"Driving Across Canada (Our Honeymoon I guess)" Canada by aqazi
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So it looked 8 inches long sitting at my office in London (UK) (the distance from Sherbrooke in Quebec to Nanaimo in BC!). The map that I printed out showed the route to be pretty staight and I calulated that the journey could be done in 5 - 7 days with two drivers completing no more than 8 hours a day.
So day 1 from Sherbrooke to Montreal, not far, but then this was our first day together as a couple.
Day 2 from Montreal to Sudbury....we were still an hour away from North Bay until we pitched up our tent (Algonquin Park I think.
Day 3 from from North Bay to Thunder Bay.....we pitched our tent up an hour north of Saut St Marie on the shores of Lake Superior. We are now around 4 hours behind on our drive.
Day 4, we're supposed to be getting from Thunder Bay to Winnepeg. We manage to put in a long days drive and get as far as Kenora but we have to put ourselves up in a Travelinn as it was too late to start pitching a tent and starting a campfire.
Day 5 should be from Winnepeg to Saskatoon to drop in on family, a long drive puts us in Saskatoon by the end of the day and we're back on shcedule.
Day 6, Saskatoon to Banff. We're too tired and decide to have a rest day and enjoy the delight of Saskachewan,.
Day 7, supposed to be a planned rest day in Banff but we're driving there owning to our unscheduled stay in Saskatoon.
Day 8, should have been making our way from Banff to Nanaimo. Instead we stay in Banff and do some treking around Lake Louise.
Day 9, should be looking for an appartment but we're driving our way through BC. Manage to catch the last sailing to Nanaimo.
So if you're planning to travel/move across Canada plan plenty of time. Two weeks should be sufficient enough to see more than just through the window of your car.
If you're from the UK then drving over here is much easier and not stressful at all. Best think of all is that they don't have "little Chefs" or Granada service stations.
Ontario is one big province and gets monotonous after a while, the skies in Saskatoon are wonderful and parks in Alberta and BC are the best. Nancy wants to drive back to Quebec in 2004......I said fine, and she can pick me up at Dorval when she gets to Montreal, I'm not about to drive cross country again!
Cost wise our route was around $400 in fuel (Dodge Caravan), around $150 in food (Subway's!), $50 in misc camping gear, $350 in hotels (one night in a motel and two nights in a hotel in Banff), $50 for camping fees. We stayed at relatives for three nights, one in Montreal and two in Saskatoon. We completed 4300 km and ran over at least two furry aninals. If you're wondering why we didn't fly, well so was I but had a car and all our possesions to take with us.
- Pros:Friendly people, it's not the US
- Cons:they say "awesome" all the time
- In a nutshell:AWESOME!!
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