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Old 01-13-2019, 09:07 AM   #11
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I have lived in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and travelled and camped in NW Ontario (that is anything West of Thunder Bay). I have not seen anything in all the comments that does not ring true.

Warm up your plastic to pay for gas up here, but the exchange rate will make you happy.

Beautiful scenery on the North side of the Great Lakes, Hwy 17 and Hwy 11 are two lane and in the summer with all of the RV's pack your patience. Mosquitoes and black flies could make your trip a memorable one, depending on the year it is.

The prairies either side of 49' look the same from Manitoba/North Dakota West until you get to the foothills of the Rockies. If you have never driven through fields of wheat, canola, oats and flax for 14 hours straight, it will be a experience.

Once into Montana or Alberta there are two ways to go North to Alaska, both beautiful. I have done them on my Goldwing not with the TT. I agree do Glacier/Waterton national parks. I have done the road to the sun three times on the Wing, beautiful. It usually does not open to traffic until July account of having to clear all the snow off of it. And there is a length restriction on what can travel on it.

From Glacier I would go North into Alberta and see Banff, Lake Louise and then take the
Icefields Parkway up to Jasper and then over into BC and on up to Alaska. The other option is to go West from Lake Louise into BC on Hwy 1 and then go North from Cashe Creek BC on Hwy
97 and on to Alaska. I have done both routes on my Goldwing.

I think that whatever route you take will be a adventure.

I live 1 hour East of Banff, drop me a line and maybe we can meet up on your way through if you come this way.


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Old 01-13-2019, 09:17 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Pete A. View Post
Traveling from NJ to western Canada/ Alaska... is it better to head north to Montreal and then go west or to stay in the states till the Dakota's and then start north....Retired, Got all the time that "plastic" can provide just want to get in as many sight as possible before it gets cold in the fall

Be sure to compare fuel prices ( Liters va gal and CD$ ve US $)

I use Gasbuddy.com

Sights are different. I can offer some for Western Canada like the "cork screw railroad". PM me if interested

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Old 01-21-2019, 12:09 PM   #13
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Humm, you can't get there from NJ. The Great Lakes are in the way.
I would head over to I-81 North to I-90 West. Cross into Canada at Buffalo and QEW to Detroit.
I-75 North through the UP and cross back into Canada at The Sault. ON-17 and West.
Not real direct but good roads and the UP is worth seeing plus you avoid the mess that is Toronto and Hamilton traffic. The 401 in Canada is the busiest road in North America. Fact!
On the return it will add miles but save time if you travel well South of Chicago.

We mostly took US 30. Sure you have to go slower, but I don't really want to go faster than 65 MPH anyway. Yes, there are towns you have to pass through but we saw many interesting sights. And it ends at Atlantic City.

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