Hey.. this might be a little of topic but I gotta ask.
I'm planning to re-visit the country where i first learnt to skate, and hopefully can join in a pickup game or something a bit more competitive, but still fun. Not that i'm looking for a week-long tournament or anything since I'll be going with missus.
Any recommendations for great tourism spots, great dining and stuff (I'm curious about poutin too)? I've visited Vancouver but that's like 23 years ago, and probably too dumb to remember any places back then.
Any websites or such will be nice too (besides the ones i've found on google)
Ottawa. First and foremost its the capital. Secondly during the winter you can skate on the Rideau Canal.
Montreal and Quebec City are really great places. Very historic. If you had to choose i would say Montreal.
Toronto is a very busy and crowded place. In some sense the Canadian version of New York. So it could be worth a look.
Skip...Edmonton , Calgary and Winnipeg
I've heard good things about Montreal!
Between Ottawa, Quebec, and Montreal. How far are they? I'm planning to stay for 2 weeks, will be great if I can visit them all. Would be great if i can try some awesome poutin too.
Probably gonna skip Toronto, I didn't like NY.. it's a cleaner version of my city
I made my first trip to oronto for HNA nationals a few weeks ago and want to go back RIGHT NOW.
Downtown was awesome, as previously said it's very busy (if your taking the highway chances are your not getting anywhere fast) but I was very impressed with how clean the city was. There's a Pro Hockey Life store at Vaughan Mills Mall that was awesome.
We flew into Buffalo from STL and drove up to Toronto (much cheaper, went through Niagara Falls and that was pretty cool.
Toronto can be very vibrant if you find the right neighborhoods. The Annex/Yorkville, Little Italy, Chinatown, Kensington, St.Lawrence Market, the islands etc.etc.
Agreed. King West also seems to be booming now. Liberty Village is a very nice area. I can also attest to Yorkville/Annex. I just moved out of South Hill (100 steps from casa Loma) and I miss the area a TON. I was down there last week and it is so nice in the summer.
Those who don't lik Toronto only seem to visit Front St and Yonge Street, which aren't bad places, but there is SOOO much more to Toronto than those 2 streets.
I'd add the distillery district as well to the neighbourhoods to visit.
I wouldn't bother going to Toronto... If you only have 2 weeks spend... You're spreading yourself pretty thin going to 4 different cities.
Id say go to 3 cities, Maximum!!!
And personally, i think 2 cities is all you should try and see in 2
? Or are you going to be flying between these cities??? That could get pretty expensive if your flying. Regional flights within Canada are NOT cheap... Look it up! I'd stick to two cities. And I'd pick Vancouver and Montreal.
Personally, if it was up to me and I was visiting Canada from a foreign country but had to spend 2 weeks in the middle of winter ... It would be Montreal, hands down.
I'm assuming youre from Jakarta, Indonesia or some other huge city... If you felt NYC was a "clean" version of your own city
Personally, I find NYC to be very ditty... Manhattan is just full of garbage on every single street... but I digress.
If you didn't like NYC that much... I wouldn't expect much out of Toronto. I think NYC is great, same with Chicago... And don't think Toronto holds a candle to either of those cities from a tourism perspective... Montreal and Vancouver on the other hand... Definitely compete with NYC, Chicago, and even LA as tourist destinations... Toronto just isn't that great of a place to visit...
Unless you really, really, really want to go to the HHOF in Toronto... I'd much rather spend more time in Montreal and skip Toronto altogether....Just my opinion.
Again... I say stick to two cities, and make sure Montreal is one of them!
Vancouver isn't very cold, and probably won't even have snow on the ground... But take the train up to whistler and you'll find lots of snow...
Plus, you'll get enough ice and snow with a week in Montreal.
Stick to 2 places... And I suggest Montreal/Vancouver. With an emphasis on Montreal.