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Old 12-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Larry3570 View Post
...Any suggestions where to put down between Kamloops and Calgary?
To answer the OP, that stretch is going to be a tough one as far as freebie overnight parking... I came through north of that route and found the southern freebie parking choices sparse to say the least - thus I avoided that route.

As far as Park Service CGs (the next best thing in my mind), Banff (Tunnel Mtn) and one in Jasper (out of your way) are open all year.

What I did find is that the folks in Canada are very friendly and if you stop at a big parking lot and just ask, you might be surprised...

As I recall, BC does not allow overnighting in designated rest areas anywhere in the province. If you want to push it, BC clearly marks rest areas... Thus, all those unmarked turnouts are, well, ???? As for myself, with the exception of the Cassier Hwy and AK Hwy (due to remoteness), I never tried the turnout overnight thing in BC.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #16
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Best logical place for an overnight b/n Kamloops & Calgary is Golden and there's lots of spots there. SOP is to park alongside the service roads on both sides of #1 highway but there's also a Husky truckstop as well as a couple of gravel overnight lots where trucks park. There's also a huge rest area just west of the bridge at Revelstoke. We've often overnighted in either location. Kamloops to Calgary is a pretty easy one day run though so you may not need an overnight unless you're doing lots of stopping along the way.

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Exclamation Another GOOD ONE is

the "Kicking Horse Pass Rest Area", it's on the Westside of the NEW Bridge. Truckers stay there and I stayed there to overnight. Nobody says anything.

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There is a new Walmart in Alliston Ontario.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:49 PM   #19
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There is a new Walmart in Alliston Ontario.
Thank's that's a good one to know. We do the Ontario thing every couple of years.


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