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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 20, 2017
glass bridge  (7 Answers)

I remember seeing that there is a glass bridge in either Jasper or Banif, but I can't recall the details. I had not paid much attention as I did not intend on going that way any time soon, but now I will be going to both this summer and am wondering where it is. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 02, 2017
Visa Question  (6 Answers)

I will be flying from Vancouver to Vietnam, but my flight has two stop in China, 1 in Shanghai airport and connect flight to Kunming airport before fly out to Vietnam. My lay over time in China between the two airport are 9 hours total. Do I need a transit visa in China? and after I arrive in Shanghai airport, where do I go.. to my connecting flight or to the immigration custom? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 29, 2016
Icefields Parkway in winter  (2 Answers)

Is there any public transport between Banff/Lake Louise and Jasper in the winter months?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 23, 2016
One week time in British Columbia. Suggestions ?  (6 Answers)

We are looking to spend one weeks time in British Columbia area, which is next week. Considering weather and roads, we believe Victoria, Tofino or may be Vancouver should be ok. We are coming from Portland.
We are not into shopping, snow sports or food, but more keen to see natural sceneries. Though Tofino and Victoria have been discussed a lot on forums, I am not able to find, when question comes, what should see in Victoria in 3 days and what should I see in Tofino in 3 days.
Can somebody help us with this ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 03, 2016
Is it allowed to skinny dip in any provinces of Canada?  (9 Answers)

Hi, I and my sweetheart are on a vacation to Canada. We are staying in Toronto, with our hometown friends who are here for higher studies. I asked them if they knew if it's okay to swim undressed in pools or lakes. They don't know about it. My girlfriend wants to take a nude dip in the cold water with me and is it okay to do that in Canada? My friend knows a place which is secluded, so, hopefully, nobody would see us. LOL

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 13, 2016
Picking a large Canadian city to move to. Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton?  (11 Answers)

Hey guys, so I'm considering moving to the big city for school to experience it. I live close to Calgary, about 4 hours away so that's what it's looking like. But at the same time I want to go either further west or further east to experience a different part of Canada.

To be honest, I've heard realllly bad things about Toronto from the family that I do have who've lived there. They say there's way too many people, the people there are very rude, it's dirty, it's just all around a crappy place to live. I want to be in a big city, and if I am going down east it's most likely going to be to Toronto. Online it looks good, it's multicultural, it has lots to do, etc. Which is what I want. But from the people I know who actually have experience living there, they hated it.

Vancouver is not even really in the question either. It's simply way too expensive for me. As a student, I can't afford on a part time job to pay $1000 a month minimum just on rent. That's crazy to me, and unrealistic. But I do have family there who love it. (Extremely wealthy family so they actually are able to be there comfortably.) Everybody seems to love it there, though.

I'm from Alberta and have been to Calgary tons because 99% of my family live there and I really like it there. It's big, the people are nice, and it's a little more affordable than Toronto/Vancouver. The only reason I'm hesitant to move there is because I've already been there soooo many times before. I want to go somewhere new and experience different things.

Don't know anything about Edmonton. I've heard it's just like Calgary but colder.

Any ideas? Thanks guys.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 02, 2016
Are T-Shirt Sizes the same in USA and Canada?  (12 Answers)

I am visiting a friend who lives in Canada and wears a Medium T-Shirt. My friend wants me to buy a t-shirt from the USA and bring it with me when I visit this month. My question is, Would a Medium USA T-Shirt be the same size as a Canadian Medium T-Shirt or do I need to get a different size?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 14, 2016
Europe and Eurasia  (5 Answers)

Hello, I have already booked tickets to Europe and Moscow for this winter. We will be flying from Vancouver, Canada to London and from there traveling around Europe and Eurasia. Our trip is from the 16th of December till the 3rd of January. Myself (an 18y/o French/English Canadian female) and my boyfriend (a 21y/o Japanese male) will be starting our trip in England. We will be in England from the 16th of December to the 18th when we will fly to Vienna and stay there till the 20th. We will take the train from Vienna to Budapest where we will meet up with my boyfriends family and stay with them till the 23rd. We are then going with his mother and sister to Rome where we will stay until 27th. We will then go to his Russia where his mother and sister reside. We will stay in Moscow until the 31st when my boyfriend and I will take an early flight to London where we will stay until the 3rd. The schedule is really tight so we were trying to narrow down what we should see. What are a few places that could be considered "must see" places? Are there any specific places that you would recommend for that time? We have a fairly broad range for interests so we normally enjoy most things. We enjoy different cultures, arts, museums, movies, sightseeing spots, historical spots, food, outdoor activities etc.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 22, 2016
Camping near Port aux Choix?  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of any campgrounds near Port aux Choix, NL?
Thx much...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 13, 2016
Maple syrup  (5 Answers)

