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hi guys im a 23 yr old carpenter from sydney, i am planning on moving to canada during the next 3 months, i have my visa i just need to find a city to live in, i would like to live in a city which has a decent night life, there are minimal aussies, somewhere where i could find work and most importantly somewhere close to ski fields where i can pop up during the week nights and weekend. i was planning on living on the slopes but the pay is too low and to many aussies. if anyone could assist me in any way possible that would be great.

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To fill your needs for nightlife and skiing you have to look at Vancouver, although not sure it has great nightlife. It is an expensive city.

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To fill your needs for nightlife and skiing you have to look at Vancouver, although not sure it has great nightlife. It is an expensive city.
Yup, you are 100% right that the cost of living on the west coast will hurt. There aren't many places that fit the full request list:
Vancouver has (some) night life and access to the slopes but is super expensive;
Calgary has the work and access to the slopes but is not famous for night life;
Toronto has the work and night life, but limited access to the slopes (you would need to drive over an hour north to Collingwood);
Montreal actually would meet the bill for skiing and night life, but without being able to speak French, he could face some challenges...

Overall, I'd say try BC and see if you can find reasonable priced accomodation.

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Hi there
Dont come to edmonton then nightlife no good and place is like a giant industrial estate if i was you i would stay in oz winters ar'nt cold here there painfull
Sorry bout that just having a bad day

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i think the "too many aussies" is ridiculous - be open minded mate, you can still be in an area and make canadian friends without associating with one of your own. (perhaps whistler is the exception)

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i think the "too many aussies" is ridiculous - be open minded mate, you can still be in an area and make canadian friends without associating with one of your own. (perhaps whistler is the exception)
yer i wasnt really thinkin about whistler i am leaning towards calgary, another question mate, do u have health insurance or somethin like that just incase u get sick... how did u go about it if u do have it.

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when i mentioned whistler, i meant that as in there are more aussies than anyone else so you couldnt make canadian friends... aussies over there are called jafa's - (just another f**kwit aussie)

i leave in october and i organised 12 months travel insurance with travel insurance direct - the ones with massive billboards and ad's on the cricket lol.

personally i think you'd have more fun in toronto or montreal than calgary and if you had your heart set on ab/bc slopes, its fairly cheap to fly with westjet.


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Vancouver.

Montreal is stronger in French influence, and would be inconvenient if you don't speak French.
Toronto and Niagara Falls may be good for traveling.

Enjoy Canada!

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Grant, you may be interested in the Okanagan Valley here in BC. There are a number of ski resorts within a 2 hour driving radius from Kelowna, the largest city in the valley. Kelowna, Vernon & Penticton all have night clubs, but they may not be on the same level that you are accustomed to though (??).

Some of the local ski hills:

Big White - Kelowna
World Class Skiing, Snowboarding and Accommodations at Big White Ski Resort

Crystal Mountain - Westbank
Crystal Mountain Resort

Silver Star - Vernon
Silver Star Mountain Resort-Official Website...accommodation, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking

Apex - Penticton
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Mount Baldy - Oliver/Osoyoos area
Mount Baldy Ski Area British Columbia Canada

Just outside of the Okanagan Valley....

Sun Peaks - Kamloops
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Revelstoke Mountain - Revelstoke
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If your looking for night life and ski montreal is the place.It doesent really matter if you dont speak french,most people speak english.The skiing is not as good as it probably is in the west but its fairly good and accessible,and the night life is great.Plus montreal is fairly cheap compared to other big canadian cities.keep in mind the cost of living especially in calgary which is verry expensive due to the petrol industries(unless you work in construction or in the petrol industry)

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