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Old 05-23-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Canada
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For what it's worth, I disagree, I think you're original plan would work nicely.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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You shouldn't go to Montreal without going to Quebec City. It's possible to do all these cities in 10 days, but I would suggest just doing one or the other. Either Toronto and Niagara Falls, or Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Since you don't have a car, 10 days is too short. If you had a car, I would say spend one day in the falls, two days in Toronto, two days in Ottawa, three days in Montreal, and two days in Quebec City.
That sounds like a good idea ... Maybe I should just research my options but the Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa sounds like a great option.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:18 AM
 
Location: CFL
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When are you planning this trip?

If I had to split this up into 2 trips I'd do the Ottawa, Montreal one in winter time and the southern part in the summer. But I am used to snow and cold..

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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Ottawa and Montreal are extremely cold in the winter, but gorgeous in the summer. Of course, it depends what types of activities you want to do. If you like outdoor winter sports, then by all means go for it. I would rather be in Ottawa and Montreal in the summer though, because they are less humid and hot than Toronto and Niagara Falls and offer a more unique environment as compared to much of North America. Quebec City in the summer is absolutely gorgeous too and should not be missed. It really is the highlight of any eastern Canada vacation for anyone I know who has made that trip.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ottawa and Montreal are extremely cold in the winter, but gorgeous in the summer. Of course, it depends what types of activities you want to do. If you like outdoor winter sports, then by all means go for it. I would rather be in Ottawa and Montreal in the summer though, because they are less humid and hot than Toronto and Niagara Falls and offer a more unique environment as compared to much of North America. Quebec City in the summer is absolutely gorgeous too and should not be missed. It really is the highlight of any eastern Canada vacation for anyone I know who has made that trip.
My guess is that this is a summer trip, but if it is a winter trip, Ottawa and Quebec City are definitely the two can't-miss cities in this part of Canada for winter pleasures. Followed distantly by Montreal and then Toronto fourth.

Ottawa and Quebec City really embrace winter and offer much more in that season than the other two cities do.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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When are you planning this trip?

If I had to split this up into 2 trips I'd do the Ottawa, Montreal one in winter time and the southern part in the summer. But I am used to snow and cold..

A couple reasons
Visitor Information | Canada's Capital Region
Carnaval de Québec
Thanks for the links ... I'll check those out. This will be a summer trip. I think I'll have to break this trip up in two but I'm not planning on winter though ... I live in Southern California and have NEVER seen snow and can barely tolerate our winter temperatures so I doubt if I'll enjoy winter in Canada.
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Ottawa and Montreal are extremely cold in the winter, but gorgeous in the summer. Of course, it depends what types of activities you want to do. If you like outdoor winter sports, then by all means go for it. I would rather be in Ottawa and Montreal in the summer though, because they are less humid and hot than Toronto and Niagara Falls and offer a more unique environment as compared to much of North America. Quebec City in the summer is absolutely gorgeous too and should not be missed. It really is the highlight of any eastern Canada vacation for anyone I know who has made that trip.
Thanks for the heads-up about the humidity in Ottawa/Montreal versus Ontario/Niagara Falls.
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My guess is that this is a summer trip, but if it is a winter trip, Ottawa and Quebec City are definitely the two can't-miss cities in this part of Canada for winter pleasures. Followed distantly by Montreal and then Toronto fourth.

Ottawa and Quebec City really embrace winter and offer much more in that season than the other two cities do.
If I ever decided to brave a visit in winter, I'll look into Quebec City and Ottawa
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Thanks for the links ... I'll check those out. This will be a summer trip. I think I'll have to break this trip up in two but I'm not planning on winter though ... I live in Southern California and have NEVER seen snow and can barely tolerate our winter temperatures so I doubt if I'll enjoy winter in Canada.



If I ever decided to brave a visit in winter, I'll look into Quebec City and Ottawa
You would have a blast in the winter - something completely different. You'd probably feel like you are on a different planet.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: CFL
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You would have a blast in the winter - something completely different. You'd probably feel like you are on a different planet.
oh i almost forgot.. cabane a sucre...
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Although I would like to visit Montreal and other portions of Eastern Canada ... I think I'll have to hold off for this summer as I am seriously concerned about the whole rioting issue (after reading a few articles and seeing some of the pics) and the CP strike that is affecting some VIA Rail service. Maybe if I were more familiar with Eastern Canada, I would know which areas to avoid and would feel more confident but traveling solo through Eastern Canada is not looking too appealing right now. Thanks for your suggestions everyone - I will definitely keep these things in mind maybe next year (if I don't make Europe) or the year after. Hopefully, things will settle down a bit.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Although I would like to visit Montreal and other portions of Eastern Canada ... I think I'll have to hold off for this summer as I am seriously concerned about the whole rioting issue (after reading a few articles and seeing some of the pics) and the CP strike that is affecting some VIA Rail service. Maybe if I were more familiar with Eastern Canada, I would know which areas to avoid and would feel more confident but traveling solo through Eastern Canada is not looking too appealing right now. Thanks for your suggestions everyone - I will definitely keep these things in mind maybe next year (if I don't make Europe) or the year after. Hopefully, things will settle down a bit.
Note that the protests are only taking place in the province of Quebec (Montreal, Quebec City), and so Ontario (Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara) are not affected.

Of course, it would probably be a shame to travel all the way to this part of the world and not visit Montreal and Quebec City...
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