Hi all, what is the best brand name for maple syrup in canada? Im traveling to toronto, quebec and ottawa. Which place is good to buy maple syrup? Thanks in advance...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 10, 2016
Weather in canada  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone im traveling on sept 16 and visiting these places toronto, quebec, montreal and ottawa can you advise what clothes i need to bring? What is the weather now in canada is it cold or still warm?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 12, 2016
pr card photos resend request  (1 Answer)

I landed in Canada as permanent resident on 31st May,2016.The permanent resident cards are supposed to be received within 2 months time span.But then we received a letter from department, requesting photos for pr again.Is this normal for photos to be resent?And in how many days we can receive our pr cards?Pl.members help me out with your expert opinion.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 21, 2016
Best Tourist Spots  (6 Answers)

Hi...Friends i am Harry and am new at Canada. I don't know much about Canada so can you tell me which Tourist spot i must visit at once.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 16, 2016
freedom travel in the rockies  (4 Answers)

hi there
Just asking for input about how my research is going for a trip in the Rockies

i have seen that greyhound buses can take me from place to place(thanks virtual tourist Liecs),,,ie calgary, banff and (via kamloops) jasper. I am still trying to confirm if Bewleys can take me Banff to jasper by a quicker route. I have seen that public transport (ie Roam)will take me to banff gondala and a shuttle can take me to jasper sky tram. i have researched that i can get a tour from banff and jasper to go to the columbia ice field. i have seen that the Icefield is closer to jasper (from Jasper 105km.) than banff(Distance from Banff 195km)
I would like to probably schedule in another tour at jasper, maybe lake moraine(everyone raves about it!) Looking at leaving Jasper by VIA train.
My husband and i dont mind walking, but are not really hikers.
Am i missing anything in my research? My main aim is to soak up the sights of the beautiful mountains and be awed by their majesty...the photos are just surreal...If anyone is familiar with the Remakables in Queenstown. the rocky mountains look every bit as good.
I have read that often Lake Louise is iced over til mid June and we are keen to see Lake Louise beautiful colour in real life so it looks like we will be looking to come late June-August 2017.

I have read that it will be free to visit the national parks in canada in 2017. That sounds like good news to me!
any thoughts appreciated thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 15, 2016
public transport from calgary to banff and jasper  (6 Answers)

Hi I am wanting to visit the rockies. i cannot figure out what public transport there is from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. I dont want to drive (everything is on the wrong side of the road for me). Can any one help? i thought i would fly to Calgary look over the rockies, do some local tours and then catch the train to Vancover..probably the Via (the rocky mountaineer is very expensive). Thanks very much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 11, 2016
Fall Foliage in Eastern canada  (6 Answers)

if i had to choose one place , which one should i choose to witness the best fall foliage this year in eastern canada.....around Montreal or / new brunswick or,/ prince edward island /or cape breton in nova scotia..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 18, 2016
Are bears an issue?  (11 Answers)

Me and some friends are going camping in Canada for a few days. Should we be afraid of bears? We are inexperienced campers, and all answers/tips are welcome.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 17, 2016
eTA application problem?  (15 Answers)

Hi everyone!

I am travelling to Canada in the beginning of August and I am worried that I (MIGHT) have put myself in a problematic situation.

About a week ago I applied for an eTA and I recieved an email a few minutes later saying I was approved. HOWEVER, when I tried to use the "eTA check status tool" it kept saying "No matches found using the criteria provided". I waited a few more days and it kept repeating the same message, which made me assume the application hadn't gone through due to a technical error. I decided to apply for a new eTA, which was, as the previous one, approved right away and I found it in the "eTA check status tool" saying it was closed and approved (problem solved!!! I thought?).
Now when I look up my previous eTA application in the "eTA check status tool" I can find it in the system. But the problem is that it says that my application is closed and that I no longer meet the requirements to enter Canada and that I should not enter.

I have a few questions, and I would be glad if you could answer them.

