Living in Canada as a foreigner

GiancarloZ

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I hope everyone had a good Canada Day weekend!
My wife being from Quebec, I was obviously moving :)
We rented a small house in a nice area.
 

GiancarloZ

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Are you saying you have moved to Quebec over the weekend?
Not so far... Lol
It's because Quebecers are (in)famous for moving on Canada Day.
We moved from downtown to a better neighborhood, an from an apartment to a small house.
 

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With my Canadian citizenship came a yearly pass to visit all Canadian museums, national and provincial parks and historic sites for free. So, now I am thinking, which would be the best place to take advantage of that free pass? I have been to Ottawa and its museums. Thinking of a long weekend travel.
I would really like to see the Museum of Human Rights. What other place is there that has a good accumulation of museums?
 

GiancarloZ

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With my Canadian citizenship came a yearly pass to visit all Canadian museums, national and provincial parks and historic sites for free. So, now I am thinking, which would be the best place to take advantage of that free pass? I have been to Ottawa and its museums. Thinking of a long weekend travel.
I would really like to see the Museum of Human Rights. What other place is there that has a good accumulation of museums?
Congratulations on your citizenship, @Mrs.Anteater !
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is fantastic and it'd be good to meet you in Winnipeg!
We have some other interesting historical sites here, too. I could arrange a weekend tour with friends.
 

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is fantastic and it'd be good to meet you in Winnipeg!
My parents were there 35ish years ago (might be almost 40 now) and enjoyed the tour of the Winnipeg Mint, too. It's the one that makes circulating coins. My wife and I toured the original mint in Ottawa last month when were up visiting Little M but it only makes commemorative coins, medals (e.g. they made the medals for the Vancouver Winter Olympics), and such now.
 

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I toured Winnipeg's mint this July. As well as circulating Canadian coins it also makes currency for many other countries. With a free park pass I would go to the Rockies. Banff and Jasper National Parks, Glacier Park Waterton Park-southern Alberta, Head smashed in Buffalo jump. So fly into Calgary and rent a car. I'd suggest a 1 week visit, add in Fairmont for some hotsprings as well as Cave and Basin in Banff.
 

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With a free park pass I would go to the Rockies. Banff and Jasper National Parks, Glacier Park Waterton Park-southern Alberta, Head smashed in Buffalo jump. So fly into Calgary and rent a car. I'd suggest a 1 week visit, add in Fairmont for some hotsprings as well as Cave and Basin in Banff.
Actually, that's probably along the lines of what I would do, though I might hit some parks I haven't been to like Gros Morne in Newfoundland rather than doing Banff/Jasper again. Though it has been a long time...
 

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I'd love to go to Gros Morne, too. Seems to be amazing.
The oldest confirmed European settlement in North America, the Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadow, is in Newfoundland, too, if history and archaeology are at all of interest (they are for me).

And you could visit @revjohn , too. :)
 

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Congratulations on your citizenship, @Mrs.Anteater !
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is fantastic and it'd be good to meet you in Winnipeg!
We have some other interesting historical sites here, too. I could arrange a weekend tour with friends.
Thank you. I also have thought about the Mint. Saw the one in Ottawa. I am not sure how realistic ang travel will be for me, because I am waiting for an operation - with the wait time being one year! But I might get in on a cancellation. Wouldn’t want to go to far for too long.
 

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My parents were there 35ish years ago (might be almost 40 now) and enjoyed the tour of the Winnipeg Mint, too. It's the one that makes circulating coins. My wife and I toured the original mint in Ottawa last month when were up visiting Little M but it only makes commemorative coins, medals (e.g. they made the medals for the Vancouver Winter Olympics), and such now.
Did you lift up the gold bar in the gift shop?
 

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I toured Winnipeg's mint this July. As well as circulating Canadian coins it also makes currency for many other countries. With a free park pass I would go to the Rockies. Banff and Jasper National Parks, Glacier Park Waterton Park-southern Alberta, Head smashed in Buffalo jump. So fly into Calgary and rent a car. I'd suggest a 1 week visit, add in Fairmont for some hotsprings as well as Cave and Basin in Banff.
I have done this about ten years ago- we had about two weeks. My son’s dad lives in Banff and we dropped him off and toured the area. Not that one can’t do that again and still see something one hadn’t been before.
Really liked the Buffalo jump and the dinosaur place, Ukrainian village and food, Ford Edmonton. It was one of the highlights of my travel experience.
 
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