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Re: Introductions
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2019, 03:45:52 am »
Not to get off topic, but what would I want to see if I went to Canada?
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« Reply #76 on: February 21, 2019, 06:44:06 am »
Not to get off topic, but what would I want to see if I went to Canada?
Canada is far too large to see the entire thing in one trip (unless you have a lot of money and can afford the absurd travel costs within the country). What part of Canada are you visiting? What kind of things do you like to do for fun? What about Canada interests you?

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« Reply #77 on: February 21, 2019, 10:10:31 am »
Canada is far too large to see the entire thing in one trip (unless you have a lot of money and can afford the absurd travel costs within the country). What part of Canada are you visiting? What kind of things do you like to do for fun? What about Canada interests you?

It's like saying 'what parts of America should I see' ?

What do you like ?  You can see it in Canada.  And America.
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« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2019, 12:19:33 pm »
Canada is far too large to see the entire thing in one trip (unless you have a lot of money and can afford the absurd travel costs within the country). What part of Canada are you visiting? What kind of things do you like to do for fun? What about Canada interests you?

One thing I did way back in the day, when I had developed an urge to travel beyond my hometown of Toronto but didn't have a lot of spare bucks to do it, was I came across an outfit called Toronto Driveaway Service and hooked up with them. They would pay you a fee to deliver someone else's car wherever so they could use it while on a holiday. Obviously these were people who did have money to travel and so they would fly. For instance the first gig I got there was to take a car to Florida for a retired couple who spent the winter in Miami. I got another one later on from Toronto to Vancouver. You certainly didn't make any money but the fee paid did cover the travel costs as long as you didn't spend too many nights in a hotel on the way. Don't know if such outfits exist anymore.     

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2019, 03:40:35 pm »
Not to get off topic, but what would I want to see if I went to Canada?

Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; that about sums up all of Canada.




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Re: Introductions
« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2019, 03:45:33 pm »
Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; that about sums up all of Canada.

Hey don't forget that big nickel in Sudsbury.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2019, 04:14:15 pm »
Hey don't forget that big nickel in Sudsbury.

I have never been to Vulcan, must try on one of my trips. I generally go through Lethbridge, Calgary, or further north.

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« Reply #82 on: February 21, 2019, 04:25:58 pm »
I have never been to Vulcan, must try on one of my trips. I generally go through Lethbridge, Calgary, or further north.

I once was working on a base in Calgary and got sent to do some work over in Drumheller. It was for the Tyrell Museum and I was tasked with hauling dinosaur bones from the badlands. I wasn't even aware there was such a place in Canada. Quite an eye opener.

http://tourism.visitcalgary.com/meetings/toolkit/travel-itineraries/badlands
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« Reply #83 on: February 22, 2019, 04:14:22 am »
What do they have in Ottawa? I'd be interested in seeing the parliament building, it looks pretty, but is there other stuff?
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« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2019, 04:53:30 am »
I once was working on a base in Calgary and got sent to do some work over in Drumheller. It was for the Tyrell Museum and I was tasked with hauling dinosaur bones from the badlands. I wasn't even aware there was such a place in Canada. Quite an eye opener.

http://tourism.visitcalgary.com/meetings/toolkit/travel-itineraries/badlands

Yes, there's a swath of territory from the Dakotas to northern Canada which was once part of a great "inland sea" and it's full of dinosaur bones as a consequence of that.
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« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2019, 10:48:44 am »
What do they have in Ottawa? I'd be interested in seeing the parliament building, it looks pretty, but is there other stuff?

It basically looks like Hogwarts.   :D
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« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2019, 09:09:38 pm »
What do they have in Ottawa? I'd be interested in seeing the parliament building, it looks pretty, but is there other stuff?

Here's my 10 cent travelogue:

BC: everything is beautiful and amazing.  Vancouver is urban and has mountains and ocean.  Vancouver Island is amazing.
Alberta: There's the Rockys.  A cowboy festival... um....
Saskatchewan: If you go there, go to visit friends
Manitoba: I think ... there is ....
Ontario: Lots of lakes and cottages, the New York of Canada and the Nation's Capital
Quebec: Nice skiing, two major cities - one of which is a cultural hub unlike any other, and the other a throwback to old Europe, lots of lakes and nature too
New Brunswick: Camping
Nova Scotia: The Cabot Trail.  I haven't been to Halifax
PEI: B&B.  Lobster.
Newfoundland: St. John's is the prettiest town in Canada.  The people are great and the nature is amazing.  Go in July or August only.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2019, 09:35:32 pm »
Now speaking of Newfoundland, did ya get Screeched in me old trout?

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« Reply #88 on: February 22, 2019, 09:39:43 pm »
Now speaking of Newfoundland, did ya get Screeched in me old trout?

No I ate lots of chowder tho.

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« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2019, 09:53:51 pm »
No I ate lots of chowder tho.

My first trip to the province I went straight to Labrador, Makovik to be specific. It was there I became a "Cardinal". It was later on I got down to the island and got Screeched in. Both ceremonies involve notable amounts of Newfie Screech, and the latter also requires the kissing of a trout fish. If you like chowder you'll have no problem.