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CANADA

Canada is where I call home.

I was born in Toronto, I live in Toronto, I work in Toronto and I party in Toronto.

I bleed blue for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Red for the Raptors and Toronto FC.

As much as I love travelling to other countries, I make a conscious effort to include my city, my province (Ontario) and my country in all my travels.

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Canada

Best Things To Do In Trois-Rivières: Enjoy a Fun Weekend in Mauricie, Québec

Are you searching for your next weekend getaway location? For travellers who are unfamiliar with the Mauricie region, Trois-Rivieres may be nothing more than a rest stop on the map between the popular French-Canadian destinations of Montréal and Québec City. But don’t let this city’s smaller size fool you! Steeped in history and European charm,…

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Canada | Day Trips

25+ Best Places to Go Apple Picking in Ontario

Embrace the crisp fall air and the season’s beautiful colours while enjoying a classic seasonal activity – apple picking! Full disclosure, This is not something my brothers and I did as children. I’m not sure if, as children of immigrant parents, they knew that Apple Picking was something you could do as a family. Whether…

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Canada

48 Hours In Toronto Itinerary: How To Spend A Weekend In My City

What to do in Toronto for a weekend? Read on as I share all my favourite places to visit and things to see.  After so many years of travelling, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to assemble a 48-hour Toronto itinerary. It’s where I was born, and it’s where I live, work, and…

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Canada

Weekend in Quebec City: 3-Day Itinerary & Travel Guide

I cannot believe the stars finally lined up for a weekend in Quebec City getaway. I’ve been to Montreal twice and was always impressed with its old town. Friends, family and fellow travel bloggers who have been to QC have told me that when it comes to narrow cobblestone streets, you haven’t seen anything until…

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Canada | Resources

Toronto Budget: How Much Does It Cost To Go To Toronto?

Now depending on your needs and interests, your Toronto budget may look different from mine. Nevertheless, use this detailed spending plan as a guide. It’ll give you a better sense: of how much does it cost to go to Toronto. It’ll also shed some light on the spending pitfalls to avoid. Only an hour away…

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Canada

Gay Pride In Toronto + The 10 Best Things to Do in Toronto

Is Toronto worth visiting? Can-a-duhhhhh! Take a leaf out of our books (make sure it’s maple!) and head onto the Hollywood of the North. Known for its unique architecture (hello, the CN Tower looks like a space tree), diverse population, ice hockey, and scenic parks, it can be tricky trying to put together a to-do…

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Canada

12 Things to Do in St. John’s Newfoundland in 48 Hours

It wasn’t until I travelled to Ireland that I realize why I loved Newfoundland so much. Amongst the many things to do in St. John’s Newfoundland, the island also has deep Irish roots and shares many customs, linguistics, love of music, etc. but for me, it was the people. It’s that warm, happy, always smiling friendliness….

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Canada

36 Hours On Fogo Island Newfoundland & Labrador

Fogo Island Newfoundland & Labrador. I’m not even sure how I ended up here. Oh, wait I remember. My brother wanted to stay in the Fogo Island Inn.Yes, that Fogo Island Inn!Breath-taking. Elusive, Remote. Exclusive.  It’s the sound of the North Atlantic Ocean gently strumming at the shore a few feet from a large window…

Montreal Itinerary
Canada

How to Spend 2 Days in Montreal No Matter the Weather: A Montreal Itinerary

The last time I visited Montreal was a whopping 10 years ago. Sheesh, that’s bad (and worse when said out loud).  I’m from Toronto, but I don’t subscribe to the whole Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadians hockey rivalry. I cannot deny that a Montreal itinerary will have tons of history. It will be a…

History

  • The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day.
  • Canada became the fourth country in the world and the first country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage
  • On October 17, 2018 Canada became the second nation (after Uruguay) to legalize marijuana.

Capital

Ottawa
2 Days In Ottawa Itinerary: Things To Do In 48 Hours

Largest City

Toronto
The Ultimate 48 Hour Toronto Itinerary

Official Language

English, French

Currency

The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD; French: dollar Canadian) is the currency of Canada.

Food

Canadian cuisine varies widely as the country is so culturally diverse. The most common traditional Canadian dishes are poutine (a tasty dish consists of french fries and cheese curds topped with light-brown gravy), Back Bacon and Maple Syrup.

Check, Check & Check – I love all three 🙂

Electricity

Power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Public Transit

In Toronto, the public transportation service is called the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). In Montreal, the public transportation authority is called the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). The “GO train ” is the most used railway system in the southern part of the province of Ontario. VIA Rail will take you across the country.

Driving

Canadians drive on the right-hand side of the road and speed limits are posted in metric units. Everyone in the car has to wear a seatbelt and mobile devices must be used in “hands-free” mode when driving. 

Please note that Montreal is the only city in Canada that does not allow right-hand turns on a red light – they always need to be different from those Montrealers. Sheesh. 

Stopover or Layover Destinations

Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Safety

Violent crime in Canada is low and almost non-existent in popular holiday spots and ski resorts. As with any popular nightlife area, fights and shootings can happen but are very infrequent.