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gwhizz13

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:44:51 AM

I need to drive across Canada from BC to Montreal.
Could somebody who has done the trip, please tell me if it is cheaper gaswise to go over through Canada or the States. I will be driving on my own?
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:11:31 PM

Plot your trip using this GasBuddy Web Site. Click on "gas prices" in the top blue menu, then select "trip cost calculator" in the white, sub-menu.

Enter basic information about your car and your start and end points.

It plots out how much gas you need, where to get it (and how much to get) at stations along your route to save you the most money!

It's awesome! Give it a try!
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:05:41 AM

I'm wondering if he's made the trip yet, and where the pictures are if he has ...
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:13:23 AM

What actually have you gained by driving through the states?
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:04:20 AM

Drive it, buy the gas and forget it. You can evidently afford it or you wouldn't be making the trip.

I agree with Mertieman.......
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:17:55 AM

I used to have trip from Ottawa to Vancouver
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 6:38:18 AM

I've done Trans-Canada a couple of times starting as a teen for the adventure. Very similar to doing I-90 in the US other than you pass through different cities of course.

If you want to try travel the way people did before Trans-Canada/ Interstates, think about doing the trip on US Route 20.

Easy to follow. Impossible to get lost. Rt. 20 goes along the same route as I-90, in fact you can see I-90 a lot of the times. YOu go along at a good clip, 60mph or faster in rural areas. A more interesting, less homogenized route than a modern superhighway. Sadly, you will see the abandoned remains of roadside motels/diners that went bust when the interstates came through.

You can always hop back on I-90 if you get sick of Rt 20.



[Edited by: Hemond at 4/23/2013 6:39:51 AM EST]
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 10:11:28 AM

I hope he remembers to bring lots of pictures back to share ... never have seen the Canadian wilderness during the late spring - early summer time
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fkkf92
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 11:40:37 AM

not yet
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golfer7332
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:38:30 PM

Forgot to mention that I made the trip in July. Therefore no worry of mountain passes. Depends on time of year, some of the cascades roads could be treacherous with ice and snow
. Check local road conditions even in early summer for these areas.


[Edited by: golfer7332 at 4/7/2013 1:41:53 PM EST]
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golfer7332
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:27:08 PM

Drove from Toronto to seattle once and it was definitely quicker through the states. With the money on par, cheaper gas prices too. Take sometime to visit the scenic for it is well worth it.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 9:16:51 AM

Drive it, buy the gas and forget it. You can evidently afford it or you wouldn't be making the trip.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 8:16:20 PM

If you don't have a passport or an enhanced driver licence, the question will be moot, you won't be crossing the border into the US.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 10:56:56 AM

No question - through the US. You could slip back up into Canada in Alberta to get a better mountain experience, but all the stuff before that is too expensive, under-serviced, and time consuming.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 2:17:23 AM

Unless the difference in price is dramatically different, I'd choose the most scenic route.
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gwhizz13
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:08:29 PM

Thank you so much, yes I will be taking pics. Thanks chipote I will check out the calculator.
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chipote
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 3:31:27 PM

Use the calculator on this website and use several alternate shorter trips put together.
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L98
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 3:01:05 PM

definitely cheaper fuel stateside,but the distance increase to get it needs calculation.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:35:20 AM

Sounds like quite an oddessy -- be sure and take lots of pictures
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gwhizz13
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:45:41 AM

Oh and quicker or shorter distance.
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