Canada Warnings and Dangers

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Canada Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety or not

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Seriously, this city is a very safe one. I'm a young woman and I live here, and I've always felt completely comfortable. One exception was when I was walking home with a drunk friend and was approached by several men who tried to convince my friend to go home with them- but then again it was 3am and they were drunk, so it's not surprising. In the...

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  • Downtown Eastside

    Vancouver Warnings and Dangers

    It's good to go to these places to experience what they're like. You can't close your eyes to the east side of Vancouver because it would leave you ignorant and inexperienced in your knowledge about the city. Don't look for altercation and you won't find it. In my opinion it's a must see when visiting this beautiful city.

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  • Photography Tips

    Niagara Falls Warnings and Dangers

    When taking a ride on the Maid of the Mist you will most definately get soaked. I saw some folks with some pretty wet digital cameras. Not the best idea if you ask me. We had brought along a little waterproof disposable camera. Another idea would be to get an underwater housing for your digital point and shoot.

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  • Driving and parking

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    ... It's a joke ! "Wo" was the call french canadian used to use for stopping horses...some years ago. More seriously, the trafic sign are pretty similar to those you will see in United States. Just take care that you cannot always turn right on red lights, espacially in Montreal. If this is forbidden, there will be a sign. More information on the...

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  • Safety in Ottawa

    Ottawa Warnings and Dangers

    Ottawa is generally a fairly safe city; the federal presence within the capital makes the city heavily policed and patroled. However, it's always best to be on the look out--just in case. The areas around the Rideau Centre along Rideau St. at night are sometimes filled with bored teens and wannabe drug dealers. Homeless people also are found along...

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  • Street Smarts

    Victoria Warnings and Dangers

    Many of Victoria's street intersections are at strange angles, rather than being 90 degrees intersections between strict east-west and north-south streets. Instead, most of the streets fit with the shape of the peninsulas on which Victoria is built. I found that this makes it very easy to make wrong turns in almost all locations. Free maps of...

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  • Safety

    Halifax Warnings and Dangers

    Halifax is a very safe city overall. Areas to stay clear of include Gottingen (only at night...during day is not horrible at all and there is a major police detachment right there), Uniacke Square (off of Gottingen), and some streets slightly outside the city around Dutch Village has been experiencing more crime. On the Dartmouth side, the...

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  • Mosquitoes

    Winnipeg Warnings and Dangers

    As a native Winnipegger of 41 years I had to respond to "Asthewindblows" Mosquitoes ARE a HUGE problem EVERY year.Except for 2 years ago that had a milder than normal mosquitoe infestation. The ONLY reason that mosquitoes are not a problem the other six months of the year is that Winnipeg is under 3 feet of snow and frozen solid the rest of the...

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  • Safety in Edmonton

    Edmonton Warnings and Dangers

    If you're sightseeing in Edmonton for some reason, most of the places you'd probably be actually interested in going are pretty safe. Obviously, the area around the Stadium and Rexall place are not the nicest places to be, but when there's something going on there, there'll be a substantial crowd and therefore no real danger (but keep an eye on...

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  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary Warnings and Dangers

    We got up fairly early on our second day in Calgary still trying to beat jet lag and cope with the time difference. Watching the news on TV at 7,30 we saw a report on the crowds who had pitched their seats at 4.30am and the streets were being closed at 8.00 Thoughts were "Ah well might as well go down town anyway" Could not believe the size of the...

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  • Beware off and respect Wildlife.

    Banff National Park Warnings and Dangers

    They may be cute and thy may look friendly but DO NOT feed the animals. This little guy has obviously been acclimitized to human contact which is not a good thing. These are wild animals. Sooner or later this the chipmunk will bite somebody or become so reliant on handouts that he won't be able to fend for himself. Let wild animals stay wild....

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  • wild animals!

