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Canadian Road Trip (from Montreal to Fairbanks)

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Looking for any and all advice!
11 months ago, May 8th 2018 No: 1 Msg: #204741  
Hello!

I'm relocating to Fairbanks, and I have 9 days to complete the drive.. could potentially be stretched to 10.

I have a mock itinerary below that I'm working off of; was hoping to receive some feedback (if there are better routes, what to see along the way, etc).

Thank you in advance, I'll enclose the itinerary below =]



Montreal

Val-d'or

Thunder Bay

Winnipeg

Regina

Calgary/Banff

Grande Prarie

Fort Nelson

Whitehorse

Fairbanks Reply to this

11 months ago, May 9th 2018 No: 2 Msg: #204753  
Most of us use online map apps to find the best way between Point A and B. Google Maps shows the total distance from Montreal as 6500 km, which divided by 1000 km/day would take 7 days. So find stopping places with accommodations at about the 1000 km point, unless you want to stop to see something or someone. Otherwise, you need to be more specific about your concerns. Then we can be of more assistance. Reply to this

11 months ago, May 24th 2018 No: 3 Msg: #204857  
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Hello! Love road trips. But one of the biggest mistakes I made one year, in Australia, was underestimating how much time it would take to do south to north along their Eastern Coast. Australia is huge! I thought I had allowed myself plenty of time each day to experience some of the attractions and sites, but really, I spent the whole time driving like a madwoman to meet my quota so I didn't fall too far behind. Your plan of 10 days seems reasonable for Canada. Friends of mine just went across Canada in 6 days, stopping a bit.

I would hope you could enjoy Banff, very scenic, and Whitehorse. You didn't say what time of year? Some years the snow flies as early as August in Alaska/Yukon. Land of midnight sun starts to go the other way too, darker earlier. And keep in mind forest fires have been happening up there too, you might find yourself side tracked or rerouted.

I'd recommend the Alaska Highway in BC route. I drove it one summer to Fairbanks and although it was muddy it was awesome, very interesting, lots of stops, tons of stuff related to gold mining, lots of little lakes and hot springs to stop at. Saw tons of wild life, I'm sure going up through Alberta will be cool too, but way more flat and farms.

Drive safe! Reply to this

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