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For some strange reason, I feel the need to make it from Edmonton, Alberta, to Toronto, Ontario for July 8th and 9th.

I mapped it out on MapQuest and they take the route through the states, but I'm not sure what it takes to get into the states for a couple days, do I need a passport or something?

Any other tips and suggestions or opinions on the fastest route and how long it would take would be appreciated, I need to know if I can do this (need to book time off work).

Thanks!

Jeff
 

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See if you can beat Noah's mark of two speeding tickets on the way to N9 from California...

You might as well check out the States for at least part of the trip, just for the fun of it.
 

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According to MapQuest, it's about 3400kms away, which is 6 tanks of gas at $50 each. That's $700 both ways for gas. 2 days driving to get there is another $180 for food both ways.

I'm gonna head to the bank soon and apply for a line of credit...
 

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That's $700 both ways for gas. 2 days driving to get there is another $180 for food both ways.

I'm gonna head to the bank soon and apply for a line of credit...
Buy some stuff to make sandwiches and throw them in a cooler with a case of pop or water in the hatch and you're down to about $20 for food instead of $180...if you're going to have to borrow money, you might as well try to do it on the cheap...then you can budget the remaining $160 for beer and the Sundowner :)
 

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I did the exact opposite trip a while back from ottawa to edmonton. I simply took the trans canada highway all the way. The only crappy part is going through northern ontario cause it took forever but other then that it was pretty easy. i beleive that it is the same length as the USA route if not shorter(i could be wrong though)
 

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I've done this drive from Hamilton to Vancouver in 2.5 days. It's a pretty miserable, long trip. My only word of advice is that if you *must* do this drive, don't go alone. It's sooo much easier if you can take turns driving.
 

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In 1994, while living near Toronto, I flew one-way to BC to buy a clean, western CRX to take back home. I drove the complete Canadian route back. Northern Ontario east of Thunder Bay is boring and hard to pass trucks.
Less than two years after that, I drove the CRX back to BC via the US route from Sarnia/Port Huron, over to Flint and up the I-75. It was a better route. Took about five days with two drivers.

Note to Baker_jeff: Don't bring produce on your road trip if you plan to cross the border either direction. They'll take them away from you.
 

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OBD1 Kenobi said:
In 1994, while living near Toronto, I flew one-way to BC to buy a clean, western CRX to take back home. I drove the complete Canadian route back. Northern Ontario east of Thunder Bay is boring and hard to pass trucks.
Less than two years after that, I drove the CRX back to BC via the US route from Sarnia/Port Huron, over to Flint and up the I-75. It was a better route. Took about five days with two drivers.

Note to Baker_jeff: Don't bring produce on your road trip if you plan to cross the border either direction. They'll take them away from you.
5 days stopping frequently or just for the night? Thanks for the input :)
 

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5 days stopping frequently or just for the night? Thanks for the input :)
When I first got my first CRX driving to Ontario was not the immediate goal. We toured the country.

On the way to BC it was a drive as much as we can and then when the early evening comes, we pull into a motel, get a 6-pack and repeat. Well, we are Canadian!
 

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When are you making the trip? I've driven across Canada a few times. I don't need hotels tho, got my sleeper attached. Sounds like a fun trip, enjoy.
 
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