    Banff Warnings and Dangers

    Yes they may be cute - you may feel the desire to take pictures of them - you may want to even pet them. Always remember that they are wild animals. The animals in the park always seem to be in their rutting time. Each animal has it's own time. Never feed the animals. A fed bear is a dead bear! Not only are they dangerous wild animals but it's...

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  • Watch Out for Wild Animals!

    Jasper National Park Warnings and Dangers

    Yes they may be cute - you may feel the desire to take pictures of them - you may want to even pet them. Always remember that they are wild animals. The animals in the park always seem to be in their rutting time. Each animal has it's own time. Never feed the animals. A fed bear is a dead bear! Not only are they dangerous wild animals but it's...

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  • Driving/Parking

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    We drove our car up to Montreal from NY. The driving up there is a little different, so I recommend walking or taking the metro if you can. A lot of the streets are one way, but there aren't huge DO NOT ENTER signs or anything, just an arrow pointing in the direction of traffick. In many places the lines in the road are not clearly marked, so you...

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  • Beggars, homeless & junkies

    Vancouver Warnings and Dangers

    It is hard to not feel disgusted when you see all those proceedings on Vancouver's Dontown-East side. Now you can, as mostly here you guys did, claim that the bastards got what they wanted to. I can tell you those are very brave people just for keeping up with their life. Humiliated, hungry, heavily addicted, yet still fighting for the next day....

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  • Personal Safety

    Niagara Falls Warnings and Dangers

    i live in niagara falls but actually in a good neighborhood. 1/5 nieghboorhoods are good in the falls. but i know all about highland and hyde park and downtown and lasalle its not as bad during the day but i dont recomend being those parts around after 12 and your a tourist, bad stuff might happen.

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  • Safety

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    Hello everyone, I live in Quebec City and I can assure you that this city is 100% safe, absolutely everywhere and at anytime, day or night. Of course, there is certain areas that are not as pleasant to look at as the Old City, but even there it's 100% safe. Keep in mind that the crime rate in Quebec City is among the lowest in Canada, handguns are...

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  • Winters

    Ottawa Warnings and Dangers

    Snow can be used for building snowmen, snow for us suburbanites, dependent of the 4 wheeled cars to commute, driveways need to be cleared; oh yes, the snow clearers aka graders, do push heavy loads of compact snow into monstrous banks that need to be removed , by house residents, without personal snow blowers, physically trying, but a solution...

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  • Health/Safety

    Victoria Warnings and Dangers

    I was just in Victoria, went to Robbins Parking Lot, nice looking and seemed like they would have security.....they don't and when I came back for my car the window was smashed and mine lap top computer that was well hidden from site was now missing. The parking lot attendant reported to us after the fact that they are having lots of car break ins....

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  • Driving

    Halifax Warnings and Dangers

    Driving in Halifax is rather easy. You have to be aware which lane to choose well in advance and at some crossings the traffic lights are located behind the crossing; at other spots before the crossing. Downtown most streets are ONE WAY, so be careful and check for the arrow signs!

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  • Winnipeg drivers

    Winnipeg Warnings and Dangers

    There have been comments regarding the lack of ability of winnipeg drivers. Definitley NOT the worst drivers! you can actually boogie along quite well if you pay attention (which is what you're supposed to do when driving!) Winnipeg is a huge city of 700,000+ people, so if you're a chronic "sunday driver", getting around can be tricky, yes, but...

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  • Driving in Edmonton

    Edmonton Warnings and Dangers

    Edmonton hasn't always been as bad as it is today about 10 years ago it was almost the opposite of what it is today some conjestion around rush hour but then people started flocking here more and more and here we are. Most drivers here suffer from obsessive ignorance and serious entitlement issues. I drive laps of Edmonton daily and I can safely...

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  • Mountains

    Calgary Warnings and Dangers

    It amazes me how often I see tourists get out of their cars to photograph or feed wild animals. Do so if you like. Just remember the incident this year (2001) of a man who put peanut butter on his son's hand and sent him to feed it to the bear so he could get a picture. This is a true story and you do not want to know the rest of it. ...

