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Old 11-30-2014, 01:45 AM   #1
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Seattle to Yellowknife

I'm toying of driving with my 5.0TA from Seattle area to Yellowknife, NWT mid-September 2015. Was wondering what would be the best route, gas availability, campgrounds along the way, etc. Any info would be appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2014, 02:05 AM   #2
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Have never driven it, but I hear the route through Kamloops and Jasper is just beautiful.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:40 AM   #3
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Kamloops to Jasper

We took the North Thompson Highway from Kamloops to Valemount in June, and it is indeed a beautiful drive. Just past Valemount it connects with the Yellowhead Highway which takes you through to Jasper, then Edmonton.

The route takes you past two very scenic provincial parks: Wells Gray, and Mount Robson, so perhaps you can leave yourself enough time to explore them. Jasper is a gorgeous town set right in the national park, and is much less busy than Banff. Traffic is fairly light along these two highways, so the driving is relatively relaxing.

Here's a stock photo of Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray park, and a shot I took of Mount Robson when we were there.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
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September maybe a little late for that area!
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
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Albertan resources might have better route info on camping and conditions.


Two links to help research....
Camping, Lodging, and RV Accommodations in BC | Travel British Columbia --- not exhaustive and is sponsor driven but still a decent start.

BC Parks - Province of British Columbia
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:33 PM   #6
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If some parks are still open you'll have them mostly to your self except for the odd bear .
Snow tires may be required . The weather can change real fast up North in Sept .
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #7
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We went last summer (2013) and did not have any trouble finding gas. We took paved roads the entire trip.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:40 AM   #8
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September maybe a little late for that area!
Agreed.
Here are pictures taken June 18 of this year - we had 4 1/2" fall on us and we had a very difficult time trying to drive from our camp at Fishing Bridge to Old Faithful. We had to spend some time waiting in a restaurant/store while the roads cleared up before we could proceed.
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I like your time stamp in the first photo.
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Hi: Ray N... And that's not even in Canada!!! Still great shots. Here's me getting ready to leave for Florida this past Jan. Alf
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