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BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 03:08 AM
I'm planning to go to Canada in September and stay for about 8 or 9 months. Could any tell some stuff i got to know before going there? Like I've got to choose to go Toronto or Vancouver, what's the best city of those 2? What's the weather like between September and June? How old do you have to be so you can buy beer?

I hope some Canadian people could tell me more about their country.

Dr.Faustus
04-11-2005, 03:56 AM
Where's Tired Of You when you need her eh? (she's probably sleeping)

RXP
04-11-2005, 04:08 AM
There are mounties in Canada.

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 06:30 AM
There are mounties in Canada.

really? :rolleyes: ;)

Dr.Faustus
04-11-2005, 07:25 AM
Nah, he was joking. :eek:

HornyPope
04-11-2005, 08:25 AM
Avoid Toronto.

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 08:28 AM
Avoid Toronto.

why? is it that bad? :confused:

Gordie
04-11-2005, 08:33 AM
hey guy.. im from canada..

don't go to Toronto, its really not that great of a town(very polluted and such).. vancouvers a really nice city.. and theres alot to see, and if you go there make sure to check out stanley park, its beautiful..

Gordie
04-11-2005, 08:36 AM
also in addition to that post...

if your gonna go in june.. its really nice, for the most part, altho its down at the coast, so it might rain, but id definatley go there in June and not september..

Beer, you have to be 19.. and porn is 18(if your interested)..

if you get a chance while your in Vancouver, take a trip to the Okanagan(Penticton, Kelowna) area, because in the summer, it is one of the nicest places on earth.. its about a 5 hour drive, but its worth it

HornyPope
04-11-2005, 08:39 AM
Yes, it's like they placed a number of average to huge malls anywhere within the city and then united them by very poorly maintained road, and filled the remaining space with residential and commercial buildings, and to add insult to injury, made it stink. The city has no class what so ever. It's almost like an American city, only with better public transit.

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 08:48 AM
What language do the people in Vancouver speak? French or English... my French sucks :rolleyes:

HornyPope
04-11-2005, 08:52 AM
Anything out of Quebec (with a somewhat noticable french minority in northern ontario) is completly English.

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 09:07 AM
Okay, I guess I'll be going to Vancouver in that case... Dammit, I'm really looking forward going there but since I have to work this summerholiday it'll be a pretty long time before I'm leaving this shitty town, at least not until September :( Oh maybe someone could tell me this... Is Canada an expensive country, like is it expensive to do your grocerys, are there cheap places to stay (hostels, or rooms for rent)? And is it hard to get a job there?

live_fast_gurl
04-11-2005, 09:12 AM
I'm planning to go to Canada in September and stay for about 8 or 9 months. Could any tell some stuff i got to know before going there? Like I've got to choose to go Toronto or Vancouver, what's the best city of those 2? What's the weather like between September and June? How old do you have to be so you can buy beer?

I hope some Canadian people could tell me more about their country.
i live in vancouver
thats all really
here , we have killer whales :rolleyes:

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 09:14 AM
here , we have killer whales :rolleyes:

Got to see them ;)

But since you live there... Is it a nice city to live?

live_fast_gurl
04-11-2005, 09:15 AM
Got to see them ;)

But since you live there... Is it a nice city to live?
yeah , at least the part i live in is

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 09:17 AM
is it a big city?

live_fast_gurl
04-11-2005, 09:19 AM
is it a big city?
hmmph slightly above average :confused: ;)

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 09:22 AM
ah well, guess i've got to get me some books about Vancouver/Canada before I leave to get to know more about the city/country.

live_fast_gurl
04-11-2005, 09:23 AM
ah well, guess i've got to get me some books about Vancouver/Canada before I leave to get to know more about the city/country.
maybe you would be better off going to a ski resort :D

Betty
04-11-2005, 09:27 AM
Apparently there is quite the French speaking community in Alberta as well.

In Alberta or Quebec you can buy alcohol at 18.

I honestly don't know what to say about the cities besides that it depends what you're looking for. Some people absolutely love Toronto. Some love Vancouver. So basically, you should definitely do more research before making a decision.

Either way, I'd imagine that in the actual cities you will experience more of a "big city" thing than a "wild wilderness" thing that Canada has to offer. Although Vancouver is closer to the the ocean/the rockies/etc.

live_fast_gurl
04-11-2005, 09:29 AM
Apparently there is quite the French speaking community in Alberta as well.

In Alberta or Quebec you can buy alcohol at 18.

I honestly don't know what to say about the cities besides that it depends what you're looking for. Some people absolutely love Toronto. Some love Vancouver. So basically, you should definitely do more research before making a decision.

