I have a friend in Nain and he was interested in checking out these abandoned sites and the hopedale DEW site. I have looked all over but am not able to find directions to any of these places. Would you be able to tell me where these locations are or maybe someone he could ask in Nain?
I'm looking for a curiosity shop in Montreal. A place that might have skulls, pinned insects, strange old medical equipment, bizarre objects, weird sculptures, old books, artifacts etc. I have an uncle who's a collector from Hong Kong, he is dying to see Montreal's dark side. If you have any shop names or addresses please let me know!
I have found a greyhound bus from Kamloops to Vancouver is it possible to go from Calgary to Kamloops. I am visiting Lake Louise for a few days before I arrive in Vancouver for Christmas..Any suggestions on how to travel from Lake Louise to Vancouver..
Thank You Karen in Uk
We're meeting another family over the holidays while we are both visiting in southern Ontario, and were hoping for something like a children's drop-in play space in Mississauga since it is about midway between our families. Can anyone recommend a place that can entertain our one-year-olds so the adults can visit? Thanks so much!
Hey, I'm planning on travelling to Canada in Feb 2014. Excited and nervous at the same time, first time travelling and doing it solo. Initially I plan to take in Vancouver and then see where the long winding road takes me. Should there be another traveller planning a similar route, do drop me a note! My intention is to apply for a job within a ski resort - any tips, advice and/or guidance on accommodation, job hunting et al would be greatly appreciated.
We'll be going to western Canada for a month next year.
We've read in a guide that there are annual passes one can buy for the entrance to the national parks.
As this is - of course - interesting, we tried looking up more info.
Apparently there are 2 kinds of annual passes available:
* Annual – National Parks of Canada
* Annual – Discovery Package
Problem now is that I can't access the website of the Canadian Park Service for more info, there seems to be something wrong with it.
On other websites I've found different info on these 2 passes (another number of parks which are included - different and outdated prices).
Can anyone help me with this ?
I am currently considering a trip to visit the national parks in Western Canada (Banff, Yoho, Jasper etc). I am a female in my late twenties and I am likely to be travelling alone so I wondered if anyone had any views on whether it is better to take a tour or try to do it mysel?. I have only ever been on one organised tour (to Egypt) which I did really enjoy but normally I travel with one or two friends independently as I find it is cheaper and more flexible.
I have seen a tour with Trek America which looks good - Canadian Parks West trekamerica.com/tours/cnp.ht.... And I am mostly just looking to enjoy the great secenery and get involved in some activities such as canoeing etc.
If anyone has any views on this it would be great to hear from you!
Thanks in advance,
We are a family of adults, two teen boys and two little ones and planning on visiting Canada from Australia for a white christmas. We have some ideas about what we'd like to do, and we would like to stay in a cabin that has kitchen and the creature comforts to amuse the kids inside, somewhere that really embraces Christmas with lot's of decorations etc. we don't mind staying out of town so long as there is transport too and from town available. Some of the activities we thought we would like to do is hire snow mobiles, snow boarding, toboggans and ice skating. The family say they would also like to also see some wild life, it would be fun to see deer wandering around. Can anyone suggest other activities or things to see to suit young and old, and where in Canada would you suggest we go? Appreciate any help, thank you.
I'm thinking about a vacation in late 2014 however I can only manage 2 weeks off work.
Is there a country you can recommend that would be fair to visit with such a short period of time?
I'm coming from Canada, so southeast Asia & Australia probably don't make the most sense due to the high travel time.
Also, as a side note, I am not looking for a destination vacation. It definitely has to be a backpack trip.
Thanks for your opinions!
I am going to Whistler for two months winter! Will arrive there around 20th January and leave somewhere in the end of March.
During this time I will need some cheap accommodation! As I dont got driving license and I am going to Whistler only for the skiing, I am requiring the accommodation to be either ski in-, ski- out, or walkable distance to lift or bus station.
So the only thing I care about is really the position, I dont care if its luxury or got a hot-tub or whatever. A kitchen would be nice tho. With the position and kitchen solved, I am looking for the absolute cheapest.
