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September 15

Late autumn colours near Montreal/ Toronto

We are going to be in Montreal for work in early to mid October, and towards the end of the month will be traveling to Toronto for our flights out of Canada. Towards the end of October, we want to get out of Montreal and stay somewhere we can see autumn colours. Can you recommend either an area where we should look, or even a specific place to stay, with the restrictions described below the line? We are limited by not driving (though could combine, within reason, bus+taxi or train+taxi). [more inside]
posted by tavegyl around Montreal, QC at 3:57 PM - 6 answers

September 11

Scenic Route Finder? What’s good between NYC and Toronto

I am going from New York to Toronto and back and wondering if there is a more scenic route than whatever google maps might suggest. Would love any Mefite recs on that route for easy and delightful scenic drive routes and/or rad stopping places. thanks!
posted by wowenthusiast around Toronto, ON at 7:32 PM - 9 answers

September 9

Group dinner in downtown Toronto

Looking for recommendations for a group dinner with six people on a Sunday evening in November in Downtown Toronto near or easy to get to from the Westin Harbour Castle. No major dietary restrictions, although a place with a variety of options would be best. Preferably not loud/touristy. Budget is max $75/person (CAD) although it really doesn't need to be fancy.
posted by Ufez Jones around Toronto, ON at 10:27 AM - 9 answers

September 5

Vancouver side trips without a car

We're in Vancouver for a week or so next month, and I'd be interested in going somewhere with interesting views, nature, and maybe a good pub. Slight problem: neither of us drive. [more inside]
posted by mippy around British Columbia at 6:05 AM - 9 answers

August 27

Ravenna : Seattle :: ____ : Vancouver ?

What neighborhoods in Vancouver, BC are "most like" north Seattle neighborhoods (Ravenna, Queen Anne, Ballard, etc)? Talking about access to amenities, "feel", and cost. The north Seattle neighborhoods I mention have single family homes with small yards and townhomes, often within walking distance to at least a few good restaurants and a grocery store and parks/libraries, but only a 15 minute drive to downtown core where a lot of the offices and theater/museums are located.
posted by ethidda around Vancouver, BC at 3:54 PM - 5 answers

August 11

Manitoulin Island recommendations?

We are going to Manitoulin Island for two days, midweek. Any recommendations for things to do, see and eat beyond the obvious stuff like Bridal Veil Falls? Would especially love recs for vegetarian-friendly restaurants that won't break the bank (a great pizza place that has a meat-free pizza would qualify).
posted by rednikki around Ontario at 7:56 AM - 6 answers has best

August 9

Vancouver Ice Hockey

We're going to be in Vancouver, BC from 3rd October to 16th October and would like to see an ice hockey game. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague around Vancouver, BC at 10:17 PM - 6 answers has best

August 7

Amazing things to do in Whistler

Headed to Whistler for three days with wife and 2 kids ( 9 and 10 ) today. Looks like there are a ton of things to do. Anything particular lakes or hikes or activities we shouldn’t miss? Any tips for Whistler newbies? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
posted by jasondigitized around Vancouver, BC at 9:19 AM - 5 answers

July 5

Toronto-Area Hotel for Family

We are stopping in Toronto during our Summer Road Trip Extravaganza (staying in TO July 24 and 25th). Our plans include a Jays game, the Ripleys Aquarium and the CN Tower. Getting a hotel in that that area seems very expensive. We are looking for hotel recommendations that are very subway/transit friendly to get to Downtown Toronto with a couple of not-tiny kids in tow (8 and 11). Or, if miracles exist, a hotel within walking distance of the area that is not a health/safety risk or terribly overpriced. Thanks!
posted by joelhunt around Toronto, ON at 6:39 AM - 12 answers

July 2

Vancouver BC, July 3-6

Turns out we'll be in Vancouver this week with not much planned. What great things should we check out? [more inside]
posted by klausman around Vancouver, BC at 11:11 AM - 15 answers has best

June 23

Vancouver with Kids

My family has booked a flight to Vancouver for August 3rd - 10th. We have never been and are looking for suggestions on where to stay and what to do. My kids are 8 and 10. A friend who lives there said with that time frame, he would spend half the time in the city and half the time in Whistler. Looking for alternative suggestions with specific answers on neighborhoods and lodging options. We are open to hotels or Airbnb. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized around Vancouver, BC at 6:49 AM - 13 answers

June 14

4.5 hours in Vancouver: Enough time for something fun?

