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November 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 9

Northern Nova Scotia/ Cape Breton vacation tips?

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

Dancing and drinking in Montreal

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

September, Portland OR, or Quebec City?

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

Melodies and Mixed Drinks in Montreal

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

Specific day hikes +/- swimming in southern-central Ontario?

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

Road trip to Canada in three parts

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