thanks your responses are really helpful, i really appreciate it. i think i may change £200 pounds this weekend and then leave money in my account and withdraw cash as i need it out there, my bank dont charge me on overseas withdrawals.
Another quick question, another friend that lives in toronto has headed out to calgary for the summer to work.
Do you think a trip to Calgary from Toronoto is feasible on such a short trip (3 weeks), it looks a long way on the map, how long would it take by public transport? Is it expensive ? and do you think it would be worth it or should i just concentrate on Toronoto and neighbouring areas on this occasion?
I remember that the liquor stores in Canada were actually quite expensive compared to the Netherlands at least. You can have a good 24 bottle case for around 10-12 USD here in the supermarket. But yes, the prices in pubs etc. (toronto) weren't as high as mentioned here
Mmmm.... I'd go along with that generally, but comparing a case of beer in Belgium with one in Canada - I think a case of Molson Dry was cheaper than a case of Bolleke and the Molson's were bigger bottles. Guess it's a close call though.
It's going to cost you way too much (like 850 Canadian dollars to fly and 750 Canadian dollars to take the train round trip during the summer) to either fly or take the train between these two places--and the bus will take about 4 days each way--so I'd plan to spend most of my time in the Toronto and Montreal area if I were you.
If you're looking to save money, pre-drinking is how to do it! Look for coupons online for dining/shopping/siteseeing as well!