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    • blondeonblonde
    • By blondeonblonde 15th Jun 17, 9:47 PM
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    What to buy in Canada
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:47 PM
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    What to buy in Canada 15th Jun 17 at 9:47 PM
    Following on from what to buy in US, any advice on what to buy in Canada?
    Thanks
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    • Shimrod
    • By Shimrod 15th Jun 17, 9:56 PM
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    maple syrup?
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Jun 17, 1:16 AM
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    West coast? Smoked wild Pacific salmon.
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    Some nice wine from the Okanagan valley, a lumber shirt, maple syrup (from a supermarket, not a souvenir shop), jade ornaments...
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    • John259
    • By John259 16th Jun 17, 8:07 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:07 AM
    A free admission pass to all of Canada's national parks in 2017:
    https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np
    Last edited by John259; 16-06-2017 at 8:09 AM.
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    • Sicard
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    Snow shoes.
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    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 16th Jun 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:09 PM
    By LAW, you have to buy one of these
    Last edited by Murphy_The_Cat; 16-06-2017 at 6:06 PM.



    • malkie76
    • By malkie76 16th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
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    Coffee Crisp and Oh Henry chocolate bars
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 16th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
    The maple syrup on sale in Canada is the exact same maple syrup you can buy in Tesco.
    • John259
    • By John259 16th Jun 17, 6:33 PM
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    Maybe a visit to Timmy's?
    http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.php
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • blondeonblonde
    • By blondeonblonde 16th Jun 17, 7:01 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I've never heard of some of these before ��
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 16th Jun 17, 7:11 PM
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    Tim tams from Tim hortons and maple syrup - it's not the same in the UK. Canadian and Vermont syrup (us) tastes different
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 17th Jun 17, 7:06 PM
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    The Canadian Maple syrup we nearly bought in Canada had the same label as the one we can buy in Tesco
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 17th Jun 17, 9:08 PM
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    The Canadian Maple syrup we nearly bought in Canada had the same label as the one we can buy in Tesco
    Originally posted by sheramber
    The label probably tastes the same too.
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    • Loanranger
    • By Loanranger 17th Jun 17, 9:11 PM
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    Anything from Dollarama! Canadian equivalent of Poundland but much much more choice.
    • meer53
    • By meer53 18th Jun 17, 9:11 AM
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    If you can't decide what you need to buy, i'd stay at home.
    • maisie06
    • By maisie06 18th Jun 17, 3:29 PM
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    Tim Horton's is a must do - I got addicted to Maple iced latte's and french vanilla coffee..and the doughnuts, so much choice and really cheap too!

    You can buy Maple syrup but like someone said above buy it in a supermarket and get the grade A if you can...

    Feeling flush? the canadian diamonds in the jewellers looked gorgeous.

    But the best thing to do is take loads of photos - it's a really stunning country and we have some amazing memories from our time there!
    • HHarry
    • By HHarry 18th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    Just back from Canada last week and I'd say, particularly with the exchange rate, that there aren't any bargains to be had if that's what you're looking for.

    We picked up a few 'Canada 150' bits as a nice momento, but not much else.

    In fact the advice I'd give would be to buy a decent pair of walking shoes before you go, break them in, and get out and enjoy the Canadian wilderness. That's the amazing bit of the country!
    • John259
    • By John259 18th Jun 17, 7:38 PM
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    As well as the famous and magnificent national parks of the Canadian Rockies (Banff, Kootenay, Jasper, Waterton Lakes and Yoho), there are also many provincial parks in Canada, of which probably one of the most famous is Algonquin in Ontario:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algonquin_Provincial_Park
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
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