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Old 09-27-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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We will be visiting BC & Alberta next summer (2008), probably in July or August. We plan to enter Canada at the Blaine/White Rock (I-5) crossing. We will be pulling a 33 ft 5th wheel with a crewcab dually.

What are the best days and time to go across the boarder? About how long does it take?

Going around Seattle, is I-5 or I-405 the best route? What time does the morning commute end?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.

Dick & Barb
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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We will be visiting BC & Alberta next summer (2008), probably in July or August. We plan to enter Canada at the Blaine/White Rock (I-5) crossing. We will be pulling a 33 ft 5th wheel with a crewcab dually.

What are the best days and time to go across the boarder? About how long does it take?

Going around Seattle, is I-5 or I-405 the best route? What time does the morning commute end?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.

Dick & Barb
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dick R:
...We plan to enter Canada at the Blaine/White Rock (I-5) crossing... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Unless you have a specific destination in mind in western BC, let me suggest you turn northeast at Bellingham on WA537 (Guild Mountain Rd.) through Lynden (cute Dutch town) and cross the border into Aldergrove. The border crossing is used minimally, and never busy during the summer. You can encounter major traffic backups at Blaine, especially during the busier summer months.

We use this route even when we head to Vancouver Island, via Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...Going around Seattle, is I-5 or I-405 the best route? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
We prefer I-405 at all times of the year, just to avoid the almost constant busy traffic through downtown Seattle.

Have a wonderful vacation.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:05 AM   #4
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Thanks Paul for the quick response.

We will be going to Surrey first then heading east to Banff, the Ice Fields, and Calgary. Will return through Montona, Idaho, and Oregon.

We will follow your excellent advice.

Thanks again,

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