You favorite places to travel in Canada

United States
December 22, 2008 11:05am CST
Hi. I'd like to hear about everyone's favorite places in Canada to travel. A few years ago we went through the Canadian Rockies and thoroughly enjoyed it. We flew into Edmonton, rented a car and drove down through Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, and flew out through Calgary. When we do it again we want to fly into Calgary and drive up to Jasper and back down to Calgary again. We really were taken by Jasper, it's such a great place! It's not really commercialized as much as Banff and it has so much to offer. We found a great sushi place on the main street and this amazing fruit stand in a corner alley that had the best fruit on the planet. Lake Louise was good, but smaller and could be done in a shorter amount of time. On the other end of Canada, we really enjoy a lot of time up in Toronto. It's proximity to Upstate, NY makes it so much easier to travel to rather than NYC. It's less expensive, has great public transportation, and is easy for us to get around in our personal vehicles. It's also a clean city and the people have always been really nice. We like the shopping, the food, and the local cafe's not available in the States. There always seems to be a festival in the summer and it feels much safer than NYC. So everyone, where do you like to travel in Canada? Any favourite places? I'd especially like to hear about great places to get good sushi....
2 responses
@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
Well, I used to live in Jasper, so I'm a bit biased when I say it's one of my favorite places in Canada, but it is nonetheless. I love Calgary in Alberta (lived in Edmonton for 4 years and hated it, although may have to move back for school), the Shuswap and Okanagan in BC (Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, etc), Regina in Saskatchewan and Niagara Falls in Ontario. I hear wonderful things about Newfoundland, PEI and Quebec, so those are next on the list, although it costs more for me to fly within my own country, than it did to book my ticket to the UK in July. As for sushi, I hear the scene is pretty hot in Vancouver and in Victoria (on Vancouver Island), especially since both cities have huge asian populations. I highly recommend visiting both cities, and trying to take some time to see the rest of the island.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
22 Dec 08
A couple of years ago, we flew into Seattle, rented a car and drove into British Columbia. First we took a ferry over to Vancouver Island and stayed for a couple of days in Victoria, a city with a very European feel to it. I'm not much on sushi but you can't visit Victoria without having high tea at the Empress Hotel and we had a fabulous steak at restaurant called The Keg. After we left Victoria, we drove over to the coast and spent some time in the Torino/Long Beach area. Loved it there. Lots of forested areas and great beaches. Great accomodations and great food at the Wissahickon Inn in Long Beach. Owned and operated by an Indian Tribe. Very sweet and attentive people. We left Vancouver Island and took a ferry to the Sunshine coast which was okay but not quite lively enough for me. Then we got to Vancouver. DH and I are not much for big cities but I loved Vancouver. A very cool cosmopolitan city. We stayed in the English Bay area and had a fabulous meal at The Boathouse. This year, we vacationed on the east coast and flew into Providence and drove Connecticut, Rhode Island (fell in love with Misquamicut State Beach, Massachussetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Didn't have enough time to get into Canada but next year, we hope to visit New Brunswick particularly the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia. I love Canada. It's so clean and beautiful and the people are so nice. Can't wait to get back there!