By which I mean, taking the train from YVR downtown? [more inside]
posted by slab_lizard around Vancouver, BC at 10:19 PM - 5 answers

May 9

What to do in and around Halifax, NS next month?

I am flying into Halifax next month on Saturday, June 15th at 2pm. I am returning home on Sunday, June 23rd at 6pm. I am busy with work events from 12pm on Tuesday, 18th to 5pm on Friday, 21st. That means I have a lot of time free for fun activities! Can you help me build my trip itinerary? [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs around Nova Scotia at 12:09 PM - 14 answers has best

May 6

Traveling to Canada when unemployed

I (a US Citizen) am planning to visit Montréal for a weekend in June. I've also been unemployed for the last six months; there's a (hopefully small) chance I might still be unemployed at the time of the trip, and I'm concerned that this might make problems for me at the border crossing. Are my concerns valid? [more inside]
posted by Ampersand692 around Canada at 6:41 AM - 22 answers has best

April 30

Calgary in July!

What are some fun things to do in Calgary (and vicinity) in July? I'm going to be there with some relatives for two/three weeks. Is it worthwhile going to the Stampede? What can I expect there? I think I'd like to do some hiking but no idea what would be a good choice in that regard. I also like theatre, science, history, dining, music (piano especially). Are there any multi-day courses being offered in these subjects then?
posted by storybored around Calgary, AB at 1:05 PM - 9 answers

April 25

Road trip, Edmonton to Toronto - advice and must-sees?

We are driving from Edmonton to Toronto over 10 days in August. (Yes, we know it's a long drive.) Looking to stay on the Canadian side of the border if it's possible. Do you have any tips for the most enjoyable route, places we should stop and things we should see along the way? [more inside]
posted by rednikki around Canada at 10:14 AM - 12 answers has best

March 18

Traveling around Canada for the mostly carless — ideas?

BF and I are planning a trip to Canada, using Montreal as our HQ. We'd like to spend a few days there, maybe hit Ottawa or Toronto as well, and see some nature while we're at it. Difficulties: we're pretty ignorant about what to actually see and do in Canada, and we'd like to do all of the above while driving as little as possible. Help? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno around Canada at 10:57 AM - 23 answers

February 22

Need Vancouver tips for week-long, but mobility-impaired visit

I'm spending next week in Vancouver, including three days off work on my own. Great, but due to a knee injury I can't stand up, walk or cycle for extended periods. Any recommendations for getting around and keeping myself entertained in the city? [more inside]
posted by wavelette around Vancouver, BC at 12:42 PM - 8 answers has best

February 20

Driving Around in the Canadian Rockies

This summer my husband and I want to fly into Vancouver to see friends and then drive around in some beautiful nature. We will have about ten days, in July. Can you recommend some specific towns or areas to see? I'm also considering maybe driving from Vancouver all the way to Calgary and leaving from there, so let me know what you think of that option. [more inside]
posted by something something around British Columbia at 6:38 AM - 8 answers has best

February 10

Aidez-moi à Montréal

I think? I am going to visit Montreal for a few days in mid-March. I will be alone, not going for work, just to bum around and get away from my kinda stressful day-to-day. I am looking for recommendations for 1) hotel 2) spas 3) eateries and 4) sites/things to do. Specific needs/wants within. [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen around Montreal, QC at 4:59 PM - 22 answers has best