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Old 11-26-2015, 01:55 AM   #1
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I'm just beginning to research where to go, what to see and how to get there for my trip. I'm going just through Southern Canada, ending up in Montreal, where I'll meet my son. I'm interested in knowing what others have enjoyed seeing and visiting. I like camping, but also museums.

How much are the tolls and are there a lot of them?

I saw the link to the Canada Discovery Pass and that looks like a good idea.

I'd appreciate whatever places or advice someone wants to share.
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Old 11-26-2015, 03:44 AM   #2
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Other than a few bridges and ferries, tolls are few and far between.

You need to be more specific about where you are going: it's 5000 miles from one end to the other!
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yes figure out your route-

Ottawa is the Capitol City and 120 miles from MTL.

Being the Capitol it has National Museums ( War, Natural History, Aviation, Canadian history etc.) and Galleries.
Ontario has Algonquin Park, which is beautiful with about 1/2 dozen campgrounds.

Canada has lots to offer, lots of space, variety of geology and landscape- and differing cultures.
Quebec is majority French speaking and signage will all be in French.
Some parts of Canada will use French and English.. other parts are pretty much unilingual one way or the other.
Through Quebec other parts, anyone who deals with Tourists will be Bilingual and ready to help

Most measurements are metric- 0.62 miles to the km. fuel is sold in liters...3.96 to the gallon.

the CDN $ is at about .75 US...so a good buy depending on what the CDN dollar does

If you can...Nova Scotia is way to the East- my former home and very worthwhile I think

Many of the highways are 2 lane- Ontario uses 400 series highway numbers to denote multi-lane restricted access highways...the 401 runs from Detroit right across Ontario to near MTL.
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Thanks for the information. As I look at the map more closely, I'll put down more specifics. Looks like going on Road 3 for a long time will be the way to go.
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Thanks for the information. As I look at the map more closely, I'll put down more specifics. Looks like going on Road 3 for a long time will be the way to go.
Where are you starting from? I've driven across south-west Canada many time and there is a lot to see.
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I'll be driving up from Oregon to BC, the going East. I'll go as far as Montreal, where I'll meet up with my son, then turn around and come back. Short trips off the road are welcome and I speak a little French.
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3 thru the Rockies is great.

once you hit the Prairies, tie down the steering wheel, put a brick on the gas and set your alarm for 20 hours....

once you get to Ontario, you have a choice of following Lake Superior North Shore on Hwy 17, which is stunning- it is also subject to sudden storms and very high winds- so watch the weather. there is an inland route ( 11) which most commercial traffic will follow.

Get to hwy 17 and follow that down to Ottawa ( referred earlier) and from there MTL is close

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LOL. Too funny. Reminds me of the first time I drove from Oregon to Florida cross country. Hit the midwest and it was corn, corn, and more corn. I wasn't sure I'd leave there alive. (No offense to midwesterners, but when you're used to tall mountains, all that flat land is unnerving.)
I'll put down Rt. 17 as one to go on if at all possible.
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the Trans Canada hwy takes you to 17...you'll find it!

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If you're planning on stopping in Winnipeg and if you don't mind a stranger showing you some things I'd be glad to give you a tour and take you to the new Human Rights Museum. It's a heck of a place.

I can also suggest camping spots too once you have your schedule set out.

Also, no tolls in all of Manitoba at present.
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