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Three weeks in Canada July 2014, help!!

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21. Posted by Juls1982 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

Hi guys is anyone going to Canada and wanting to stay there for good all being well?? X

22. Posted by mahzimheart (Budding Member 12 posts) 3y

nope, not a member, why do u ask?

23. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 768 posts) 3y

I see on the Greyhound website that they give discounts for member if HI.

There is also a link that goes to HI that shows hostels in BC etc.

That link only allows Canadians to become members. I am looking to see how someone outside Canada joins. Maybe here - HI Membership

I was also looking at Greyhound to see if you can Hop On Hop Off.

Via rail is the site you should look at for the trains. Wonderful but may be a bit pricey probably.

Would it not be better to meet your friend in Vancouver, travel around BC & end in Calgary for a flight home.


24. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 768 posts) 3y

The vancouver bus site Translink & a day pass might be good

Day Pass

While based in Vancouver, a day trip to Garibaldi, about 1 &half hours by car each way. Maybe a bus there?

Whistler could also be a day trip from Vancouver 2 hours each way, or an overnight.
By Bus whistler by bus -110.00 return
By train whistler by train- 269.00 return

Leave Vancouver for Vancouver Island - Take the bus to Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver for the ferry to Nanaimo.

Ferries to Vancouver island BC Ferries
Vancouver island busses Island Busses
Tofino is on the West of the Island, so go there & then backtrack & down to Victoria.

Ferry back to Vancouver

There are trains to Lake Louise Via rail
but the bus is probably cheaper.

I would go via the Okanagan Valley instead of Kamloops

25. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

"... an IDP is required as travel insurance people said if u will be driving a car there in canada, u will need a valid IDP and also get urself insured on that :s..."

Whoever told you that rubbish, stop listening to them.

This really isn't complicated.


26. Posted by mahzimheart (Budding Member 12 posts) 3y

i m so dumb :(((( thanks terry

27. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

You're not dumb at all Mav, you're just inexperienced. No big deal.

Just remember, there's NO need to be nervous. Canada is a super easy destination. Think of it this way: You're going to a country that speaks the very same language, watches mostly the same movies, listens to mostly the same music, eats mostly the same food, wears mostly the same clothes, etc. It has a long and intricate history and cultural ties with your home country.

In other words Canada is not an exotic or intimidating or difficult destination in the slightest, it's a super easy place to travel and just different enough to be really cool and fun.

Bottom line: Research, relax and have a gas.


28. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 768 posts) 3y


The international Hosteling looks like a great deal & definitely worth a look.

You could even plan your whole trip going from one to the other & Greyhound give discounts to members.

Here are the hostels in BC


Here's alberta

Crazy prices..

You can either join your local Youth Hostel Association or join at thge first Canadian Hostel you stay at.



29. Posted by mahzimheart (Budding Member 12 posts) 3y

Thank u Steve and Terry.

I am trying to join the hosteling uk, but my current location is muscat oman due to which i am unable to join. I asked mom to do it for me and she will and then let me know.

u are right about the crazy prices its good to know that i have well wishers to help me out.

thank u and take care

30. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4933 posts) 3y

FWIW: You can also join HI at the first of their hostels you stay at, regardless of where in the world that is.