Originally Posted by saunts
We are brand new to Rving and planning a trip from Montreal Quebec to Brittish Columbia along the Trans-Canada Hiway this spring. We would like to travel for 4 or 5 days and then stay at a nice campground for a few days of R&R. I am told that overnite stays at the rest areas along the TCH is NOT allowed, is that correct ?? Does anyone have a list of Walmart stores along the way that allow overnite stays? We enjoy staying at campsites along the water if they are available, as we both fish. Any help with routing...such as steep grades, low overpasses, places to avoid, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Plus, any good short "side trips" for scenery, fishing, etc.
would be great.
Not sure what you mean by spring but if going through the Canadian Rockies Spring is much later than you might think. Blizzard like weather in June is a possibility.
From Montreal would be quicker to travel through the States to North Dakota and up to Canada then, or even go as far as Montana and then north.
Haven't done it in years but the Trans canada highway north side of lake Superior is challenging and slow ...and beautiful.
Rest areas are definitely not for overnight camnping. Also check when campgrounds open in spring. I'm in the prairies and late May is when they open here.
I always recommend researching Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park near the Alberta/B.C. border
Also Waterton National Park is a bit of a hidden jem.
How far are you hoping to go into B.C.?