Hey friends, let me introduce myself a little bit first. I'm a 22 year old Belgian student. I've been to some decent amount of different countries. (A hike with friends in scandinavia was by far the best)
I am now at a point in life where I realise how important it is to start saving money as soon as you can.
A friend of mine is currently staying in vancouver, Canada. I have the chance to go to him. So I only have to pay for the flight and ofcourse the money I spent there. Flight is around 700 and I'll think I will spend another 300 there in the 14 days I would be going.
Now, is it worth it? Is Vancouver worth, a decent share of my savings?
Also what month is best to travel to vancouver. February or april and why?
General suggestions/stories/tips more then welcome
Thanks in advance
Protip: contact the people behind
They know their shit and will answer personal questions. May save you a couple hundred euro because they're better at finding cheap tickets than we are.
Also, best time of your life to travel desu. Do it.
Are you talking about Euros, or Dollars? Vancouver on $20 a day isn't going to be very good, especially in February or April. What part of town does your friend live in? If they're a student, they might be busy in April with finals
Vancouver is a ok city, in a setting that's great for the 4-5 months of summer. If you're going to go, pick April. There could easily be 20 days of rain in February, but you're probably used to that.
Unless you're friend is buying you stuff, you wont get to do very much. There's a lot of asian restaurants, tourists seem to like those. There's a lot of asians in general, but you'll probably find them easier to live with than arabs.
If you like weed, April 20th is a big deal in Vancouver.
I think Vancouver is a worthwhile vacation destination. I'm sure there is a few things you can do on little monies/free, but some of the things that are very nice about the city do require more money. It's considered an "expensive" higher cost of living city, as well, and not just for housing.
There is whale migration, so you'll want to get out on a boat and see them. You'll probably want to gear up for some various outdoor activities as well, whether your thing is hiking or kayaking.
Good food, from asian to other cuisines, it's a city filled with international foods that may not be as much like your home choices, so you'll want to dine out.
I'm sure the best month to travel is really for a local to answer, but in general, canadians head south for the winter, jan-mar they're probably in Florida if they can manage it. Summer is high tourism in most cities of canada that isn't seeing ski tourism.
I'm talking about euros. I'm not sure what part he is staying and he already told me about his finals in April, but he had some spare time.
I used to like weed, now I get paranoid.
Thanks for the information, might get more expensive then I hoped.
Also, the cost of flight tickets for the same day I checked yesterday went up 150 euros in one day :o.
Is this normal? Will it get much higher? I wanna book but I need to wait for exact dates..
For just the city and nothing else, I'd say no. For everything near Vancouver you can go I'd say abso-fucking-lutely. Go to Vancouver Island to see Victoria. Go (killer)whale watching. Hike in Pacfic Rim National Park. Surf in Tofino and do the Hot Springs and Bear Watching trips from Jamie's Whaling Station there.
You should google some pictures of:
- Tofino Hot Springs
- Pacific Rim National Park
Ferries run between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
What I would do is rent a car and take it on the ferry. Then spend 2 nights in Victoria. It's a great place to relax and you can book orca and whale watching trips with Prince Of Whales. From Victoria it's a 4 hour drive to Tofino. I'd stay there for a few nights too. Two or three. Then take the ferry back.
Be sure to check out the Cathedral Grove trail in MacMillan Provincial Park. It's on-route from Victoria to Tofino.
I booked my trips with Jamie's and had an amazing time with them seeing whales, bears, sealions, seaotters, bald eagles and tons of other wildlife.
The Hot Springs trip involves a boat trip to an island where you have to hike through Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. Then you spend some time swimming in the springs and hike back. The boat will pick you up. Wih us we took the calm route through the islands on the way there and the open sea route (with a whale) back. We also did a great bear watching trip with them.
Check out https://www.jamies.com/
with that amount of money you can stay in thailand for almost 2 months and live as a king
also depends what you like OP
do you like big boring cities like brussels or brugge or ghent ?? then go for it
I don't really wanna live there as a king for 10-14 days. I just wanna spend some time with my friend who I haven't seen in a while. Hopefully explore a lot in nature.
Thanks for advice though, might see Thailand if possible.