls in north river
      provincial park. I hear the trail is long and hard. My sister and our
      husbands are going.I was woundring if you knew anything we should bring
      with us,tips or just stuff we should be aware of.

      1 Answer Dec 24, 2008 at 5:20 AM
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      Fiddle Tune

      by Siobhan88 Online Now Jul 19, 2006 at 5:43 AM

      Oye, it's good to have finally found a Cape Breton forum.

      I have a music question for ANYBODY who's seen a TV commercial recently aired in the U.S... it's a vacation commercial with a fiddle tune playing in the background that I can't seem to find anywhere. I've been sifting through disk after disk of music from Nova Scotia online and at my local library, and I keep drawing blanks. In the commercial, you see the fiddler and friends playing for a few seconds - the fiddler, I believe, is a lad, and he's wearing a blue shirt.

      If anybody has a clue what I'm talking about and/or knows the title of the song, I'd be much obliged if you'd pass it along.
      Thanks Friends!

      ~ Siobhan

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2006 at 5:44 AM
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      Places to stay

      by KingRay3 Online Now Sep 10, 2005 at 3:40 PM

      I would like to rent a cottage/house type of place next summer on Cape Breton. If anyone has advice on this, please let me know. I am looking for information on best town, location, preferably by the beach or lake. Should accomodate 4 people and can be up to 2000 CDN for a week. I am thinking of late August too, and would like to know what time of year is the best to visit Cape Breton.


      3 Answers Dec 17, 2005 at 3:01 AM
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      Can you recommend a campground?

      by Knot Online Now Mar 8, 2005 at 10:26 AM

      I am looking for a campground in Cape Breton, near Cabot Trail, for 3 days in July (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights). Can you suggest a campground? Ideally we want to stay near Margaree Forks or Dunvegan. I can't find pictures for any campsites in these areas. I saw some nice campgrounds in Cheticamp, but this is a little further north than where we wanted to base our camp. Does Cheticamp have the best campgrounds? We are looking for nice, scenic, quiet sites, and want to stay away from the "family-oriented" campgrounds that have playgrounds and pools, and recreation centers. We don't need a campground with so many services and amenities -- just potable water and flush toilets! Please recommend a campground! Thanks!

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2005 at 10:23 AM
    • Cape Breton Island or the Lighthouse tour

      by Bojo Online Now Jan 29, 2005 at 7:50 PM

      If you only have one week, where should I spend my time? I enjoy hiking, the coast and historical buildings. I do love lighthouses but definitely want to avoid really touristy areas. Don't want to follow a tour bus around while on vacation and don't want to have the views blocked by condos and big hotels. I prefer outdoor activities to the the city nightlife. Any suggestions on what to do and where to stay? Thanks

      5 Answers Jul 14, 2009 at 9:11 AM
    • Traveling from Maine

      by roisin77 Online Now Dec 30, 2004 at 7:49 AM

      Hi there~ My boyfriend and I are headed to Ingonish on Cape Breton Island for a week's vacation. We'll be leaving from Bar Harbor, Maine, and were wondering how long the journey would be. Any ideas? Also, we plan on skiing while we're up there, but we're open to any other suggested activities for this time of year. Thanks!

      1 Answer Dec 30, 2004 at 4:34 PM
    • Bring My Guitar?

      by verybigv Online Now Dec 6, 2004 at 11:14 AM

      I'll be in Cape Breton this summer. I am a fairly good guitar player. If I bring my guitar will someone show me some Cape Breton licks?

      2 Answers Apr 26, 2005 at 6:16 AM
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      Cape Breton Highlands Opening Date

      by BlondeBomber Online Now May 16, 2004 at 7:54 PM

      Does anybody know when the camping season in the Cape Breton National Highlands begins? I was wanting to plan a camping trip this May long weekend and wanted to know if I can do so. Any information would be appreciated.

      1 Answer May 18, 2004 at 3:25 AM