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Old 05-01-2018, 08:32 AM   #1
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Record Gas Prices in Vancouver

Saw this on CBC. Wow, I'd imagine that $8 a gallon gas has to have a negative effect?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...1-65-1.4640601
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Saw this on CBC. Wow, I'd imagine that $8 a gallon gas has to have a negative effect?

Gas prices hit record 160.9 cents per litre in Vancouver | CBC News
You know Robert that BC means "bring cash." I can imagine this will affect their tourism this year. Our gas is still "only" around 1.26 a litre, we are normally the cheapest in Canada in MB but this certainly means that going to Spokane later this week I shall be traveling entirely in the US (except for the little over a mile from home to the border).

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You know Robert that BC means "bring cash." I can imagine this will affect their tourism this year. Our gas is still "only" around 1.26 a litre, we are normally the cheapest in Canada in MB but this certainly means that going to Spokane later this week I shall be traveling entirely in the US (except for the little over a mile from home to the border).

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Oh yeah, great excuse to avoid Calgary, Adrian.

It will make a huge difference though.
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Is my math right, we'd pay $4.72 USD for a gallon of gas in BC?

We're at $3.81 around here, or $1.30 CAD per ltr.
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Gas prices hit record 160.9 cents per litre in Vancouver | CBC News
This is just in Vancouver area, I believe. It is relatively high here too, I just filled up yesterday at $1.25/l and it is expected to rise another $.05-0.10 for the summer.
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Groan. Figures. I'm planning a coast-to-coast trip with half in Canada for later this summer. Guess I'd better double or triple my fuel budget for Canada travel. Sigh.
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Groan. Figures. I'm planning a coast-to-coast trip with half in Canada for later this summer. Guess I'd better double or triple my fuel budget for Canada travel. Sigh.
It probably won't be that bad, except for the Vancouver area, as some others have pointed out. But, definitely a hit on the wallet.
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Won't be traveling that far west. Really only going to be in the lower tip of BC as I scoot across the border in Idaho and on my way to Vulcan, Alberta. But still I know what happens to prices for everything when fuel prices go up...
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I’ve always read full-timers reporting that if they are moving around frequently, fuel is the highest component of the monthly budget no matter where the gas price is at. This usually leads to them making longer stays once they have done the big adventures.
Guess there’s some fuel for thought for those of us heading towards full-timing.
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Saw this on CBC. Wow, I'd imagine that $8 a gallon gas has to have a negative effect?

Gas prices hit record 160.9 cents per litre in Vancouver | CBC News
An American that watches CBC? Knock me over with a feather.

Actually we've been paying the highest gas prices in Canada for as long as I can remember. People act with outrage each time a new carbon tax etc. raises the price even higher but life goes on.

17 cents of the price per liter in Vancouver and out the Fraser Valley aways is a Translink tax. Those of you picking up in Sumas and only being in the Chilliwack area will be happy to know that the tax isn't charged out there.

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