I have always dreamed to go to Canada

Old Feb 1st, 2008, 06:27 PM
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I have always dreamed to go to Canada

Honestly, I have been saving money to go to Canada, and I wanted to know what you suggest for me to do and where to stay. Any tips are welcome.
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Old Feb 1st, 2008, 08:16 PM
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LoveMe, it all depends on what you'd like to see. It would be impossible to see all of Canada in one trip.
Do you want to see mountains, ocean, big cities?

Do you like the outdoors? or museums?
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Old Feb 1st, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Kodi's right, more information on what your interests are will help us give you ideas.

My first question is what made you think "I'm going to save my money and go to Canada"? That initial reason is a great place to start in deciding where to go.

Also, when are you thinking of going? A winter trip will provide different responses than a summer trip.

What is your budget? And where are you traveling from? If you're traveling from Australia with a $2,000 CAD budget, you'll have far less to spend on hotels, etc. than if you are coming from the U.S., etc.
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Hmm. Canada is a very wide nation.
If you start in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the east and journey to Vancouver, British Columbia in the west you will pass through 5 time zones. That is one more than if you started in Bangor, Maine and traveled to Seattle.

Given all that territory, giving you a quick, simple, decisive answer to your question is rather difficult.

I personally visit Canada mainly for the mountains known as the Canadian Rockies that stretch geologicaly from Glacier National Park in the US northward some 1,450 kilometers to the Liard River in northern British Columbia.

The part most people visit lies in the vicinity of several Canadian national parks, including Waterton, Banff, and Jasper. Banff is also the name of a townsite within the national park as is Jasper.

Lake Louise, probably the most photographed site in the Canadian Rockies lies within Banff National Park.

The area is easily reached by highway from Calgary, Alberta.

Other worthwhile cities to visit include Vancouver and Victoria in the west and Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec in the eat.

In between, but far apart, are cities like Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

You could make a long trip just visiting the province of Alberta from its badlands in the east to the mountains in the west.

I think your personal interests will have to determine what you see.

Also, depending on your home currency, the Canadian dollar right now is very strong relative to the American dollar, which is seemingly sliding down a slippery slope toward further devaluation.

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Keep in mind that Canada is a vast country but with few major cities. You can't possilbly see the entire in a short time. I'm sure you will get differing opinions on here but Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Winnipeg are all great cities to visit. I need more info on what your interests are though. Can you provide them?

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