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Canada 2019 planning

Perth, Australia
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Canada 2019 planning

Hi

We are in the very early stages of planning a 5 week trip to Canada in June/July 2019.

We will be spending the first week in Windsor, for our sons wedding, but will be wanting to see as much as we can in the last four weeks.

Considering hiring a car, as we have driven in Madeira Portugal (so have experience driving on the opposite side of the road to Australia)

We we thinking of flying into Toronto or Detroit but leaving through Vancouver.

Friends that have been to Canada have recommended the British Columbia / Vancouver areas as a base.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.

Jen5959

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Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Canada 2019 planning

4 weeks is a good amount of time for what you are thinking of doing, but not for using Vancouver as a base for it all.

You could spend 9 nights in the Toronto (4N), Niagara Falls (1N), Kingston/Gananoque (1N), Ottawa (2-3N) region.

(You could spend 7 nights in the Montréal (4N), Québec City (3N) region.)

It would then be best to fly from Toronto to Calgary, which is 2 time zones away and a 4.5 hour flight. From Calgary, you could rent a one way car from Canadian Affair, a UK company, for 14 nights: 7 nights in the Rockies, 2-3 nights driving across the province of BC, and 4 nights in Vancouver.

That comes to 30 nights. You will have 27 nights (flying out on day 28) so you could work with that basic outline to come up with the number of nights you need.

This Canada forum is probably not the best for your question. This thread will work its way through in a natural way and then you can start new more focussed questions in the appropriate destination forum, perhaps the Toronto and British Columbia forums. If Québec province interests you, that would be suitable for questions for that region. Make sure you briefly outline your full plan, then request advice for the Québec section (for example.) The regulars work well when we can see the full picture. Canada is very large, but there may be places where you are spending too long or not long enough so briefly give us the gen.

Penticton, Canada
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2. Re: Canada 2019 planning

hi

basic concept - with 4 weeks the country is way too big for one base. The jewel of the west is the Canadian Rockies which is then often done as a Calgary- Rockies - across BC - Vancouver Island and finish in Vancouver often accomplished in 3 weeks so with 4 weeks you get to spend more time if the better stops.

you can read a lot of trip reports for that area of the world on the Canadian Rockies forum and British Columbia forum. to see Trip reports best to use the web version on TA as the app does not have that info https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowForum-g659487…

and https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowForum-g154922…

this Canada forum is not viewed by all TA volunteers.

Gaspesie Region...
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3. Re: Canada 2019 planning

Vancouver is about 3000 km from Windsor. That's like going to Brisbane and using Perth as a base.

It makes a lot more sense to explore the east coast from Windsor. Head up into Quebec, the Gaspé, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Louisbourg, Annapolis.

Penticton, Canada
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4. Re: Canada 2019 planning

LeeJay missed the part that you would fly to the West Coast after the wedding )-:

Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: Canada 2019 planning

Jen ~

Is that a quoll in your avatar? It seems too big with too long a tail, but you never know.

Perth, Australia
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6. Re: Canada 2019 planning

Thank you everyone

I have a lot of planning and research ahead!

The animal in the avatar is a Squirrel, taken in Bali.

Regards Jen5959

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