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Best thing about Niagara Falls
Waterfalls 50%
Casino 0%
Easy access to USA 50%

Votes: 6

 Hedonist seeks pleasure advice.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
May 29, 2002
Dear all, I'm off on a 2-week holiday in Canada next week. I'll be visiting Toronto and Vancouver (as well as the usual tourist traps of Niagara, Jasper, Victoria, etc), and I was wondering if you Adequate types had any recommendations of interesting things to do or see there, beyond what I've read in the Observer's travel supplement.

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So... (none / 0) (#1)
by hauntedattics on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 06:30:39 AM PST
you're planning to see 2/3 of Canada in two weeks, eh? Are you taking the train from Toronto to Vancouver, thereby allowing you to stop in the magnificent tourist trap of Jasper, or getting helicoptered in?

As a can't-lose excursion, may I suggest the happening metropolis of Wawa? Bars and strip clubs galore, beautiful women, and casinos being built all the time. Truly a hedonist's paradise. And on your way west, too.

Actually, (none / 0) (#2)
by because it isnt on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 06:56:59 AM PST
I'm flying from Toronto to Calgary, bussing to Jasper (with one day in Banff for some white-water rafting) and taking the ridiculously expensive Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.

I am enticed by your suggestion of Wawa, but I fear I would be in Nortel territory. Their spies would kidnap me and take me to Carling to fix their loadbuilds, or something. -- because it isn't

Trust me... (none / 0) (#8)
by hauntedattics on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 12:53:56 PM PST
when I say that Wawa is not strategic Nortel territory. But also keep in mind that my previous comments should not be taken seriously. If you want urban hedonism, Wawa is not the place to go. However, for a quieter, more scenic brand, it's pretty nice.

I would suggest the Fundy side of Nova Scotia (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by Adam Rightmann on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 07:37:50 AM PST
for an interesting look at the genocidal practices of the English in removing the early French, Catholic settlers from their homeland of Acadia, but it's been mostly whitewashed, and the resettlement camps have long been removed. Now it's mostly plazas, ugly stores and lackluster cuisine, unless you seek out Indian food (as me and Mrs. did on our honeymoon).

A. Rightmann

You went to Fundy/Nova Scotia... (none / 0) (#7)
by hauntedattics on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 12:40:21 PM PST
on your honeymoon? What a coincidence - my husband and I did too. May I congratulate you on your very good taste, Mr. Rightmann.

(Did you also go to Halifax and PEI? Because that would be downright eerie.)

Halifax yes, for a day, PEI, no (none / 0) (#9)
by Adam Rightmann on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 12:56:29 PM PST
We wanted to spend a week in Halifax, but the G8 was meeting there at the time (this was in 1995) so there were no rooms. Instead we stayed at a lodge near Liverpool. No PEI either, we had about a week in which to circle the lower part of NS, and then get back on our ferry to Portland. The Mrs. wanted someplace on the ocean that wasn't too crowded, NS was the closest.

A. Rightmann

Ask the locals (none / 0) (#4)
by zikzak on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 07:53:42 AM PST
if they plan on keeping Jin Wicked. If the answer is "No", inquire as to how much money it will take to change their minds, and to whom it should be sent.

toronto might be... (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 08:39:49 AM PST
somewhat depressed next week. Those damned dirty Carolina Hurricans beat our beautiful Toronto Maple Leafs in OT last night and knocked us out of the playoffs... Everyone is going to be all depressed for a couple of days. Well, hopefully by next week we'll be good again. :)

But seriously, if you're in Toronto, I would highly recommend checking out the Royal Ontario Museum. It's a really cool place. The Art Gallery of Ontario is also pretty hype. Finally, there's a whole pantload of information on Toronto at
Enjoy your trip :)

Goon Leaves Goon!!! (none / 0) (#12)
by faustus on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 09:32:47 PM PST
The Leaves are a goon team. This all stems from the Coach, Fatt "drink a fifth of scotch before 10am" Quinn. People in the West, and my that I mean the people in Saskachewan, the province that borders the "outer rim", are not Leaves Fans. Nor are they fans of the communinist CBC, the Nazi and uber-fascist Don Cherry, or the "crotch watcher" Ron Mclean.
All I have to say is, GOlf Leaves GOlf!!!!!!

--You seem to be suffering from a liberal-arts education.

troll (none / 0) (#13)
by nathan on Thu May 30th, 2002 at 11:51:06 AM PST
It is, of course, Saskatchewan, and people there are genrally fans of the Flames.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

I suggest you camp out in Parkdale, Toronto (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by venalcolony on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 12:29:27 PM PST
and stay there for as long as it takes you to find and collect from that fucker, Milton, who still owes me for the two ounces he flushed down the toilet in a fit of paranoia while the police were in all reality nowhere near his fucking apartment.

The difference between trolling and life is life doesnt have to make sense.

I'm moving to Parkdale on the 1st. (none / 0) (#10)
by nathan on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 05:35:58 PM PST
And, on a totally unrelated topic, I do like to break the odd leg now and then.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

you too? (none / 0) (#14)
by derek3000 on Fri May 31st, 2002 at 07:00:17 AM PST
i fractured my radial head [elbow], which hopefully will account for my refusal to use the shift key.

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

cool. (none / 0) (#15)
by nathan on Fri May 31st, 2002 at 02:27:32 PM PST
We ought to get together with RobotSlave and hang out.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Well.... (none / 0) (#11)
by faustus on Wed May 29th, 2002 at 09:16:54 PM PST
If you go to North Vancouver, don't go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, there is a free suspension bridge in Lynn Valley. They truck people to the rip-off bridge by the bus load all day; tourist trap by definition. But if walking in the forest over bridges is not hedonistic enough for you, you could always go for a stroll around East Hastings and look for the guys selling "rocks".

--You seem to be suffering from a liberal-arts education.


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