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it seems like it'd be nice
is a nice city, but for me it's a little tto close to being an identikit North American city in spite of the fact that it's far better than most of them.
As far as large Canadian cities go you'd probably prefer Vancouver and Montreal.
Don't get me wrong, it's well worth a visit, but out of the 'Big 6' (as nobody calls them) it's
Vancouver > Montreal > Toronto > Ottawa > Calgary > Edmonton
Halifax, Victoria and Quebec City are great too.
Great city, great people, great clubs bars, lovely. When are you going to be there, summer can be hot hot hot, and winters absolutely arctic.
If you're out in downtown head to Queen East, also Kensington Market day and night, bloor and spadina Sneaky Dees was always fun (saw Ms Glass there a few times).
Restaurants are top class too, so many great places to eat. Little italy, china, protugal, greece.....
ridiculous ridiculous climate. Can get as low as -30 and sometimes gets to a balmy -15; difficult to see the sights when it's that cold. A good city overall, but as Alex says, quite an identikit North American city but still pretty cool. Probably the best Chinatown I've been to though and some of the best old-school vintage genuine Japanese karaoke clubs I've ever been to.
Definitely worth visiting, just don't go in winter and Vancouver and Montreal are better.
The islands are good too.
Don't go to Winnipeg though. Not that you would. But don't.
although I once met someone brought up in Vancouver who left to go and live in Winnipeg because he couldn't deal with living in a big crowded city like Vancouver.
Wasn't quite sure what to say to him.
where I could buy walkers crisps for about $10. I'm sure it's better than... saskatoon?!
and the crystal meth scene is properly dope...not sure if Winnipeg can claim this, although like most Canadian cities there should be plenty of drugs around.
Take me back to granville street.
To be fair, I really liked the scenery around Winnipeg too, but then I'm from the fens.
I think the town in Canada I liked the best was Marathon, Ontario. But that's coz it had Lake Superior and bears and endless forests etc. If I stayed there for more than a few days I don't think I'd have had the same opinion.