We're planning to drive from Kelowna to Vancouver in the middle of September, and we'd like to take a scenic route and perhaps stay overnight somewhere in the middle. Problem: we're getting conflicting advice about which "scenic" route to take! [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte
on Jul 23, 2014 -
Trying to work out what good options would be regarding not having to wait 6 months for a follow-up to a set of medical tests in Canada (British Columbia), which given my current condition, seems an unbearable delay. Not sure what my options are rather than paying to go private. [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow
on Jun 15, 2014 -
When I was a kid I had a book about bigfoot that I read and re-read. I can't remember what it is called or anything like that but I am clinging to the faintest hope that the AskMe hive mind can help me find it. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Jun 2, 2014 -
I'm going to be up in Vancouver this weekend and want to shop for a new spring coat. Something trenchcoat style but not in black or beige - cool colors or prints/patterns would be better. Size 12 or M/L, between $100 and $200. The style constraints are that it should not be teenagery but not dowdy either - I like classic cuts but trendy colors and patterns. I already plan to check out The Bay.
posted by matildaben
on Mar 14, 2014 -
We are tentatively planning a road trip this summer which would take us north to Vancouver Island, then we are thinking of working our way over to Nelson. (Then down, hopefully, to see some of the Channeled Scablands on the way back to Oregon. [more inside]
posted by Danf
on Mar 5, 2014 -
Asking for a distressed friend, Vancouver BC. Call her Laura. She's suffering from a long term chronic nerve pain issue which has recently gotten worse (the past year). She doesn't want a diagnosis from the community. What she needs is advice on how to get a diagnosis from a relevant doctor so that she can qualify for some kind of disability assistance. [more inside]
posted by philip-random
on Jan 16, 2014 -
BC'ers - how do you calculate the rate of income tax you should be paying? After googling I'm coming across wildly different rates for brackets, as well as terms like 'average rate' and 'marginal rate' (what are these? The internet doesn't want to tell me!) I normally do my own taxes at home (UK) but am being driven round the bend trying to get the figures for this.
posted by everydayanewday
on Nov 4, 2013 -
Where is the best place to stay in the Pacific Northwest for one month with easy access to (1) orca watching (2) day or overnight trips to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Olympic Peninsula (3) nature. We want to spend the month of August 2014 to escape the heat of Austin. Cost is somewhat of an object but I will only camp in limited circumstances.
Here are more details about what I am looking to find: [more inside]
posted by murrey
on Oct 29, 2013 -
I will be visiting Vancouver, BC for a week. Where should I eat that I might not find on TripAdvisor (or similar websites)? I won't have a car, and I will be staying here
. I am open to all kinds of food (in fact, the more obscure the international cuisine, the better!).
posted by torisaur
on Oct 7, 2013 -
In British Columbia - my mother has a tenant that regularly withholds rent for non-essential repairs (shower heads, faucets) and then charges us exuberant amounts of money for service. My mother asked me to speak with her and I did. The tenant wants to take us to court now and I want to be prepared. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 28, 2013 -
[YANML] Are private sector managers in British Columbia restricted in what they can discuss amongst themselves with regards to employee's conduct or disciplinary actions taken as a result? [more inside]
posted by pahalial
on Nov 16, 2012 -
Doing fieldwork along Highway 16 in northern BC for the next few days – traveling from Prince George to Prince Rupert and back. Anyone been there and have any last-minute travel advice? Thanks!
posted by avocet
on Aug 23, 2012 -
Please recommend backpacking trips around Vancouver, doable in around four or five days by two people who are in shape and one person who isn't (me). (I.e. we are unlikely to be able to do the entire west coast trail.)
posted by kenko
on May 28, 2012 -
How long has BC's Highway 16
been known as the Highway of Tears? I'm trying to establish the origins of the name.
