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Old 08-15-2016, 09:45 PM   #11
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I too would suggest heading on Trans Canada from Chilliwack to Kamloops and then going up to Jasper. The crowds in the mountain parks are just horrendous this year due to the many visitors taking advantage of the weak canadian dollar and all of the Canadians doing domestic vacations. I would avoid Banff as much as possible as it was very crowded when we stayed there in July and early August. Jasper is likely to have somewhat thinner crowds to deal with. You could head east from Jasper and take the Yellowhead Highway through Edmonton, Lloydminister, and into Saskatchewan. Lac LaRonge area in northern Saskatchewan is very nice and the fishing there is excellent.
Or go north from Jasper, Lake Lillouette has a fine campground.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:00 PM   #12
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Or go north from Jasper, Lake Lillouette has a fine campground.
If you are referring to Lake Lillooet, it is much closer to Vancouver and could be visited prior to reaching Kamloops.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:44 AM   #13
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The crowds in the mountain parks are just horrendous this year due to the many visitors

We suspected it might be so and next year might be worse as well since National Parks are free in 2017. We guessed that the further north we go the fewer people there would be.

You could head east from Jasper and take the Yellowhead Highway through Edmonton, Lloydminister, and into Saskatchewan. Lac LaRonge area in northern Saskatchewan is very nice and the fishing there is excellent.

That sounds lovely. We plan on bringing our kayaks or canoe, Don fishes and I take pictures of birds.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:54 AM   #14
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The crowds in the mountain parks are just horrendous this year due to the many visitors

We suspected it might be so and next year might be worse as well since National Parks are free in 2017. We guessed that the further north we go the fewer people there would be.

You could head east from Jasper and take the Yellowhead Highway through Edmonton, Lloydminister, and into Saskatchewan. Lac LaRonge area in northern Saskatchewan is very nice and the fishing there is excellent.

That sounds lovely. We plan on bringing our kayaks or canoe, Don fishes and I take pictures of birds.
Thank you for starting this thread! I will be leaving Ottawa in June to pick up my 19 and the road home has been on my mind...along with a few other things.
I have camped (tent) several times at the Mont-Tremblant provincial park and I have enjoyed my time there.
You can make your way home by taking Rte. 138 on the river's north shore and crossing at Québec. I'm sure you can find your way from there!

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nice! Thank you.
We were also puzzling out from Thunder Bay if we should stay on 1 along the lake to Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Ottawa or take 11 and 117 down?
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nice! Thank you.
We were also puzzling out from Thunder Bay if we should stay on 1 along the lake to Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Ottawa or take 11 and 117 down?
I have not driven to Thunder Bay but friends who have highly recommend sticking to Lake Superior. That is the path I would choose because I like big water. Georgian Bay is also lovely but that takes you off the 17 to Ottawa...where there will be at least 4 Escape 19s by this time next year! Ontario is a vey big proving so you have options galore. You Tube and forums are your friends.
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Trans Canada through ON

Hi Jane and Don

Congrats on getting your Escape next year.

Having lived in Thunder Bay for many years and traveled both west to MB and east to Toronto area we have had a lot of experience camping across ON.

I would recommend the TC (Hwy 17 in ON) around the lakes, especially scenic around Superior. Some suggestions from west to east for overnighting, these Provincial Parks. Rushing River just off 17 on 71 east of Kenora, Blue Lake just north of Vermillion Bay, Kakabeka Falls just west of Thunder Bay, Rainbow Falls on north shore of Superior (two campgrounds one on the lake and one on an inland lake) both just west of Schreiber, Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Park where you can camp virtually on the beach, Pancake Bay north of the Soo. I am not familiar with parks east of Sudbury down to Ottawa.

Note that ON provincial parks are not cheap, neither is gas in Canada but if you've never traveled across Canada before this will give you a great opportunity to do so.

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We have a F150 2.7L with a nice kayak/canoe rack on top!
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Wow, Thank you Adrian. My notebook of Parks, camping sites and routes is growing thicker by the minute.
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This is what I would do if I was driving through this area: take highway 1 along the Fraser river from Hope to Kamloops, stop at hilltop fruit stand 20 minutes south of Cache Creek for fresh fruit (stand on top of a crest of a hill on the left going north), camp at Brookside RV park in Cache Creek (not great RV campsites in Kamloops), carry on to Kamloops and if you don't want a long day before making Jasper camp north of Kamloops. Kamloops to Jasper with a stop for gas in Valemount and a stop at Mt Robson park. Camp at Mt Robson and hike to Kinney lake or camp at Jasper at Wapiti campsite in Jasper (seems less busy than Whistler as there are no service sites except a parking lot location at the washrooms). Jasper will be busy, head to the local coffee shop Bears Paw. If you have time drive up to Mt Edith Cavell and walk to the glacier or better to the meadows above. I would take the Icefields Parkway and camp a night at Wilcox, check out the glacier or hike up the Wilcox trail or Parker Ridge, then head south to Canmore if I had a confirmed booking at one of the campsites.
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