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March 12

Where should I stay in Toronto?

I'll be going to a conference in Toronto the first week in June. The conference will be at the convention center. Find me a great place to stay! [more inside]
posted by telepanda around Toronto, ON at 2:47 PM - 15 answers

March 11

Giving an unpaid talk in Canada: business or tourist?

YANML, but I am a US resident, and have a Korean passport and a US green card. I am going to Canada for less than a week, to give an unpaid talk and meet with people in my field (though the hosts are paying for airfare and hotels). According to the official websites, I'd say this qualifies as a business trip. Does anyone have experience with a similar trip? Do business trips raise more flags at the border?
posted by molla around Canada at 4:51 PM - 12 answers

March 2

Quiet late night drink in Toronto?

I'm in TO for a week for work and have evenings free, could any locals suggest a nice somewhere to get a cocktail? [more inside]
posted by Cosine around Toronto, ON at 9:53 PM - 18 answers has best

February 22

But will we see a moose?

I am planning a road trip from NJ to Mackinac Island, Michigan the first weekend of August. We are thinking about taking the long way home and stopping off in Montreal. Here's the catch. I know nothing about Quebec or Montreal. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb around Montreal, QC at 9:23 PM - 14 answers has best

February 15

Afraid of missing an opportunity - should I stay or should I go?

I was in a long distance relationship UK-Canada and lived with my ex in Canada for just over 6 months on a 1 year working holiday visa. Before I left (and broke up) I applied and was approved for a 2nd working holiday year (the limit is 2 years) which I haven't yet used. The expiry date is coming up very soon, I have to be in Canada for March 1st to use it. The visa can't be cancelled. I have to make a decision as soon as possible. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves around Canada at 3:37 AM - 9 answers

January 5

Mississauga, CA for week. Tell me where the good shopping is

I'm staying right by the airport in Mississauga for work for a week. I have Friday and Saturday day free and every evening after 630. I won't have a car but I'm not afraid of public transportation (though it appears to be 90 minutes downtown!). [more inside]
posted by bodgy around Toronto, ON at 11:02 AM - 7 answers

November 17, 2014

Salt Spring Island over Christmas

We've have arranged a somewhat spur of the moment trip to B.C. at Christmas. The first leg will be Salt Spring Island, my mother is flying into Vancouver, we are are picking her up from there. Mostly, I think we will be staying at the place we have rented, which is 30 mins. out of Ganges in a more remote place, my mother is quite elderly, and will be content to look out at the ocean views and watch the deer while we cook Christmas meals. [more inside]
posted by nanook around British Columbia at 3:07 PM - 4 answers has best

November 2, 2014

Alternate Hotel in Vancouver

Where to stay for one night in Vancouver - that isn't near Stanley Park? [more inside]
posted by ldthomps around Vancouver, BC at 4:08 PM - 5 answers has best

October 28, 2014

Train from NYC to Quebec City/Montreal--would like tips and ideas

Hi, my SO and I are taking the train from NYC to Quebec City and/or Montreal between Christmas and New Year's. I have never been to Montreal or QC or taken such a long train ride, and I would welcome general tips and suggestions about the trip. We will not be renting a car, but we are savvy transit-users and walkers. More questions inside: [more inside]
posted by one more robot around Montreal, QC at 5:46 PM - 13 answers has best

October 18, 2014

How can I pay the right fare from Pearson Airport with the least hassle?

I regularly get a taxi at Toronto Pearson Airport to my home in Toronto. There's a flat fare of $47, but if I just get into a cab, about one-third of the time the driver will try to charge me $55 (the rate for the center of downtown) or a meter fare (usually closer to $60). What's the best way to avoid this? [more inside]
posted by grouse around Toronto, ON at 9:28 AM - 16 answers

September 11, 2014

I'm looking for a great bike ride in Southern Ontario

I'll be in Detroit next Saturday for the Tour de Troit bike ride. I'd like to cross over into Ontario for some Canadian biking on Sunday. Can anyone suggest some good rides that start near the border? I'll be on a road bike, so paved roads are a must. Ideally the route would be around 100km. [more inside]
posted by steinwald around Windsor, ON at 10:58 AM - 6 answers has best

September 7, 2014

Events in Montreal?

My hubby and I will be in Montreal from this Thursday night until Saturday night. Are there are any events going on that we should check out? First time in the city for both of us. [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo around Montreal, QC at 6:55 PM - 4 answers

September 5, 2014

Victoria Daytrip

Three of us are taking the ferry from Seattle to Victoria, BC this Sunday morning at 7am. We're going to go to the botanical gardens, and take the ferry back at 6pm. Do you have any tips, suggestions, or recommendations to make this a relaxing, fun, stress-free trip? [more inside]
posted by Mizu around Victoria, BC at 2:38 PM - 12 answers

August 28, 2014

OntarioFilter: Driving Barrie to Ottawa. Which route?

We are going to drive from Barrie, Ontario to Ottawa this upcoming weekend. Google Maps recommends driving via Toronto / the 401, but I'm wondering: would it be worthwhile taking Highway 7? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie around Ontario at 6:17 AM - 15 answers has best

August 20, 2014

8 hours inCalgary, what's a must-see?

I'm in Calgary at the tail end of a Canadian Rockies visit, and my flight doesn't leave until 18:30 tomorrow. I would like to do only-in-Calgary stuff! [more inside]
posted by Pocahontas around Calgary, AB at 3:50 PM - 12 answers has best

August 1, 2014

Which neighbourhood in St. John's Newfoundland should we live in?

My partner and I are moving to St. John's to start PhD programs this month. Where is the best part of town to rent a house with trees, access to hiking trails, but with a maximum 30-40 minute walk to MUN? [more inside]
posted by jardinier around St. John'S, NL at 11:18 PM - 10 answers has best

July 23, 2014

Kelowna to Vancouver - which route to take?

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

July 19, 2014

Hotels in Vancouver with good transit access

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 has best

July 16, 2014

Winnipeg Mazda A/C repair?

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 has best

July 15, 2014

Traveling to Vancouver. Pre-paid mobile data plans?

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 - 10 answers