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Budget & location advice on cross-country Canada trip

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1. Posted by kitsu (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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Hello everyone! I'm from the US and have wanted to see Canada for some time now. Only recently did I start seriously considering it. I'd like to have a three-four week trip starting in Toronto or Ottawa and heading out toward Vancouver, spending time camping in parks as well as staying in hostels. However, I'm really not sure what kind of budget I'll need. I can see how much camping and accommodations will cost, but I'd like to know what kind of budgets other people have had on such trips.

Aside from that, I feel kind of lost about where exactly to go. I want to see everywhere, but know that that would take an awful lot more than a month. What places would any of you reccommend for camping?

Any help's greatly appreciated. ;)

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y

You need a map!
From Ottawa take the highway to North Bay then head West!
How will you be travelling?
Car, bus, plane, train?
Canada is a vast country with miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles.
If you want to camp you'll need a vehicle to access the wilderness outside of cities.
Hitchiking is easy and common in rural Canda-more difficult closer to cities as it's generally unlawful on freeways.
You can start by emailing the Tourism Office in each province you'll be passing through.
Also-Canada isn't cheap by any means.

3. Posted by AJ_B (Budding Member 20 posts) 11y

I'm planning on seeing as much of Canada as poss when I get there at the end of April. One way Im doing this is to use check it out, you might find it to be a good option for you

4. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

If you want beautiful scenery, go to Manitoulin Island. However, the winter is tough there, but the summer and autumn are gorgeous!!!
I lived on the island for about 5 years and its full of small towns, but everyone there is incredibly hospitable and would be glad to show you around! Have fun!
(PS: its on lake huron)