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Old 07-25-2021, 04:59 PM   #1
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Any travel blogs from Vancouver to Quebec?

My wife and I are planning to travel across TC1 from Vancouver to Quebec this September. Has anyone covered this route with important sites in a blog?
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We crossed from Kamloops to the Maritimes and tried to keep off the main routes. So much to see crossing the prairies that it could take 2-3 months if you want.

I like going to the little museums in small towns to see some of the history.

Also there are interesting places like Writing On Stone in Alberta that are quite a ways off #1 (South).

Crossing Ontario is a LONG way! Take the Southern route along the North shore of the lakes. Much more interesting and better/more parks.
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Just curious as to how long it took you to travel across Canada. We are figuring 300 mile days (on average) and stay three days after each travel day (again on the average) because we may stay longer at locations around the Canadian Rockies like Banff. And the prairie areas, less time. So we are allowing a month. That would place us in Quebec mid October. We donít want to push it too much later because of weather on the return trip to California. Thank you
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Hi John and Vickie,

We travelled from Alberta across to Newfoundland/Labrador and back again on the south side in the USA of the great lakes. We zig zagged north and south as we crossed all provinces (spent as little time as physically possible on the TC1 (it can be a bit rough finish we found in places). By choice we didn't spend one night in a CG for what it's worth.

Left around 27th April 2019 and returned due to unexpected business opportunity, but could have taken much longer, at end August 2019. So 4 months.

We were in a 2003 36ft A Class Gas. Small towns, architecture, farming, fishing, kayaking, wildlife and some POI (not museums typically), cute bakeries, people watching, waterfalls, are our cups of tea so to speak.

From a couple/family that typically did 1000kms to over 1400kms some days in our road warrior years, during that trip we often moved less than 100kms, and maybe we had a handful of days we drove up to 300kms but the latter was rare.

Tell us what your interests are and happy to provide those that coincide with what we did on that trip.

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PS: Are you OK for crossing into Canada under current restrictions?
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Great information SD for our planning. We are both active retirees loving hiking, fishing (esp fly fishing) and biking. After watching some of the You Tube road trips through all the Canadian Provinces, I doubt we could see everything we want in a month and probably end up in cold/rain in Quebec at the end of the Canadian portion. We are getting a late start. Maybe a separate fly-in to the Maritime Provinces would be a later vacation. And yes, we are concerned that the increase of the Covid Delta variance may cause Canada to change plans on opening their border. Otherwise, we are fully vaccinated and careful.
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Great information SD for our planning. We are both active retirees loving hiking, fishing (esp fly fishing) and biking. After watching some of the You Tube road trips through all the Canadian Provinces, I doubt we could see everything we want in a month and probably end up in cold/rain in Quebec at the end of the Canadian portion. We are getting a late start. Maybe a separate fly-in to the Maritime Provinces would be a later vacation. And yes, we are concerned that the increase of the Covid Delta variance may cause Canada to change plans on opening their border. Otherwise, we are fully vaccinated and careful.
Ahhhh, if you are talking a month you could very easily use that up just on BC, and if you want to hit the rockies and Alberta then it is doable but you won't get to see more than a smidgeon of both, and very little time to indulge in the fishing side of things I'm afraid. Note that BC out of province fishing licenses are extortionate even for us other Canucks. Thinking almost $200/year we were quoted when intending to spend longer than a week there. Alberta I think still charges the same as us locals pay $28? Just a tip to be conscious of!

For us if we were coming in and out at the same border crossing I would loop on those two provinces or even Up Down Up weaves.

Something else to consider with the current COVID regs as they stand on testings and costs involved to do so, you might want to reserve experiencing Canada when you can spend longer to dollar cost average over a longer period. Just a thought???

Let us know what you think is best and for sure happy to share some awesome things to see and do for the part you decide based on what time frame available. We can experience snow (albeit will melt as fast as it falls), even in Aug on 17th Avenue Calgary and hail the size of baseballs in June. Only handful of years in the 3 decades we've lived here but ..... So September/October we can be basking in Indian summers and Tee Shirts on Halloween, jet skiing on Pigeon Lake or we can be trying to stay upright on ice wearing plastic clown shoes, Tuks and 3 layers whilst trick or treating. Have had all those experiences from the 90's through till today and it's not something recent it's been decades for us of various weather conditions.

Canada is truly a very beautiful and diverse country to see and we can't wait to welcome and help you create wonderful memories.
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Just saying you're vaccinated isn't enough. You need to fill out a form beforehand to prove it.

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/tr...s/wizard-start
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Yes, totally aware of the procedure for proving vaccinations. It is the governmentís entrance/closure of the border based upon the surge of new cases that could change plans of travel.
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Ahhhh, if you are talking a month you could very easily use that up just on BC, and if you want to hit the rockies and Alberta then it is doable but you won't get to see more than a smidgeon of both, and very little time to indulge in the fishing side of things I'm afraid. Note that BC out of province fishing licenses are extortionate even for us other Canucks. Thinking almost $200/year we were quoted when intending to spend longer than a week there. Alberta I think still charges the same as us locals pay $28? Just a tip to be conscious of!



For us if we were coming in and out at the same border crossing I would loop on those two provinces or even Up Down Up weaves.



Something else to consider with the current COVID regs as they stand on testings and costs involved to do so, you might want to reserve experiencing Canada when you can spend longer to dollar cost average over a longer period. Just a thought???



Let us know what you think is best and for sure happy to share some awesome things to see and do for the part you decide based on what time frame available. We can experience snow (albeit will melt as fast as it falls), even in Aug on 17th Avenue Calgary and hail the size of baseballs in June. Only handful of years in the 3 decades we've lived here but ..... So September/October we can be basking in Indian summers and Tee Shirts on Halloween, jet skiing on Pigeon Lake or we can be trying to stay upright on ice wearing plastic clown shoes, Tuks and 3 layers whilst trick or treating. Have had all those experiences from the 90's through till today and it's not something recent it's been decades for us of various weather conditions.



Canada is truly a very beautiful and diverse country to see and we can't wait to welcome and help you create wonderful memories.


SD, thank you for all of the info. Iím sure the beauty of seeing all of the Provinceís would take more time than our plans. As to costs of fishing, I am used to that in CA.
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