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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.

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    • 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.

      Thanks!

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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

       

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    • 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!

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    • 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 Yesterday

      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.
      Nasea

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    • 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?

      Thanks!

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    • 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.

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    • 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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      Currency exchage

      Montreal Aug 1, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      Hi VTers,

      I have seen in warning and dangers that is not recommended to change money at the airport. Any recommendation about where to change USD in the city with good rates?

      Thanks!

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    • Need an email contact for a hostel

      Montreal Jul 30, 2015 at 5:32 AM

      I posted this week, got a notification I had 2 replies. When I accessed I see no reply and even my post (question) is gone! Why on earth.....?

      Anyhow, here goes again.

      I need an email for Aubergue Saint Paul in 339 St Paul, (Vieux) Montreal. 438-386-1339.

      Can someone reply, I'd appreciate if you could send me a PM, in case this post vanishes again.
      Thanks so much!!!

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    • 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 :)

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

      Thanks!

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    • Questions for British tourists in Canada!

      Canada Aug 8, 2015 at 2:13 AM

      Hi,

      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!

      Thanks.

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    • Day trip from Montreal?

      Montreal Aug 22, 2015 at 3:13 PM

      Hello!

      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!

      Thanks.

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    • YELLOWKNIFE NORTHERN LIGHT SEEING

      by PeterL87 Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      I shall visit yellowknifs canada in February, 2015, where can I found a good place with free shelter to see the northern light (aurora).

      6 Answers Jan 14, 2015 at 7:58 AM
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      Taxi Cos ts

      by jboerding Online Now Sep 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      What is taxi charge from airport to city in Yellowknife?

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2014 at 7:36 AM
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      Christmas/New Years in Yellowknife

      by jjkent Online Now Aug 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      I am planning a winter adventure in NWT or YT. I am a former Alaska resident and would like to spend about a week skiing (classic and skate), ice fishing, skijoring, kite skiing, camping, viewing the northern lights, bars & restaurants, etc. Most of my friends here in the States are not even remotely interested in joining me on my winter adventure so I would love to join groups or find a guide to do these things. My time off is around Christmas and/or New Years. My question: where should I go in Yellowknife, or should I go somewhere else in Canada, i.e. Whitehorse? Thanks!
      - JJKENT

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      Northern lights

      by 123alan Online Now Jan 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

      I'm heading up to Yellowknife next month, what's the best way to see the northern lights? Has anybody had a tour with becks kennels company?

      4 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM
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      Trip booked! How to best survive the extreme cold in Yellowknife?

      by leigh767 Online Now Dec 17, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Hi all, I'm heading to Yellowknife in early March for the northern lights and will be spending hours outdoors as I plan to be photographing heavily and doing time lapse photography as well. I know temperatures will drop to about -30C (-22F) at night and the last time I was in that sort of cold, it was outright painful.

      Would like to be better prepared for this big trip. Does anyone have tips on what to pack? The VT Yellowknife's What To Pack Section has only one tip ("pack a fishing rod") so I'm hoping to get more insights from anyone who's been there/lives there.

      I know parks are a must - and I'm planning to rent one when I get there since I live in the tropics so there's no point buying one. Does anyone know what the rental price range is like? And any other packing tips will be GREATLY appreciated. Right now my plan is very under-developed. I just know that boots, parkas, and heat packs for the hands/feet are a must. Anything else?

      5 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 6:44 AM
    • I'm planning to run the Yellowknife Marathon in August 2011 and...

      by TorontoDuluth Online Now Jun 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM

      I need some advice. I've always wanted to take a trip up there, and I love running marathons (I'm making a vacation out of this, running Yellowknife's marathon one week and Edmonton's race a week or so later). Now, I've conquered Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis; expensive cities, all on a budget! I've never travelled to a remote location that is expensive to get to, and might not have the selection of budget hostels (not dumps!). I don't really see much in Yellowknife; if you're familiar with the city, are there backpacker hostels or places like the 'Y' where someone like myself could stay at for a couple days? Just from looking at the map I'd like to be near YK Centre so I don't need to depend on a car while I'm there.

      Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM
    • Polar Parkas & Fabrics

      by loischouinard Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

      I am trying to reach this store which is in Yellowknife ... does anyone know if they have an online website, phone numbers ... any help appreciated. Lois

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM
    • Website? for Polar Parkas

      by sheila_don Online Now Oct 30, 2009 at 9:31 AM

      Is there a website for Polar Parkas in Yellowknife. Do they accept mail orders? I can't find anything with a Google search but they have been recommended to me by an Inuit friend. Thanks.

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM
    • Accomodations

      by Driq Online Now Nov 1, 2007 at 8:25 AM

      I'm looking for affordable accomodations in Yellowknife for November 16th to 18th for 3 people. We will all be in town for a wedding. Are there hostel type/ homes that rent rooms etc like a B&B. We could use 1 or 2 rooms.

      Thanks

      1 Answer Nov 10, 2007 at 7:27 PM
    • Things to Do in Yellowknife, N.W.T.

      by Sigzy Online Now Oct 13, 2007 at 4:56 PM

      My question is there is a couple of broomball teams coming to Yellowknife on Nov. 7 till the 11th for Western Canadian Broomball Championship and if time permits we would like a list of things to possible see,watch or purchase and the price to obtain each service. Like the Diawk Diamond Mines Inc. and have the chance to purchase. Gold mine, watching the Aroura (not sure on spelling), good sports bars, restaurants and night clubs. If you can provide me some information, would be greatly appreciated. You can send it to me directly at lvogt@accesscomm.ca.
      Thanks Liz.

      1 Answer Oct 13, 2007 at 7:21 PM
    • What to do in Yellowknife?

      by tjsilverjeep Online Now Jul 12, 2007 at 8:45 AM

      We will be flying up to Yellowknife to go fishing. We would like to spend a few days in Yellowknife. What is there to do and see? What do you recommend?

      Thanking you in advance.

    • Accessible in winter?

      by iwishiwasinpakistan Online Now Aug 12, 2006 at 4:40 PM

      Is the city of Yellowknifr, NT accessible in the winter by road? Is the road plowed? Please answers soon.

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2006 at 7:05 PM
    • camping and fishing for seniors

      by craftygramma Online Now Aug 10, 2006 at 8:35 AM

      Hi,

      Is our Canada Old Age Security Card valid in your province for a fishing licence, and could you send us information on camping and discounts? Any other information would be appreciated as well.
      Thanks

    • Things to do in Yellowknife

      by leonda Online Now Feb 3, 2006 at 1:20 PM

      Spending three days in Yellowknife this June 11th thru the 13th. Any suggestions on things to do in the town?

      1 Answer Feb 3, 2006 at 8:47 PM
    • Driving Edmonton to Yellowknife

      by leonda Online Now Feb 3, 2006 at 1:19 PM

      Has anyone driven from Edmonton to Yellowknife on the Mackenzie Highway and could give me details of what to expect on the ride??

      2 Answers Feb 5, 2006 at 9:57 AM