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Old 08-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #11
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QUOTE: We were there in June & July, and I have to agree with the road conditions, although I only tow at 60 MPH or slower, so I didn't try to keep up with the traffic (which, but the way seemed to be doing well over 110kmh, at least on the main highways).

OMG 60kph!?!? On the main roads in Quebec, the speed limits are 100 or 110kph. 60 kph is the lawful minimum. We traveled at 95-100kph and we still had people blowing by us like we were standing still. We were obviously going too slow for the locals because a few flipped us off as they went by, probably in French. I returned the favor in English.

While in Cavendish, PEI we stayed at the KOA and didn't see any Escapes.. You other guys were likely in one of the other private parks or the Nat'l. park.

One more night in Quebec then it's on to northern Ontario for some serious canoeing.

Doug & Kathy
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #12
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We were there in June & July, and I have to agree with the road conditions, although I only tow at 60 MPH or slower...
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OMG 60kph!?!?
No, Jon said 60 miles per hour - about 97 km/h.

The speed limit on major highways in Alberta is 110 km/h, and the slow lane typically moves around that speed, but it isn't uncommon for some vehicles to cruise at 100 km/h without problems. When towing our Boler, I rarely cruise over 105 km/h.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
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Ah, that makes more sense. I replied to that last night after driving for 8.5 hours. Should have been more attentive.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #14
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On the main roads in Quebec, the speed limits are 100 or 110kph... We traveled at 95-100kph and we still had people blowing by us like we were standing still. We were obviously going too slow for the locals because a few flipped us off as they went by, probably in French.
I was favourably impressed by the drivers in Montreal, where they showed the ability to handle traffic and merge sensibly that comes from experience in a major city. On the other hand, on Highway 40 between Quebec City and Montreal I noticed a few drivers (more than I have seen elsewhere in similar situations) following stupidly closely, with no good reason given the light traffic conditions.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #15
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I was favourably impressed by the drivers in Montreal, where they showed the ability to handle traffic and merge sensibly that comes from experience in a major city. On the other hand, on Highway 40 between Quebec City and Montreal I noticed a few drivers (more than I have seen elsewhere in similar situations) following stupidly closely, with no good reason given the light traffic conditions.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #16
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QUOTE: One more night in Quebec then it's on to northern Ontario for some serious canoeing.

Doug & Kathy
Hi Doug & Kathy.
Where do you plan on canoeing? We're in North Bay and have paddled most everything anywhere near here.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #17
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Hi John,

We're currently at the Renfrew KOA. We're off to Algonquin Park tomorrow and plan to spend a couple of days canoeing the Madawaska River there. We were actually just debating whether to go up Hwy 11 to North Bay or take Hwy 69 to Sudbury (we're on our way back to BC). Any suggestions?

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Old 08-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #18
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Hi John,

We're currently at the Renfrew KOA. We're off to Algonquin Park tomorrow and plan to spend a couple of days canoeing the Madawaska River there. We were actually just debating whether to go up Hwy 11 to North Bay or take Hwy 69 to Sudbury (we're on our way back to BC). Any suggestions?

Doug
Well ... if you are going to be in Northern Ontario for a bit ( enroute back to BC ) , we are going to be arriving in Geraldton Ontario at the White Wolf Resort on Sept. 6th, checking out the places we lived back in the last century !! Beautiful country - lots of lakes great fishing and canoeing .
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #19
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Hi John,

We're currently at the Renfrew KOA. We're off to Algonquin Park tomorrow and plan to spend a couple of days canoeing the Madawaska River there. We were actually just debating whether to go up Hwy 11 to North Bay or take Hwy 69 to Sudbury (we're on our way back to BC). Any suggestions?

Doug
We're going down to Wasaga tomorrow to sell one of our boats and we're going down 11 and back up 69. Since we live in North Bay we don't often get over to 69 so I don't know it well - but there are some real pretty spots around the French River. I'd guess it'd be a bit shorter for you to go up 69, and you'll likely go further than even Sudbury the day you head back.
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