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    • Best places to experience in tobermory

      Tobermory Aug 13, 2015 at 7:43 PM

      Planning to be in tobermory for a couple of days. Want to experience the flavour of the place. Please advice of any specific must see, must experience and cannot miss spots. Also, looking for recommendations on any specific cottages which have been memorable for the overnight stay.

    • Easy/safe way to a good view of grotto

      Tobermory Aug 11, 2015 at 10:39 PM

      what is safest way to get to the grotto (having senior citizens along with me)?

      Need not go into the grotto. Just view from a distance or top.


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      2 night trip with 3 year old and 4 month old

      Algonquin Provincial Park Aug 11, 2015 at 1:04 PM

      Looking for suggestion for a good route/lake to go back country with kids. My husband and I are fairly experienced with canoe and portages but this is our first time with kids. Ideally somewhere with good swimming and sandy/beachy sites that you can walk out and swim. Would like to keep the trip out to a site to 4 hours max....little nervous about taking 4 month old out to middle of nowhere.... They should be fine in canoe for an hour or so....hopefully! Any advice/suggestions welcome! We are going in 2 weeks-August 28-30


    • Motoski, Sled dog, trekking in snow shoes - Quebec province - Christmas.. where is snow guaranteed?

      Province of Quebec Aug 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM

      We are planning to spend our Christmas break in Canada (approx 20- 30 December). We will be flying in and out of Montreal. The plan is to spend in total 2-3 days in Montreal and/or Quebec at the beginning / end of the stay and the rest of the stay in a chalet in the snow.
      We would like to do outings with sled dogs, motoski, trekking with snow shoes, fishing on iced-over lakes etc etc. We are from Europe so this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. So we need snow!!

      Where would be the places to go for these activities? where are "guaranteed" to get snow in December?
      We have been liaising with travel agencies and they have provided some suggestions... areas we have been looking at are Mont Tremblant, Sainte Agathe des Monts, Saint Donat de Montcalm, with also one offer near Fjord du Saguenay.... But is that far enough North?
      Thanks for your help!

    • walking/hiking trails near Otter Lake

      Parry Sound Aug 6, 2015 at 7:35 PM

      Where are hiking trails near Otter Lake??

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      Entry to canada

      Niagara Falls Aug 27, 2015 at 8:08 AM

      Hi we are visiting the falls for a couple of days staying in a hotel on the U.S. Side but want to travel to the Canadian side just for the day,does anyone know what documents we need.
      We are British citizens with esta's.
      Thank you

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      Mid October in Quebec

      Quebec Aug 22, 2015 at 10:14 AM

      My husband and myself will be in Quebec from October 16 through 19. Would like to do a hop on hop off, but see that they do not run that late. Any suggestions on tours for the area at that time of the year.
      Thank you much.

    • Airport to Halifax transit

      Halifax Aug 22, 2015 at 12:07 AM

      What is the best way to travel from Airport to Halifax downtown between 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on a weekday? I have luggage too.

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      Quidi Vidi village visit or Signal Hill?

      St. John's Aug 11, 2015 at 1:24 PM

      I don't have tons of time and I want to do it on foot from near the Atlantic Centre

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      Transportation to Tiverton

      Digby Aug 5, 2015 at 11:19 PM

      hi VTers!

      We are planning to make a whale watching trip that departs from Tiverton. As we will be there on the weekened the rental car company in Digby is closed so we cant rent a car. What options do we have for going to Tiverton?


    • Driving from Toronto to Montreal, ideas on where to stop and seeing the thousand islands?

      Province of Ontario Aug 19, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      Hi all!

      I wrote out a long post but when I submitted it said I had to verify my email and I think I lost the text.

      Either way, hello! I've been reading VT for a few weeks now and just signed up.

      I had a quick question regarding driving from Toronto to Montreal. I am wondering if anyone has experience on taking the scenic route to view the thousand islands. Do I just travel on the 401 highway all the way to Montreal, or do I have to get off somewhere?

      Also, it's a 6-7 hr drive. I'm just wondering if anyone recommends stopping somewhere along the way. Kingston looks like a good idea for a walk and a meal to break down the drive, however it seems like it might be a hassle getting into the city as I'm not too confident in my driving in Canada. (I'm from the UK).

      I would appreciate any help on this! Thanks all.

    • are there any bead stores in Chinatown?

