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Rodney
08-06-2009, 01:27 PM
Hi everyone, I was planning a trip to Canada with my family. I don’t have much idea on that place and I am still preparing my plans to visit the country. I would like to know from the travelers as what are the places I should be visiting there and any suggestions and advices would be welcome.

Thanks in advance!

edmonton daily photo
08-06-2009, 01:36 PM
O my.. well Canada is the second largest country in the world.. so give us an idea of how much time you have and what your familly likes to do.

There is just tooo much to list.

raz0469
08-06-2009, 02:00 PM
This reminds me of a conversation I had with an American waitress in Miami.

"So where y'all from?"

"Edmonton."

"..."

"Uh, Canada."

"Oh yeah?! Canada? I been there once! You know, to the casino?"

Eventually we figured she must have been talking about Niagara Falls or something. Which is only about 3000km away.

So yeah, much more info is needed. Are you planning on visiting only one region of the country for a week or two? If so your best bet would be the West, specifically British Columbia and parts of Alberta, as it's the most scenic and what people think of when they think about Canada. But if you have a longer time frame and plan to travel around the country, there's very interesting things all around it. Just keep in mind that the distance from Vancouver to Montreal is roughly equivalent to that of Paris and Moscow. Obviously the spaces in between tend to be a bit emptier here, though :).

Escondido
08-06-2009, 02:13 PM
From the top of my head, here are some places that are popular with tourists (I'm from Edmonton, and these are from my perspective)
1. Jasper National Park and Banff National Park (they are adjacent to eachother, located on the west part of Alberta)
2. Niagara Falls, Ontario
3. Drumheller, Alberta - to see the hoodoos
4. Houseboating on Shuswap Lake, British Columbia
5. Whale watching and surfing in Tofino, British Columbia
6. Enjoying indoor waterpark, amusement park and over 800 stores at West Edmonton Mall, Alberta
7. Calgary Stampede, Alberta
8. CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario
9. Touring the Canadian Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
10. Visiting summer festivals - there are some in every city of the country I'm sure. Edmonton, Alberta for example is known as Festival City for it's many festivals.
11. Anne of Green Gables in Prince Edward Island

...There's much more!

Brentk
08-06-2009, 02:14 PM
Hi everyone, I was planning a trip to Canada with my family. I don’t have much idea on that place and I am still preparing my plans to visit the country. I would like to know from the travelers as what are the places I should be visiting there and any suggestions and advices would be welcome.

Thanks in advance!

Rodney, you're going to love Canada. Have you been before? I assume not since you don't know much about what your looking at. So lets start with helping you figure out where to focus on. What are things you like to see when you visit a country? Major National History, Culture, Outdoors (ie rivers, lakes, mountains). Are you into adventure or just relaxing or a little of both. When you go to other places on holidays what are highlights for you? Answer those and we'll try to help you find a good region to visit. This forum we will usually be biased to Alberta and the National Parks of Banff and Jasper, but maybe you'll enjoy something else more. Fill us in more so we can help!!! A fellow traveller.

etownboarder
08-06-2009, 02:18 PM
OHhh, check out Barkerville in BC... it's a historic mining community. I remember checking it out as a kid and thought it was pretty nifty.

moahunter
08-06-2009, 04:34 PM
Should buy a travel guide book. Many have pretty pictures that give you an idea (the old one I have even has a picture of WEM water park - sums up Edmonton pretty well I guess).
:-)

edmontonenthusiast
08-06-2009, 06:33 PM
^Um no WEM.


Definitely check out Whyte Ave in Edmonton (and the festivals), and places like Commercial Drive, Yaletown, Kitsilano, and Stanley Park in Vancouver. Beltline and the Kensington district in Calgary. St. Boniface and the Exchange District in Winnipeg. The forks is nice there. Take a ferry from Van to Victoria, BC. Check out some Alb/Sask small towns. Check out Banff Natl Pk and Waterton. And whistler if you are into that sort of thing. That sums up the western provinces.

etownboarder
08-06-2009, 06:44 PM
LOL, while those are all fantastic places to visit, you're missing hundreds, maybe thousands of other great things to do and see in Alberta and BC. For example, Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump is pretty cool, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

edmonton daily photo
08-06-2009, 06:45 PM
Rodney.. Just move here ok it will be simpler.

DEESGOODWORD
15-06-2009, 08:01 AM
I've been using a site www.fodors.com to research a trip we are taking to Paris and Prague. Go into their FORUMS section and click on Canada and you will be able to ask all sorts of questions as well as read other traveller's posts. It's quite informative and fun to read! Of course we here in Edmonton love to have travellers come here--on our trip to Scotland last year we met all kinds of people that knew of Edmonton/Alberta and had great things to say about it. Hope you have a good trip!

yagottabob
31-07-2009, 07:28 PM
When are you visiting and what part of the country are you going to?

If you're coming to western Canada, check out my Ya'Gotta site at www.yagotta.ca

Bob