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Old 04-19-2014, 10:44 AM   #31
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B.C. gouges in gas taxes, while Alberta doesn't IMHO.
Gas prices are almost always a bit higher in BC than Alberta. Just have to accept that and enjoy yourself while in BC. BC has many many great qualities that more than offsets the slightly higher gas prices.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:03 AM   #32
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Gas prices are almost always a bit higher in BC than Alberta. Just have to accept that and enjoy yourself while in BC. BC has many many great qualities that more than offsets the slightly higher gas prices.
Truth.

It is just a cost calculated into your camping pleasures. Though I sure am glad that here in Alberta we still don't have the extra provincial taxes added in.....yet.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:12 AM   #33
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Truth.

It is just a cost calculated into your camping pleasures. Though I sure am glad that here in Alberta we still don't have the extra provincial taxes added in.....yet.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #34
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Skipping a more general discussion of Alberta versus B.C...
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B.C. gouges in gas taxes, while Alberta doesn't IMHO.
Whether or not it is "gouging", yes, B.C. taxes on gasoline are higher. Among other differences, there is a "carbon tax"; B.C. prices in general will be about 10 cent/litre higher than otherwise similar locations in B.C., so I plan fuel stops for the Alberta side of the border if reasonable... and the last Alberta community before the border will have higher prices than only a few minutes further into Alberta, based on market pricing forces.

Even within B.C. there are differences in fuel tax rates. The most noticeable is the roughly 10 cents/litre added to support the transit system in the municipalities served by the SkyTrain; if you drive in to Vancouver from Chilliwack or the Okanagan, I suggest filling up by Aldergrove at the latest, as you'll see prices climb rapidly by Surrey.

Kamloops is a low price island within B.C., but that is unrelated to taxes.

You can see all of this in any map display of gas prices, but knowing these general trends may be helpful.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:00 PM   #35
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Gasbuddy.com is a resource for keeping up with local prices, wherever you are. They have an app as well.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #36
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Gasbuddy.com is a resource for keeping up with local prices, wherever you are. They have an app as well.
Yep, that's the same one I mentioned:
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In case anyone isn't already aware of it, there are mobile apps which provide fuel price information..

I use GasBuddy, but did not do a comparative search (just followed a suggestion and found it useful). They are available for all platforms... for instance, I have used GasBuddy on Android, iOS, and BlackBerry.
I assume that anyone looking for "GasBuddy" would try "gasbuddy.com", or do a Google search for "gasbuddy"... which finds GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada as the first match... but Gasbuddy.com works as well (gets redirected).
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We Made It Home!

We have been home for a couple of weeks now and I have finally completed the trip blog. It was an incredible trip with a lot of great places and people but it is still good to be back home.

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great reading....Thanks for sharing....
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Jim,
We came close to stopping at the PA rally but we decided just to head on back. Maybe next time.

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