Either way, I'd imagine that in the actual cities you will experience more of a "big city" thing than a "wild wilderness" thing that Canada has to offer. Although Vancouver is closer to the the ocean/the rockies/etc.
yeah..................:D

BuddyHolly
04-11-2005, 11:45 AM
maybe you would be better off going to a ski resort :D

as long as i can get work there it's alright with me ;) :D

DirtyMagical
04-11-2005, 12:22 PM
Well, I'm from Canada...
I personally really love this country, and it feels as if many Canadians don't apreciate Canada enough. < okay that was random, but needed to be said.

I'd say go to Toronto.
From what I've heard we've got more shows here("underground punk/rock/metal/ska shows that is).
The rave scene is pretty fucking awesome.
Pot is almost legal. Drugs are pretty easy to acquire.
Weather is somewhat unpredictable, but it doesn't get too bad.
Overall people are really fucking friendly and stuff...
Smoking is banned inside most bars though... But quite a few have smoking rooms.
There are a few pot cafes.
Things are not expensive compared to US.
The lakeshore is useful to get drunk near, since in some places its deserted.
There is Wonderland, Ontario Place, Exsibition... and so on..
To buy alchohol you need to be 19. Although people are rarely ID'd.
Using another person's ID works perfectly fine, even if you don't look like them.
Smaller liquior stores, and tobacco shops tend to forget to ID at all.
Most shows/raves that are held in bars, have both "all ages" and 19+ areas.


oKay that's all I could think of at the moment... I'll add more later.
hope i helped.=))

DirtyMagical
04-11-2005, 12:27 PM
What the fuck? Vancouver is cleaner than Toronto, but it's all asian people...
And do you really think a person wants to be looking at a park for the entire trip... A bunch of my friends moved to Vancouver from TO a while ago, hoping for a more "fun" experience, and now they are all severely dissapointed.

I love Vancouver and all, but it's more of a snowboarding resort/family vacation kind of a destination.

HornyPope
04-11-2005, 12:37 PM
Katelyn, your idea of a "good city" rests in what it has to offer in terms of cigarettes, bars, booze and party? That's a cheap list of priorities. If you looking for that, you've but to head off to some beach resort.

But if you're looking to discover Canada, I say Montreal is far and ahead the best city in terms of culture, promenades, night life, memorable experiences, places to visit etc... I'm reluctant to waste my time to provide you any further informaiton, BuddyHoly, because you come out as a kid who is dragged along with parents and without any ability for decision anyways, and for all my counseling, you wouldn't be able to visit whereupon I recommend. You don't even realize that Vancouver is on the opposite end of Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Montreal). You can't visit the three destinations at the same time.

foxy
04-11-2005, 12:41 PM
In Alberta or Quebec you can buy alcohol at 18.

18 :eek: :eek: :eek: i can buy it now and im 15

DirtyMagical
04-11-2005, 12:45 PM
Katelyn, your idea of a "good city" rests in what it has to offer in terms of cigarettes, bars, booze and party? That's a cheap list of priorities. If you looking for that, you've but to head off to some beach resort.



Hey, dude! There is nothing wrong, with booze/partying and smoking.
And do you honestly think that a "kid who's being dragged along for a family vacation" wants to "discover the culture" ? I'm not saying it's impossible. I'm just saying that when people go for vacation, they go to have some mindless fun being stupid. And there is nothing wrong with that.

And you still haven't pointed out, whats so horrible about Toronto. Except for the fact that there is booze and cigarettes which are sooooo out of style nowadays.

foxy
04-11-2005, 12:48 PM
you gott see this canada man kicking te hell out of this yank
death to america (http://legion.gibbering.net/misterx/troutwar.php?s=foxy809&magic_param)

HornyPope
04-11-2005, 12:50 PM
No, there is nothing wrong with 'partying', but why bother going anywhere if all you care about is timeless intoxication?

I pointed out some of Toronto's many faults in the the following paragraph, re-posted for emphasis.


it's like they placed a number of average to huge malls anywhere within the city and then united them by very poorly maintained road, and filled the remaining space with residential and commercial buildings, and to add insult to injury, made it stink. The city has no class what so ever. It's almost like an American city, only with better public transit.

JohnnyNemesis
04-11-2005, 12:54 PM
you gott see this canada man kicking te hell out of this yank
death to america (http://legion.gibbering.net/misterx/troutwar.php?s=foxy809&magic_param)

You need to stop existing already.

DirtyMagical
04-11-2005, 01:01 PM
I don't see your point. I don't go shopping often so the malls are practicly non existant to me... and I don't drive so the roads condition is irrelevant.
But come on face it, people go for vacation to party.

Also, Canada isn't exactly a classy country in general, if you want class you go to Europe.

Tired_Of_You
04-11-2005, 01:02 PM
I didn't read all the replies, so sorry if I write something someone already wrote.

