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Old 03-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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At North Bay you can take the Northern route which is flat and as the name states goes north. There are many area that have no phone service and vary few towns. This is the route most truckers take. You can take the southern route. It follows the shore of Lake Superior. There are many large steep hills on this route. The drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa is a long distance with only one gas station 1/2 across. The gas is on a down hill run with a small hand panted sign. The first year out I did not see the sign till I was beside it. Too late to stop and can not back up. Ran out of gas 20 miles from Wawa. Now I fill up at Sault St. Marie, no problem. There are many provincial CG along this part of the highway. We usually only travel 300 miles per day. At this rate it takes us 10 days to get to BC from Ont. We are 1 hour south of Ottawa. Most provincial CG in Ont. have hydro but not water at the site. Plus we have found that the hydro post usually is a long way from the trailer at Provincial parks, we carry a 50' 30 amp cord for this reason.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #12
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In Ontario your Provincial park pass is good for the whole day so you can stop and just show the pass at the gate. you don't have to go in.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #13
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I am from Manitoba, so will give local info.
There is a really nice campground at Falcon Lake, just over the Ontario/Manitoba border. There are actually two campgrounds, but the one closest to the townsite is the most convenient.
There is a Flying J truck stop one mile west of Winnipeg on the TC, and I am pretty sure you could stop there for the night. Or about another 5 miles further west, there is a nice little KOA on the south side of the highway, right by the river. Although with all of the snow we have had this winter, it might flood and they could still be cleaning up when you pull through.
In Saskatchewan, we usually stop in MooseJaw. There is a really good private campground just off the highway. I think it is at the second exit.
Further west, the campground at Cypress Hills Provincial Park, just south of Maple Creek, is very wooded and quiet. There is another campground in the same park on the Alberta side, but don't stay there. Don't get me started!
Once you get into BC, the options are limitless! I could recommend a whole bunch of places, but you know what you are interested in. Just do lots of internet searches.
Happy travels!
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:41 AM   #14
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Know anywhere I can get the locations of Walmart's along the Trans-Canada
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #15
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If you go the the Walmart.ca site and look up by province you will find some of the Walmarts along the TC. There also are a Husky Truck stops along the TC that you could stay at. The Husky stops also have great meals. You can also find some towns offer municipal CG that are less expensive then the private CG. This will be a long trip that will take several weeks to complete. There are a lot of things to see and do along the way. You will also find that gas is expensive in Northern Ont. We found prices to be a high as $1.55/liter or $5.80/gal.
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