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I am interesting in learning more about backpackers that have considered visiting Canada and decided to visit... or actually decided not to! If you decided to not visit Canada, why was it? If you decided to, why, what did you do etc.?

I am asking because I am trying to figure out the best parts of Canada for you to visit, and the main concerns of those that chose other destinations for long trips abroad.

Thanks!

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    Pick your season wisely. Don't travel in December if you want sun and beaches. Canada generally has 4 distinct seasons. Best of summer is Usually July/August. Canada is massive. It's best to pick and end, skip the middle and fly east/west or west/east. Even when you land, you'll need a car. Transportation between cities is crap, unless you want a greyhound bus that stops 36 times for a 5 hour trip. West coast in summer is amazing. 10 months ago

    Answered by Timo via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Canada is huge, so it depends how much time you have. I prefer British Columbia, check out the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver to Powell River. The coastal mountains on this route are amazing with lots of great hiking. Check out the Sunshine Coast Trail, 180 km of hut to hut hiking. Also going from Victoria to Tofino is a beauty, checking out Cathedral Grove along the way. 10 months ago

    Answered by Ellen via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    One of the most beautiful regions is the stretch from Jasper Natl. Park west to Wells Gray Nat. Park.
    On the other side of the country anywhere in Cape Breton is a great place for backpacking. 10 months ago

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    Through the west coast is amazing, Mountain life (hot springs, hiking, nature) to the ocean (beaches, surfing and sun). July and August are the warmest months, but also have the best weather. (Even Canadians don't like -35 in January) 10 months ago

    Answered by Jess via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I have been to Canada twice - both times in Spring (April - May), but I am told that Summer is beautiful. I agree doing east/west and skipping as much of the middle (the Prairies) as you need to. However, depending where you are you may want to carry insect spray for black flies. Also - in spring / summer - you need to be aware of the bears that roam around certain parts, such as the Rockies (Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff) and even in ordinary sounding places like near Ottawa / the Quebec Border. Having said that I love the Rockies in Spring because you can visit them fairly easily from Edmonton or Calgary. 6 months ago

    Answered by Louise Armstrong via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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