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 around British Columbia at 7:23 PM - 13 answers
We're off for a late-booked trip to Vancouver in August and need to find a place to stay. Most hotels are booked in the West End/Downtown/Yaletown area. What hotels would you recommend that are moderately ($100-200) priced with easy transit access to tourist attractions? We'd like to use public transit if possible, but can rent a car if public transit is infeasible. We will have at least one member of our party who can't walk longish distances, and a toddler to deal with as well, so frequent bus changes may be a challenge. We were looking at the Holiday Inn Express Burnaby
, is this a sane choice? posted by benzenedream around Vancouver, BC at 10:38 PM - 18 answers
Mrs. Sauce and I are on an epic roadtrip in our Mazda and we just lost our air conditioner. Yelp is failing us. Can anyone recommend an honest and capable repair shop in Winnipeg? posted by Sauce Trough around Winnipeg, MB at 11:02 PM - 6 answers
I'll be in Vancouver and the surrounding area next week. What's the best way for me to get data on my cellphone? Something like a prepaid mobile SIM card tied to a data plan. Just relying on wifi isn't an option as half of the time I won't be in the city. [more inside]posted by destrius around Vancouver, BC at 10:27 AM - 9 answers
At the end of the month, my girlfriend and I are heading to Nova Scotia. We'll be staying with a friend in Pictou for a few days, then renting a car out of New Glasgow and heading off on our own. We have four days (three nights) before we fly out of Halifax...and no plans at all. Where should we go? Recommendations for nature/odd attractions/good food wanted. Particularly lovely towns? Good routes? Places to stay? posted by neroli around Nova Scotia at 1:31 PM - 17 answers
My boyfriend and I will be in Montreal for a long weekend June 25 through June 28, and we're looking for non-pretentious, mixed-crowd bars and clubs with good electronic music or hip hop. This should be easy, no? [more inside]posted by lunalaguna around Montreal, QC at 9:42 AM - 7 answers
In September Ms J0 and I would like to travel to either Portland (Oregon) or Quebec City. We would like to stay for 5 or so days. We can get to Portland for less than half the cost of getting to Quebec City. So, help us decide, please. [more inside]posted by J0 around Quebec, QC at 8:16 PM - 14 answers
I will be in Montreal from July 5 to July 11. Anything cool happening? [more inside]posted by isnotchicago around Montreal, QC at 6:14 PM - 5 answers
Hi all, the girlfriend and I are planning a trip for the August long weekend, and we'd like to go somewhere where we can do a moderately exertional day hike (i.e. 5-6 hrs or so). We were thinking about heading to the Bruce peninsula, but despite our combined Google-fu, we're having trouble locating specific hikes (as in, "Start at point x, see nice things y, finish at point z") that meet our criteria. We're going to be getting the reference guide to the Bruce from the library, but I was wondering if anyone had specific ideas about good, scenic day hikes that would be feasibly within a 3-4 hour drive of Toronto. Areas other than the Bruce also considered! Bonus points for access to a beach in the area (e.g. on Georgian Bay or a lake). [more inside]posted by greatgefilte around Ontario, ON at 3:36 PM - 7 answers
The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]posted by anthropoid around Toronto, ON at 8:15 AM - 37 answers
I am confused about my options for using voice/data/texting on my Verizon iPhone 5 while on a trip to Canada. [more inside]posted by capnsue around Canada at 11:28 AM - 8 answers
What happens to bags on US-international connections in Toronto Pearson, and is it feasible for me to go into Toronto for a day on a long layover? [more inside]posted by andrewesque around Toronto, ON at 7:35 AM - 7 answers
I want to go take pictures of mountains in Alberta, but so far, no luck. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]posted by Nyx around Alberta at 9:21 AM - 4 answers
Yearly or semi-annually I travel to Winnipeg to visit family, and as each year passes I get more and more out of touch with the city. Please help me figure out what to do, where to eat, where to shop.
1. Eating. On this trip I have gone to Boon Burger, Affinity Restaurant and some sushi place on Corydon. Any other suggestions for moderately-priced eats with pescatarian/vegetarian options?
2. Shopping. I used to love to cruise around Eaton's and the Bay in downtown. But that era is over. Where do people in Winnipeg shop? Surely not just Polo Park and St. Vital malls?
3. I have been to WAG, the Forks and may visit the Manitoba Museum, where else should I go? posted by nanook around Winnipeg, MB at 2:24 PM - 4 answers
We're in the beginning stages of planning a vacation to Toronto later this year. So far, all the hotels I have looked at online have been surprisingly expensive. Does anyone have suggestions for clean, safe, private (not hostels) hotels or B&Bs located either conveniently to interesting parts of the city (for tourists), or close (safe 5-10 min. walk) to public transportation to attractions?
While I am at it, while we've done some research on our own, ideas for not-to-be-missed sights, museums, bookstores, or other attractions (for a middle aged, bookish, art-museum frequenting, ethnic food loving, but only moderately-fit couple) appreciated. Thanks! posted by aught around Toronto, ON at 8:54 AM - 11 answers
Due to winning a very late announcing scholarship, I'll be travelling to Vancouver in just over a week's time to attend a library conference. I would appreciate any tips you might have/things I may have forgotten to look into as I've not travelled to Canada before and certainly never travelled at such short notice! [more inside]posted by halcyonday around Vancouver, BC at 3:36 AM - 12 answers
Trying to decide whether to go to Montreal for our long weekend trip. Did you have a good trip there? Do you have long walks or other things to recommend? [more inside]posted by Mid around Montreal, QC at 12:07 PM - 9 answers
Rent a car on the island? Ferry, then rent a car stateside? Looking for low cost, shortest transit time from Nanaimo/Victoria to Seattle. Don't want to fly. [more inside]posted by St. Peepsburg around Vancouver Island, BC at 11:41 AM - 20 answers
Family members and I are planning a quick trip to Toronto and Stratford in June. We expect to meet in Toronto, travel to Stratford to catch some plays, then return to Toronto for a couple days of sight-seeing. [more inside]posted by GenjiandProust around Ontario, ON at 1:02 PM - 8 answers
I'm thinking of visiting Montreal for a couple months this summer as a "test run" of sorts before possibly relocating there permanently next year. How realistic is the prospect of finding a sublet in Montreal for June-July, and where would one look for such a thing online? [more inside]posted by doctorpiorno around Montreal, QC at 4:15 PM - 7 answers