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Old 05-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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Need advise with Canada/US route


We will be leaving Oregon and traveling back to Georgia in July. We plan to take 2 months and would like to go to Canada to see the Lake Louise area. We are wondering if we should continue through Canada on the Trans Canada Hwy and enter either in Minnesota or Michigan. In other words is there a lot to see on that route? Another option appears to re-enter the US in Montana and take Hwy 2 across. I don't know if there is a lot to see on that route either. We are wanting to spend some time in the upper pennisula in Michigan which is why we are staying north. Last year we did Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Park(US side), Custard/Badlands...it was great..so looking for something different on the way home.

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Old 05-22-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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The senery in Canada is wonderful to experience. I am sure you will enjoy our Beautiful country . Northwestern Ontario is very pretty from the Manitoba border East to Wawa. I will tell you though that the Trans canada hwy through this area is rather poor, mainly single lane in each direction with heavy transport truck traffic and insufficient passing lanes, but the sights are absolutly stunning!

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Old 05-22-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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The Trans Canada Highway is very scenic and nice however the gas prices in Canada will blow your mind. Be prepared for at least $1.20 a liter and there are approx 4 liters in a gallon.

I have traveled Route 2 and it is also nice and there is things to see such as Fort Peck, Theodore Roosevelt State Park, Peace Garden and a place I liked Mall of Ameerica.

There also is a ferry I think that you can go from Minnesota to Michigan.

Enjoy and have safe travels.

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yes gas prices are extreme. current pump price in my neck of the woods is $1.40/litre

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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The only ferries that I know of that cross Lake Michigan from WI to MI ...

From Milwaukee, WI
high speed ==> http://www.lake-express.com/

From Manitowoc,WI
slower & bigger ==> http://ssbadger.com/content.aspx?Page=Schedule&field=123

I do not know about a ferriy from Minnesota to Michigan
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Hello...Having lived on the Canadian prairies and travelled the "national highway" from Calgary to the Lake of the Woods area on the Manitoba/Ontario border I would suggest going the American route. The Canadian route is very flat with little scenery, but on the other hand, you certainly can make good travel time and get good MPG.
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If you have not done it before, take some time and head up the Icefields Parkway (93) to Jasper while your up there. The Icefields is an incredible drive so reversing course won't matter.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #8
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Thanks so much for all of your input. It appears that the American route sounds best. It really sounds like we need to get up to Jasper before heading south though!

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