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British Columbia Frugal Travel Guide

Whether you go in the summer or winter, BC has activities galore year round, including gardens, scenery, and sports. This page has tips, photos and guides for traveling to British Columbia.


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April 11, 20050 found this helpful

Can anyone tell me what is the cheapest way to send a bicycle from B.C. to Ontario. Our daughter has been living temporarily in Vancouver and now wants to move back home to Ontario. She has purchased a bike and wants to ship it home; funds are limted. My question is... 'What is the least expensive way to do this...train, plane or a courier such as Purolator?' Any advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance


-Karen from Ontario


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April 12, 20050 found this helpful

I believe Puralator would be best. They can tell you if they carry bike boxes or where to get one. It will have to be broken down to ship.

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April 12, 20050 found this helpful

I'm not sure about these days, but 12 years ago I shipped a large dog crate by Grehound Bus for $1.50, from Seattle to South Texas...

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November 16, 2011

To be thrifty, our family only took one small 4 day holiday this summer and drove to Whistler, BC which is about a three hour drive from our house. On our way home, we stopped in the town of Squamish for lunch and visited Shannon Falls. Even though we didn't go too far from home, and our vacation was short, we still made precious family memories.


By Patricia M.

Shannon Falls British Columbia

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