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  • Be aware of lots of mosquitos

    Banff National Park Warnings and Dangers

    In summer, there seem to be a lot of mosquitos, especially on the campgrounds. You should wear a net over your face, to be protected of mosquito bites. West nil virus is spreading more and more in this area! On some campgrounds (especially Porcupine and Lake Magog Campground) it was even impossible to leave the tent!

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  • Winter

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Winter can get cold in Montreal, especially in January. Be sure to bring warm clothes, especially if you're not used to cold weather. Also, be careful of ice on the roads and if you have to climb a stairway to enter a building (many homes in the city have this), be careful that you don't slip if the stairs are icy.

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  • Driving & traffic

    Vancouver Warnings and Dangers

    I wouldn't quite call it a danger, but more or less a warning! This might be something you may not think of immediately, but for those of you traveling beyond Vancouver be aware of the new Port Mann Bridge (part of Highway 1) which crossed over the Fraser River. This is a toll bridge although you may not notice it when you drive over it. If you...

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  • Safety Around the Falls

    Niagara Falls Warnings and Dangers

    Over the years many many people have challenged Mother Nature, going over the Falls in barrels, kayaks, boats, walking over the Falls on a tightrope, accidentally getting too close and going over without a boat. Some of these people survived to tell the tale, many of them did not. I'm actually more surprised that more people don't try to do this

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  • Walking in Quebec City

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    Even though Quebec is very much a tourist-orientated city, it is still a working city. As such it has its residential neighbourhoods, which, despite being in the city centre, are just that little bit off the tourist-path. Of course the city's "powers-that-be" will always try and keep it's tourist-face as clean and presentable as possible but as...

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  • Driving in Ottawa

    Ottawa Warnings and Dangers

    For all of you looking for Gatineau look for signs with the word: HULL! 2009 Update: Believe it or not, all HULL signs are replaced by signs with GATINEAU. So, just follow the new and cleary readable new signs :)

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  • Financial/Money

    Victoria Warnings and Dangers

    As in many other countries, Canada returns the TAX you pay in purchases above 50 CND in the same ticket and before tax. Just watch out you exceed it because I had two tickets for 49.50 each and I couldn't get a refund in those two... what a shame! All tickets within a year you letft Canada can apply. Also be aware that all prices are listed before...

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  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Warnings and Dangers

    When enjoying the breathtaking view of Nova Scotoa's Coastline beware of the dangers of huge rogue waves. Although some of the coastline melts into wide beaches most has a very rugged cliff stewn edge. Many people have lost there lives walking too far out on the rocks and being swept out to the ocean . This is especially true around the tourist...

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  • Winters

    Winnipeg Warnings and Dangers

    It can get extremely cold in Winnipeg. When this happens, advisories are issued to avoid outdoor activities if possible. Dress warmly in the winter, especially if you are going to be outside for long periods of time. I have never experienced cold like this before and it's no joke - bundle up! If you will be in Winnipeg for some time, I highly...

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  • Weather in Edmonton

    Edmonton Warnings and Dangers

    Living in Alberta all my life, and being a severe weather enthusiest. Alberta and it's capital city, Edmonton, is subject to huge powerful supercell thunderstorms that spawn between 32-112 tornadoes a year. Appearently not as rare as once thought. Fortunatly, Edmonton has tornado sirens and the Alberta Emergency Public Warning System. Be Aware of...

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  • Stay on the designated trails!!!!

    Banff National Park Warnings and Dangers

    When trying to find the trail between the Citadel Peak and the Brewster Creek, you should follow the stone heaps. If you get lost you can find the trail, after two small lakes on the right side of the creek (this is where the creek starts!) - you can see the two lakes in the background of the picture I added. It is a horse trail and thus not very...

