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1. Posted by delfour (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

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hi!we live in france and we would like to visit the canada.we seek persons which could lodge us and help us for visit...
if you would like to visit the south west of france we are OK!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Salut delfour!

I believe there are a few web sites dedicated to exchanging residences between France and Quebec, if not the rest of the country. I've never used one myself, but a lot of people I've worked with take their vacations that way. I'm sure a quick Google search can lead you in the right direction.

Bonne chance!

3. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 9y

Hi Delfour!!

Unfortunately, I live with my family, so I can't help with lodging (I wouldn't be allowed). I don't know where you're going or how far you'd like to visit..but here's what I can tell you:

If you go to Montreal and stay at a hostel, stay at the Hostel Chez Jean. It's very good, close to metro, and some main streets with shops and restaurants. Plus there seem to be several people from France living in the vicinity that come to the hostel, if that interests you.

I suggest you visit the Museum of Fine Arts (two buildings, lots of stuff!!) and Mont Royal for the view. Near the courts theres a small mall with an ice rink in it, and if you take the green line of the metro to the almost last station..there's nothing there. There's many things to see, and it has a great night life. If you want to look up events etc in Montreal, pick up the Montreal Mirror. It's a free newspaper that gives you information on concerts, movies, events, news, etc. It's pretty useful.

Montreal reminds me of Europe (I was born there and lived there for several years as a girl), but I've heard Europeans say to them it is very Americanized.

If it really is that Americanized, Vancouver would be very much so. It's a fun city, tourist attractions galore of course. There's a known International Youth Hostel on Granville St (centre of Downtown), and another above the Cambie (a bar), but I've never gone in these. I live here, though I heard the Cambie hostel can be loud, as it's above the, etc. The one on Granville is too.

Main and 49th in Vancouver - call it "little India"
Main and Pender in Vancouver - chinatown
Metrotown Mall - second biggest mall in Canada (if that interests you)
Seymour Mtn for the view
Downtown - English Bay (a beach), nice, and has dirty water ("experience Vancouver" ;) )
If you want to figure out what to do or where to go for ideas, pick up the Georgia Straight, just like the Montreal Mirror, detailed in anything going about, and it's free as well. It also gives ideas where to dine, and a few more things on the side.
Main street has good asian food, Commercial Drive has man different nationality restaurants to choose from.

I visited Calgary and Edmonton very briefly (a day each) about a year ago. They both have their charm, and a night life at it. Mind you, Calgary downtown was absolutely empty of all life after 10, 11pm. I think it was the end of the week, so it was a little strange. Edmonton has the West Edmonton Mall, the biggest mall in Canada (again, if interested). I haven't been there (I'm not too fond of malls), but as far as I know it has a pool and some more stuff inside it. I can't tell you much about lodging in this case.

If you go to the middle of nowhere BC, go to Valemount, a small town with about two streets and nothing else. There's one pub. Across that one pub there's one restaurant. It's called "restaurant". Try the pasta dish, it tastes REALLY good. I never tasted better. I think it's actually homemade.

All of this probably doesn't answer your question, but maybe it'll help in some far and distant way?

Good luck!!


4. Posted by DaveHilton (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hi Delfour, which part of Canada? We are in Calgary, and although I dont have room I do have a friend, i work with and his girlfriend who maybe happy to accomadate you in exchange for you accomidating them in summer in France. If you are interested I will give you his contact information He is 27, girlfriend 24 both outdoorsy and active.
let me know, Dave

5. Posted by ahiebelles (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

I'm heading to Canada in December on a one year visa, would appreciate any advice. I was thinking of flying into Toronto and looking for work there. I want to get some journalism work if possible.
All advice appreciated.

6. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 9y


I suggest three things: One, going into Toronto and looking for work (I'm aiming for journalism, here). Two, going to Vancouver and looking for work (though I can't remember how available journalism jobs are here), and three, going into a small town somewhere in Canada and getting a journalism job (probably really easily, if you find the right place), working there for a while, and then trying in a bigger it looks good on the resume (you'll have more chance to work on more stuff in a smaller town than a a specific amount of time).

All I know is that the Vancouver tv industry has grown (and is growing). I don't know specifically about journalism work, though. Try going to and seeing there. It's an international website for all sorts of television etc jobs..all over the world. It probably won't show you all the jobs in whatever city, but it may help.