A large country in North America, located in the northern part of the continent between the United States, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by area, and has a population of about 34.6 million (2011).

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Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver - What is the border crossing like northbound?

I'm pondering using the Amtrack Cascades train to get from Seattle up to Vancouver. The ticket price seems pretty good, the views are supposed to be great, and it seems to be fairly quick too! When ...
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Re-enter USA from Canada with Visa Waiver Program

My wife and I are doing a North America trip this summer. We fly to NYC, stay a couple of days, then fly to Vancouver, spend two weeks in British Columbia and then back home (Germany). We thought ...
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Vancouver to Seattle by Ferry

I'm looking at heading to Seattle, well, a few times this year, and I'm wondering : is there a ferry from Vancouver to Seattle? I can't find any on bcferries or victoriaclipper, but may be missing. ...
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Prepaid SIM card with best data plan in Canada

I'm travelling to Canada. Does anyone know which prepaid SIM card has the best data plan? In term of data usage & 3G/4G coverage. I don't think I'm gonna need to call a lot so talk time/texting/...
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Is there an 'ideal' crossing between Michigan and Ontario?

I'm going to be driving through Michigan into Canada next week. My point of origin and destination are far enough to the West and East respectively that the net mileage difference between using the ...
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Car return / relocation services in Canada?

In New Zealand there are car return / relocation services like Transfercar which allow you to find one that a rental company wants moved from A to B, and you do it for them, often at very minimal cost ...
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Seeing polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba in spring?

Churchill, Manitoba is the "Polar Bear Capital of the World", being built in the middle of a polar bear migration route. Everything I've read tells me the best time to see the bears there is in ...
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Can you buy a longer ViaRail train ticket, but hop off with your stuff early?

So if you look at the deals for train tickets from Vancouver, there are about 3 trains a week heading east. They head through Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and onwards. Now, for example, the ...
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How can I use Global Entry lanes at Canadian airports if I don't have the physical Global Entry card?

When you are approved for Global Entry, U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and Mexican nationals are posted a Global Entry card. Everyone else only has an electronic record of their Global ...
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The first time in Canada: Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa? [closed]

I'm going to Canada for the first time in my life. I can choose between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. I want to see a place that is very typical for Canada and that also differs from the things I can ...
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One-way tickets into the US and Canada?

So I have a series of weird flights I can use to get to Bangkok from London with a stop in Vancouver, where it may actually be cheaper for me to fly to Vancouver, bus down to LA/San Fran, and then fly ...
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How much extra time should I reserve to enter the US from Canada with the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Bus as a European VWP citizen?

As a citizen of a VWP country (The Netherlands), I do not need ESTA to enter the USA by land: If you are a citizen of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), and you enter ...
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Suggestions Regarding Roadtrip from Milwaukee to Niagara Falls

Next summer (end of July 2012) I'll be attending a wedding in Milwaukee. My wife and I have never been to any of the states up around the Great Lakes and were wondering where our time would be best ...
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As a French citizen, how long can I travel through Canada?

I would like to visit Canada for a long time, as it is a large country and I have time. I am a French citizen and I could not find a Canadian authoritative source that states the maximum duration of ...
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Exchanging cold hard cash internationally for the best rate

So I've just sold the car I was using in New Zealand for six months. The buyer paid in cash. So now I have a substantial sum of cash in NZD. I will be in Canada next week starting my one-year visa. ...
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Are there alternatives to the ranger cabins in Algonquin Park?

Had stumbled upon the ranger cabins that Algonquin Park rents out during the season, but after doing some research, found that they're booked solid for the summer (and from what I'm told you have to ...
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Can I take a bicycle on the Windsor/Detroit truck ferry?

Neither the bridge nor the tunnel connecting Windsor (Ontario, Canada) to Detroit (Michigan, USA) allows bicycles. According to Google Maps, the nearest ferry is on the other side of Lake St. Clair. ...
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Is it safe to plug a power strip into a travel adapter plug?

I'm traveling from North America to Asia next month, I'm wondering if it is safe to hook up a power strip (with a surge protector) into a travel adapter plug, instead of buying several travel adapter ...
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Pick up full tank, return empty policy

I decided to rent a car for a future trip - in Canada if it can help answering. On my rental contract, I could see the company applies a "Pick up full, return empty" policy for the fuel tank. I am ...
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Flight/Train combo from Europe to Toronto/Vancouver

My parents are planning a vacation in Canada in the summer of 2012, they want to visit relatives in the Toronto area, and visit the west-coast (Vancouver). They are looking for a way to have a plane/...
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Driving Toronto To Vancouver through the states, places to stay/see

I am planning to drive from Toronto to Vancouver through the states (I have done this once through Canada) I was just wondering if anyone can recommend places to visit/stay/eat (plan on seeing mt....
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Am I allowed in the gas station shop without buying anything when waiting for my bus, in Canada?

In Canada (and probably other countries like the US), in some towns (usually too small to have a bus station), intercity buses stop at gas stations or convenience stores close to a highway. I was ...
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Is the Sudbury Slag Pour still a thing?

20+ years ago I saw the "slag pour" in Sudbury, Ontario. This is molten rock leftover from processing metal out of ore being just dumped down a hillside from special train cars. At night it's really ...
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Declare Trix for Canada?

