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1. Posted by JamesUK (Inactive, 6 posts) 18 Apr '05 02:08

JamesUK has indicated that this thread is about Canada

It has taken me a while but I have decided that I will start to make arrangements to hit Canada around November time. Need a break from work and need to inject a bit of adventure in to my life.

I will probably be around on this forum from time to time asking lots of annoying little questions that I am sure you guys have already answered for others so sorry about that. May even see some of you in when I cross over the pond at the end of the year.

J

2. Posted by snowgirl (Full Member, 7 posts) 18 Apr '05 04:26

Great! But let me tell you: NOvember is not a great month to come in Canada!

Rain, every landscape is grey, no leaves, no snow in the rockies and everywhere else, fresh...

Sorry... September is great. In winter in january or february for ski, even march for the rockies.

June, july and august because there is festivals in every town.

3. Posted by Yve (Full Member, 47 posts) 18 Apr '05 05:51

November isn't the best time to come to Canada, but it is the beggining of ski season, if you're looking for a job. I suggest working in BC until ski season is over (around March/April) If you work in say whistler or Victoria, you're only a short bus ride away from Vancouver. After March you can rent a car or take the greyhound bus pass heading east. Defenately stop by Banff, the rockie mountains are something you won't want to miss. then head to Ontario (niagara falls, Toronto, Ottawa) for maybe a month or two. Don't miss Quebec, especially Quebec city and montreal,from May on, you can easily spend several months there.Especially in the summer with all the festivals. In May/June the hotels and resorts are hiring again for the summer months. So you could try getting another job, maybe in Nova Scotia or somewhere around there. If you're working in a resort in BC, You could probably find a job at the same company in another province.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru, 7274 posts) 18 Apr '05 05:59

Hi James,

Hey! I'm heading out your way in November (well, Belfast - not so far off...). I'll wave as our planes pass in the night...

November really is a cold and dreary month here - not even the hope of a warm day. But, there are always, always things to do and festival to see. Montreal is a 12-month-a-year city, no matter the weather. I'm sure most other big cities across the country are the same. I'll try to help you out for Montreal - just ask away!

Tway.

5. Posted by JamesUK (Inactive, 6 posts) 18 Apr '05 09:42

I take it November is not the best time to come then? My plan is to arrive in November maybe find some work until mid December and then try and find work and ski somewhere in BC until the end of the season.

I am planning to stay in Canada for a year so I think I will be experiencing all the seasons Canada can throw at me. The UK doesn't have the greatest weather but at least you guys have the scenery to get around the horrid weather.

J

6. Posted by Yve (Full Member, 47 posts) 18 Apr '05 10:43

I don't know about other places in BC, but I know Grouse mountain lets empolyees ski and use the facilities for free as much as they want. I'm sure a lot of other ones will too. check hcareers.ca. you can email them and find out when they start hiring for the ski season.

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member, 1824 posts) 18 Apr '05 20:07

Welcome to Canada! ... well when you get here

8. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive, 627 posts) 29 Apr '05 13:42

Hi Yve,

Victoria, on vancouver island, does not have a mountain. Vancouver Island is all beaches and subtropical rainforest. Especially around Victoria, B.C.!

peace,

steph

9. Posted by Yve (Full Member, 47 posts) 29 Apr '05 15:44

when did i say victoria had a mountain?

10. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive, 627 posts) 7 May '05 19:17

Quoting Yve

November isn't the best time to come to Canada, but it is the beggining of ski season, if you're looking for a job. I suggest working in BC until ski season is over (around March/April) If you work in say whistler or Victoria, you're only a short bus ride ....

[Just a reply to let you find where you inferred that there were mountains in Victoria, B.C.]

peace