If I was at your place, I'd go in Vancouver. The language in Vancouver is English. I can't really tell you how's the weather in Vancouver, but I know it's not as cold as in Toronto andI think there's less snow. I think you have to be 19 in Vancouver to buy alcohol. (in Quebec it's 18, yeah =))

Since I don't live in Toronto or Vancouver, I don't really know what to tell you.


Where's Tired Of You when you need her eh? (she's probably sleeping)
How come you know I live in Canada and that I'm a girl? It's not written in my profile and we never talked (I think?). And yes, I was sleeping, haha.

DirtyMagical
04-11-2005, 01:04 PM
Vancouver is rainy.

Betty
04-11-2005, 01:47 PM
Case in point: DirtyMagic LOVES Toronto.

However, I would tend to be suspicious since the people who profess to love these cities live there themselves and I do not believe have lived in the other cities? (Could be wrong!) This is with exception HP and TOY of course, who think you should go to Montreal cause they live there.

Tired_Of_You
04-11-2005, 02:24 PM
I didn't say he should go in Montreal...but now I say it, he should ;P



Vancouver is rainy.
Yeah, but at least there are no -40C there.

live_fast_gurl
04-11-2005, 02:36 PM
I love Vancouver and all, but it's more of a snowboarding resort/family vacation kind of a destination.thats true

Camilamazed
04-11-2005, 02:52 PM
Hey BD, would you mind taking me with you??????

And Anya, Of course or she would kill me hahahaha :D

Offspring_01
04-11-2005, 03:35 PM
If I were you, I would have chosen Ottawa over Toronto. Ottawa is much nicer than any other city in Canada that I have been too (I have been to many cities). It's very clean, easy to get around, tons to see. You can also get to many other larger cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Quebec city, etc. Whereas Vancouver is way the hell on the other side of Canada. Its about a 4 hour drive to Toronto from Ottawa, and a 1 and a half hour drive to Montreal. Ontario has tons to see as well, such as the great lakes, it has lots of cities, small and big, and the nature is amazing. My point is, if your going to stay in Ontario, ditch Toronto and stay in Ottawa. You can always drive to Toronto and stay a couple days. But if you want to stay out west, then Vancouver is definetly the city. Its main attraction is skiing/snowboarding in the rockies.

One more thing, if you want to travel stay in Ontario. You have better access to many other places, one of them being the Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland) they are a must see. Quebec is also very nice, and Ontario like I already described. Research it a bit more before you make a final decision. Anyway, i'll shut up now.

DirtyMagical
04-12-2005, 05:13 AM
Case in point: DirtyMagic LOVES Toronto.

However, I would tend to be suspicious since the people who profess to love these cities live there themselves and I do not believe have lived in the other cities? (Could be wrong!) This is with exception HP and TOY of course, who think you should go to Montreal cause they live there.


y0!
I can honestly say, that when I first moved to Toronto from Moscow I couldn't stand it here... But after a bit of um... "exploring" it turned out to be a great destination. And yes, I have been to other places besides Toronto, so there is no need to be suspicious.)

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 08:31 AM
BuddyHoly, because you come out as a kid who is dragged along with parents and without any ability for decision anyways, and for all my counseling, you wouldn't be able to visit whereupon I recommend. You don't even realize that Vancouver is on the opposite end of Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Montreal). You can't visit the three destinations at the same time.

Well, i'm going all by myself so... And I'll be 20 years old by then so i guess i'll be pretty okay at making my own decisions by then ;) I might visit a couple of city's (if i can get any work in one of those citys i'll move to that city).

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 08:35 AM
Hey BD, would you mind taking me with you??????

And Anya, Of course or she would kill me hahahaha :D

sure you can come with me, both of you ;)

i guess i'll stay in both citys i guess since everbody's got a different opinion about the citys i've got to try it both :rolleyes:

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 11:58 AM
New question: How old do you have to be, to be able to rent a car?

Betty
04-12-2005, 12:18 PM
It depends... usually it can be old... I've heard ages like 21 or 25 thrown around.

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:11 PM
It depends... usually it can be old... I've heard ages like 21 or 25 thrown around.

that sucks :(

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 02:12 PM
that sucks :(betty's right

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:26 PM
betty's right

Dammit, I guess I won't have enough money by then to buy a car (wich might be the only possibillity I guess, or borrow a car).

And one last question (well this MIGHT be my last question ;) ): Is it hard to get a job in Canada at the moment?

Sinister
04-12-2005, 02:29 PM
hey, I'm from Canada ! just wanted you all to know !

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 02:30 PM
Dammit, I guess I won't have enough money by then to buy a car (wich might be the only possibillity I guess, or borrow a car).

And one last question (well this MIGHT be my last question ;) ): Is it hard to get a job in Canada at the moment?
well , (this is just my opinion)
i guess , yes
in the summer months becasue in canada its quite cold , people go on holiday

Sinister
04-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Canada is so cold, a lot of people go to Florida in the winter, ending up in having hotter weather during winter than summer !!

