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Where would you go - Vancouver or Toronto??

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1. Posted by chalkers (Full Member 51 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey Guys,

Im travelling to Canada in late June '05 as part of my RTW trip. I was orginally planning to visit both Vancouver and Toronto (each for a week) but i am considering only visiting the one, in order to allow more time for myself in Thailand when i get there.

Which place do you guys reacon is better, in terms not only of touristy things, but also of great nightlife and MOST importantly, EXPENSE.


2. Posted by geog (Budding Member 24 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I guess that might depend on where you are going after but I would pick Vancouver. I haven’t spent much time in Toronto so I am a little biased . . .

I would say that expenses in either city would be about the same and they both would offer a good night life. Vancouver is a fabulous city – on the ocean and also by mountains to go hiking. In Vancouver you can easily get out to see some magnificent Canadian natural beauty and have the night life of a big city.

Which ever you pick you will have a great time

3. Posted by Yve (Full Member 47 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

thier both great citys, but it really depends on what you like to do. if your more into the outdoors/adventure thing i'd say vancouver, if your more into the city and culture thing toronto. But either way you'll still get city, culture and adventur. I'd honestly spend a week in each city, because thier both different, with different things to offer. Both cities are expensive, if you want cheap i suggest someplace just outside of vancouver, or go to bars in toronto that aren't downtown (ie kensignton market, college street....)

4. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Yve. Toronto and Vancouver are both beautiful cities. Can not go wrong with either. I think it's matter of speed. I find Toronto a little more metropolis compared to vancouver. Personally I feel , it's a small version of new york. Clubs, theater,musuems, and fine dining. Vancouver has the same thing, but on a smaller scale and slower pace. Like mentioned before, Vancouver is surrounded by by hills and mountains. Perfect if you are into the outdoor stuff. Not to mention ;Seattle is a few hours away. Same with Whistler.


5. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


Toronto IS a lot more polluted than Vancouver . .. . . But on the other hand, there is much better, more advanced, more well-known of a music scene in Toronto. Just think about Aphrodite ; ) .