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Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:18 pm

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.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:24 pm

Since you live in Calgary, i'm sure you've been to Banff?.....i love Banff, one of my favorites. I really enjoyed Victoria B.C. and i always enjoy going to Ottawa.
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:32 pm



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 1):
Since you live in Calgary, i'm sure you've been to Banff?.....

Of course I've been to Banff, it's one of the only easy day trips I can think of. I been up the Gondola but I still would love to go to the Hot Springs there.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:11 pm

I'd put Quebec City up there, so much history and what not...



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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:17 pm

Toronto!
- 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?

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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:22 pm

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.
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:53 pm

1. East Hastings Vancouver - Always something going on, streets come alive especially at night

2. Jane and Finch Toronto - So artistic it even covers the walls, fences etc.

3. North End Winnipeg - So unique it has its own dialect. Cleaning products seem to be sold behind the counter for some reason though...


That's about all I can think of now!
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:01 pm



Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
Toronto!

Don't come now, it stinks...litterally!! Garbage p/u strike. The surrounding areas of Toronto are very nice.  Wink

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
great food.

The food is wonderful in T.O.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
learn how not to play at a Maple Laughs game

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Northern Ontario in Fall is great.
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:19 pm

I would LOVE to go to YYC just for the +15 and the tower  Smile. AC's CS is based tere and they gave me a lot of stuff about AC and Canada, I wanna visit  Wink.

When I went to YVR, I went to hte Capilano Suspension Bridge  Smile Fun

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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:31 pm

During the summertime, Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Unbelievably pretty.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:41 pm

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.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:50 pm

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.
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:18 pm



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.
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:41 pm

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!

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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:18 pm

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

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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:41 am



Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 14):
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

Yep, YYC has some pretty good spotting and I plan on going to the grounds a couple times this week. Should be a great time.

One particular place that I have heard so much about is Newfoundland, anyone got info about points of interest there?
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:02 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
Toronto!
- Come here during hockey season and learn how not to play at a Maple Laughs game.

The Montreal Forum. Although the Habs no longer play there, a section of seats has been preserved as a hockey shrine to the greatest team in Professional Hockey.



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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:14 am



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 13):
I don't know what highway you took (I'm assuming 5 and 97c) but highway 1 and 3 are even more scenic.

Yeah....those were the routes.......complete with one $10 toll each way. Never having been there before, I just sort of took what looked like the most direct route on the map.
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:58 am



Quoting Mayor (Reply 17):
complete with one $10 toll each way

Which is no more as off last September  Smile
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:21 pm

I just returned from Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. It was incredibly beautiful.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:27 pm

Go north. I've only been to the Northwest Territories so far but it was amazing. The solitude and scenery is something else.

Honestly, this country is so big you could spend your whole life traveling it and still not see it all. One of the reasons it's such a great place to live.

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RE: Places To See In Canada

Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:23 am

I have been seeing commercials for http://www.localsknow.ca/ and by a quick glance of it, I think it may have some ideas for places to see.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:46 pm

Newfoundland Big grin

Amazing Scenery, people and places, plus Icebergs in the Winter months.  Smile

Also, some fabulous nightlife in the capital city - St. John's (YYT)


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RE: Places To See In Canada

Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:08 pm

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!  Smile

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!  Smile
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RE: Places To See In Canada

Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:24 pm



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.

Except that the falls themselves would have been in an entirely differently location at that time and the Horseshoe Falls wouldn't have even been much of a horseshoe at all.  Wink
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