Betty
04-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Totally depends where you are living. The job market is very different in different cities.

And I don't know what that whole holiday (???) thing was about ^.

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:37 PM
And I don't know what that whole holiday (???) thing was about ^.

i thought she meant that it's hard to get a job now, but it's kind of easier in summer, because people are going on holiday then.

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 02:38 PM
Totally depends where you are living. The job market is very different in different cities.

And I don't know what that whole holiday (???) thing was about ^.
yeah , sorry
what i meant was , becuase of the over-all temperature
people tend to go on holiday in the summer/spring months ... hope it makes more sense now

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:39 PM
yeah , sorry
what i meant was , becuase of the over-all temperature
people tend to go on holiday in the summer/spring months ... hope it makes more sense now

is there a differnce with Dutch summer, like when summer starts... In The Netherlands summer starts in June, what about Canada? And is it really that cold in Canada in winter?

Betty
04-12-2005, 02:49 PM
In terms of getting jobs during different seasons, it varies. For example, in my city it's hard to get a job in the summer because it's a university city and all the students go home so there is a lot less business. In some cities there are a lot of tourism-driven type jobs which would be more available in the summer. But then some places a lot of people go on vacation because it's summer so overall business might be down. Also, some places have summer student jobs, etc. Either way, if you don't care what your job is, I'm sure you could find one...

As for weather, it can be really cold in the winter. In Toronto and nearby an average temperature might be -5 to -20 degrees C during the winter. And there are usually a good 2-3 weeks of -30C ish weather. BUT, I'm pretty sure that in BC it is warmer than that but apparently it can rain a lot depending on the season.

Could you not google this stuff? You'd probably get much more accurate info...

Betty
04-12-2005, 02:50 PM
And summer technically is from June 21st - Sept 21st. Umm... highschool students would have "summer holiday" in July/August. The weather is summerish pretty much from May until the end of September.

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:51 PM
yes i'm doing that too, but it's kinda hard to get the information I want when you don't know where to look for it...

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 02:52 PM
if you just type , "info on canada" you should get a good bit :D

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:53 PM
haha thanks, never thought of that :rolleyes: ;) :)

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 02:56 PM
haha
i would send you a link ,but it is pretty evil ;)

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:57 PM
i could handle that;)

UnityMinersrulz
04-12-2005, 02:58 PM
hey i live in Canada

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 02:59 PM
i could handle that;)
www.justfuckinggoogleit.com (http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com)
;) haha

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 02:59 PM
www.justfuckinggoogleit.com (http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com)
;) haha

fuck... i can't handle it... i'm dying now :(

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 03:01 PM
fuck... i can't handle it... i'm dying now :(
awww
i didnt mean it :rolleyes:

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 03:05 PM
okay, in that case i will live on :rolleyes:

live_fast_gurl
04-12-2005, 03:08 PM
okay, in that case i will live on :rolleyes:
good , anya would kill me for killing you :D

UnityMinersrulz
04-12-2005, 03:11 PM
I wished i was dead

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 03:15 PM
well... you aren't so you should try to make the best out of you're life ;)

UnityMinersrulz
04-12-2005, 03:15 PM
so you can do me a favor and kill me

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 03:18 PM
I could, but I won't

BuddyHolly
04-12-2005, 03:27 PM
But we're getting a bit http://www.lowlandsteam.com/phpbb/images/smiles/offtopic.gif now ;)

Is there anyone else who can give some usefull info about Canada?

Homer
04-12-2005, 03:34 PM
ok... here I go.... Canada has almost NO difference between other countries. It's not expensive, it's exremely clean, and there aren't (many) jackasses here. Go to Vancouver instead of Toronto, ONLY if you don't like stuff like theater.

Homer
04-12-2005, 03:34 PM
oh, and it's NOT cold.

Tired_Of_You
04-12-2005, 03:39 PM
In Toronto during winter, it is cold. I don't like winter :(

Homer
04-12-2005, 04:10 PM
In Toronto during winter, it is cold. I don't like winter :(

It's not cold!!!!!! not even close! In fact, it's warmer in Toronto than where I live.

UnityMinersrulz
04-12-2005, 04:11 PM
I love winter up here i can go snowboarding

valisicus
04-12-2005, 04:16 PM
im not from canada

Tired_Of_You
04-12-2005, 04:17 PM
It's not cold!!!!!! not even close! In fact, it's warmer in Toronto than where I live.
But it's colder in Toronto than in Vancouver.

Tired_Of_You
04-12-2005, 04:18 PM
im not from canada
Then don't reply.

BuddyHolly
04-13-2005, 10:52 AM
Then don't reply.

indeed....