What would you recommend?
Thanks by advance!
My situation is as following. I am currently in Mexico without any sort of ski equipment at all. Back in Sweden I got a full set ski equipment. I am going to Canada, Whistler in end of January and will stay there for 2 months. I thinking of shipping my skiis, boots to Canada and use it for whole season. As finished, I could ship it all home back to Sweden.
I have googled around looking for shpping information and found DHL, UPS, TNT and SendMyBag. Problem is it seems like I have to pay a fortune to ship them back and forth. That, different to others on Internet, which seems to get away fairly cheap. How do they do it?
DHL and UPS want like $400 CAD for one way.
TNT only ships for buisness
SendMyBag only ships from UK (I could ship my bags to their office in UK then forward it)
So my question is, how the heck do I find cheap shipping back and forth of boots & skis from Sweden to Canada?
Maximum delivery time: Up to 30 days
Dimensions bag 1:
Length: 200 cm
Height: 20 cm
Width: 20 cm
Weight: 7 KG
Dimensions bag 2:
Length: 45 cm
Height: 40 cm
Width: 25 cm
Weight: 7 KG /CODE
Thanks by advance!
Hey, I am going to Whistler this season, and will be ending season in end of April.
My situation is as following. I am currently in Mexico without any sort of ski equipment at all. Back in Sweden I got a full set ski equipment. A friend of mine is coming here to Mexico during Christmas, and when he go home I will fly to Canada. After Canada I will go back to Mexico, and wish to not travel around with my ski gear.
What I was thinking was that he could bring my ski equipment here to Mexico, I can fly with it to Canada and use it for whole season. As finished, I could ship it all home back to Sweden.
Now my questions to you guys:
Thanks by advance!
I have a month to kill around the BC area in January and was thinking of spending some time snow boarding in Whistler. I don't have a working visa but was hopeful on getting an under the desk job or working in a hostel for the cost of staying there or something similar. Is there anywhere where this is possible?
I am due to move over to Toronto in the New Year based on getting the Working Holiday Visa i applied for.
I am a 23 year old male who works in the Oil and Gas industry working a shift pattern of 1 month working and 1 month home. I have a few questions on Toronto.
1. Where is the best nightlife in Toronto?
2. Is there many soccer leagues/teams in downtown Toronto?
3. How is the weather just after the New Year in Toronto?
4. Also looking at Downtown rental property, I am aware it is very expensive but is there a better part of downtown than others to live or is the whole place decent?
Any help on these would be much appreciated.
I have 1 hour and 40 mins transit time in Toronto before my next flight AIRCANADA for my final destination. Is the time enough to catch the flight with hand luggae? given that i hv to clear
IMMIGRATION and customs.
What if i have baggage luggage on carousel, will that surely make me LATE..?
My father Thomas 'Peter' Howard, as a young man spent a year by the Qu'appelle river growing grain on the quarter section held by his uncle Richard John Everall, so that 'Jack' could return home to Shropshire to visit his family. He sowed, cultivated and harvested the grain which he took to numbered bins by the railway line where it was picked up and taken East, and he received a cheque in due course. He was quite alone for this time, but was welcome in a neighbouring home presided over by 'Granny" Wilson who I believe was Scots. She encouraged him to do a world tour, and gave the name of relatives by marriage, Idiens in New South Wales in Australia. He did do so and kept a diary, but sadly, we have had to rely on verbal memories for his Canadian time. He passed through on his homeward journey, but broke his journey further west at Swift Current where he worked during the winter of 1929/30 for a man called Lundqist at a line camp I think. He said the 'tumbleweeds' were mustard plants.
Mrs Everall, born Mary Ann Howard in Bishops Castle in 1863, did not linger long in the area, but if anyone has news of her, I'd be glad to know of it.
Does any of this tally with any records at the museum or memories of an oldest inhabitant? He said that the young tended to pick up their sticks and move to more favourable places, but I see that this area like many others has gained residents in the intervening period. Someone may have a letter or a memory of the period. Anything about the Wilsons or the Everalls would be very interesting.
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