posted by avocet
on Apr 16, 2012 -
We are going to honeymoon in British Columbia wine country; what should we do aside from the obvious? [more inside]
posted by asnider
on Jan 5, 2012 -
Looking for pictures of (or anecdotes about!) Island Fantasy, a direct-market comic shop in Victoria, BC that was active in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman
on Jul 24, 2011 -
What stuff is there to do *next week* in Vancouver, BC? (7/25-8/1) Time sensitive and general touristy suggestions both need apply! [more inside]
posted by absalom
on Jul 22, 2011 -
My partner is doing her Ph.D in English but is starting to think she wants to teach elementary or high school. We're in Canada. We've got questions about the job market, location, and the benefits and burdens of getting the Ph.D. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Feb 8, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a place to live in Vancouver for 5-6 weeks this summer. It needs to be someplace that I can take transit to Simon Fraser University each day, and preferably someplace a skinny male will not be scared to walk alone at night. [more inside]
posted by Canageek
on Feb 6, 2011 -
Best events/arts/concerts listings website for Vancouver? Best way to keep myself informed about local events? [more inside]
posted by gursky
on Jan 29, 2011 -
Seattleite, headed to Vancouver, BC this weekend. Help me and wifey do something different. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 11, 2010 -
Where is this current or former British Columbia court house building located? [more inside]
posted by neksys
on Apr 6, 2010 -
A friend has just moved from mainland China to Vancouver, BC. Her English is pretty good, but not perfect (she speaks Mandarin). Her only work experience is in teaching.
I'm at the other end of the country, in Ontario, and want to do what I can to help her integrate and find work, but am hindered by my location and complete lack of immigration experience/knowledge. What helpful advice, tips, and resources can you share with her?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Feb 3, 2010 -
I'm a graduate student who has been in school continuously in Canada for 10 years now. Now the student loan people want to make me pay. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Will any British Columbia vineyards ship ice wine to California? A former supervisor, who lives in California, got me a job interview in Vancouver that went really well. I'd like to express my appreciation with something suitably Canadian. [more inside]
posted by mote
on Nov 22, 2009 -
This is for our Canuck MeFites (or those with knowledge or experience). Please tell me about the Canadian National Park System. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Aug 10, 2009 -
My sister and I suspect that our mother may have recently gotten married. Her boyfriend is Indian and they live in California, but the marriage also could have happened in Canada, or in India. How can I find out? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on May 9, 2009 -
Asking on behalf of an American friend, who's been working in Canada (BC) for the last 3+ years: does anybody have advice on how best to get started on applying for citizenship? [more inside]
posted by zeph
on May 20, 2008 -
The lady & I want to watch some whales in Victoria BC around Memorial day. We'd like to avoid cookie-cutter-corporate hotels. We want a funky mid-price (think $100/night or so) place to stay. When we travel around Washington/Oregon, we like to stay at McMenamins
. Is there anything close to that in Victoria?
posted by negative1
on Mar 31, 2008 -
I am currently a philosophy student at the University of British Columbia
(Canada). I've applied to transfer to the Institute of Philosophy
at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
for their strong involvement with continental philosophy, and because I want to live in Europe. Will getting a Belgian degree significantly complicate things for me if I choose the pursue a graduate degree in North America? Will it be detrimental to getting in to a good school?
posted by ori
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I remember a couple years ago that the U.S. was trying to get Canada to follow the American drinking age limit of 21, especially in British Colombia. So, if you go up with an American ID, it must say 21 instead of 19. Does anyone know the status of this law change or if it was well-accepted by Canadian governments?
posted by Slimemonster
on Sep 16, 2004 -
A friend of mine is planning a trip to B.C. in September. She and her husband will be doing the "circle tour" in British Columbia which has them travelling north from Vancouver to Powell River, taking the ferry to Comox and then heading south on Vancouver Island to Victoria (with a detour over to Ucluelet for whale watching). Her agenda in Vancouver (spending time with party hardy Grandma-in-law and her much younger boyfriend) and in Sechelt (kayaking) is pretty well arranged. However, she'd be most appreciative of any suggestions for what to see and do and eat between Sechelt and Victoria. They do not have time to do detours to the Gulf Islands due to time and relative-visiting contraints.
posted by orange swan
on Aug 11, 2004 -
I just realized that I get downright passionate about telling people how to have the best outdoor/hiking experience in the south half of BC/Alberta. I'm thinking this means I'd be happiest were I to get back into hiking. But I feel I've done it all here... does anyone have recommendations for truly stunning 3-5 day backpacking excursions? They don't necessarily require mountains: I've done some coastal hiking, and it was wonderful, too. Where in the world should I go?
posted by five fresh fish
on May 28, 2004 -