I, my wife, and two tiny dogs will have to stay in west Canada from mid-dec for a month or two. We are Australians, and the story is that I was working in Seattle, U.S. I came to Canada to change visa (as I changed employer) and unfortunately, we are stuck here. It seems like the visa will take a couple of months. We were adviced not to try going back to U.S. and we are not willing to risk it.
So there we are, with a backpack. Planned to stay for a week initially, but have to stay for extended time. Some sort of imposed holiday, but the problem is we are very tight on budget as we pay rent in U.S. mortgage in Aussy, and I am not working.
Looking for suggestion on some towns or places in western Canada, which is cheap to stay (i.e. an apartment/basement for $600-$800/mo), and also nice enough to ease the pain of sitting in the state of limbo. Ideally somewhere that we can live without a car. Please get some advice on how to get to that place from Vancouver, BC as well.