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BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia

SPB-Cooperator 18 Nov 17 - 01:40 PM
Joe Offer 20 Nov 17 - 01:59 AM
Kampervan 20 Nov 17 - 02:36 AM
Charmion 20 Nov 17 - 09:27 AM
robomatic 20 Nov 17 - 12:29 PM
Joe Offer 20 Nov 17 - 08:31 PM
SPB-Cooperator 21 Nov 17 - 03:57 AM
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Subject: BS: Visiting Nova Soctia 2018
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 01:40 PM

Next year I am visiting Nova Scotia with my partner from Czech Republic. The web sites my partner has been to indicate that she will need a raft of documents - bank statements, prove of travel and accomodation, ICVP, details of where she will be visiting, passport, ETA, while from the pages I have been to I only need an ETA and Passport, (canadian Embassy Web Site, Gov.UK) and I have been advised to take our adequate travel insurance to cover health care if needed.

Does anyone know definitively what we will need to produce and why we are getting different messages?


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 01:59 AM

Google (click) tells me that requirements are quite simple for Czech citizens visiting Canada as tourists. Immigration is another matter, and that's where all the complications set in.
Same with the U.S., only worse. This page on Canada eTA (click) should be helpful.

Nova Scotia's tourism office has six seacoast drives (click) mapped out. I jumped at the chance to drive the Lighthouse Route as soon as I arrived. I asked how long it would take to drive the route, and I was told three hours. People who know me will understand why it took me three days. I then had only one day left before I was due in Maine, so I had to rush through Halifax and New Brunswick.

Sure hope I can return some day. It was wonderful.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: Kampervan
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 02:36 AM

You'll be deep into Stan Rogers' territory here. If you get the chance then do take time to drive the eastern coast road, Lunenberg (with the schooner Bluenose), Halifax and Sherbrooke to name but three unmissable stops.
It's a great place with great people. (and no, I'm not Canadian, but I do love the place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: Charmion
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 09:27 AM

Sorry, Cooperator; your partner must have accidentally ended up in Citizenship and Immigration territory rather than Tourism. The Canadian government has a bad habit of building its websites for people who already know where to look for the information they need.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: robomatic
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 12:29 PM

You should take the opportunity to sing "Barrett's Privateers" on a Halifax Pier, as I have.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 08:31 PM

Yup, robomatic, singing onsite makes a lot of difference. I sang "Bluenose" in Lunenberg when I unexpectedly came upon Bluenose II, and "Barrett's Privateers" on a Halifax Pier, and "Springhill Mining Disaster" at midnight at the entrance to the mine - all on the same day.

Two days before, I sang Western Boat, although I wasn't completely sure I was on the correct Cape St. Mary's.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 21 Nov 17 - 03:57 AM

We are hoping to go whale watching from Lunenberg - a little pricey, but will be a once in a lifetime experience.

Does anyone know of any regular folk clubs/sessions.

And even though it is months away, I am already nervous about driving on the wrong side of the road.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: robomatic
Date: 21 Nov 17 - 10:48 AM

Canadians drive on the same side as U.S., the right-hand side, same as Czech Rep. Your partner could drive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: maeve
Date: 21 Nov 17 - 12:11 PM

I found this was a lovely festival to perform in and quite enjoyable as an audience member.

https://www.folkharbour.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 21 Nov 17 - 12:33 PM

No she can't she hasn't a driving licence!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: robomatic
Date: 21 Nov 17 - 01:27 PM

SPB, if it is months away, she may have time to procure one. Beats worrying, plus it gives you something NEW to worry about!
Best of weather to you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Nov 17 - 06:51 PM

Don't worry about driving if you're going in the off-season. SPB. There won't be much traffic to vex you. Have a wonderful time. I love Nova Scotia.
They may be a bit touristy, but do stop at Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove. I also really enjoyed the French-speaking coast of Clare on the Bay of Fundy. Why are there all those big wooden churches out in the middle of nowhere?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: robomatic
Date: 24 Nov 17 - 12:11 AM

I think Kejimkujik is the park where we were able to rent a canoe and go water camping. Also road side fresh fish for sale for cooking in camp.

We had three weeks to cross Canada and spent one entire week in Nova Scotia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 24 Nov 17 - 06:39 PM

We were looking at overnighting on Cape Breton Island to visit the waterfalls on the Cabot trail. Probably a bit far to travel from and back to Hubbards in one day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 24 Nov 17 - 08:03 PM

Yup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 06:35 AM

Hopefully i will be able to pick up some Stan Rogers CDs as souvenirs. Any other Nova Scotia performers I should look out for?


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: Tiger
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 08:14 AM

I love McGinty. They play regularly in Halifax, which is a great music town.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 01:18 AM

Dave MacIsaac (fiddle) & Louis Benoit (guitar/mandolin); play the Auld Triangle in downtown Halifax most Monday evenings. They also play the Celtic Corner in Dartmouth often.

Richard Wood, virtuoso fiddler, is always playing somewhere.

Dave Gunning, songster.

Tons more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: ollaimh
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 01:33 AM

i really hate to think of a shallow scumbag like joe in my home province being a 'murcan tourist.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 10:27 AM

I really hate to think of someone who would make a post like that being from my home province.

Sorry, Joe. I know you understand ... !


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 11:11 AM

So, should I take my whistle?


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 02:31 PM

There are session here and there - there's a weekly Irish session at the aforementioned Auld Triangle in Halifax. There's one at the Auld Triangle in Charlottetown, PEI, as well.

You might want to bookmark this: the coast . It is Halifax-centric, but it does make an attempt to cover the whole province, and PEI. Lots of 'events' and 'music' listings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help/Advice Needed - Visiting Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 02:34 PM

And what I've been calling 'the Auld Triangle' is actually 'the Old Triangle'.


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