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11. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Indeed it is! Although some crazy "easterners" thing the east is beutifal too... i'll believe it when I see it :p

12. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Brendan...

Red Deer is real nice... nice ladies I hear too =p.

You travel 'round Canada much? I worked on a rig up in the Arctic this year, it was crazy... we flew on a twin otter from Norman Wells an hour north too "Lac Maunoir", got to land on a frozen lake...!
Anyways the scenery was great.

13. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

haha well if you into the Red Deer ladies more power to ya!

As for Canada, I have been as far as Toronto... maybe some lake in Quebec I can't really remeber. I havn't been too far north, I think Fort Saint John is as far north.

I am not sure where Lac Maunoir is, sounds amazing though. I would really like to head into the NWT and get some rafting in.

14. Posted by Tsjebber (Full Member 58 posts) 11y

2 weeks ago I have been driving from Banff to Vancouver and the thing that really blew me away was Roger's Pass. Really impressive how it all looks overthere. Really extreme terrain. Deff worth to drive through. 6 months ago I have been driving from Vancouver to Banff along the US border and went through the Okanagan Valley up to Kelowna, down past Grand Forks, Cranbrook and east off the Rockies up north to Banff. This route is 500 km's longer than the highway 1 route.
The route I would advise you is: Vancouver-Hope-Princeton-Keremeos-Penticton-Kelowna-Vernon-Salmon Arm-Sicamous-Revelstoke-Golden-Banff.
Is the nicest route for scenery.
You also save yourself Can $10 on toll on the road between Hope and Merrit.
Be aware that you have to pay a certain amount for a park pass if you get into Banff National Park by car. Price depending on how long you stay.

15. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

If you are driving through the park that day you don't have to pay though, but I would because it is supporting the park.

And I agree Rogers pass is amazing, but I recommend not driving it at night.. haha I did that twice and that was horrible. It is also classed one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the country because people drive like rally-cross drivers through there

16. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Quoting -reece-

Hi all,

Myself 31 male and 2 friends jill 25 and simon 27 are leaving the uk on 14th may 2005 and flying to vancouver.we are hiring a car and going to

Vancouver Toronto
Banff Niagra Falls
Calgary Ottawa
Edmonton Montreal
Winnepeg Quebec
Thunder Bay

Im looking into places to see and do along the way but i would be very grateful if anyone has any ideas.Any suggestions would be great.We will be staying in hotels and hostels along the way and be in canada till 1st when we head onto boston

Thanks
Reece

THATS MEANT TO SAY WE ARE IN CANADA TILL THE 1ST OF JULY

17. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

thanks guys for the replies and cheers for the offer del.we are considering doing some camping although we wont be taking gear with us.maybe get a fairly cheap tent along the way and get rid of it before we hit the states.i will keep you posted on our plans.

18. Posted by geog (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

If you are driving through the park that day you don't have to pay though, but I would because it is supporting the park.

When have you paid that driving through the park?

19. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Quoting geog

When have you paid that driving through the park?

haha!

Okay okay... I havn't when I am driving Straight through! But if I am sticking it out for a few hours then yeah

20. Posted by Yve (Full Member 47 posts) 11y

In Toronto: Queen street west (between young and bathurst), china town, (spadina between college and queen street west) Kensignton market (beside china town) little india, little italy, greek town, the annex, the toronto islands, the beaches, st. laurence market just to name a few things. Go to niagara falls for a day or two.

In quebec: montreal!!!! the plateau, the latin quarter,St. denis the mountain, the restaurants and cafes, atwarter and jean talon markets, all the festivals all summer long, the art galleries, the old port. Deffinately plan on going out and meeting a lot of people, and doing a lot of drinking. Spend a weekend in quebec city just walking around, its a beautiful european city.

If you want to go camping try algonquin park on your way to quebec from toronto, its huge with many lakes and hiking trails. All of quebec is full of hills and mountain and lots of places to camp. if you have time, take a week and drive down to the maritimes one of the most beautiful places on earth. also a lot of camping.

Just so you know all the popular parks fill up quickly in the summer, so you'll want to book now or may at the latest.