Vancouver small? Vancouver isolated??
Not sure how it is considered small and isolated. Tons of Aussies come to British Columbia to ski. There is a great mountain in the interior, called Big White. The city is called Kelowna, it is a fast-growing city with about 120k people. The weather is fantastic for season-sports. Excellent snow on the mountain in winter, and hot summers with water sports on the lake.
Too many people know too little about British Columbia. There's a lot more to BC than Vancouver.
Vancouver all the way!
Way more jobs in the mountian on the resorts, they love aussies. also van island is a quick weekend getaway and for like 100 bucks roundtrip you can take the greyhound to LA and back.
if you decide to go toronto head up to huntsville one weekend in the summer its beautiful and close to algonquin park which is immense i loved the place and by the way toronto isnt to bad either
im going to aus in a three weeks cant wait now but to be honest im pretty scared lol have fun hun!
I find myself agreeing with a lot of advice here but two points stand out.
First, don’t rate Canada by the cities, great as they are. Get into the small towns and the countryside and find the real Canada – like any country, the city is seldom the real feel for a country or its people. I’m just back home in Scotland from a holiday in Canada again, having travelled in Ontario, and the countryside and the communities are brilliant.
Second, it doesn’t matter a lot where you go because Canada’s greatest asset is all around you – its people. Canadians are the friendliest, easiest going folks on this planet, bar none. They will help, offer advice, chat, ask you where you come from, and 115% of them will tell you of their Scottish ancestry.
So, visit cities by all means, but get out there and meet folks, talk to them and enjoy everything that is Canadian.
I vote for Vancouver or BC (British Columbia) Province
It has the best weather and friendliest people. From Vancouver, it will only take you 30 minutes and you are off to Victoria Island where you can find lots of things to do and see. If you want to go to Kelowna, it's only 4 hours drive from Vancouver. Don't forget to pass by Whistler.
Hey. I cant really answer your question as to what cities are good, I have never been to Canada. I do have something to add tho. I am heading to Whistler, near Vancouver, on a 1 year visa for the 2007 ski season. What work are you planning on doing there? I am an 21 year old Aussie on a 2 year UK visa too, but have recently escaped and am now working in a hotel in Turkey of all places.
I am after advice and people to meet up with over there too. When are you heading there? If you do decied to go to Vancouver, drop me a line and see where I am.
If you can, I would say try and visit both cities - Toronto and Vancouver. That way you will get to experience and appreciate the differences between these two major cities. I have also recommended Montreal to visiting relatives because it is such a picturesque city, and you will get to see our French history as well.
Vancouver is supposed to be more laid back and placed in a better setting (ocean and mountains) compared to Toronto. At my workplace we affectionately call Toronto (where our company headquarters are located) the 'Centre of the Universe', because of its much larger population and corporate world.
Both cities have major airports and you can find great flight deals any time of the year. So, I encourage you to explore both cities if you can.
When you get to Canada you may wish to visit Prince Edward Island on the East Coast.