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    • Weather April/May

      Quebec Jan 6, 2017 at 12:21 PM

      To those of you who have helped and advised with the NZ trip I'm grateful but we simply can't afford it - so we're heading back to Canada

      Our rough proposed plan is to fly into Boston drive up through Lake Placid and on to Montreal/Ottawa/Quebec City -not sure if it's worth visiting Halifax so might well come back a more direct route. Thinking of visiting April/May but what about snowfall? All suggestions much appreciated - not into outdoor activities but very much folk music and historic sites - we've done Niagra

      Also on my want to do list is to see the Canadian Mounted Police show - I'm visiting their website daily but from past experience is there liable to be a show in Ottawa at this time of year

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    • Icefields Parkway in winter

      Canada Dec 29, 2016 at 7:47 PM

      Is there any public transport between Banff/Lake Louise and Jasper in the winter months?

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    • 1st week in Feb

      Vancouver Island 12 hours ago

      We have the chance to visit from London during 1st week in Feb. Probably not the best time to visit but its all we have. Will there be enough for us to do/see? Will we be able to drive around (Whistler?) or will the weather make that impossible? Grateful for your thoughts.

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    • Visa Question

      Canada Jan 2, 2017 at 11:02 AM

      I will be flying from Vancouver to Vietnam, but my flight has two stop in China, 1 in Shanghai airport and connect flight to Kunming airport before fly out to Vietnam. My lay over time in China between the two airport are 9 hours total. Do I need a transit visa in China? and after I arrive in Shanghai airport, where do I go.. to my connecting flight or to the immigration custom? Thanks

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    • One week time in British Columbia. Suggestions ?

      Canada Dec 23, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Hello,
      We are looking to spend one weeks time in British Columbia area, which is next week. Considering weather and roads, we believe Victoria, Tofino or may be Vancouver should be ok. We are coming from Portland.
      We are not into shopping, snow sports or food, but more keen to see natural sceneries. Though Tofino and Victoria have been discussed a lot on forums, I am not able to find, when question comes, what should see in Victoria in 3 days and what should I see in Tofino in 3 days.
      Can somebody help us with this ?
      Thanks

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    • Your personal face picture

      Canada Jan 7, 2017 at 9:30 PM

      It might be a good idea to delete your personal picture, eg, face from your profile and any personal information as who knows what will be done with the information once VT is no longer active. Think of doing this from a security aspect.

       

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      Fall Season: Eastern Canada

      by eggplantbrain Online Now Jan 4, 2016 at 10:20 AM

      Myself, plus two companions, are currently planning a trip to the Eastern Canadian cities of Montreal, Ottawa, & Quebec City for September 2016. I wish to travel at a time when the 'Fall Season' is in progress; not earlier. My companions, however, insist that Mid- September would be fine. I am saying: LATE September / early October. I am aware that Canadian Thanksgiving would be the PEAK time to visit in respect to Fall Season, but for reasons irrelevant to this post we have to travel PRIOR to Thanksgiving. I have shown my companions the average temperature readings for the region- but they still believe 'Mid- September' rates as 'Fall Season', while I myself do NOT. So my question is: Would Two weeks make that much difference really ? ( My guess is: Yes, it would) - Thank You !

      12 Answers Feb 6, 2016 at 6:52 AM
    • Romantic Getaway

      by Italyforhoneymoon Online Now Mar 21, 2015 at 12:04 PM

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

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2016 at 6:56 AM
    • attractions to see on a sunday

      by StyxM Online Now Sep 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      We will be traveling on greyhound from montreal to Ottawa what bus would i take to get to the Parliment Buildings? What are some other sites to see in Ottawa that are on bus routes that run on sundays? How often do they run? any help would be awesome thank you leaving tommorow

      6 Answers Feb 6, 2016 at 9:20 AM
    • Places to visit and best to stay for the winter?

      by DaveMaria Online Now Jul 24, 2014 at 4:33 AM

      Was planning to visit Ottawa in August but kids came with an idea of seeing the Winterlude festival. When searched about it, I've also liked the idea of it, but I think it comes on Feb. So, thought will plan and book the rooms now itself.
      First and foremost, which all places are the best to visit in Ottawa, especially those which one shouldn't miss in winter?
      Second will be a stay, comfortable, and near to Rideau Canal, which I hope is a good idea. I've heard of MAC Suites ( www.macsuites.ca/ottawa/the-suites-of-ottawa ), where does it located exactly? Heard some good reviews, but didn't mention anything about their location. If good, I think the stay will be fine there.
      Ok, any good place for me and my husband to hang around for sometime, say a good pub or something, for a private time just for us? :D

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2014 at 5:29 AM
    • Turning 19 in Ottawa

      by calyar Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 6:09 AM

      A friend of mine will be turning 19 in Ottawa in the next few weeks and was wondering what are some of the better places to go? Places for lunch, activities, clubs, bars, etc... It's for a boy! Thanks

      5 Answers Jul 20, 2014 at 11:53 PM
    • Places to visit close to Ottawa

      by TravellingCA Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 6:28 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm visiting Ottawa and was wondering if there are any nice places to visit close to Ottawa somewhere in nature. It would be nice to be by a lake at a cozy coffee place with nice views or something similar. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and happy holidays!

