Hawaiian763 From Canada, joined May 2009, 239 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
I know I'm from Canada but I don't many chances to visit other places in Canada and the only real place I know is Calgary since it's my home but I'm just wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions to places that would be worth visiting? Here in Calgary we have the Calgary Stampede which is worth visiting, I wouldn't miss it for the world.
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4781 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1892 times:
- Come here during hockey season and learn how not to play at a Maple Laughs game.
- Toronto itself has a wicked night life and great food.
- If you're into spotting YYZ offers a lot more candy than YYC. WS 737s get old fast no?
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9830 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1890 times:
The northwest corner of Denman and Georgia in downtown Vancouver. It is the former site of the Denman Street Arena where the Vancouver Millionares became the first Stanley Cup champions west of the Rockies when they beat the Ottawa Senators in 1915. Keep going up Georgia to Stanley Park named after Lord Stanley, who also gave the world the Stanley Cup.
SQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
Some of my favourite places in Canada are in the Maritimes. Hopewell Rocks in NB, the red sandy beaches of PEI National Park, and the Cape Breton Highlands/Cabot Trail are "must-sees" in my book.
It's sad, but a lot of Canadians don't venture father East than Quebec City. There's quite a bit of beauty, charm, and history along the Atlantic coast that a lot people don't take the opportunity to see.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7598 posts, RR: 40 Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1833 times:
Vancouver without a doubt. Great city, lots to do and lots to see. If you're looking for a nice little trip by car for 2-3 days (maybe even more), a nice circle tour down to the Kootneys and Okanagan, lots of great little towns along the way, lots of scenery, lots of wildlife, lots of mountains, lots of lakes and lots of places to go hiking, camping and such. Just the constant changing scenery and landscapes is worth the trip alone.
Mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9197 posts, RR: 14 Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1818 times:
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 11): Vancouver without a doubt. Great city, lots to do and lots to see. If you're looking for a nice little trip by car for 2-3 days (maybe even more), a nice circle tour down to the Kootneys and Okanagan, lots of great little towns along the way, lots of scenery, lots of wildlife, lots of mountains, lots of lakes and lots of places to go hiking, camping and such. Just the constant changing scenery and landscapes is worth the trip alone.
Correct. A few years ago, we flew into YVR and drove to Kelowna to visit friends, there. The drive was beautiful, particlularly from Abbotsford to Kelowna.
"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7598 posts, RR: 40 Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
Quoting Mayor (Reply 12): The drive was beautiful, particlularly from Abbotsford to Kelowna.
I don't know what highway you took (I'm assuming 5 and 97c) but highway 1 and 3 are even more scenic.
Back to OP, seriously, if you have a car, take a few days and head over to Lake Louise, turn off on to highway 93 down to Radium Hot Springs, down to Cranbrook and turn off on to highway 3 hitting Creston, Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks and Osooyos, take highway 97 up to Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon (97a) to Sicamous, back on to the Trans Canada to Revelstoke and back to Calgary.
There is so much to see and do on a trip like that from hiking, rafting, helitours, dam tours, wine tours, swimming, waterskiing, boating, horseback. And the scenery changes from rocky mountians, alpine to deserts.
And if you have more time, Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Islands west coast is an absolute must see!
CurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 996 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
Canada has beauty no matter where you go.
I, of course, will put in a jab for Montreal - you'll feel like you are in Europe but here at home - great culture - great language - and best food in North America!
The maritimes are truly magical - I love the east coast - and Newfoundland truly does have the friendliest people on earth. Last summer I flew into St. John's, Newfoundland just for a 3 night visit to check it out. I met complete strangers who hosted me the entire time - I slept about 4 hours in my 3 nights there and had soooooo much fun.
Since you are in Calgary - you could do a day trip up north to the territories. Last summer I visited Whitehorse, Yukon and was amazed - truly beautiful. But an amazing place is Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I went there for a weekend last summer and was shocked at the pure beauty of the rocks and lakes - made me feel like I was on the east coast!
And I hear you about Stampede in Calgary - I'm actually here for 10 days for stampede. Well - I actually work here in Calgary - live in Fort McMurray - but I'm here for all 10 days of stampede. I was at the airport the other day watching planes - another good thing about Calgary LOL
Ronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 624 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1471 times:
Nobody has mentioned Niagara Falls yet.
When we had a lot of overseas visitors coming through our plant, it was often my job to take them back to Toronto via The Falls. Most of them were pretty impressed by the spectacle.
I used to subscribe to the opinion that the view from the Canadian side was superior to that from the American side. But I was persuaded by a Chinese friend to give the American side a look. Actually from over there you can get closer to nature and if you stand in the right spot amid the trees and block out a few modern landmarks with tree trunks, you can almost imagine what it must have been like there three or four hundred years ago.
A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
If you're living in Calgary and want to check out some amazing Canadian scenery, head west!
British Columbia is where it's at! Take a spin over Rogers Pass on the #1 and head to the Okanagan. Plenty to do and to see in the Okanagan Valley. Kalamalka Lake (just south of Vernon) is absolutely stunning. Lots of things to do & see in Kelowna & Penticton!
The Greater Vancouver area also offers plenty of sight seeing opportunities... the whole area is nestled into one of the most beautiful backdrops anywhere in the world!
Same with Vancouver Island... so many attractions in Victoria to scope out, and then it's an incredibly scenic drive from there up the Island to Nanaimo, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and of course, the drive to the west coast of the Island, Tofino/Ucluelet & Long Beach!
Can't forget about the North either! A road trip along the #97 up to Alaska, or along #16 out to Prince Rupert on the North Coast... both are incredible journeys!
I'm actually taking a road trip from Calgary to the Island in a couple weeks... can't wait!
Jamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 764 posts, RR: 0 Reply 25, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
Quoting Ronglimeng (Reply 22): Actually from over there you can get closer to nature and if you stand in the right spot amid the trees and block out a few modern landmarks with tree trunks, you can almost imagine what it must have been like there three or four hundred years ago.