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September 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 9

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 has best

July 4

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

July 2

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 has best

June 29

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 has best

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

June 27

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 has best

June 25

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 has best

June 19

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

June 16

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

June 4

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 has best