      Cheers,

      TravellingCA

      3 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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      Pub for large group

      by Susan.14 Online Now Sep 9, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Flying in from Seattle for a bit of a high school reunion. We are in our 50's and want to meet in a pub @ 4ish on a Saturday in October (not the long weekend). People will be driving in from all parts of the area like Orleans, Nepean, South Grenville. Looking for a place that has easy parking, easy to get to and good pub food. There will be 14 to 20 of us. I have tried Irene's but they cannot take a large group. Was thinking of Pub Italia or Prescot...suggestions are welcome. Prefer to avoid chain pubs.

      Thanks,
      Sue.

      5 Answers Sep 20, 2013 at 3:38 AM
    • Best time to travel by train to Toronto from Ottawa

      by Micki5208 Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      In September, on which days are the Ottawa-Toronto trains the least busy and least crowded, where my chances of having no passenger next to me are highest? I assume Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays would be most busy, but perhaps Mondays as well? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM
    • Best time to travel by train to Toronto from Ottawa

      by Micki5208 Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      In September, on which days are the Ottawa-Toronto trains the least busy and least crowded, where my chances of having no passenger next to me are highest? I assume Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays would be most busy, but perhaps Mondays as well? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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      Toronto to Montreal Via Rail

      by jerseyboy88 Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Hey guys I am about to book a one way ride from Toronto To Montreal. I see a layover in Ottawa and see this as an option to see the city for a few hours before I continue to Montreal. Any suggestions on what to do to be able to have time walking around Ottawa? Maybe have lunch there? Thanks

      6 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 7:46 AM
    • Lost Car Key

      by william22 Online Now Jan 2, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      we start to travel with own car some times we lost our car key and trapped in lockout problem. we should know locksmith who can make duplicate car keys. which is best locksmith in ottawa area ?

      9 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 6:42 PM
    • Question about weather in Ottawa

      by Fang258 Online Now Oct 17, 2012 at 2:29 AM

      Hi,I'm a Chinese student. I wonder if the winter in Ottawa is extremely cold because I'm interested in entering U of Ottawa for undergraduate programs,but I heard that the temperature can be -40 degree(Celsius) in winter.....That's why I hesitate.....Plus,what about the winter in Calgary?Colder or warmer than that in Ottawa?Hope someone could offer me some information about this.Thx~ :)

      8 Answers Dec 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM
    • getting around by taxi

      by draymond Online Now Aug 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM

      Hi,
      I will be in Ottawa for a few day to drop my son off to University. Is it a good idea to rent a car to get around, or is it easy to manage with taxi's and other public transport. Thanks in advance.
      DJR

      3 Answers Sep 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM
    • PLaces to stay with a kitchen

      by hi09 Online Now Aug 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      Hey folks, me and my family 4 adults + 2 kids want to visit Ottawa towards the end of August.

      We want to make it a 3-4 day trip. As my wife is 4 months preg, and my elder mom who is not that easly mobile (can walk but not extremely long periods of time), i am trying to get some suggestions on what to do adn check out. We defo want to check out the parliment buildings, and go on the bus tour that goes into the water. But other then that can anyone suggest some ideas? are there any hidden gems?

      from an accomodations point of view, what would be awesome is if we can find a chalet or some sort of residence with a kitchen....if anyone has any suggestions on that it would be great too.

      we are just coming up from Toronto so not too far....thx

      1 Answer Aug 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM
    • where to buy movie DVDs in Ottawa

      by jacksmith2012 Online Now Jul 4, 2012 at 3:39 AM

      Hi,
      I will be in Ottawa next week for about a week. I would like to know a plce where I can buy movies DVDs esecilly foreign like Italian and French and Japansese DVDs.
      Thanks for your reply
      Jack

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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      Things to do and places to see in Ottawa?

      by travellingtechie Online Now May 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Hi All!

      I will be in Ottawa tomorrow and the day after. Could you please tell some of the best places to see and things to do in Ottawa? I understand that the Tulip Festival and Parliament Hill tours are a few must-do's. But I dont know how the tulip festival works and if there are any particular gardens which need to be seen or are there tulips all over the city?

      Also any suggestions about off-the-beaten-path things/places in Ottawa are highly appreciated!

      Thanks so much!

      TT!

      8 Answers May 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM
    • Trip in May

      by nannyy2k36 Online Now Feb 14, 2012 at 7:04 AM

      We are planning a trip in May to Ottawa. We Would like to stay near the downtown area.

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    • Neednwell located moderate cost hotel in Ottawa

      by ekabl Online Now Jul 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM

      Husband and I will visit Ottawa in August for the first time and want to stay close to the interesting things to see and do. If using public transportation is necessary, then we would also like to be near it.
      Please recommend moderate cost hotels and best things to do and see during 3-4 day visit.
      Thanks.
      MBL

      3 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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      A quick evening meet next week

      by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jun 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

      Last minute news: I'll be in Ottawa again next week.

