- Would you emigrate to BC, Canada?
Onzadog – Member
Love to. The only reason we haven’t is that the wife is scared of being eaten by a bear or a cougar.
My wife is quite a hearty sort, who will happily camp pretty much anywhere. Except that in Canada, she was always convinced that bears were trying to get into our tent, which meant that she would never sleep. Needless to say, she finds camping across Europe alot more congenial!Posted 6 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
If I was younger with no ties, yes. MrsMCTD would do the same – we had our honeymoon in the Rockies.
That said, the grass isn’t always greener – do some research with people who actually live out there re cost of living, coping with the climate etc, especially if the move would be a “must succeed” last chance. Friends of mine got burnt with a failed move to New Zealand when the job wasn’t quite as expected.Posted 6 years agorocketmanMember
It sounds good but living in these places is different to holidaying there or watching them on Life Cycles
I have a cousin who gave up a fairly promising athletics career to go and live with her NZ boyfriend near Queenstown and after the honeymoon was over it is – allegedly – the same sh*t, just somewhere else.Posted 6 years agobeamersSubscriber
I could handle the same shit with views like this to look at every day*
*It rains a lot in Tofino, but fortunately not a drop fell whilst we were there for a week in the Summer of 08.
Yes, I would be across there like a shot having lived in Alberta for 2 years and spent quite a bit of time in BC in the summer time.Posted 6 years ago
Trekster – Member
Spent 3wks in Saskatoon,Saskatchewan and no I would not live there
I couldn’t agree more. I lived in Saskatchewan for five years, with Saskatoon being the nearest ‘big’ city, and it was utterly without culture. Of course I met countless lovely people, but living in a place includes more than that, and Saskatchewan just doesn’t cut it.
Nova Scotia on the other hand is absolutely lovely, with great people, great landscape, great music, great drink, great ocean. Halifax is fabulous.
But back to BC: for an outdoorsy, existentialist-type, there may be nowhere better on earth.Posted 6 years agomarkgraylishSubscriber
markgraylish – but can you get Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls in North Vancouver? Eh? Eh?
Probably (if I knew what they were!). There’s actually a large British ex-pay community here so things like Tetley tea bags and Cadburys chocolate are easy to find. Pity the same can’t be said for decent bacon and Timothy Taylors Landlord… 😆Posted 6 years agorsMember
of course take it, i’m assuming its 3 dif jobs and you need to choose which location, Tofino is nice for the weekend, not sure i’d want to live there, too far away from everything although you might like that, Nanaimo I don’t know much about other than having driven through it to get to Tofino, lots of strip mall type developments along the highway. Pemberton, small town but close to whistler, don’t need a ferry to visit Vancouver so that would be my choice, maybe more grizzly bears though.Posted 6 years ago
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