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Old 10-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #21
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Well there's way too much shit to see in Canada. I mean, if you're in Toronto obviously the CN tower just for shits. But there's tons of other stuff. Montreal is a ****ing blast, Quebec city is ****ing awesome, it's also just made to be in when it's winter time. Ottawa is kind of neat if you want to see Parliament and some things here and there. And of course both coasts have plenty of stuff to keep you busy. But avoid the prairies, that's pretty much the land of lost where people bore themselves to death.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #22
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Hehe, any cities then further East of Quebec City that would be good to visit? Ideally I'd fly to NY from Canada, stay there for 4-5 days and fly back home.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #23
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #24
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #25
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If I were you I would find a way to visit Vancouver, as opposed to QC, but that's just because I like Van more.

As for stuff in Toronto and Montreal (two places i've lived), this time of year is not the best for stuff to do really. In Toronto you could go to the Royal Ontario Museum, hit up bars, check out the CN tower, etc.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #26
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You think I should head West to Van then? It might be a bit harder getting there / back no? I'm open to this suggestion though, as I have a contact in Vancouver.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #27
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Vancouver is lame. Hit up Toronto, Montreal, QC, NY. Go to the ROM, CN tower, real sports bar and grill if you like sports (Biggest sports bar in north america, fun to watch a game at), a Marlies game if it's started up yet since you should check out hockey in canada and the nhl is locked out (hopefully more attendance w/ lockout + pretty stacked team for the ahl, regardless a good experience to have), Niagara falls, hit up some bars, etc etc. Toronto's a big city w/ plenty to do. Montreal's a great party city that also has ridiculously good food, gotta get some poutine and smoked meat sammiches. QC has coo' buildings to look at. New York is, well, New York.

Vancouver is overrated and lame. East kicks it in the ass.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #28
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Do you recommend any small towns / cities to visit around these cities?
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #29
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Go to New York City if you're going to New York. It's the only thing worth seeing in that state honestly.


What about the Lake Champlain monster?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania

Centralia Pennsylvania. The town that's been on fire for 50 years.
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is 'on fire' a euphemism for a party town?
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No. Centralia has literally been on fire for 50 years now. It's probably one of the most famous "ghost towns" in the United States.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #35
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Well there's way too much shit to see in Canada. I mean, if you're in Toronto obviously the CN tower just for shits. But there's tons of other stuff. Montreal is a ****ing blast, Quebec city is ****ing awesome, it's also just made to be in when it's winter time. Ottawa is kind of neat if you want to see Parliament and some things here and there. And of course both coasts have plenty of stuff to keep you busy. But avoid the prairies, that's pretty much the land of lost where people bore themselves to death.


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Vancouver is lame. Hit up Toronto, Montreal, QC, NY. Go to the ROM, CN tower, real sports bar and grill if you like sports (Biggest sports bar in north america, fun to watch a game at), a Marlies game if it's started up yet since you should check out hockey in canada and the nhl is locked out (hopefully more attendance w/ lockout + pretty stacked team for the ahl, regardless a good experience to have), Niagara falls, hit up some bars, etc etc. Toronto's a big city w/ plenty to do. Montreal's a great party city that also has ridiculously good food, gotta get some poutine and smoked meat sammiches. QC has coo' buildings to look at. New York is, well, New York.

Vancouver is overrated and lame. East kicks it in the ass.

basically these

east coast is best coast

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #36
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Righto, Toronto (1 week) > Ottawa (2 days) > Montreal (4 days) > Quebec City (3 days) > NYC (5 days) - thoughts anyone?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #38
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Niagra Falls is a good idea too. I'm not sure how far away it is from Toronto, I've only gone there from Windsor or London, but I imagine its less than two hours. Niagra's a real tourist town, there's tons of stuff you could do in a day, since the city is small and most stuff is open late.

Here's a cool site:

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractio...ls_Ontario.html

..for tourist attractions. People write and rate them and they are ranked based on that. Really helpful if you're travelling to somewhere you've never been. Also gives you list of hotels, place to eat, and weather expectations.

If you're into birds, the sanctuary is beautiful. My gf's a biology major and might become a ornithologist, so we loved it. They have a safari on the outskirts which is really cool too if you're into animals, lots of walking tho, or you buy a pass for the cart that drives around the entire place. If you don't mind walking the nature trail is great. I personally liked hiking after sitting in a long car ride all day.

There's also the maiden of the mist, a boat you can take that goes right up to the falls (you will get soaked tho, so if you interested don't do it before you're planning to go somewhere else, or have plans to change after). Or the aero car, that travels from the Canadian side to American side slowly then back. Then there's the casino, and lots of good places to eat. Hard rock cafe's pretty cool if you're into that. There's clifton hill too, which is a pretty lame touristy part, but it has some alright stuff like the Ripleys Museum.

Toronto you shouldn't have much trouble finding cool shit to do. The main problem being its ****ing huge and you're gonna have to drive a lot. I recommend the same stuff as Thrash, although I dunno if real sports is gonna be the same without a Leafs game.. I personally love the Art Gallery and the Museum. CN Tower is a must too
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #39
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Thank you, I'm staying with family for a week and I think they're taking me to the Niagara Falls which will be interesting. The nature elements do sound pretty interesting to me, it'll be a nice break from all the city bustle
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Niagra Falls is a good idea too. I'm not sure how far away it is from Toronto, I've only gone there from Windsor or London, but I imagine its less than two hours. Niagra's a real tourist town, there's tons of stuff you could do in a day, since the city is small and most stuff is open late.

Here's a cool site:

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractio...ls_Ontario.html

..for tourist attractions. People write and rate them and they are ranked based on that. Really helpful if you're travelling to somewhere you've never been. Also gives you list of hotels, place to eat, and weather expectations.

If you're into birds, the sanctuary is beautiful. My gf's a biology major and might become a ornithologist, so we loved it. They have a safari on the outskirts which is really cool too if you're into animals, lots of walking tho, or you buy a pass for the cart that drives around the entire place. If you don't mind walking the nature trail is great. I personally liked hiking after sitting in a long car ride all day.

There's also the maiden of the mist, a boat you can take that goes right up to the falls (you will get soaked tho, so if you interested don't do it before you're planning to go somewhere else, or have plans to change after). Or the aero car, that travels from the Canadian side to American side slowly then back. Then there's the casino, and lots of good places to eat. Hard rock cafe's pretty cool if you're into that. There's clifton hill too, which is a pretty lame touristy part, but it has some alright stuff like the Ripleys Museum.

Toronto you shouldn't have much trouble finding cool shit to do. The main problem being its ****ing huge and you're gonna have to drive a lot. I recommend the same stuff as Thrash, although I dunno if real sports is gonna be the same without a Leafs game.. I personally love the Art Gallery and the Museum. CN Tower is a must too

Niagara Falls is less than two hours. Probably an hour and a half from downtown in? It's less than an hour from Burlington. Royal Botanical Gardens are good if you're going that route too I suppose. African Lion Safari would be cool but they kinda pussed it out after that dude got mauled by a Lion years ago. you could go to crawford lake or something if its in the fall too. its just a little thing with some iroquois longhouses, a pretty lake/forest and a few trails. its a nice vibe, bring a j and some snacks down and chill by the lake.
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