      I could have a quick meet with locals on Tuesday-, Wednesday- or Thursday night.
      Tuesday may be the best option (looking at the weather forecast).


      PJ

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM
    • restaurant recommendation

      by yanifah Online Now Feb 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      I will be visiting Ottawa for the first time in a couple of weeks and I am looking for recommendations on places to eat. I'm open to most cuisines and love trying new things. Anything delicious will do! Unfortunately, I know very little about Ottawa, so I would appreciate any advice.

      Thank you in advance!

      13 Answers Feb 15, 2011 at 7:11 PM
    • Hotel rather than Driving for a 19 yr old

      by Annie447 Online Now Jan 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM

      DOes anyone know any hotels in Ottawa where you don't have to be 21 to book a room? My son who is turning 19 will be celebrating his birthday in Ottawa and that means no driving. But do you think I can find a hotel for hom to stay at !

      Any ideas?

      Thanks

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2011 at 3:45 AM
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      Ottawa - Living cost & General queries for an immigrating guy/couple

      by explore4passion Online Now Nov 22, 2010 at 3:34 AM

      Hello Friends,
      Please guide on following queries : either for a single man (or a couple) immigrating to Ottawa on work-permit/Visa, a 1st time traveler to Canada. Simple living, eating habits : Vegetarian, non-smoker, non-alcoholic but essentially seeking TV, NET & Mobile-phone connectivity!
      1). Cost of quality & hygienic living, may not be luxurious but a decent one.
      2). Please indicate accommodation-cost separately single-bedroom + 1 Living & Dining room apartment, both - furnished or unfurnished, within the reasonable limits.
      3). Public transport & Gym, in close-vicinity, would be a preference-criteria for apartment location.
      4). Medical facilities : Is buying normal medicines from local pharmacists & Chemist shops, without any prescription, is common or it's prohibited and only to be sold on prescription, as per local law.
      5). Which are essential utilities that are suggested to be brought along (other than dresses, etc.) - with a view point of avoiding both - hassles & expenditure within 1-2 months of arrival.
      6). How is normally the social, as well as, sex-life of bachelors in the city.

      ...Lot of questions, isn't it ??? Even your part-replies are most welcome.
      Thanks, in advance, for helping me out !!!
      CHEERS !

      7 Answers Nov 24, 2010 at 3:00 AM
    • Travelling with kids

      by miccau Online Now Nov 4, 2010 at 6:19 PM

      Any suggestions for a good, reasonably priced hotel. We are travelling with 2 small kids (3 years and 1 year). Only need it for two nights. The Travellodge has a water park which sounds great but the reviews were not so good..

      1 Answer Nov 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM
    • hotel with room fireplace/tubs/pets??

      by catmom4560 Online Now Nov 2, 2010 at 3:04 PM

      I am having difficulty finding an Ottawa hotel with a fireplace in the room, AND some type of tub in the room,even a regular bathtub but preferrably a larger one, small dog friendly a plus, thank you!!! Trying to plan a romantic winter weekend for me, hubby, and our little 12 pound doggy. doggy can stay home if needed, but he would love to go too. thanks again.

      2 Answers Nov 3, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    • Memorial room / turning of the page

      by frankiebr Online Now Aug 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

      How woul I ro where wqould i find this on the internet ? I was told that there is something on the internet about the turning of the page . It is about the sorldires that have lsot there lives serving Canada .

      3 Answers Aug 9, 2010 at 2:51 PM
    • list of YMC hotels lists

      by Bhuban Online Now Aug 8, 2010 at 1:39 PM

      please send me cheapest yms hotel lists of Ottawa wich is closet Carleton University.

      Thanks

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM
    • Car Rental at Train Station

      by silorlando Online Now Aug 3, 2010 at 1:13 PM

      Where is the closest car rental agency at the Ottawa Trenblay Rd. Train station

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM
    • Changing of the Guard Parliament House Ottawa

      by gannoni Online Now Jul 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

      What day, dates, and time does the Changing of the Guard ceremony occur After 9 Sept.

      1 Answer Jul 13, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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      Driving from Montreal to Niagara Falls

      by shaziafarooq Online Now May 12, 2010 at 5:15 AM

      After staying in Montreal for 3 nights in June, my husband and I are planning to drive from Montreal to Niagara Falls - I have not booked a hotel for the time we are on the road. Can anyone suggest good places to stop along the way. we will be on the road for two nights so any suggestions on where to stay the night.

      I would like one of the hotels to be in Ottawa. - Where would be the best place to stay in ottawa?

      Thanks in advance
      Shazia

      5 Answers May 26, 2010 at 10:29 PM
    • Hello.. re: Train from Toronto to Ottawa

      by Sedona22 Online Now May 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM

      I plan to visit Ottawa in
      the summer some time
      June or July

      Anyone here taken the train from Toronto
      Is it a nice trip and any tips

      I will stay at a B and B
      downtown area

      tks in advance


      have not been to Ottawa in years



      Sedona22

      5 Answers May 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM