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1. Posted by snowfall (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I am 39 year old female travelling alone through Canada. I will be travelling to Vancouver, Calgary, Alberta, Edmonton and finally to Toronto during May/June 2008 for a 3 week period.

I have travelled to Canada before but have not covered as much distance and could do with some guidance on the best way to travel whether by car or public trasport, also if any out there is travelling to these places and would like a travelling companion.

Any advice given will be greately appreciated.

With thanks.

2. Posted by HeatherV (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You are covering a very long distance over 3 weeks. It's likely best to fly to most of the locations you mentioned other than Calgary and Edmonton which are 3 hour drives between the two. The drive through the mountains is amazing but it is long.

Check out WestJet or Air Canada for air travel within Canada. Trains are available but are very expensive. If you do want to do that route then only do the mountains in British Columbia to Alberta.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2008, at 6:28 PM by HeatherV ]

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello and welcome to TP:)

U will get more response if u post ur Canada related query in the "North Amercia" forum


4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello and welcome!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi and welcome!

That is an awfully long trip for 3 weeks, unless you're just planning to cross the country without stopping. Via Rail has some great train cars built for sightseeing (although there's not much in the Prairies). Greyhound could also be an option, but with only 3 weeks you're looking at being on the road for a good week. Still. lots of people plan a cross-Canada trip to see the changing scenery. Enjoy!

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Welcome to TP!!!

7. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Be sure to keep checking Westjet they fly to all those places and often have great deals.