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  • Language

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Montreal is big and cosmopolitan, so it's generally easy to get around with only English. Though with the PQ government and OQLF (aka - language police), some hard-line separatists take advantage of the language laws and refuse to speak any language but French, even if they know English or another language. Many friends (and an ex-boyfriend) have...

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  • Car break-ins & property crime

    Vancouver Warnings and Dangers

    The one bad moment during our trip came during a visit to Stanley Park. We parked our car for no more than 15 minutes, just to walk a bit and take a few photos. We returned to find someone jimmied the lock and broke into the car. Luckily it seemed like a quick snatch and grab so they didn't get away with much, but please take care when leaving your...

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  • Marine Land Deer

    Niagara Falls Warnings and Dangers

    This may be a moot point now, but when I was last at Marineland, you could feed the dear in a large paddock area. Those dear deer become a little aggressive wanting the food (which you can purchase from a kiosk). I'm not a tiny person and was almost knocked over, and was certainly molested by the deer. I would be cautious about children and them....

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  • Weather and winter gear

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    IF YOU ARE COMING FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD AND ARE PLANNING TO VISIT QUEBEC IN THE WINTER..BRING A REALLY WARM HAT. AS I DISCOVERED THE FIRST YEAR I CAME TO QUEBEC..YOU REALLY NEED A HAT. ESP WHEN OUT IN THE COLD..TEMPERATURES CAN GET UP TO -40 WITH THAT WIND CHILL. YOUR EARS BECOME NUMB TOO IF YOU ON'T WEAR ONE!

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  • Mosquitoes

    Ottawa Warnings and Dangers

    In Eastern Canada and the United States, the West Nile Virus is known to exist, operating usually in the summer months when mosquitos are out and about. Although not a particularly dangerous condition for most people, it can affect the elderly or people already with health problems. If you have any questions regarding West Nile, contact the Ontario...

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  • Weather

    Victoria Warnings and Dangers

    When I was here in Victoria, I ran into someone probably from Seattle or Portland that was complaining about the 77 degree weather and that it was too hot. I am writing this as the news is reporting 103 here in Meridian. I think the locals appreciate the weather here(24 inches of rain, Vancouver 43 inches of rain) and they are very positive , but...

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  • General city Information

    Winnipeg Warnings and Dangers

    If you drive in Winnipeg, DO NOT use your own car. The roads have obviously not been maintained for years and there are potholes absolutely everywhere. Most cities have fixed all the potholes by the end of May, but I'm here in Winnipeg in late June and I see far more open potholes than fixed potholes. Some portions of major streets have been...

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  • soo Many Tourist

    Banff National Park Warnings and Dangers

    Though blurry, I wanted to share this pic of a rock slide that is taking up part of Hwy 93 ...... for 2 days I'd seen signs warning of avalanches and poo-poo'd them all .. until I drove by this bit of road. This slide was taking up half of one lane of this 2 lane Hwy ... and some folks were wierd about taking their time and letting others by...

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  • Sin/Sins

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    The guys act very flirty, and everything is awkward in French! Damn. Also, do NOT wear HEELS or boots to walk on ST. Catherine! They have these very hard little snow pebbles that you can't avoid! And for some reason, the people don't really dress stylish, I felt very overdressed and stylish,that we stood out. Oh, the drinks were watered down big...

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  • Bears, birds & other wildlife

    Vancouver Warnings and Dangers

    There is no need to worry about wild animals in Vancouver. The bears are frequently seen across the lions gate bridge, and are rarely considered dangerous (but they are wild animals, so keep your distance - but actually coming across one is pretty rare in the north shore). If you are looking for wild bears, consider driving north towards jasper,...

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  • Traffic Tips

    Niagara Falls Warnings and Dangers

    No stopping in front of the falls! There is always police around. When you drive a car and arriving to the falls, you see many people and cars and pedestrians all over the place. Please do not stop until you parked your car! As soon as you stop, they'll beep at you to move on. Try parking your car near by and walk back to see the falls. Everybody...

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