QUOTE(starlagurl @ Sep 25 2009, 10:37 AM)
Hey Sous! Welcome to the TravelPod forums.
You will have an AWESOME time in Canada. Have you picked the cities you want to visit?
I'd say peruse some of the Canada forums to help you decide.
My favourite cities are Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Ottawa, in that order.
I live in Ottawa, so if you're making your way here, definitely come and surf my couch, bubba!
As for getting around, the cheapest (aside from hitching) is rideshare, you can use craigslist or kijiji to find really cheap rideshare as long as your schedule is flexible and you don't mind being friendly and entertaining during the long drives in the country.
After that, check out the Greyhound passes, pay one price and travel for 3 months or whatever the deal is that suits you best.
Next cheapest is Via Rail, I think they sell passes too, but I could be wrong.
Then, of course you can fly. There are only two airlines that service Canada, WestJet and Air Canada. There are a bunch of smaller ones that go into the smaller airports and way up north, but aside from that, these are the only two major airlines, so price comparisons are easy if you plan on going that way. (I wouldn't advise it, you'll miss all the beautiful scenery!)
wow thank you never knew nothing about that was looking on kijiji and alot of people offering !!can you tell me how does it take from toronto to vancouver (by car) asi really wanna see vancouver and really want to see the rockies ?
i was looking at your profile and my god youve been around and couldnt help notice you been uk and all over europe but never to ireland why it is beautiful and if you ever wanna come im sure i could find you a room to say or a couch lol,i have to go but will defo be bk on to talk soon thanks for the info !