Canada Dos and Don'ts
Travel Tips for Dos and Donts in Canada
Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cape Sable Island. I great place to spend a day and explore the seaside. If your traveling through Nova Scotia and you are thinking of doing the drive from the Annapolis Valley through to Yarmouth and then to Shelburne and Liverpool, or vice versa, you should think about stopping by Cape Sable Island. This is a cute little fishing village where the people will invite you into their homes and ask you to stay for supper.
Cape Sable Island is just that, an island connected to the mainland by a causeway. It takes only a short time to drive the entire island so you have ample opportunity to get out and take photos or explore. Your going to be surrounded by short stumpy coniferous trees and salt sea air. The landscape is unique and always holds your attention.
If you want to meet some of the locals there are various little shops and stalls around where you can pick up folk art or native crafts. You may want to find someone you can understand and hold onto them for a translator as you drive further into the heart of town :) You might notice that the local English Accent is a little tricky to catch at first but in no time you'll notice yourself talk just like dem :)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Really nice city with lots of nightlife activities during summer (Festival Juste pour rire, Local Gay Pride, etc).
Corner of St-Catherine Street and St-Denis street is the place to be (really hot and fun).
People is really friendly and from all classes.
Visit Park Mont-Royal, Biodome, Jardin Botanique (if you like flowers), Stade Olympique has nothing special but a great view but a bit expensive...) and if you like attractions go to La Ronde (Ile Saint-Helene).
Finish at night by a dinner near the Vieux-Port (old Montréal) or by a hockey game at the Molson Center ;)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
If this isn't the coldest place on earth in wintertime then I don't want to go anywhere colder! Minus 27 degrees Celsius with windchill! But I had a good time. Can't tell you about accommodation as I stayed with friends of friends. But public transport is good. The centre for the local first nations tribes was a great place to visit. I had a meeting with a representative and swapped some similarities and differences between the native people and Maori. I went to a high school ice hockey game with the family I stayed with. Wicked!!! Smashing into the perspex and so fast. If I couldn't watch rugby or league, this would be the game to watch! Good shopping and lots of history. Very good museum to visit. I would like to go back in the summer to compare.
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
The Puddle as it is commonly called by the locals, is a small central town in BC. Home of Rick Hansen and also the unofficial Pot Capital of BC, also is a place where beautiful log homes are produeced. The Overlander, known to most as the OV is the place to go for drinks and 2-steppin'. Beware of the traffic, espeacially along the south entrance highway, there are a many vehicles trying to cross the highway in hopes to grabbing a burger at McDonalds across the way. There have been numerous accidents at this "intersection" me being in one of them. 2 days before my wedding, I T-Boned a pick-up who was trying to do the aformentioned. He of course was completely at fault and the damage to my 7 month old SUV totaled to over $26,000. Luckily my only perosnal damage was seat rash on the shoudler and collarbone! So beware of the "crazy" young people drving theirs parents vehilces like they themselves owned them!
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Sarnia is a small city on the border to the USA. Most people will pass through here without knowing if driving through Michigan. Being a small city, there isn't too much to see except for the smoke stacks at night as they emit a nice orange glow. There are a few golfing destinations here as well though, and a couple nice local restaurants. For outdoors people, the Pinery Provincial Park is one of the most popular camping destinations.