Matt and Alex are a pair of Italians who like to travel “off the beaten track”.
They arrived in Toronto and checked into our hostel last week and began planning their “Canadian Adventure”.
They plan to purchase a vehicle and take to the roads and explore Canada coast-to-coast.
The pair are no strangers to exploring the less-traveled roads of really large countries. This is their second advemture having explored the vast Australian outback form the east coast all the way to Perth in Western Austrailia.
They were forced to move to another hostel for three days as we were fully booked (as we usually are at this time of year.) But as soon as beds became available, they checked back in to our hostel.
They plan a road/camping trip interrupted by brief interludes to work on farms as a means of subsidizing their travels.
They plan to head east perhaps to the scenic Cape Breton and then head across Canada to Vancouver and the Yukon.
Matt has expressed concern about camping and the possible danger of bears. So we’ll refer him to a previous blog entry (just last week) “Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh My.”
That entry was about a Black Bear attack that occurred rec ently just a few hours north of Toronto. A hiker was severly mauled but survived.
We’ll repeat the link here as the site tell you about prudence and precautions you should take, understand and follow when camping in Canada.
But keep in mind that BEAR ATTACKS ARE EXTREMELY RARE in Canada.
Here is the link: