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Is anyone aware of an online travel forum like this one specifically for Canada?

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Not aware of any but I have lived in Ontario and Alberta and traveled to most provinces. There are lots of Canadians who post on the board can we answer anything.

Posted by
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All of the major travel forums have Canada sections. These include TripAdvisor, Fodors, and Thorn Tree (from Lonely Planet). None of them are quite like this forum, and each is different from the others, so you should look at them to see which one suits your needs.

Or, you could just post your Canada questions here. There are a number of forum regulars who live there, as well as people like me who've traveled there repeatedly.

Posted by
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As Harold mentioned, there are a number of other Forums that cover Canada, and the one I'm most familiar with is the Lonely Planet / Thorn Tree. It has an extensive user base, with contributors living in various parts of the country.

What type of information are you looking for and which part of Canada are you planning to visit? I should be able to answer some questions, at least those pertaining to western Canada.


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We will be staying for a week in July in a rented cottage 100 meters across a public park from the Lake Huron shore in Port Elgin (municipality of Saugeen Shores, Bruce County, Ontario). We've been going there for ten years and have done a lot of things in the area but not everything. The problem is that my domestic partner has become disabled and cannot walk very much any more. So I have some very specific questions:

Are there nice things to do in the Bruce Peninsula National Park that involve only a tiny amount of walking? Is it possible to enjoy the Oliphant Fen Trail and/or the Petrel Point Nature Reserve with a minimum of walking? Can anyone tell me about the Fishing Islands Pontoon Boat Tours? What is there to see and do at the Cape Croker Indian Park? What is there to do in Owen Sound other than visiting the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery? We were there many years ago. Is there anything new to see or do there? Can anyone recommend any day trips to the northern half of the Bruce Peninsula or into Grey County (east of Owen Sound) along Georgian Bay that won't involve much walking once we get there? We're not interested in scuba diving at the Fathom Five National Marine Park at Tobermory or taking the ferry to Manitoulin Island.

We've been to and enjoyed the Tuesday flea market at Keady, but it's now just an impossible amount of walking for my partner because it's so huge and so is the parking lot. Is there anything similar in the area that's significantly smaller and just as much fun? The weekly flea market at the Port Elgin beach is manageable though not all that interesting. There are 3 first nations reserves in Bruce County. We've yet to find anything of touristic interest advertised at them. Is there something to check out that we're unaware of? Is the tour of the Bruce Power nuclear power plant north of Tiverton worthwhile? We've never gone, but now that there's the possibiity of a provincial nuclear waste facility being built on the shore of Lake Huron in Kincardine (which in case of a disastrous accident could pollute the source of our drinking water at home in Detroit), we'd like to learn a lot more. The admission fees for the two of us at the Bruce and Grey County Museums are pretty steep. Are either of them worth the visit? We've seen very little of the Bruce County interior except for a number of visits to Paisley. Does anyone have any suggestions?