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Old 01-23-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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Transcanada HWY question

Planning a trip into Canada from Minnesota then over to Maine. are there plenty of campgrounds along HWY11/HWY66 TransCanada Hwy to chose from?

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You should not have a problem. Try this link if you have not used it before. Fill up with Fuel before you cross north. +_ $5/gal

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If you give us a little more idea of your route I can give you more details. We travel around Superior a few times a year. But as stated there should be no problem with CG's but depending on how much fuel you can tank on you may need to watch where you fill up. Between Nipigon and White River and Wawa there are long stretches with no fuel. Leaving any one of those places you may need to have at leat 200 KM's with of fuel on you. It has not been a problem for us and don't want to scare you. You just don't leave a town with a quarter tank. There is a KOA just off the highway just east of Thunder Bay that is nice and we like to stay at. Not quiet though with lots of kids.
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If you are passing through Muskoka Ontario, there is a park right on the side of hwy 11 just north of Huntsville. Its called Arrowhead Provincial park. Its a nice little park.
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Planning a trip into Canada from Minnesota then over to Maine. are there plenty of campgrounds along HWY11/HWY66 Trans Canada Hwy to chose from?

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Hi Tom

We (family of 4 and a dog) do just the opposite, Manitoba to Nova Scotia via North Dakota ,Minnesota, Wisconsin then back to Canada via Sault St Marie - then Quebec the New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. This is for 2 things (have done this trip 10+ times).

1. Roads are better and safer in the USA (Hwy 17 - Trans Canada) is a two lane goat track (one way each way - with passing lanes every 16 km or 10 miles or so) - on the side of granite drop offs and cliffs - beautiful - scenic drive. As well the topography is very different, the hills in NW Ontario are legendary - they built a town at the bottom of most - so --- you grind up a big hill at 40 - 50 -60 -70 - 80 finally make it to 90 kph at the summit - now downhill - can't go to fast (its only 90 kph limit and lots of Provincial Police) ... then brake brake brake - theirs a town at the bottom of the hill ..... 50 kph and do it all over again 50 more times that day.

Gets even more fun the closer you get to Wawa. Topography in much easier on the truck through ND,MN, WS - only BIG hill is Duluth ... and your ready for a change by then.

2. Fuel costs ... generally 25% MORE expensive in Ontario.

(3) If your looking for a scenic (side of the moon) ride - go through Ontario - just be aware of the previous notes.

But crazy drivers that are "always in a hurry" - speed limit is 90 kph (55 mph) as well as semi's up your butt. Makes the trip a little more stressful than it needs to be.

Soooooo ... we skirt along the south side of the great lakes.

I won't even get into the BIG --- LLoooooong long hills in New Brunswick (Appalachian Mountains) ... this is the major reason I'm changing my 3:55 rear end to 4:10's - so I can get up the hills without overheating and at 40 kph (25 mph).

If you would like more anecdotes let me know - been there done that - got the tee shirt.

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Hi Tom

We (family of 4 and a dog) do just the opposite, Manitoba to Nova Scotia via North Dakota ,Minnesota, Wisconsin then back to Canada via Sault St Marie - then Quebec the New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. This is for 2 things (have done this trip 10+ times).

1. Roads are better and safer in the USA (Hwy 17 - Trans Canada) is a two lane goat track (one way each way - with passing lanes every 16 km or 10 miles or so) - on the side of granite drop offs and cliffs - beautiful - scenic drive. As well the topography is very different, the hills in NW Ontario are legendary - they built a town at the bottom of most - so --- you grind up a big hill at 40 - 50 -60 -70 - 80 finally make it to 90 kph at the summit - now downhill - can't go to fast (its only 90 kph limit and lots of Provincial Police) ... then brake brake brake - theirs a town at the bottom of the hill ..... 50 kph and do it all over again 50 more times that day.

Gets even more fun the closer you get to Wawa. Topography in much easier on the truck through ND,MN, WS - only BIG hill is Duluth ... and your ready for a change by then.

2. Fuel costs ... generally 25% MORE expensive in Ontario.

(3) If your looking for a scenic (side of the moon) ride - go through Ontario - just be aware of the previous notes.

But crazy drivers that are "always in a hurry" - speed limit is 90 kph (55 mph) as well as semi's up your butt. Makes the trip a little more stressful than it needs to be.

Soooooo ... we skirt along the south side of the great lakes.

I won't even get into the BIG --- LLoooooong long hills in New Brunswick (Appalachian Mountains) ... this is the major reason I'm changing my 3:55 rear end to 4:10's - so I can get up the hills without overheating and at 40 kph (25 mph).

If you would like more anecdotes let me know - been there done that - got the tee shirt.

Terry
Great view though. Beats going through Minnesota that is just curves and hills and trees. It is not easy towing though even with a great TV. Its up and down and steep grades and like you say towns at the bottom. I can get about 12 mpg towing on the interstates. I get about 8 mpg on this route.

Oh and the OPP got me last spring with a ticket. The pass you coming the other way. You can't use cruise control and even down hill you need to break or gear down or you get a ticket like I did.

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