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How do you plan your summer - Ontario

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Dec 5, 2006
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How do you plan your summer - Ontario

This question is more specifically to people in Ontario

Since we are in lockdown at least to May 20th and I suspect will be extended to June minimum, July and August will be better but I don't know how much better. So how do you guys plan your summer? Staycation ? Go to parks nearby?

What's your plan
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Feb 7, 2017
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This Summer should be better than last summer
As we now have the vaccines
And everyday in Ontario ... more & more people are getting vaccinated

I expect we are in the last round of the BIG Lockdowns

We are on the brink of freedom again
Be that May 21st ... or June 21st (just in time for Canada Day )
But it ain’t far off now

We are 60+
Everyone we know ...
Between the ages of 50 and 100 have already gotten at least one shot

And everyday we hear of more people now over 40 getting vaccinated at the pharmacy

I can see where masks, social distancing, and limitations on people congregating will still exist for some time to come
(Til we get to that magic 70% + herd immunity number )

But there’s gonna be more freedom of movement and vaccinated people allowed to gather

All great news

I am truly excited about Summer 2021

And am busily making plans to travel again come Fall & Winter
After I get my second / booster shot
Banned
Apr 29, 2021
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I'm planning to travel to Europe. The biggest variable for me right now is ensuring I'll get my 2nd dose in time to be considered fully vaccinated by late August. Otherwise it looks like Europe will be open for vaccinated people. Canada may still have travel restrictions but I'll comply or work my way around them.
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Jan 12, 2005
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Not planning anything. This year is still too unknown for me. I have both my shots, but will wait when everything is back open a bit more and not overly expensive due to influx of tourist, i.e. see Hawaii. If anything, it will be a last minute thing.
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Feb 15, 2006
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We like to drive to the east coast. Haven't seen the east coast other than a brief visit. By end of summer, we should all be fully vaccinated. Before it gets cold, we'd like to go to Gros Morne NP (places are already getting booked up), Bay of Fundy, etc.
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Already have some places booked from last year or very early this year (camping, cottage). Other then that, stay around home, plenty of local parks for beaches, bbq, etc. Make my driveway more of a getogether place which I've already done more of recently, but will look to 'spruce it up' so it's nicer. Site seeing by cruising around. Family golfing.
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at1212b wrote: Already have some places booked from last year or very early this year (camping, cottage). Other then that, stay around home, plenty of local parks for beaches, bbq, etc. Make my driveway more of a getogether place which I've already done more of recently, but will look to 'spruce it up' so it's nicer. Site seeing by cruising around. Family golfing.
Is now too early or too late to book cottage?
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smartie wrote: Is now too early or too late to book cottage?
I don't know since I've already booked and haven't search. Search online and tell us what you see please. In a normal year, options would be more limited by this time.
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I doubt if we will actually see lifting of lockdowns or even relaxing of measures this year.....seems a writeoff atm....
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GateGuardian wrote: Not planning anything. This year is still too unknown for me. I have both my shots, but will wait when everything is back open a bit more and not overly expensive due to influx of tourist, i.e. see Hawaii. If anything, it will be a last minute thing.
Everything decent will be sold out. US and Europe will be nearly back to normal. Europe was basically back to normal last summer without vaccines. Probably masks indoors still and some reduced numbers but bars cafes all will be open.
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All I can say is IF it is safe to travel again in 2021 it will be a shit show trying to book flights and hotels!
It will be a race to secure airfare seats and rooms to hotels. Not to mention airfare, hotels and attractions will ever so conveniently jack up their prices $$$$$$
So even if it is safe this year I don’t think I’d want to battle it out with other travellers and long lineups this year, maybe 2022?!
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fogetmylogin wrote: Everything decent will be sold out. US and Europe will be nearly back to normal. Europe was basically back to normal last summer without vaccines. Probably masks indoors still and some reduced numbers but bars cafes all will be open.
The situation in India is concerning. I really doubt if any of the current vaccines are enough for those variants-which are likely scattered worldwide.
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Mar 6, 2014
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Just like last year, it will be a lot of day trips. I have young kids who are a bit too young for camping and I don't want to be in a hotel where you could potentially be in the same floor as someone with covid-19. Airbnb is a option, but again I wouldn't want to be on a plane either.

That said, there are a lot of places in Ontario that you could explore.
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My friends have a backpacking trip planned in Wyoming in the Wind River Range for 8 days the last week of August. I am currently included but will have to see if the quarantine hotel rule in Canada changes by then. Flying out should not be a problem as I will have my second shot by 1st week of August, but I am not going to spend an excess of $1000 to be in a hotel on my home soil upon flying back.
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Blue Mountain in the summer. And then once we are both fully vaccinated by September, will plan a trip in late fall, maybe Xmas.
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