      Montreal Aug 19, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      are there any bead stores in Chinatown?

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      West End Vancouver Area Inquiry

      Vancouver Aug 31, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      Staying at Best Western Sands in West End Vancouver during end of Sept/Oct……
      What type of area would this be…. going on cruise and then staying 3 extra days to ride motorcycles (couples) around Vancouver country…. Is the West End a nice place to stay? …. (from Texas…lol)

    • Transport goiing to Niagara falls

      Niagara Falls Aug 3, 2015 at 11:28 PM

      We are flying into Buffalo airport going to Niagara falls Canada side and was wondering what would be the best transport from the airport? Also what is the procedure when crossing the border into Canada, are you pulled over in your vehicle or do you have to enter a building? Do you know how strict and how long it takes to go through? Thank you :)

    • Can I traveling from canada to India and back to Canada with US Green Card

      Canada Aug 25, 2015 at 1:09 PM

      I have US permanent resident card (Green card) and Indian passport, i will be in Canada and I want to board flight from Canada to India and come back to Canada before I come to US.

      Do I need any other documents to enter in Canada other than US permanent resident card (Green card) and Indian passport?
      Will there be any issues at airport in India while boarding Canada flight as I don't have Canada visa, I only have US permanent resident card.?

      Please let me know.

    • Driving rules I should know about?

      Canada Aug 19, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      Hello all!

      I am driving from Toronto to Montreal and will be doing several daytips from Montreal to QC, Ottawa and one place we haven't decided on yet. I am wondering if there are any road rules I should know about eg: turning/not turning right on red lights (I thought a red light way stop and you can't go through it).

      Anything at all from anyone who has driven here would be greatly appreciated.


    • Questions for British tourists in Canada!

      Canada Aug 8, 2015 at 2:13 AM


      I would really appreciate some help on this topic!

      Myself, my Mother and Sister are traveling to Canada for 2 weeks in the coming month. However my Sister will be staying on for a year at a university that she already has a student permit, acceptance etc for.

      Visas - I was just wondering do we need any type of visas? I saw an eTA on the Canadian embassy website however that seems to come into effect in 2016. Or do we only need a passport?

      Proof of funds - My Sister has all her documents in order, but do I need them too, what about my Mother? I was told that people get interviewed, is this something we should expect? What kind of information should I have at hand?

      Car Rental - I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for car rental? I saw some comparison and aggregation sites and it's working out to around £30 or so a day. What do you do about insurance? Purchase the car rental's insurance, or do you get your own? A bit confused about this.

      How do you find driving there? I'm guessing I will definitely need a sat-nav (gps), do you pay extra for this?

      Would greatly appreciate any response!


    • Day trip from Montreal?

      Montreal Aug 22, 2015 at 3:13 PM


      We are in Montreal for 7 nights, spending 3 days here. One day we will be going to QC, and one to Ottawa. I am wondering if there is anywhere anyone recommends visiting for a whole day trip within a few hours drive?

      Our French is fairly limited so remote areas may be difficult.

      Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


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      Where to go in Canada?

      Canada 18 hours ago

      Hi all,

      So I've always wanted to travel to Canada and I feel like it could become a reality in the next couple of years. I'm from the UK and I basically have no idea where to go for the things I'd like to see. I love nature and I'm more interested in seeing the beauty of the country than going to cities. I've tried to do a bit of Googling but there's all these 'top 10 places to visit in Canada' and they're all cities and Niagra falls. I don't deny these are probably great places to go and I don't mind starting in a city and then driving out to a more natural environment after a day or two.

      I'd like to see lakes, forests and mountains with hiking and possibly cycling involved. I've also always wanted to walk through a snowy boreal forest so if this was possible with the above too then that'd be awesome.

      I'd be happy to make a bit of a road trip of it if necessary but wouldn't want to spend too much time driving.

      I expect that I'd have two weeks to work with.

      Any assistance would be great.



    • Travelling to Fort MacMaurry seeking advice:

      by baseball007 Online Now Apr 2, 2011 at 9:04 AM

      My name is David, I'm a caricature artist. That means I draw faces from life and make them comical looking.
      Is there a place in town where there is a constant gathering of people soializing where I could draw these funny faces of people?
      Is there a main hangout where the oilmen gather when they are not working?

      thanks for you help,

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2012 at 7:59 AM
    • Snow in Fort McMurray

      by vero2v Online Now Oct 8, 2007 at 8:43 AM

      I am a French photographer and with a journalist we are about to come to Fort Mcmurray for a reportage on oil sand next week.
      For the pictures, I need some snow. Is there some now?
      Also, all the hotels look full. Any advice?
      Many thanks to all of you,
      See you soon,

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2007 at 8:00 AM
    • life in fortmcmurray.

      by chitraanirudh Online Now Jul 5, 2007 at 9:40 PM

      hi folks,
      we will be moving to fort in november.Heard that it will be very cold that time.Since I am coming from singapore,we don't get winter clothes here.Are there good shops to buy winter clothings in fortmc?

      How is the life there in general? I want to hear it from pple who live there.How is the traffic there? I do not know driving,so I have to learn driving after coming there.
      How is westwood high? I plan to put my 16 yr old son in that school.
      Pls share yr experiences abt living in fortmm.

      4 Answers Jul 16, 2007 at 1:22 PM
    • looking for info

      by tevlev Online Now Aug 21, 2006 at 5:19 PM

      My husband is going there in Nov of this year. He will be staying in a work camp, could we get some information on those camps. Please and Thankyou.

      3 Answers Aug 21, 2006 at 8:42 PM
    • Night Clubs!!

      by 1Ashlee Online Now May 3, 2006 at 10:27 PM

      Hi everyone im just wondering about Fort McMurray if they have any good night clubs such as Hip-hop, etc?? 4 of my friends and me are moving there for work this month we dont know anything about this place but look forward to having a lot of fun there~~~!

      2 Answers May 4, 2006 at 4:30 PM
    • music in fort mcmurray?

      by kaybe Online Now Apr 26, 2006 at 1:12 PM

      I'm planning on moving to fort mcmurray soon, and I was just wondering if there are any private music teachers there. I play double bass and am looking for a bass teacher in mcmurray, and also maybe a piano teacher. Help?

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2006 at 6:45 PM
    • accomodation in Fort Mac

      by bisi Online Now Apr 13, 2006 at 6:24 PM

      Hi, in less then a month my family and me are moving to Fort Mcmurray.Can you help me with some info about renting an apt. I only know it is very expencive, but is it dificuilt to find one?
      Thank you!
      This site is great, I've found a lot of pics and helpful info

    • accomodation in Fort Mac

      by bisi Online Now Apr 13, 2006 at 6:23 PM

      Hi, in less then a month my family and me are moving to Fort Mcmurray.Can you help me with some info. I only know it is very expencive, but is it dificuilt to find one?
      Thank you!
      This site is great, I've found a lot of pics and helpful info

    • moving to fort mcmurray

      by movingtomcmurray Online Now Aug 23, 2005 at 2:53 PM

      I am moving to Fort McMurray soon and I am wondering if the cost of living is very expensive. I know that housing is expensive but what about the day to day living? eg. groceries, gas, household bills.

      6 Answers Sep 3, 2005 at 7:25 PM
    • Internet Availability

      by nottap Online Now Jun 29, 2005 at 11:04 AM

      I will be coming to Ft Mcmurry to work and am wondering if Earthlink serves the city. Also, what high speed options are available?

      I’ve seen several listings for computers, does anyone have suggestions for which one to use for service, such as RAM upgrades?

      Thanks In Advance.

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2005 at 3:04 PM
    • Northern Lights

      by RJF Online Now Nov 14, 2004 at 10:04 AM

      What are the chances of seeing the Northern Lights around December 21 and 22 this year. Does anyone know of any tours that do Northern Lights viewing that a family can join for a night or two from Fort MacMurry. All the tours we have been able to find out about, flew people in and out. My wife and children are keen enought to take the chance on seeing the Northern Lights that we used free leg of our trip to get to Fort MacMurrey, just incase. Still even if the Lights are not on, Having never been in snow before, it should still be interesting. Any suggestions on clothing?. We come from the Central Alustralia, it gets to dry -2C in winter. A warm winter day in your area it would seem from the weather reports. Thanks for any help.

      5 Answers Nov 20, 2004 at 10:43 AM
    • Information

      by PhilBurt Online Now Sep 24, 2004 at 6:50 PM

      Is there any video stores in fort McMurray

      2 Answers Nov 20, 2004 at 10:10 AM