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« Reply #210 on: December 09, 2020, 07:13:39 pm »
Any of you West coasters ever been to the Queen Charlottes?

Yes indeed. I was based various times working out of Sandspit, Massett, and Langara airports. It truly is a beautiful place and it was fulfilling engaging with the local people.

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« Reply #211 on: December 09, 2020, 07:38:41 pm »
Any of you West coasters ever been to the Queen Charlottes?
I've been within sight of Cape St James a few times when fishing but I've yet to step ashore anywhere. I'd like to someday.

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« Reply #212 on: December 09, 2020, 08:17:25 pm »
Yes indeed. I was based various times working out of Sandspit, Massett, and Langara airports. It truly is a beautiful place and it was fulfilling engaging with the local people.

The Pandemic has made me comfortable financially. I want to spend some of that in Canada Later. I have some places in mind I haven't been. Niagara On the Lake, Kingston, Gaspe, Lunenburg, Fogo, Charlottetown, Haida, Tuktoyuktuk, Dawson City..and I'm taking suggestions.

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« Reply #213 on: December 09, 2020, 09:00:33 pm »
Oh yeah - also the Eastern Township and the Gatineau Hills.

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« Reply #214 on: December 09, 2020, 09:01:15 pm »
Any of you West coasters ever been to the Queen Charlottes?

It's Haida Gwaii now but some of us still call it the Charlottes. Looked down at it  but never set foot. We were planning a road trip that would take us to Victoria then up the Island to Port Hardy. Then we were going to take the ferry to Prince Rupert and over to Skidegate. After returning to Rupert we would head back via Prince George and Whistler. Then Covid got in the way. We still hope to do it in 22. Looking forward to getting poked so we can travel again.
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« Reply #215 on: December 09, 2020, 09:07:44 pm »
It's Haida Gwaii now but some of us still call it the Charlottes. Looked down at it  but never set foot. We were planning a road trip that would take us to Victoria then up the Island to Port Hardy. Then we were going to take the ferry to Prince Rupert and over to Skidegate. After returning to Rupert we would head back via Prince George and Whistler. Then Covid got in the way. We still hope to do it in 22. Looking forward to getting poked so we can travel again.

Thanks - I wasn't sure what the actual name was now.

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« Reply #216 on: December 09, 2020, 09:43:44 pm »
The Pandemic has made me comfortable financially. I want to spend some of that in Canada Later. I have some places in mind I haven't been. Niagara On the Lake, Kingston, Gaspe, Lunenburg, Fogo, Charlottetown, Haida, Tuktoyuktuk, Dawson City..and I'm taking suggestions.

Highly recommend Niagara on the Lake.  If you go I can give you the name of a very affordable but historic bed-and-breakfast with the best breakfast you've ever had in your life that will blow your mind I guarantee.

I love saying "Tuktoyuktuk".

I recommend Quebec City too and Montreal too if you've never been.  I've wanted to head to Queen Charlotte Islands.  Incredible fishing on the pacific I hear.
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« Reply #217 on: December 09, 2020, 09:48:09 pm »
You could also visit Vancouver Island and smack a b!tch.
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« Reply #218 on: December 09, 2020, 10:04:23 pm »
The Pandemic has made me comfortable financially. I want to spend some of that in Canada Later. I have some places in mind I haven't been. Niagara On the Lake, Kingston, Gaspe, Lunenburg, Fogo, Charlottetown, Haida, Tuktoyuktuk, Dawson City..and I'm taking suggestions.

If you get up to Tuktoyaktuk make sure you pick up a T-shirt from the university there. Big letters on the front TUK-U
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« Reply #219 on: December 10, 2020, 11:10:49 am »
Never been to Haida Gwaii, but anyone Iíve ever talked to who has been there has enjoyed it very much.  Prepare for a rustic experience.   

Definitely get a tour of Gwaii Haanas National Park.  Supposed to be pretty spectacular, especially historically with the old village sites.

Also prepare for rain.  Lots of it, regardless of when you go.

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« Reply #220 on: December 10, 2020, 12:20:53 pm »
If you get up to Tuktoyaktuk make sure you pick up a T-shirt from the university there. Big letters on the front TUK-U


Imperial Oil had an Electra that they used to run from YEG up to their arctic operations. I remember some of their guys having those shirts.
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