1. Was the message on the "eTA check status tool" regarding my previous application an automatic response as a result of a new application I submitted?

2. Are the CBSA and/or the air line staff able to see my history of eTA's, or do they only see my latest one?

3. My latest eTA is valid and approved so should this be a problem?

Please, I have spent a fortune on this trip and I am grateful for all answers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2016
Rail/Drive Canadain Rockies in September, 2016  (7 Answers)

Two young senior couples thinking of train from Seattle/or Vancouver to Jasper and then driving to Calgary to stop and see the Rockies over about 8-9 days. Would prefer not to sleep on the train so plan to hotel in Kamloops. Does this sound reasonable? Is the driving from Jasper to Calgary easy or should we take a bus tour? Thoughts, please! and Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2016
Estevan to Val marie travel route

We will be traveling in sk and wondering what is berween estevan and val marie

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2016
Do I need to book?  (1 Answer)

Hi all, I'm going to be travelling around British Colombia for three weeks in early July in a campervan. I'm just wondering if it is going to be necessary to book campsites before we arrive, as we won't be needing an electric hook - up just a site to park on?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2016
Good Places in Canada?!!!  (9 Answers)

I'm visiting Canada this summer. Do you guys know which are the best places in Canada to see. I am looking for unique places that are not listed in Wiki.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 30, 2016
Camping in Newfoundland and Labrador  (4 Answers)

Hi all,

I will be camping in NF and Lab. For a few weeks Mid August through early Sept.

Does anyone know if there are places where my tent stakes will go in smoothly, or are sites pretty rocky.

Any suggestions for camping in the most scenic of areas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 28, 2016
Route from Toronto to North Newfondland  (17 Answers)

Hi all,

I have been trying to find a good route from Toronto up to Terra Nova and Gros Morne in Newfoundland. I want to start in the north of Newfoundland and then work my way down south.

Can you give input into what routes to head up north directly, and where ferry can be caught from there?

Also, any recommendations on points along the way, I plan to take 3 days to drive there most likely, so would need to find a hotel for 1st night and 2nd night.

Thanks greatly for any help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 25, 2016
Are campgrounds seasonal?  (4 Answers)

Hi folks,

I plan to camp throughout eastern Canada, starting in Newfoundland, then heading to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and such, from August through early November. I know the weather will not be good.

Will there be campgrounds still open during this period? Do national or regional stay open?

Thanks for the help...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 08, 2016
Happy valley goose bay  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'm searching for a campground in happy valley goose bay or near. The only one a found seem to be close. Name of the place : Goose river lodge. Do you guy know another campground?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 13, 2016
Canada in April  (6 Answers)

I will be traveling to Canada for 2 weeks from 8-23 April/16. I know it is not the best month to visit Canada, but the air ticket from Brazil to Toronto was a real bargain. hehe
My wife and I like more the historical and natural tourism. Initially we thought about going to Calgary-Jasper-Lake Louise, but I think it will be winter in the Rockies, and a terrible time to visit there, right?
So, my itinerary now is:
Toronto - 2 days
Quebec - 3 days
Montreal - 3 days
Moncton - 3 days
PEI - 1 day
Halifax 2 days

What do you think? Any suggestions? Is Halifax, PEI and Moncton a good pick for this period or the attractions are still close?

Thank you very much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 09, 2016
British Columbia  (5 Answers)

Wanting to visit BC, thinking about May/June. Hate crowds so wondering if there is a "tourist season" to avoid.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 01, 2016
Trip to Canada  (3 Answers)

Hi we are flying into Calgary then to Banff, Lake Louise & 2 nights on the Rocky Mountaineer finishing at Vancouver. We have just over a week left & we don't know where to go next. I would like to go over to Vancouver Island & maybe Torfino . We will be touring by car, any ideas please?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 30, 2016
3 days visit to Quebec City from Toronto  (3 Answers)


My hubby & myself along with our 1.4 year old & 4 year old kids are planning on taking a 3 days - 2 nights trip from Toronto to Quebec City in the first week of September & needed some suggestions on where we can stay in Quebec City & if there are any sightseeing that we can do which is child-friendly.

Also, we have been told not to give Montreal a miss, however, with the short duration of time we have, am not sure we can visit Montreal..

We are planning on driving to Quebec & back to Toronto..anybody know of any decently priced car rental service that also gives us a booster & infant car seat for rent?

Would really appreciate your suggestions...Thank u

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