I'm visiting some friends in Canada (I'm from the United States) and they told me that Trix is no longer sold there, and that I should bring them some for the sake of nostalgia. When looking up ...
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Is AirBNB legal and legit in Canada?

This answer mentions AirBNB technically being illegal in New York and that causing issues sometimes with unprompted withdrawal of rentals. Are they legal in Canada, and specifically Toronto?
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Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?

I'm travelling with my bicycle but not by train. I need a bike box. Most bike boxes available from bike shops are too small for my bicycle, but I'm told VIA Rail boxes are very large (large enough ...
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What public transport options exist between Calgary, Banff, and Jasper?

I and some friends hope to town hop in Alberta in a couple of weeks, and are wondering about our options. We are considering renting a car, but are also aware Greyhound services these towns. Are ...
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Leaving Canada - sole parent with child consent

I will soon be visiting Canada for the first time, as part of a multi-stop journey with my daughter. I bought a one-way ticket for the leg from Canada to Europe and the (Canadian) agent pointed out ...
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What is the northernmost location on the north american continent, reachable by four-wheel drive?

Since my original plan (Driving to Barrow, Alaska) seems impossible without turning the start of my world-trip into a major overland expedition, I'm trying to find out what the most northern location ...
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Shipping motorcycles from Russia to USA

A friend and I are thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the world (Long Way Round). I know the airport in Magadan is now closed. Does anyone know of an airline which would ship two motorbikes ...
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What is a Toronto Traffic Commission code 299 or 506?

I heard this on the TTC (Toronto's subway system) public address system: "506 Eglinton." What is this about? Any enlightened folks out there, who may have an answer?
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How can I find a one-way car rental from Alaska to Seattle (through Canada)?

I'm having a difficulty in finding one way car rentals from Alaska, which I can return in Seattle. Do all the main rental agencies restrict such one-way rentals, as they involve crossing through ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Is it easy to get prepaid SIMs in the US/Canada?

I'll be travelling in a family party to the east coast of the US and Canada and, as most people know, travelling in a party means you often need to keep in contact when seeing different things and ...
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How late are Canadian parks open in fall?

Travelling one week from Montreal to Toronto in the week before Halloween. I read there is a thing called "Indian summer" with wonderful colors through the country. But friends told me national parks ...
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I'm flying Netherlands → Canada → USA. Is ETA required for this trip?

Next month I will fly to New York with United Airlines operated by Air Canada, I have one stop in Toronto, do I need to pick up my luggage and check in again? This is one ticket. And do I need ETA ...
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Options for cooking own food while traveling to Canada?

I'm planning to travel to Canada on my own for about one month in British Columbia area, I'll be in Vancouver part of the time, and I'll want to see more of the area. I'm looking for options for ...
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Full-day stopover at Toronto between two international flights

I have booked round-trip tickets from Paris to Chicago, departing in a few weeks. The return leg, operated by Air Canada, includes a connection at Toronto (YYZ). The arrival from Chicago is scheduled ...
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Camping around Toronto, Ontario for the new year weekend

I live in Toronto by the lakeshore. I had a long yearning to spend new years eve by myself out in the middle of nowhere, under the stars, in a tent. Now I have 3 days off - 31st Dec, 1st Jan and 2nd ...
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Applying for a Canadian ETA after previous visits without one

When applying for a Canadian ETA, the form asks this question: Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada? I am a citizen of a visa-exempt country and have visited Canada before ...
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Does my 10-month-old child need a passport to cross the USA-Canada border?

Do I need a passport for my 10 month old to go to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls? Will his birth certificate be enough to get back into the US?
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Does my duty free allowance stack with other people in my car to Canada?

I am planning to purchase a road bike in the United States rather than in Canada, since the price is around $400 cheaper (thanks to the 63%+ import tax on bicycles). Right now duty-free is 200$/...
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Luggage storage in Sault Ste. Marie

I'm planning on stopping in to Sault Ste Marie on a bus trip. The Indian Trails (long distance) bus stop is an hour walk outside of the downtown on the Michigan side and there's a similar situation on ...
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In an all-way stop, how is the order of arriving at the intersection defined?

In North America, intersections are often implemented as All-way stops. Coming from Europe, I've found those difficult to navigate. In theory: After a full-stop has been made, vehicles usually ...
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Do US pre-paid GSM sim cards normally work in Canada?

For an upcoming trip, I'm going to spend about 10-15 days in the USA, followed by about another 10 days up in Canada. While over there, I expect I'll want to make and receive a few phone calls, send ...
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Visa requirements for working in Canada but not employed there

I am an Australian national living in the US on a green card and self employed with my own LLC company. My field of expertise is basically software for industrial and manufacturing processes. At the ...
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How to get to Resolute Bay from Toronto without going broke?

It seems that this is going to cost a fortune. Are there really no cheap flights from Toronto to Resolute Bay?
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for Canada?

I'm passing through Canada, on my way to somewhere else. I'm staying only a short time. Is there a website, or some other way of find out out if I need a visa?
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Is there such a thing as individual tourism with water plane?

Seeing many water plane regular lines operated near Vancouver I was wondering if there is a thing like touring with water planes. What I have in mind is renting a water plane with friends or family ...
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Nova Scotia - Getting there and moving around

I plan on visiting Nova Scotia next Spring, I am currently wondering how to get there and especially how to move around. I am starting in Montreal. By plane it's pretty expensive and then it's not ...