My wife and I (early 60s, I originally from Scotland my wife from England but now living in Spain) looking to do a tour of BC and visit my namesake mountain "Jimmy Simpson" and the main attractions, or the best we can squeeze in in a 3 week window next year.
Wondering whether RV hire is economical way to do part of the trip. Only at early stages of planning so any help or pointers would be appreciated.
Looking to get the best experiences and sights both country and town.
Thanks in anticipation for any responses.
What are the "general" conditions on July 1 of a normal year and chances of achieving Snowbird Pass??? (my first upcoming trip.....)Thanks
Im planning on moving to Whistler for a year and was wondering what the opportunities were like for lodging (with a resident) and getting basic work (bar work etc assuming i get visas sorted) ?
Hello!! I am going to Canada next week and I would like to know for 7 days what is a must to see in Vancouver and also I would like to go to the Rocky Mountains.
Any tips for the itinerary?
Thans a million!
My husband and I,two seniors, are staying in Victoria for the month of April.
We would like to take a few days to see more of the island.
Please can someone suggest a local tour company.
Planning a trip across the Rockies. Staying in Jasper for a few nights then driving the beautiful ice-fields parkway on to Lake Louise. Staying here and then making way back to Calgary to fly home. My dilemma is should we spend more time in the lake louise area and visit Banff from here then onto Canmore for an overnight before flying back from Calgary. OR spend more nights in Canmore also visiting Banff? Basically I suppose I am asking is there more to see and do (spectacular scenery) around Lake Louise area or around Canmore? Any advice greatly appreciated.
Any advice on where to stop over when driving from Vancouver to Clearwater ? Planning a trip in late August don't want to drive more than about 3 or 4 hours at a stretch. Where would be the best place to find a b&b for an overnight stop? Also best places to see enroute? .
Hi, I am moving to vancouver on Wednesday and i do not have a winter coat yet. Where would be the best place to buy one for under $300 in the downtown area.
Please advise on how to travel to Butcart Gardens from Vancouver. I will be arriving by cruise ship, and I only have a day.
This happeneds every time we go to Vancouver. We have to go to several different ATMs or banks, before we finally find one that will let us take out Canadian money. A lot of stores will only take credit cards, but there are some places where you need cash, so we always like to have a little, but we always have problem taking out cash in Canada. And some places to not accept American money.
I know thousands of Americans visit Canada everyday, and some how are able to pay for things, so maybe they know something I don't.
I don't know if this is a problem in all of Canada, just big cities, or just Vancouver, but for some reason, banks and ATMs never let us take out Canadian cash.
Does anyone else have this problem? If not, what do you do to take out Canadian currency? Because this is ridiculous. It wastes a lot precious time. Can you exchange your cash at the border?
I have family in Vancouver, and they are some how able to get American money, but it's really difficult for us to get Canadian money.
IDK. We've been to different countries in Europe, and all we do is slide our card, and enter our pin, and it gives us the local currency. IDK why this is always a problem in Canada.
They usually do them third Saturday in August. Are they doing one this year?
I was wondering if its hard to find a job at whistler if i just rock up late november?
Planning a trip atm for March / April 2014 - want to know is their still good snow in Whistler in mid April normally? Also, can anyone recommend an good ski schools and deals - accom / transfers /lift passes - thanks in advance!
My husband and I (both late 50's) would like to fly into Seattle, WA, then visit Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, and possibly Whistler this coming summer for about 10 days. We would probably only rent a car for day trips since we enjoy walking around and exploring the destination we are in. Amtrak and ferries would be fine. Since we are from Florida we would like to see glaciers and whales if that's possible. Any ideas for an itinerary and what is the best time to go?
What is the best time to cross the border going either way. We will be driving up to Whistler from Seattle area on a Sunday and returning on a Saturday...specifically late Feb and early March. I have heard it can take a while. Thanks for any hints on this. U.S. citizens
My wife and I are planning on spending 2 nights in your beautiful village middle of May. Would like some insider opinions on the best place to stay. We like clean, friendly, quiet, reasonably priced places. We are both in our 60's, love to hike, photography, and nature. We are not comfortable with fancy. frilly, chaotic or pricey. Your opinions will be greatly appreciated,
I´m plannig to go to whistler on january13th for a few days, to go snowboarding there and having a good time :)
If anybody wants to join me, your very welcome....
is there a flight or bus connection from Vancouver to Hudson's Hope? Thank you
We are driving from Seattle to Whistler in January. Where would be the best place to stop and stock up on supplies along the way?
I fly from Vancouver BC to Manila.
I leave Sat. Feb.1 at 10:45 pm, I fly non stop 14 hours to Manila, what day will it be in Manila when I land??
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 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!
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
all the reviews are a few yrs old. heading to LS this sat would like to have a late lunch or early dinner. where would u recommend ?
So I'm traveling from Portland, OR to London via Vancouver and my layover times look a tad on the extreme: from 45min in Calgary, to 1:20h in Vancouver and 10/15h. I know its a long shot, but since I've never been to any of those airports, I just wanted to know how complicated it is to change flights in Vancouver (1:20h)? Are are there long customs queues even we are just transiting between flights (btw, is Canada like the US and even if you are just using it to switch flights you need to apply for a visa to do so?).
I had to layover recently in Newark and had 1:30, I made it just about in time, but there was a looooot of running and having to wait in that long exasperating line for non-resident incoming foreigners.
I would really appreciate some feedback on this!
My wife and I are thinking of going to Whistler in February next year but have heard it is expensive. We know the cost of lift tickets, ski rentals, lodging, etc., but I cannot find anything about cost of food or other activities besides skiing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
My husband's family is planning a family vacation for next summer when my child will be 26 months old. We have been coming up with more cons rather than pros to take him with us. What is there to do with a 2 year old in Whistler? Or is it more for kids that are a little older?
I am looking for a store in Kits that sells Victorian Clothing, I can not for the life of me remember the name of it... anyone?
Hello - I have an American friend travelling to Vancouver for the first time. I know when out-of-country visitor go to Europe, it's beneficial to buy the public transport pass before leaving the US. Does anyone know if the same applies to a US citizen visiting Vancouver? Is there a need to order a travel pass beforehand?
Hi travellers. We are venturing from our normal S E Asia travels and decided to venture to these parts hoping to get some good excursions to see the Orca / killer whales in their natural environment.
Which is the best place to arrange such sightings Vancouver or Seattle
What is the best month to maximise sightings
We are hoping to go in October, is this too late?