Business trip to Canada, where?

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  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    Need to do a business trip to Canada in late June. I can either do it in Calgary or Halifax, was thinking of taking an extra day or 2. Which place should I go?
     
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    Millerp Senior member

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    Locations are as different as night and day.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia is by the sea. Canada's version of Maine.

    Calgary, Alberta is in cowboy country and has a very western American feel.

    Nova Scotia is much more quaint, picturesque and has an English or Scottish feel.

    It all depends on what you like.




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    idfnl Senior member

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    Like western, like 10 gallon hats and spurs western? Or western like pac west flannel shirts and hey brah?
     
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    kasper007 Senior member

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    Alberta is essentially a cold Texas where people are into hockey. Calgary is right next to the Rockies and visiting Banff / Lake Louise is very convenient and unbelievably beautiful. Calgary is not the most exciting city to visit as it is very suburban (although urban life is growing), but then i wouldn't necessarily consider Halifax to be a city (pop. 400K ). I'd personally go to Calgary, but it really depends on what you feel like
     
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    These are as opposite as can be. Maritimes vs. Rockies.

    I think Nova Scotia is Canada's prettiest province. You can do it all in a few days and each section is quite different. I find Cape Breton a pretty special place, but I like the cold grey Atlantic.

    So this:

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    lefty
     
  6. JTP1000

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    Halifax can be a lot of fun. Lots of bars and pubs in the downtown, and a generally more hospitable atmosphere than Calgary. Despite its smaller size Halifax is still a port city, with port city problems; which is to say I wouldn't want to veer too far from the downtown core after dark.
    Calgary has lots of money and lots of attitude, but is a short drive to some pretty spectacular sites. Like others have said, it depends what you're into.
     
  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Nova Scotians over Calgarians for a fun evening out.

    Solo cycled/camped the Cabot Trail a number of years ago. One of the best trips of my life.

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    Another vote for Halifax though I am heavily biases as:

    - I live in the Maritimes (next door to Nova Scotia in New Brunswick)
    - I hate every version of cowboy; real and wannabe.

    For Halifax, make sure you stay downtown, somewhere near Barrington and/or SpringGarden. I can give some restaurant, pub, shopping recommendations if you end up going here.
     
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    I think I've decided for Halifax, looks like a nice town.
     
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    Halifax! Hands down my favourite city. I'd move there in a heartbeat.

    Visit Peggy's Cove (in the picture with the lighthouse)

    Good places to eat last time I was there: Gio, The Press Gang, Morris East, Ryan Duffy's. :slayer:
     
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    Spend a day travelling down the coast - Halifax to Peggy's to Chester to Mahone Bay to Lunenburg.

    lefty
     
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    Thanks for that, bro
     
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    :fu:

    My trip likely looks moved to Ottowa, is that a cool city or a shithole?

    Was looking forward to Halifax.
     
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    I've never been to Halifax, but I lived in Calgary for a year. If I were you I'd go to Halifax.

    The best part about Calgary was Banff. You're basically in BC by that point anyway.
     

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