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MDKMDK

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Posted: 03/18/20 09:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bob806 wrote:

I made reservations for Fundy NP, Cape breton Highlands NP a month ago, and was planning on a few Provincial Parks in Nova Scotia as well.

Wait & see is all we can do. They'll probably refund the money due to circumstances.


Good luck, and hope it works out for you. Those places are among our best for amazing for scenery, and an unforgettable vacation.


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mockturtle wrote:

So glad I went to Alaska last summer!


Aye, matey, it was great in 2016, too.

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Bob806 wrote:

I made reservations for Fundy NP, Cape breton Highlands NP a month ago, and was planning on a few Provincial Parks in Nova Scotia as well.

Wait & see is all we can do. They'll probably refund the money due to circumstances.


Yep, me too - have a few reservations in Fundy, NS, and PEI.
Last year Dorian canceled the trip for us. Now this. Not actually canceling yet, but since trip is mid-June to mid-July, odds are pretty good I will be doing so in a month or two. Probably will not bother with the April 2 reservation opening date for one of the CG's I wanted to get in to....


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MDKMDK wrote:


Everything is (was?) less expensive in the US before this mess, even with our feeble loonie.


The only items I found less expensive in usa were eggs and gasoline. I'm comparing Florida to Saskatchewan.


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Thanks Flapper and MDKMDK.

We have been wanting to visit the area & check out the Fundy tides for quite some time. If it gets canceled due to circumstances, we'll just (hopefully) adjust, and keep a similar itinerary in 2021. Maybe even add a Gros Morne trip if we can squeeze it in.

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Bob806 wrote:

Thanks Flapper and MDKMDK.

We have been wanting to visit the area & check out the Fundy tides for quite some time. If it gets canceled due to circumstances, we'll just (hopefully) adjust, and keep a similar itinerary in 2021. Maybe even add a Gros Morne trip if we can squeeze it in.


My wife insists it is all Anne of Green Gables fault. She REALLY doesn't want us to come visit! Hurricanes and now Pandemics.

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Posted: 03/19/20 09:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

MDKMDK wrote:


Everything is (was?) less expensive in the US before this mess, even with our feeble loonie.


The only items I found less expensive in usa were eggs and gasoline. I'm comparing Florida to Saskatchewan.


Cottage cheese, sour cream, brick/sliced/grated cheese, baby carrots, half and half, all cheaper before the crash. Clothing (Walmart), housewares (JC Penney/Kohls), tools (Harbor Freight/HD/Lowes), furniture (Art Van, ABC), Amazon stuff that can be ordered online, almost everything. The only thing that isn't that much cheaper is high end electronics, audio, video, computers, automotive. The accessories are cheaper. Most car parts, too.
This is comparing Ontario/Michigan at the border, with a C$0.75 dollar. However, some stuff is still cheaper in the US, even with a C$0.69 dollar, our stuff is marked up that much. Some Ontario businesses gouge us mercilessly, and some businesses lower prices to compete, if they're close to a border town. If you're not on the border, located somewhere inland in Ontario, you'll probably pay even more at home than across the border. We used to be in that boat.

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Posted: 03/19/20 11:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh you mean “consumer buying more stuff to go with my stuff I already have” travel.

I haven’t met too many US citizens traveling western Canada in search of more pots and pans and a bigger TV. Most seem to enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery, the elbow room, and meeting friendly people.

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noteven wrote:

Oh you mean “consumer buying more stuff to go with my stuff I already have” travel.

I haven’t met too many US citizens traveling western Canada in search of more pots and pans and a bigger TV. Most seem to enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery, the elbow room, and meeting friendly people.


Please re-read the comments you're referring to.
The comments were about Canadians (us) cross border shopping in the US (them).

Their stuff is usually cheaper than the same items here, even after you convert the $ forex difference. Compare HomeDepot.com versus HomeDepot.ca on 2 identical items, for example. Their price is less than ours, after $ conversion.
When they visit Canada, at our regular prices (in Canada), they'll pay more (here, in Canada), even when their dollar is a lot stronger than ours. For (Canadian) gas, hotels, campgrounds, food, just about everything. Just like we get gouged at home (again, just to be clear, in Canada).

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MDKMDK wrote:

noteven wrote:

Oh you mean “consumer buying more stuff to go with my stuff I already have” travel.

I haven’t met too many US citizens traveling western Canada in search of more pots and pans and a bigger TV. Most seem to enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery, the elbow room, and meeting friendly people.


Please re-read the comments you're referring to.
The comments were about Canadians (us) cross border shopping in the US (them).

Their stuff is usually cheaper than the same items here, even after you convert the $ forex difference. Compare HomeDepot.com versus HomeDepot.ca on 2 identical items, for example. Their price is less than ours, after $ conversion.
When they visit Canada, at our regular prices (in Canada), they'll pay more (here, in Canada), even when their dollar is a lot stronger than ours. For (Canadian) gas, hotels, campgrounds, food, just about everything. Just like we get gouged at home (again, just to be clear, in Canada).


Just to throw in another comment! While prices may be cheaper I find food quality in the US is not as good as it is in Canada. I'm not talking about food safety but just general quality. I've noticed this particularly this past winter, the quality of meat (steaks) isn't what we get get back home at the regular grocery stores. I've noticed other items are similar. You do get what you pay for!





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