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Old 12-02-2021, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I thought the ACT was the definition of boring
If you have Netflix, watch the Australian show Secret City. It takes place in the ACT.
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Old 12-02-2021, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Australia
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I thought the ACT was the definition of boring
Yes it is, unless you are really into museums and art galleries.

But we loved Ottawa. Really enjoyed being there and wished we had had longer to stay.

I do not find a place interesting just because it is exceptionally busy. Almost everywhere has good restaurants these days. The same shops in similar malls.

The world has actually become less interesting because it is more global. That is why we enjoy places that are scenically beautiful. Which Canada is.
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Old 12-02-2021, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I really enjoy spending time in Canada either as a weekend trip to Vancouver/Victoria or a longer trip in Toronto. Still need to get to Montreal some day. As much as I have always had a good time there, it doesn't have the lively feel (to me, experiences can vary) of the US cities I like to visit. I've never had that excited, energetic feeling in Canadian cities that NYC, LA, Vegas, or Miami have given me here in the US. I choose to live in Seattle which I'll readily admit is not exciting either. Enjoyable and some decent things to see/do, sure. That's how I see Canadian cities. I'd say monotonous news reports are not a bad thing - thankful you're not reporting on school shootings on the regular. Canada and its cities are great, but when you remove that fear of being assaulted in public the adrenaline level just isn't there. (half joking lol)
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Old 12-02-2021, 04:51 PM
 
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I really enjoy spending time in Canada either as a weekend trip to Vancouver/Victoria or a longer trip in Toronto. Still need to get to Montreal some day. As much as I have always had a good time there, it doesn't have the lively feel (to me, experiences can vary) of the US cities I like to visit. I've never had that excited, energetic feeling in Canadian cities that NYC, LA, Vegas, or Miami have given me here in the US. I choose to live in Seattle which I'll readily admit is not exciting either. Enjoyable and some decent things to see/do, sure. That's how I see Canadian cities. I'd say monotonous news reports are not a bad thing - thankful you're not reporting on school shootings on the regular. Canada and i -ts cities are great, but when you remove that fear of being assaulted in public the adrenaline level just isn't there. (half joking lol)
While travelling frequently to Montreal for business; I have yet to see duplicated a routine Thursday night on Crescent St. anywhere else I've travelled, unless it was some seasonal celebration date like Oktoberfest in Germany - oooom-pah-pah.

It seemed as though everyone gravitated to that area and danced/partied into the weee hours of the next morning because they were either employed on a 36 hour work week or they simply weren't expected to be up to par Friday.

I often wonder if it is still the same.
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Old 12-02-2021, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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While travelling frequently to Montreal for business; I have yet to see duplicated a routine Thursday night on Crescent St. anywhere else I've travelled, unless it was some seasonal celebration date like Oktoberfest in Germany - oooom-pah-pah.

It seemed as though everyone gravitated to that area and danced/partied into the weee hours of the next morning because they were either employed on a 36 hour work week or they simply weren't expected to be up to par Friday.

I often wonder if it is still the same.
Sounds like a good time to me! I have been to Oktoberfest so I'd be happy to make the comparison...for science.
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:11 PM
 
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While travelling frequently to Montreal for business; I have yet to see duplicated a routine Thursday night on Crescent St. anywhere else I've travelled, unless it was some seasonal celebration date like Oktoberfest in Germany - oooom-pah-pah.

It seemed as though everyone gravitated to that area and danced/partied into the weee hours of the next morning because they were either employed on a 36 hour work week or they simply weren't expected to be up to par Friday.

I often wonder if it is still the same.
Well, you have never been to Bourbon St in New Orleans, which is alive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! I have partied in both, and there is no comparison!
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Old 12-03-2021, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Montreal ain't no Ibiza or New Orleans but it's definitely one of the top 5 lively cities in the US and Canada.
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Old 12-03-2021, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yes it is, unless you are really into museums and art galleries.

But we loved Ottawa. Really enjoyed being there and wished we had had longer to stay.

I do not find a place interesting just because it is exceptionally busy. Almost everywhere has good restaurants these days. The same shops in similar malls.

The world has actually become less interesting because it is more global. That is why we enjoy places that are scenically beautiful. Which Canada is.
I find Ottawa is more like Adelaide than Canberra.
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Montreal ain't no Ibiza or New Orleans but it's definitely one of the top 5 lively cities in the US and Canada.
I'll vouch for that.
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Old 12-03-2021, 05:00 PM
 
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Montreal ain't no Ibiza or New Orleans but it's definitely one of the top 5 lively cities in the US and Canada.
Does Montreal have a raucous and raunchy Mardi Gras like New Orleans?
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