I think I'll be either heading over to Montreal or Toronto, and staying with some relatives, however I'd imagine it'd be at least one more year before I actually make the trip. I can safely say I'm really looking forward to it.
I've heard that the winters in Canada and the US in particular, can get quite hectic. Our winters aren't really that bad, but our summers can be quite a scorcher.
The talk of holidays reminds me of my 'holiday dilemma', which resulted in the friends and relatives, that came along, vowing never enter a car again, after six hours on the road. Once we got to the hotel (And I must admit, it was crawling with filth -- nothing like the image on the website), we were told they had a double booking and that we'd have to head back home
.. Apparently their computer system crashed and they lost their data, even though they somehow confirmed our booking one or two weeks before we left(serves me right for not re-confirming the day before, I guess). We were extremely fortunate to find another hotel, which opened it's doors two weeks before we arrived. Needless to say, the facilities were brand new (swimming pool, pool table, barbeque area, brand new furniture etc..) and we ended up saving about $1500. You can only imagine the feeling of relief I experienced that day.
Originally Posted by pmhoran
I am biased, obviously, but yes, Canada could be considered quite stunning in its scenery .. and its multi-culturalism. Each "area" of the country has its own unique qualities. I have been fortunate enough to have travelled to & through every province and territory ... and I have to admit ... at no time did I find any of it "boring". I even enjoyed travelling through the prairies which everyone had said was miles and miles of the same thing. I guess they just did not look hard enough
Where in Canada are you going to be holidaying in?
P.S. I have a friend from Canberra who decided to do a "driving tour" of the USA with a quick stop up here to see me for a couple days. He "did up" the New England states ... drove here for the couple days ... went back into the USA and got out to Yellowstone and instead of going south as planned, he decided to head back into Canada for the rest of his vacation crisscrossing the country twice ... coast to coast. His reason ... he really liked the USA ... but he loved Canada
He only headed south again when he had to catch his flight in LA to go home again
I don't think if he had experienced our winters he would have made the same choices hahahaha.