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rich
post Oct 16 2006, 12:25 PM
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Hi,

I'm going to Japan in February, but next on my list of places to visit after that is Canada, and I'll probably get a Working Holiday Visa and arrive late 2007/early 2008. But it's a bloody big place and admittedly I've not done any research whatsoever, but where do backpackers usually start? What's a typical route? My main backpacking experience so far has been a year in NZ, and it's very easy to know where to go there and of course it's possible to see most of the country...Canada's so big that it daunts me to be honest!

Any tips? Is Canada a good place for backpacking?

Apologies for the random, spur of the moment post! wacko.gif

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post Oct 16 2006, 04:01 PM
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Canada's great for backpacking!

But be warned, it's kindof expensive. If you're travelling during the summer, you can save a lot by camping. In the winter, I recommend couchsurfing as much as possible! that way you can go to some smaller towns that might not have hostels.

If you're pressed for time, I'd fly to Vancouver, travel around BC etc, then head inland to Alberta - great province. Then I'd fly to Ontario and chill out there for a bit...see Ottawa and Toronto, and of course NIagara falls and many other things, then I'd fly to Halifax and travel through the Maritimes and Newfoundland.

I'll get more detailed if you'd like, but I'll give others a chance to post their thoughts here first.


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post Oct 16 2006, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(Jessica_CDN @ Oct 16 2006, 05:01 PM) *

Canada's great for backpacking!

But be warned, it's kindof expensive. If you're travelling during the summer, you can save a lot by camping. In the winter, I recommend couchsurfing as much as possible! that way you can go to some smaller towns that might not have hostels.

If you're pressed for time, I'd fly to Vancouver, travel around BC etc, then head inland to Alberta - great province. Then I'd fly to Ontario and chill out there for a bit...see Ottawa and Toronto, and of course NIagara falls and many other things, then I'd fly to Halifax and travel through the Maritimes and Newfoundland.

I'll get more detailed if you'd like, but I'll give others a chance to post their thoughts here first.

Jess, you got it bang on! The best of everything! This is a great route! And if you're not pressed for time, you can do the same route and slow down alittle.


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post Oct 19 2006, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for the replies! speak_cool.gif

I'll be back for more info some time next year............

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